Saturday, March 13, 2010

A day of changes

I pieced a block yesterday, out of the tiny strips trimmed from other blocks.  It will come out 2" when trimmed, 1.5" finished when sewn into something.  I think I have the beginning of  a new project.  I will just make bunches of little 2" blocks and toss them in a plastic bin until I have enough to make something.

These are the blocks the trimmings came from.  They were several different sizes and all trimmed to 2.5".






While I watched "Numb3rs" last night I sat and wove together the little leftovers from the star quilt from a few weeks ago.  This is the mindless playing that keeps me sane.







I got to the hospital at 7:45 a.m. yesterday and by 11:45 a.m. I had Dad situated at the nursing home. Luckily Dad's problem from the night before was gone.  The nursing home is very clean and 2 of my quilter friends are employed there.  I know they will take good care of Dad. 

23 comments:

Jackie said...

Looks like you had fun playing with your blocks and fabric. So glad that you have some friends where your dad is. I bet that brings some level of comfort to you. Still sending lots of good thoughts and prayers his way.

sosarahsew said...

I'm glad to hear your dad was able to leave the hospital. Fabric fondling is one of my best therapies as I know it is for you. My on-going scrap-user-upper project is little 3" finished 9 patches. I'm going to have a wonderfully scrappy single Irish chain someday.

Pat said...

I'm glad to hear your dad is settled and how wonderful that you know some on the staff there!

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
What a rollercoaster ride you've had this week! Hope things settle down a bit.

Your tiny blocks are so cute! Makes me want to sew some scraps together to see what appears.
Vicky F

karenfae said...

I think that will make it much easier for you having friends work at the nursing home that your dad is at. It will be more comforting. They will pop in his room from time to time I bet to check on him and give him a extra hello.

Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Gene Black said...

I love taking the "leftover bits" and making blocks out of them. I think that the woven pieces from the star quilt would be great fused and then sewn raw edge. That would be nice piece for one of your journals

Jody said...

Wanda, you are amazing - nothing ever goes to waste under your careful hands. You continue to inspire me on a daily basis. Like yourself, my dad is in a nursing home where the staff is excellent - that element goes the distance in terms of quieting the mind. You and your dad are in my thoughts. Hang in there and never stop creating!!!

Karen said...

Your little woven piece is very interesting and beautiful. How are you doing it? Do you have any plans for it? I love your blog - so glad your dad is doing better.

KateKwiltz said...

Wow, those blocks are TINY! And really cute! It gives me an idea...

Glad you've got somebody on the inside to keep an eye on Dad. Always a plus!

Jean said...

I am glad your dad is doing better. Your little blocks will be cute!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

What a blessing to have friends working where your dad is convalescing!

Bunny said...

You sure have fun with your scraps and I believe you have more patience than I. You would have a hayday with my scraps. Love your colours as always. Hope your Dad is well.

Vicki W said...

So glad to hear that your Dad is doing better! It's great to have "insiders" at the nursing home to help keep an extra eye on him.

Anonymous said...

Hi Wanda, Glad your Dad is settled in.Hope he
keeps improving.Get some rest! Thinking of you
all,Love your "leftovers" !jmh

Marina said...

Wanda
you and your Dad are in my prayers - thanks for all the inspiration.

Diane said...

"A mind is a terrible thing to waste" as are those tiny scraps. I love how your mind works, playing with tiny bits of cloth that most of us would discard. So glad your dad is doing better.

Anonymous said...

You always amaze me with those tiny pieces of fabric you stitch together. Love that little woven piece also. I had to enlarge the photo to see if the edges of your woven piece were cut edges or finished. Still could not tell after I enlarged.

Students work: I really like "S-1" piece she is working on. The depth and fabric choices are great. Kaleidoscope in the blues is nice also.

Thinking of you and your Dad.

J~MT

Farscapegirl said...

Glad your dad is doing better and is settling in. It is nice to know you have kind friends there to pay special attention to your dad's welfare.
I read my first crochet book on basic stitches last night... I was taught the most basic stitches from a friend a couple months ago and want to attempt different projects beyond a scarf now LOL

Vicki said...

Your play time looks like a lot of fun with the possibilities of some new and interesting projects.

I'm glad to hear that your dad is settled, is doing better and that you have a couple of friends who work there, even better. The key is finding a good home because when you have one the care your dad will get will be the best possible.

I went through this 4 years ago with mom and I'm so glad that I did my research because she is in a good home. It took about 6 months for mom to get adjusted to the new routines as well as them getting her meds adjusted (she has dementia and wasn't taking 2 important medications). Despite the demntia mom is doing very well and even has made a couple of friends. Prior to going in her health was spiraling downwards and I was worried that she didn't have much time.

Chris said...

Hi Wanda, I'm glad your dad is on the mend. I'll keep you in my prayers.

wackywoman said...

Love your new project. How wonderful that you have friends that will be close to your dad to keep an open eye.

jovaliquilts said...

I love your weaving! are you going to stitch that raw edge for a background for something?

Cheryl Arkison said...

I love those little scraps!
And glad to hear that your dad is adjusting well.