Wednesday, June 13, 2018

WIPs With Friends

I wonder if anyone noticed that I was absent for the past week?  
I had Shingles!  I had it on my face! 
 I am pretty much over it now but my hair still hurts
near the side of my face that the Shingles was on.

I did manage to do some sewing while I was off work 
(since it is cause by the same virus that can cause Chicken Pox, while I had blisters 
I had to stay home from work).

I had Finny keeping me company for the first few days when I really didn't feel well.


I finished up the pattern testing for the atom for Quiltgenius.
 It was a LOT of work but I am very happy with how it turned out!  
I will show you in stages how I put this together.







Isn't this so cool!!  
All of the pattern testing is supposed to be completed this weekend and I suspect Mary will have the pattern available for purchase shortly after that.


My garden was in full bloom.  
Peony season lasts for about a blink but I sure did enjoy it while it was here!





My roses are blooming also.  What glorious colors!



I was also able to get my tomatoes and peppers planted in my front yard.


I made some refrigerator sun pickles (dill) too this week.


The biggest project I finished was this gigantic quilt top for a wedding this year. 
 I LOVE it.  
It was really difficult to get a good photo of it in the shade of my backyard.  
The first photo is truer to the real colors. 
 Grays, blue grays and white. 
 Off it will go to my quilter next week.  
I got the back pieced too (with the hand embroidered label)
 but I can't show you that just yet, not until it's gifted. 
 I have 2 wedding quilts to make for 2018 and I don't want to spoil it for the couple getting this one!
The pattern is called Newport Fantasy if you want to make one too!!!



I did manage to clean out my dresser and part of my closet and got rid of some clothes.  
This week my hubby is out of town so my goal is to finish a Halloween block for a commitment, start on Paula's traveling quilt additions, 
and go through the three boxes I still have to go through from my dad's house. 
 I somehow managed to pull a muscle in my back so sitting for long periods of time hurts!  
We will see how far I actually get with all of these aspiration!

Linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts.  
Now it is your turn to link up here with what you are working on!

~XOP~



5 comments:

Judy in Michigan said...

I did miss you and glad you are getting better. Take care. The atom sure is a beauty!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Oh I hope your shingles is clearing up quickly. You did get a lot accomplished though.

mtquilter said...

I was hoping you were on vacation having fun! I had shingles a few years ago. Not fun and mine was a mild case. Hope you heal quickly! You've been busy...quilts, pickles and gardening! Those science blocks would make a budding scientist a great quilt. I hope the rest of your summer is fun and healthy!

dianne said...

shingles can be debilitating - hope you are all better now ... the atom is da bomb!!!

Ioleen said...

Happy to see you back. Glad you’re feeling better. Lots of sewing got done, love the atom and the wedding quilt.

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