Thursday, December 29, 2011

2012 Preparation

Since my machine is back, I seem to be antsy to get some work done.  I can't really do anything much until I get Christmas put away, which is  going to be done this weekend, but I have been thinking that I could get a few things cut out and ready to sew in the new year.

My friend, Liz, told me that her mom would embroider some blocks for me if I would cut the background fabrics so that was the first one I did today.  It should be cute.  I am considering pulling the fabrics and cutting those tomorrow.  We will see. 

Froggy Embroidery Quilt

Then I decided to look for a pattern that I had bought some pre cuts to make quite some time ago. It said you needed a jelly roll and a charm pack to make a throw size, but actually I am thinking you could just use a JR which is what I did. I am using Merry and Bright by Moda.

Tilt-A-Whirl quilt

As it turns out I had bought the JR and CP of Mix and Mingle to do another one, along with 2 additional yards necessary for the setting triangles and slim inner border and binding but I probably won't be using it so if anyone is interested I will be selling this group and the Tilt-A-Whirl pattern so you can use it to make the same quilt I am going to make. It is my pattern and once I make it I won't need it any more. This is what I will be selling.

Mix & MingleTilt-A-Whirl Pattern

I will sell the whole "kit" for $70 plus postage. If you are interested please email me at mamaspark@gmail.com and let me know.

I don't think I mentioned it but I will be going in on January 24th for some surgery so that's the imcentive for getting lots cut so that when I get home I can just sit and sew since I am not supposed to be doing very much for 3 weeks.  It is not a big deal, just some urinary stuff from having babies, I'm sure many of you can relate, along with a little bit of shoring things up (damn gravity!) and I should be better than new!! 

Also, one of my very best friends had a terrible accident yesterday. She was taking care of her horses and had just finished graining one of them and was opening up the stall when she tripped. The horse had her head in her grain bucket and reacted to the noise behind her by kicking. She kicked my friend twice in the head and once on her thigh. She had a concussion but nothing is broken. She is very sore, disoriented and is experiencing hallucinations. She went to the ER and had an MRI done. They sent her home with pain killers, but she is still in a lot of pain. Please keep her in your prayers! She sure can use all the help she can get!! I really appreciate your kindness. This is a photo of her and I at the lab Christmas party at my boss's house.

Holly and Me 2011



3 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

My thoughts will be with you and prayers for your friend's recovery.

Sara said...

Sorry to hear about your friend Pam..she will be in my thoughts.

Denise :) said...

Oh Pam, what a terrible accident; I'm glad nothing was broken. Will definitely be praying for her complete and speedy recovery. :)

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