Wednesday, March 07, 2012

A short delay in piecing...

I had such great hopes of staying on track with the Russian Sunflower quilt...then my MS kicked in. Duhhh. (Still need to add one more border with 8 appliqued circles.)

So plans for getting the top finished last weekend have been extended a few days...first to get those darn muscle spasms that makes talking and walking difficult to calm down and second to recover from dropping an iron on my foot!

What was I doing with an iron if I wasn't working on the RS quilt? Well, I was frustrated so I pulled out some bright fabrics thinking they would make me happy. I wanted to get these started for our National quilting day program on Saturday where we are making quilts for Ronald McDonald House. I started doing the easy piecing...forgetting that then I needed to get to the ironing board and that ironing boards aren't all that stable. My being unstable (on my feet that is) and the ironing board were not a good combination!

So my poor DH, who developed excellent ironing skills while serving 20 years in the Air Force, is helping by pressing any projects for me when he gets home. Not getting a whole lot done here! Though I did throw a lot of new fabric in the washing machine for him to press tonight. Am I taking advantage of the situation? Heck ya!

Dobby has been very good while I've been sick...very odd. Most of the time he is a wild cat. (BTW, the wool quilt he has claimed was made in 1950 and has a wool backing. I didn't realize until today that I don't have a full photo of it...I'll have to wait until Dobby isn't guarding it...)

20 comments:

McIrish Annie said...

You are a wonder! hope things settle down soon til then keep taking advantage of DH!. dobby sooo cute.

Paula TheQuilter said...

I'm sure Dobby senses that you aren't well at the moment. Both you and he will be back to your normal selves soon.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Please take care and I surely hope it was a lightweight iron. Poor foot.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Hope you are feeling better soon...

Certainly take full advantage of any ironing on offer...I don't think I'd be so lucky in my house :-)

Dobbie is being so sweet in that picture...funny how cats know when they need to be good!

Nifty Quilts said...

Hope you're feeling better soon. I'm amazed at your upbeat attitude, even when the going isn't so easy.

Jeanne said...

Hope the MS settles down quickly so you can get back to your sunflower quilt. Dobby has excellent taste in quilts.

Impera_Magna said...

Hope you're feeling better... sounds like you to keep on quilting... does help keep one's mind off things.

Take care!

Judy Dietrich said...

I have been following your post for quite awhile, and love the work you are doing on the Russian Sunflower. That is just gorgeous with the fabrics and the shapes. Reproducing this quilt from a sewn quilt must be difficult--but you have done an outstanding job!! The quilt does not even have the original colors on some of the blocks due to age--what a labor of love. Sorry about the iron, hope your foot feels better. I know my husband would not iron for me--too impatient!! One of the ladies who my husband works with has MS, and I know how bad it can be. She has to just stop things for awhile until everything calms down. It drives her crazy to just sit--she was always on the move. She has lost the strength in her hands--so her scrapbooking was hard until she found cutting tools that were easier to use. Of course those are expensive--and she is not working. Now she has time to work on things, but not the money. Dobby looks like an adorable companion--cats sense things we don't realize. I will say prayers for you tonight on feeling better. Take care. Judy

Janet O. said...

Hope you can bounce back soon.
Yes, get all the ironing that you can out of the situation! : )
The quilts for Ronald McDonald house look so cheery!

Kathie said...

oh please take care of yourself thats wonderful your DH helps you iron your wip's! what a guy! a keeper for sure.
I just love this quilt , Russian Sunflower quilt...
beautiful.
very nice to make quilts for the RM house
Kathie

Betty Lou said...

Your bright quilts will be perfect for Ronald McDonald House, they will certainly bring a smile to the children's faces. You take care of yourself and don't overdo.

Merilyn said...

Sorry to hear you are having a few problems at the moment, I hope they pass so you will be able to continue with your beautiful work!
Take care, I hope you didn't injure your foot too badly!

Kate said...

Take good care of yourself, Mr Dobby seems to have the right attitude!, I so want to sew a Russian Sunflower after seeing yours....gorgeousness. Best, k

judith lockhart said...

So sorry you aren't feeling well!!

Tonya Ricucci said...

MS sucks!!! sorry it's hitting you hard. maybe it's time for a stable ironing board? put something (like a door) on top of cabinets or shelves and have something permanent. course that won't stop the iron from throwing itself onto your feet. ouch! glad the menfolk are helping out.

Purple Pam said...

Hope your ironed foot is feeling better soon, and the rest of you too.

Donnamo said...

I am amazed at all you do; heaven knows what you would do without MS.

Very inspiring you are my dear!

Willy Wonky said...

Hope you're feeling better soon. Nothing more therapeutic than cozying up with a cuddly kitty. I do that even when nothing ails me. :)

Patricia said...

I echo everyone else's best wishes. Something must be going around with hurting feet---I was hurrying in my quilting "studio" without shoes on and hit my pinky toe on the longarm frame. I am pretty sure it is broken! Oh well, good thing I don't use my left foot to push the sewing machine pedal so I am okay :c). Have a great week-end!

The Civil War Quilter said...

Darn MS! Hope you're back at it soon. Your Russian Sunflower quilt is simply amazing.