Monday, September 25, 2017

Restful lazy Sunday......

My son-in-law was here from NC for his mother's 90th birthday and he stopped by for a nice visit.   I finished the purple dishcloth and started a red one for my kitchen.  I rarely use the solid color yarn so this one is different for me.


I was looking through "Kaffe Fassett's Quilts from Italy" and I find the quilt that was my favorite when the book came out is still my favorite.  I know how hard it is to keep a quilt from bowing out at the center of the sides when adding border after border.  I think I do want to make one like this anyway.  I have about 3/4 of the fabrics used in this quilt but I might not make an exact copy. 

I'm at day 25 after pacemaker surgery.  For the first 30 days I was instructed to not raise my left arm above shoulder level.  This is time for the leads that were inserted into the heart to be held securely in place by scar tissue that grows around the ends.  Since I frequently switch hands (without thinking) when placing blocks on my design walls I didn't dare take a chance of accidentally raising that arm too high.  I will be happy to get back to the design wall in another week.

24 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I understand your reasoning - it would have been hard for me to remember things like that

MontyBear said...

Praying that you will be 100% soon.

O'Quilts said...

My goodness Wanda...you are one tough cookie...quite a role model..for me..xo

Gene Black said...

I would have to have a leash of some kind on my arm to stop me. (or put it back in the sling.)
It is good to hear that you are still doing well.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on being so conscientious about your recovery, you are a good role model for all of us!

ceci

Synthia said...

What a wonderful patient you have been! And still you keep so busy and productive. Your doctor can be very proud of you. :)

GO STARS! said...

I'm glad you're doing well and can't wait to see what you're up to when you get back to the design wall.

patty a. said...

It is good you have found productive things to do while you recover. DO you have your strength back or do you get tired easily? That Kaffe quilt is so pretty. There would be a lot of strips to cut!

Chris said...

I can see why you love that quilt! Great combo of colorful prints and some zebra thrown in for good measure! Good for you to follow doctor's orders, glad things seem to be going well. Hope we have a break in this hot weather soon!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I would like to do that kind of a quilt but not necessarily with all KF fabrics. Glad your 30 day countdown clock is nearing the zero marker.

Hedy Hahn said...

I honestly think your quilt will be prettier than his.

Connie said...

It's good to hear that you are being careful and obeying your doctor's orders . . . it is hard to be still when you love to be doing things. One more week . . . I'm putting you in my prayers . . . it's only seven little days, then hopefully the doctor with okay you to go back to creating your lovely quilts :)
God bless.
Connie :)

Sewing Up A Storm said...

I have seen your dishcloths in your post a lot. So was wondering if you could tell us about them? How do you make them? How do you use them and how to do you clean them? What kind of yarns do you use, and where do you get the yarns?

Sounds like you are not too many days out from being able to use your design wall...........yeah!

Melinda Hirsch said...

I made this quilt---and LOVE it. May do another. Have a good time :)

Nancy J said...

When there is no pain it is so easy to forget and lift that arm. Hope all the healing has gone well, and that quilt looks wonderful. I would be sorting fabrics at table level by now.

Vicki W said...

Glad your pacemaker moratorium is over soon!

Lesley Gilbert said...

25 days gone already and only 5 more to go, then it's'hands in the air like you just don't care' - those song words came to mind :)
I didn't know that about the heart and the leads and the scar tissue - I learn something every day from you - sewing, gardening and now medical - keep up the good work hehe!

Cathi said...

You were so smart to not take the chance as it is very easy to do things we habitually do without even thinking about it. That quilt is amazing to look at - but I can't begin to imagine making it!

Needled Mom said...

I'll bet you are so eager to get back to doing those ordinary things. I'll be looking forward to seeing your version of that quilt.

JJM said...

Just had to check in before the day was over and read all of the above... All are so well meaning and concerning for your recovery. I can't think of anything else to add to all the comments. Except "dido" . (*._.*)

JJM

Mystic Quilter said...

Not too far before before you can use both arms!! KF had another colour way of the quilt but I would have to look through every book to find where it was, however, I made it in the pastel colours he had used and there is photo of a quarter of it on a post September 26 2014. I really enjoyed making this but I slipped up with the first round of borders and sadly the centre oblong piece of fabric has a slight bulge in the centre - I'm hoping I can remedy this a little with the quilting. Don't know why I didn't spot this before sewing every border down!!

Kerry said...

That time will race by now. Only a few days to wait.

My husband has had good news - MRI scan showed nothing sinister, so the tablets are working and he won't need another operation to insert more stents. They want to see him in March!

Chin up - the future is rosy for us both!

cleta said...

Praying for you Wanda. Blessings

Jenny said...

You are doing so well!!! Are you sure you are meant to be cutting and stitching though - I'm a little worried.