Saturday, October 31, 2015

October finishes

   I can't believe the month has flown by.

 Small finishes for the month.  I have enjoyed using this hanging hoop pin cushion on the design wall.  It was from a Friday Finds
  I need to remember to look for more hoops!

 Plume practice piece was turned into a small candle mat.  The background is strips of leftover neutrals that are always useful.  I was testing the layout and arrangement of the different size plumes before using them for a border on the quilt.

   Plume Crazy was the quilt finish for the month.  Originally begun as a scrap project for the Let's Book It challenge.  Small bricks of scraps were sewn in vertical rows.....a different setting for me.  It was looking a little plain as I got the center to the size I wanted.  And no exciting border fabric jumped out of the stash closet.
  Then I heard about an impending surgery a friend was facing.....and heavenly inspiration came in the shape of lots of plumes.

  Thanks to some loyal readers and their excellent advice, the plumes added the perfect finish to the border.  Not too much, just a colorful delight.
  My friend is healing wrapped in the plumes awaiting the results as to further  treatment.   I told her each plume was a prayer for her healing.

   I ended the day/month flat  on my back side on the sidewalk yesterday.  Yep, I fell.    We stopped for lunch and were walking into the deli.  One second I am facing forward and the next I have the sensation of flying and falling.....and ended up on the sidewalk facing the opposite direction with my head cushioned on my purse!    I am fine....nothing broken, no bruises, no pain....only a very minor scrap on my palm.

  There was a water meter cover in the sidewalk that had sunk down about an inch.  I thought I stepped over it.....but apparently my heel was not on solid ground.   I have replayed it in my head and have no idea how I twisted around and flipped over, and ended up with my purse under my head.   I think the purse actually saved me from a major disaster.   And I thank my guardian angels for gently guiding my fall.

  Or was it a reminder to "fall back"......Sir Old Man says I will have an extra hour to sew  I think I am just getting back the hour stolen from me last spring.  Now I will spend the next week just getting my body time clock reset.  I need more chocolate!  
Happy stitching.


Vroomans' Quilts said...

OMG - what a way to close out the month! Those angels must have been with you, as I can't even picture your acrobatic move without saying OUCH (very loudly).

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Oh, I know that sensation of falling all too well.....on the ice a year ago Feb. You are SO fortunate that your purse cushioned your head.

Janet O. said...

Definitely--more chocolate!!
My goodness, sounds like you did have guardian angels with you, or you could have been in bad shape. Especially the fact that the purse cushioned your head. A miracle!

Dana Gaffney said...

It's amazing you weren't hurt, the purse cushioning your head and you didn't land on your shoulder, someone was watching out for you. Please stop asking too much of your guardian angel, be careful!

Ray and Jeanne said...

So thankful you were not hurt; sounds like it could have been bad. Enjoy your extra hour of sewing. If you need chocolate, let me know. I have a handful left from trick-or-treaters. ~Jeanne

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