Wednesday, July 12, 2006
A good day...
I had my followup at the surgeon's office yesterday. Only 2 weeks since the surgery(herniated disc) and he gave me the okay to go back on the longarm!!!!!!! He told me to take breaks every 20-30 minutes, and to start small. I'll take care of that animal baby quilt this morning, load another small one for tomorrow and call it a day.
I picked up "Classic Four Block Applique Quilts" by Gwen Marston yesterday. My son had given me a Borders gift card for my birthday, and I was just waiting for something special to use it on. I love hand applique, but I don't do enough of it. I like the idea of having a basket of hand work near my chair to do at night while DH is watching TV.
Here's a photo of the "Road to Ireland" quilt I did a few years ago. It's from "Fat Quarter Quilts" by M'lissRae Hawley. It's quilted with Linda Taylor's Feather Meander. I keep it draped over my Hinterberg floor hoop that I haven't used since I started machine quilting.
I have these great, bright fat quarters that have been calling my name. I think they'll become either a Yellow Brick Road or maybe I'll cut them up into squares for 4 patches. I still have 5 blocks on the Harvest Spice BOM to cut out and stitch. Again, I swear-no more kits!!!
I have a question for anyone out there. How do you bring yourself to start thinning out your magazines? They are taking over way too much space in my whole house. But it breaks my heart to try to go through them and tear out what I want to keep.