Sunday, January 28, 2007

Better Late than Never!



Here's my "flimsy" of the Aug/Sept Hour a Day quilt. It came out pretty good, if I may say so. The green in the border looks very "lime" in the photos, but in reality it's from the Roseville collection, and it just pulled everything together. Now I can start the next baby quilt which has to be done by 2/24 for the baby shower. The baby is a girl and the mom's favorite colors are pink and sage green. I had the pink, but I'm really short of greens, so I had to get some. I'll try to cut the strips one evening this week.

I had my MRI last week, and went to the doctor this week for the results. Unfortunately, the place where I had the test done never faxed over the report to the doctor. Isn't that special? So she checked out my films and said there wasn't anything showing. Well, then she called me to read the report, she was on my voice mail and the message ran out before she could tell me what is going on. All the message said was that there's a ridge of bone near where I had the fusion and it's pressing on the nerves. So that's where all my pain is coming from. We've been playing phone tag, but I think I'm going to call and ask for an appointment to find out what's going on. This has gotten very old.

The Teamsters' union has been voted in at a couple of other bus barns owned by First Student, the company I work for. We're waiting to see what the negotiations get for them before we commit ourselves. But it's already making things very tense at work. People are at each others' throats, not a pleasant work environment. I keep plugging away at my longarm, hopefully I'll have enough business one day to walk away from the bus.

Not much news on the wedding front. Keri and the other bridesmaids picked out their dresses, and the guys will be going for their tuxes soon. I went to a dress shop and the woman told me to come back in April because they're seasonal. That's fine with me-maybe I can drop a few pounds before then.

Mike and I are going to a friend's for a Christmas in January dinner this afternoon. Good friends, good food and good conversation. Can't ask for more than that.

18 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

I like green addition!

Too bad about the work situation. I am in the begining one a simialr situation at school.

Carolyn said...

The quilt looks great! I love how the green pulled it together.

Good luck with the union thing. I joined our union a year ago. As a teacher's assistant, I didn't have to, but as of 1/2006 they started taking 85% of the dues out of our paychecks whether we joined or not. I figured if I was paying that much I should just join. Then if anything were ever to happen, I'd have the full support of the teacher's union behind me.

Screen Door said...

It's good hearing from you... I like the quilt. The green brings out different colors in the quilt.

Screen Door said...

It's good hearing from you... I like the quilt. The green brings out different colors in the quilt.

Bonnie said...

I love the touch of blue in your quilt and how the circles show up at a distance. Nice job.

joyce said...

Very nice and the green does pull it all together.

Judy said...

Your quilt turned out great! Hope the work situation improves. Probably whichever way your group decides to go, there will be hard feelings.

Keep on quilting, maybe one day you can say goodbye to the real job!

Judy L.

Sweet P said...

Your quilt is looking good!

I'm sorry to hear you are still having health problems. I hope you can get them cleared up soon.

debby said...

The quilt looks great! How are you going to quilt it?

I hope you get an appointment soon and they can relieve your pain quickly.

Gail said...

Glad you finished this quilt-it turned out great. Hope you get the medical situation straightened out quickly, that is no way to go through life.

Tazzie said...

Ohhh, I like that green border fabric, it looks great with the quilt. I want to make this quilt sometime, really I do!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Carol said...

Your quilt is great. Best of luck with the union/work thing. That sure can make things unpleasant.

Shelina said...

Eileen, that quilt is so beautiful. I really like your blue squares, they make it sparkle.

Have you heard about the bus problems with First Student here in Columbus? They forgot to do criminal background checks for years.

When doctors do tests, they should automatically schedule a followup visit to go over test results. They don't do that here either. I know I have many more questions after the results are announced than before, when I can still live in denial.

Fiona said...

Some things are worth waiting for - like your lovely quilt!

Linda_J said...

Eileen, the top looks wonderful and the green adds quite a nice zing to the edges. Good for you getting it this far.

I hope that you can finally get some answers on the surgery followup. This whole thing sounds like a long drawn out affair and you are still having discomfort. Maybe there is something that can be done if they know what is causing it.

So many things beyond our control, aren't there?

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

The quilt looks great. Definately a big job

Laura said...

It looks great! I need to get mine finished up. I used green also!

Vicky said...

Your Hr-A-Day quilt is beautiful! I've got my fabric all pulled and ready to cut on that one! Great job!

(Hugs)