Monday, August 29, 2016

And I stitched

  Yes I did!
 This group of circles from the Quilty 365 project has been on the design wall since May---before I went into the hospital.  After coming home I played with the arrangement and added the larger circles for fun.  All the circles are birds, blooms, or winged things :)  Wanda from Exuberant Color sent me the Charlie Harper fabrics that feature cardinals.  So of course I had to use them.  I also included other gifted fabric and circles from friends/bloggers around the world.  The top 3 rows are sewn together.  Not perfect, but at least started.











  I took some good advise and moved on to some string piecing.  Edges from my bucket of selvages were stitch to batting and turned into a couple of mug rugs.
I counted this project as my OT for the day :)

  Yesterday I worked on a couple of wonky blocks, but forgot to take photos.






    I got sidetracked on hemming black fabric.  Sir Old Man brought home unused fabric from the woodworkers guild-----it had been bought as drapes for  their auditorium.  Only they did not get to use it as it was not fire retardant.   So why do I need black fabric?  As a backdrop for a display of watercolor wall hangings.  Earlier this spring I was asked to do a feature display of my water color quilts for our guild quilt show in October.  Then the health issues happened and I was going to back out.  Sir Old Man would not hear of it and will do the set up for me.   Thus the black fabric  for the smaller pieces.  I hope to get them arranged and pinned to the fabric, so it can just simply be hung at the show.  At least that is my plan.
Now for some quiet therapy time in the sewing room....happy stitching.

24 comments:

Dana Gaffney said...

This is all so good! I was wondering about the show but thought you had enough on your mind without thinking about that, but I think the planning will be an excellent way to occupy your mind.

Laura said...

So wonderful to hear that you're stitching again! I know you've waited for this day for a long time. I preict predict a mostly upward climb in your health from here on....Take good care of yourself, Deb, and enjoy each "comeback" moment!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Wow! What great sewing! Love the way the circles highlight the prints. Mug rugs are so colorful and textural. So happy to see what you have created! The show will be fabulous! Applause for you!

Gene Black said...

Wooo Hooooo! Your mug rugs look great. I am happy to see you sewing again. I think it is great OT.

Quilting Babcia said...

What fun! Now, leave that computer and get right back to hugging your fabric and sewing machine. I can see the smile on your face!

Mary said...

I think you had fun! I know I certainly enjoyed this post...and good for Sir Old Man keeping you on track.

Lynda said...

So great to see you at it again! Love the circles and the mug rugs. Love that Sir Old Man won't let you back out and will be setting up for you. Awesome! Again, so good to see you stitching again.

Ray and Jeanne said...

Great to hear!!! You may get in extra OT now ;) - love your mug rugs. Glad you are still going to do the display in October. I love hearing that you are doing some normal things... ~Jeanne

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh sweetie - how lovely to see you stitching. Strings are great OT and starting place. And there's that 'teeter board' exercise - circles,squares and rows.

MissPat said...

So good to see. Glad you are able to work on the circles and string blocks will always find a home. Back in the quilt saddle for you.

MissPat said...

So good to see. Glad you are able to work on the circles and string blocks will always find a home. Back in the quilt saddle for you.

Janet O. said...

Debbie, I think your circles are my favorites! The theme of flowers, birds and other winged creatures is so "you", and the larger circles give it a wonderful visual interest beyond the norm. I am very impressed with it!
The string mug rugs are very fun! I don't work with selvages, but I love the look of them. These are great!
I love the story of what Sir Old Man is doing for you to make our display happen. Bless his heart! : )

Hilary said...

Overjoyed to hear this, knew you would get back to sewing projects. You go girl!
Reading this made my day.
Blessings.

Robby H. said...

I am so delighted that you are persevering in several aspects of what brings you joy. Therapy for your body and your spirit!

Auntiepatch said...

Yay! Baby steps!

Mystic Quilter said...

Debbie, so happy for you!! Your circles are looking wonderful, love the larger circles in there, the mug rugs were good OT! Carry On Sewing!!

Nicki said...

Now this is what I call "real" progress! Congrats to you on getting back to your sewing & planning. Sir Old Man is not going to let you stop what you love. {{{HUGS}}}

52KID said...

SO happy for you that you are back in your sewing room. Must feel wonderful.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Wanda is from my area. We both have worked with the local Quilts of Valor group. Sew glad you've been able to do some stitching. Love those mug rugs! I like how you added the larger circles. I had testing done today (needle sticks in my leg nerves) to see how bad my neuropathy is, and, it's minor, thank goodness.

Cheree @ That Morning Latte said...

One huge YAY!

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

LOVE the circles and the variety of sizes. Glad you are having more stitching time- true therapy.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I'm happy to hear you are having some fun therapy.

Lindah said...

What a joy to read your post! I am singing praises for answered prayer.
Your circles are lovely. I like the big ones amongst the smaller.
And, of course, I am a pushover for strings anytime.
Keep up the good work!
And 3 cheers for Sir OM's insistence on and help with the display.

suzanprincess said...

I've liked your circles since their beginning, and now the variety of backgrounds and circle sizes just makes the quilt sing. Thanks for the inspiration, and eye candy.

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