Sunday, 20 November 2011

I seem to have got my sewing mojo back. Phew.
I have just got some lovely fabric from Makower and decided to make a Linus quilt. This is how I have got on so far.
  • I cut out a 3.5" square and a 2.5" strip. 
  • Sewed the strip to the egde of the square using a 1/4" seam.
  •  Pressed and trimmed.
  •  Sewed another 2.5" strip along the bottom of the square.
  •  Maked four more squares exactly like this.
  • I took 2 of the squares and rotating one of them ,and sewed them together.
  •  I repeat this with the remaining squares.
  • I rotated one unit of squares and sewed them all together.

  • I am going to have a play around with the blocks until I'm happy with their placement.

 I then found this fabric and had a wee play. I think this is going to become a Minding Quilt for people with Alzheimers.

 By this time I really had a wiggle on and sewed the bindings on 2 Linus quilts.
 And on my Christmas runner swap thing.
 All in all this has been a lovely week. My girl friend Glennice came round for tea on Tuesday, although I have to say that is the craziest day of the whole week for her to come , and we were joined by Frances. We laughed sooo much my ribs hurt. I'm really gonna miss her mow she's gone home.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Life is getting to normal......

 I'm upright again and more importantly I have started to sew again. I am quilting my elf boot table runner at every opportunity now as I can feel the dead line fast approaching. I'm quite proud of my table runner now.The quilting is really making it come to life.

                This is the scene which first greeted me when I found my feet again and took a trip in to the garden.
Well thank goodness life is getting back to normal and I'm no longer a mood hoover.

On Thursday I made it back to work. I am so blessed I have such lovely caring customers. The number of folk who popped in to the shop just to say " How ye doing ?" was quite moving.
On Friday a girl friend all the way from America came in to see me . We went out for a meal with a friend from Dumfries and some local ladies. Yum Yum Chinese. Where we had good food and good banter. We chatted and laughed until way passed 11.30. I could have sat there all night and blethered.
Over the weekend we went to the Shetland craft fair and food festival. It was amazing. I spent way too much but would have probably spent more if my husband hadn't been there. On Sunday evening my American girl friend came for tea. I had such a lovely evening (hence this being written on Monday morning)
 I can't wait to get started in to the new week now.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Never underestimate the effectiveness of holding hands.

There is so much power and emotion involved in such a simple act weather it is between friends, lovers, a parent and a child, or in this case, a nurse holding a patients hand. I didn't know the nurse and I can't remember her name, but the love and reassurance I felt from that simple act of kindness are beyond my ineffective powers of description. It reminded me of holding my Dad's hand, as a little girl, on one of our rare trips to the London Underground. I was too small to see where we were going but I knew if I just kept holding my Dad's hand, no matter what, then everything would be al-right. That same reassurance came flooding back from the nurse. I had a lumber puncture on Tuesday, and unfortunately I'm still more or less flat on my back for most of the time. I'm sure these symptoms will pass soon, I'm just feeling a bit sorry for myself. Rosie my cat has been keeping me company.
Rosie my cat.
Many of my friends have been posting the view from their window so I thought I would join in. This is the view from the Kitchen window.
                              This is the view I have had for the past week from my bed.
                                 But this is my favourite view from the girls bed room. 
I'm afraid I don't have any sewing to show this week. Hopefully next week will be more productive.