Monday, May 26, 2008

Finally able to sew!!!

Well it has been quite a month since I last posted! My hubby had surgery this past Friday to remove his left adrenal gland due to a large tumor that was growing inside it, he is doing well so far and is home and being nursed to health by the kitties.

Between his illness and work and my mom's health and my daughter's end of school activities I have barely stepped foot into the sewing room. But Thursday night I managed to get some applique projects together and worked on them over the weekend. Here's what I managed to finish that I can show you (one of the projects is a round robin that we are not supposed to show the progress of until it gets home).

This is a block for an applique block swap I am in. The theme is "schoolhouse" and our blocks are supposed to depict something we enjoyed in school. I chose art class for my blocks and am really happy with the result.

This is my addition to an international round robin that I have been in and now this top is headed home tomorrow. I thought that the top looked "finished" so I added this applque flower to 2 corners of the last border that had been done. I really think it helps to balance out the top. I'm not showing the whole top because I want to full top to be a surprise when it gets home (hopefully later this week).

I am almost caught up on swap/round robin commitments and am very happy about that. I have 3 quilts here to quilt for others and will be thrilled when they are done and headed home so that I can concentrate on my projects without feeling guilty.

Hope everyone had a good holiday and I hope to be posting more to my blog soon!


Gayle said...

Hey Beth, glad to see you back. Wondered what was up....
I am SO glad your husband is on the road to recovery. It must have been a scary time for both of you.

Your projects look great. Love the flower in the corner.


Vicki W said...

Hi Beth, glad to see you back and that you got a nice sewing therapy day for yourself! Your hubby seem to be getting some excellent nursing care there. I hope he recovers quickly!

Amelia said...

You have been missed..Glad your husband is on the mend now. I am sure the kitties are helping him feel better.

Amelia in Oklahoma

Amanda said...

I'm so glad your husband is on the mend - cats love it when you're convalescing and stay in one place for ages don't they. I hope you get some more sewing time now, you probably need it to start relaxing yourself.

Gina said...

I wondered what had happened to you.

I'm sorry that your hubby has had to go through all that, but I'm glad he's back on the road to recovery.

love and hugs xxx

Sweet P said...

I'm glad you're back. I hope your DH is up and about soon.

I love your applique blocks. They are adorable.

Helen in the UK said...

Wonderful to see you are back and stitching!! Absolutely LOVE the shape of the flower you've added to the borders ... can't wait to see the big reveal :)