Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Thank You!!!!

For keeping my family in your thoughts and prayers.  My brother's surgery was a success.  It only took an hour instead of the expected 2 1/2 to 3 hours.  An hour after the surgery he was awake, alert, smiling and joking with us.  He came home on Sunday and we are all happy.

I didn't get to go back to the hospital to see him because I woke up with a sore throat and congested.  I just can't seem to get rid of this.  I will feel well, then I go outside and's back.  I guess I'm going to have to go see my doctor.

Anyway...enough about me.  I got some sewing done.

Remember this is my Autumn Monday Mystery Quilt.  It is from October 2013.

Well it is all quilted and the binding is made.  I'm hoping to get it done today so I can post a picture of the finished quilt.

I worked on the Super Simple Sampler Blocks from Sharon at Colorgirl Quilts.

I have 19 blocks made.  She just finished posting #23.  I'm going to take a brake and make more next week.  This fabric is so out of my comfort zone. But it's nice to push yourself.

I started working on Quiltmaker's February Bitty Blocks.  Sweet baskets.  They are 4" finished.  Again I am using the same charm square's that I used last month.

I took a little applique project with me to the hospital to work on while we were waiting.   Best laid plans....  We were talking so much I didn't get a chance to sew a stitch.   So I finished this up yesterday while watching NCIS.

It is from a pattern by Renee Plains called Petals & Feathers.  The block is 5.5" by 7.5".  I need to add a very narrow border and then a larger border.  It may stay with me or it might fly away to some else for Christmas.

That's it for today.  I'm taking cough medicine and sinus medicine.  I have my personal humidifier going strong in the sewing room.  I'm hoping to get some more sewing done and hoping to get rid of this whatever it is.

It's another cold day here in Michigan...cold front is here to stay for a while. So keep warm and keep busy.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

P.S.  Yesterday was our Wedding Anniversary.  I want to thank my husband for being so supportive to my quilting addiction...He's the best.


Janet O. said...

Fun Autumn quilt. : )
Your sampler block fabrics were surprising to me, but it is good to step out of the norm sometimes, isn't it?
Oh, those tempting little baskets!! SO cute!
That is a sweet little birdie block.

Allie said...

I was so glad to hear this about your brother!!! Your quilting is looking great, did you get the binding on yet? I'm sorry you're sick again, boy this one just doesn't want to go - I'm having the same problem. I like your colorful blocks, it's good to step out of your comfort zone now and then! The little baskets and birds are so very sweet...

Happy Anniversary, Cathy, and please feel better soon!!!

Kyle said...

A post full of good news, except for you getting sick. Glad you've had time to work on some wonderful projects.

Karen said...

Good that the surgery went so well.

My favorite of your projects shown this time is the applique bird. Prim and sweet!