Winter collage

Winter collage

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Little Quilting....

About 3 weeks post cataract surgery and the world is brighter!  Had the right side done and will have the left eye taken care of in early December and then - oh wonders! - new glasses to start off the New Year...what a treat that will be...in the meantime, you will have to put up with a larger font on my blog...that is about as good as it gets for the time being:o) The down side of this whole thing is becoming aware of just how dusty all our interior logs had gotten...so have been doing some heavy duty Fall cleaning...

Note: Did you know you could get little foil wrapped chocolate eyeballs? My quilting Bud, Dee, knew where to find them and presented some to me as we celebrated my new brighter outlook!
That's what friends are for!!!
So...a little quilting...did take some time to complete a couple of smaller projects.  Carpenter's Wheel - about 15" X 15"
 A Fall tablerunner - Moda's Dominque fabrics...

Trying to keep up with Barbara's Civil War Quilt Blocks.
Yep - I know the one corner patch on the bottom block runs differently - thought it added to the vintage look - maybe?
And was rummaging around in the sewing room in one of my UFO bins...pulled these two "littles" out - done so long ago, I can't remember when.
Time to get them layered and quilted. Since I hand pieced the small red baskets, handquilting is probably in order...might give the quilting hand another go and see if it has gotten more comfortable. Even found a little piece of ivory and red toile for the backing.
You never know what lurks in the stash. The '30's piece - "Water Wheel" was paper pieced and with all the seams, it will probably go under the machine for completion. 

And that is about it for now...a busy week coming up with my brother flying in from the West Coast for a visit...my folks are so happy he will be here - long overdue. Then our Liberty Ladies Quilt History Study Group is doing our annual Potluck...and somewhere in between all of this, need to pack for my Fall Retreat next weekend...really looking forward to that...great friends, great times and great sewing!!

Wishing each of you a good week and lots of accomplishments - no matter how "little."








14 comments:

Lizzie said...

I always have large font Pat, it just makes it easier for me and that's what matters.. Love the eyeballs and I'll bet the chocs taste eye watering delicious...
Lizzie
xxx

Dee said...

Eye love it!!

Cherry Red Quilter said...

Large font is fine with me - my eyes aint what they used to be - here is to your continued good receovery! Happy stitching!

Pondside said...

You'll never hear me complain about large font!
I'm so glad to hear that your cataract surgery made such a difference - imagine how good it will be when both eyes are done! A miracle!

corina said...

I'm so happy for you that the surgery went well. Christmas will be a lot brighter for you this year! Love the carpenter's wheel quilt.

Carrie P. said...

I am so glad to hear that you are seeing much better. I have a friend who had that done and she doesn't even need glasses anymore.
You have been very busy. Your table runner is so pretty.

Friko said...

I love the table runner.
Beloved has just had the second eye done, but there's little improvement. The macular degeneration is too advanced.

Hope you'll be a lot better off!

lemonverbenalady said...

I was looking in my cross stitch stash the other day, TO! Your quilting is just amazing! Hope your eyes are brighter soon. When my mom had hers done years ago, she was very happy!

Barb said...

those eye ball chocolates are a hoot!!
all your projects are great but I love, love the tiny baskets.
so cute!!
That toile' is fab. is it new?
trade you for some ivory and red christmas toile'....

Janet said...

It sounds like you've had a busy time at Taylors Outback, the projects all look great. Love the eyeballs and so glad you can see better.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Loved this dear, but the eyeballs??? I KNOW my grands would love those.

Sending a hug across the miles,

Sharon

P.S. The give-away book is small, but THICK!

Nana said...

Isn't it fun to find those little forgotten projects and finish them?

Jenny said...

Glad your surgery went well. I should go buy a bag of those eyeballs on clearance after halloween! What a fun gift for all the people having eye surgery I know!

Nancy said...

The chocolate eyeballs are just too funny but the quilts are wonderful. I especially love the toile you will use for backing.