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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sorting strips

I decided to pull green and blue strips from the box of Kaffe fabrics for another Random Plank quilt.  I have 86 strips which according to my directions to figure the size would make a quilt 64" x 113".  Since that is way too long for the width I'll eliminate half the length of several of the fabrics.  I like random lengths so some will be left full length, some will be cut in half, and some will be cut into thirds.
Here are both groups that will make the quilts.  I have 72 strips in the warm colors.  I have cut a polka dot square spacer to use between those strips so I may eliminate some partial strips from that group too so it won't end up too long.
I have double vision right now from the surgical procedure.  They have to stretch the muscles holding the eye in place to turn the eye to implant the radioactive seeding (and will be doing it all over again on Tues to remove the seeding) and it takes awhile for the muscles to recover.  According to reliable sources on the internet that could take up to a few months for the worse case scenario.  I am praying that mine will recover sooner.  Since my eye is covered with the lead patch right now it won't be a problem until next week.

22 comments:

Stephanie Pettengell said...

Brave lady, keep stitching.

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

Prayers going your way

Annie said...

Your amazing sense of colour never ceases to wow me, even with your current handicap. Look after those precious eyes

Debbie said...

I thyroid eye disease and went thru multiple eye procedures, the last to adjust the eye muscles---many years ago. This was an extreme case.....It was to correct the double vision, and it took several months for the brain to adjust after the muscles healed. So yes, be assured the vision will correct itself given time. Best advise is to rest and not strain the eyes. Our bodies are wonderfully made and with wonder they do correct and recover. Hugs and prayers.

Frog Quilter said...

I love your never ending energy of working with fabrics and creating master pieces?

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

hope the eye will heal quickly -

Gene Black said...

Keep on living exuberantly Wanda. I love that you haven't let this medical issue stop you.

Terry said...

Hope your eye heals quickly.

cajunquilter said...

I so admire that even with the eye issues, you keep quilting. Good for you! Praying for a very speedy recovery for the eye and you.

didi said...

I hope the double vision goes away soon. but if it doesn't, don't despair. I've had it all my life, and I can quilt and sew and thread needles: it's quite possible!

JJM said...

Random Plank is going to be one 'Snazzy' quilt.

Sorry to learn you now have to cope with double vision. I do hope it will disappear quickly after the seeding is removed. I know you do too. To suggest you rest more is like talking to a quilt. (*._,*) Your day would be so long if you didn't play with some fabric. I'm sure Tuesday just will not come fast enough, for you.

J~MT

GerryART said...

Wanda, seems like your recovery is making progress.
Aren't we fortunate that we have our quilting and the like to keep our hands and minds occupied during times of stress. I believe the more Positive Thoughts and actions we take during times of stress makes the outcome faster and easier.

Positive Thoughts and Energies

lots of love
hug
Gerry

mad elena said...

May you have a speedy recovery without the double vision. I'm glad this has not stopped you - yYou're such a trooper!

Sheila said...

Your strips are beautiful. I love your plank quilts!!
You are never far from my thoughts. Thank you so much for the updates.

Sharon said...

Heres to better days all in a row. Also, sending best wishes your way for your dear dad, 99, wow. My dad just turned 77 and I hope he sees 99.

Angel and Kirby said...

Beautiful colors. Take care of those eyes!

Carol said...

It's amazing how getting there is so much fun. I love working with strips and scraps.

Chris said...

Wanda - I'll be keeping you and your dad in my prayers. I'm always amazed at your quilting and wonderful eye for color. So sorry that eye is troubling you. I'm doubly impressed that you can do anything quilt-related at this time. I hope it gives you a nice diversion and some relaxation!

Muddling Through said...

Both sets of fabric are just beautiful. I can hardly wait to see them all sewn together. Then I'll be waiting to see what else you do to them. I'm just always intrigued to see what you'll do next! You continually inspire me.

Jackie said...

Wanda, I am hoping for the same thing for you... a speedy recovery.

Denise Russell said...

Wanda, hope your Dad is recovering, and that you will heal quickly. Quite a patch, huh? Hang in there!

Pat said...

I am praying that your double vision will pass soon. At least you are keeping busy and passing time until your vision is good again. Love the colors for your next quilt. How's Dad doing?