Saturday, March 27, 2010

Week over....


 At last this week is over....Macbeth had surgery, we had to have a tree cut down before it fell on the house, and my DH's car was rear-ended at a stoplight.  Ever want to just crawl under a quilt and wait until it is safe to come out again?!

Anyway, looks like the coast is clear now (as I toss salt over my shoulder and hang the rosary beads out the window...) Macbeth is eating and walking around fine though he hasn't quite forgiven me for the whole ordeal.  The tree came down safely and now there is more light for my flower garden.  And finally the car will need some work to the trunk lock but overall isn't too bad though my DH is grouchy about his back, his baby Mazda, and a spot on his no-accident streak of  over 20 years....


So what did I do during the past week...well besides worry a lot I played with my Liberated Amish quilt and worked on some applique.  The photos above has color issues...the star is two shades of purple not maroon and black.  I'll try and get a better one today as I finish the star.  While going through solids I found this little Amish quilt-lette I made years ago...I was debating adding it to a liberated block or just finishing it up.  I did find my applique stitch suffered for all the stress this week.  (Note to self - only work on primitives when so much is going on...)

The photo to the left is of my friend Margret's applique.  The pattern has been around for awhile but now People, Places and Quilts down in Summerville, SC put together a kit with all these wonderful Kaffe fabrics.  And of course Maggie is changing the whole kit up a bit...

Is anyone else using the new blogger system...not sure yet if I like it...maybe it just takes practice...I thought I had added five photos but only three came over and now it will not let me get the other two....grrrrr....

12 comments:

Gypsy Quilter said...

Hope DH and pup feel better soon. Glad DH's accident was only a fender bender. Love the lil Amish piece. Enjoy your stitchin' time.

Carolyn said...

I hope you all recover from your week quickly...it's no fun to be stressed! Love the Amish quilt, very sweet!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Sorry to hear you have been having a bad week...it's funny how things happen in sequence that way. Hopefully next week will be better.

Quilts And Pieces said...

I love the little amish block at the top!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

i don't know what happened, but there are five photos now.... sorry about the stressful week but at least it's over and done with. love the lib am quilt in progress!

Michelle said...

I rarely ever have a bad day, but I do have bad weeks where every day is another awful experience. But then I know it will be another 6 months or so before another "bad" week is on it's way!

sewkalico said...

Poor little MacBeth, hope he's better soon. Bad luck comes in 3's they say. Sounds like you've had your 3! All the best for a better week coming up!

quiltmom said...

You had quite the week Sio- Hope this next one is less eventful for you and that MacBeth has no more health issues.
I love the big Kaffe quilt- I found some of his fabrics from Hancocks at Paducah. They had free shipping which made the cost more reasonable and they also had some of Paula Nadelstern's nuance fabrics as well so I decided to take the plunge. I bought a large set of Kaffe fat quarters and some other pieces from their clearance area as well. The plumber is coming tomorrow to fix the sink in the bathroom so we will see if we have any money left after his visit.
This week is spring break but I am off to school to pack the classroom. Our school is having a major reno so we have to pack all our stuff in our classroom and move it to the gym. My teaching partner and i will be in the gym with our two classes of kindergarten kids for the next 6 to 8 weeks. It should be quite the adventure...
I think I have found the fabric combination for some convergence quilts.
Have a good week.
Regards,
Anna

Micki said...

I hope that you all are better after such a stressful week! The applque quilt that your friend did is just awesome!
Micki

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Oh dear hope all will be well for the coming week for the down under gang!

Hugz from Nancy & G-Dog

Make Do & Mend said...

Love the amish quilt, what a week! The only place to be in one of those weeks is under a quilt if you ask me!

Nines said...

May this week be a better one. Must be something in the air- DH was bumped by a car last week also. No harm- just a bit bent up.