Thursday, July 10, 2008

Now I'm Getting Somewhere

This quilt top is finally starting to take shape and I'm pleased with the results. Remember these?

Well, I sewed all 80 of these little suckers together the wrong way thanks to 'my' interpretation of the pattern. Another reason why I don't like doing all the cutting and piecing before the blocks start to take shape.

I took a vacation day today as Leo isn't doing very well and I wanted to keep an eye on him. He's having another pancreatitis attack and if it gets any worse, we'll be headed to Emergency - again. He has an appointment to see a specialist in Toronto at the end of this month and he's on their cancellation list, but we don't hold out much hope that he'll get in any earlier. I could go on a huge rant about our medical system, but I'll save that for another day as I don't even have it in me to rant right now. I'm just not sure how much more either one of us can take.

The only positive outcome of all this stress is I've been sewing up a storm in an attempt to calm my nerves - it obviously isn't working when I sew 80 pieces together the wrong way! I've been sewing late into the night - something I very rarely do and probably shouldn't since I spent the best part of today 'unsewing' all those seams. Oh, well, at least I'm keeping the thread companies in business!


Suzan said...

Hang in there, kiddo! I'm thinking about you and will keep you and yours in my prayers.

rianammerman said...

So sorry to hear about Leo. I hope he rallies soon. Sending you (and Leo) white light, my dear.

I hate when I sew a bunch of stuff wrong. I never do all of one thing at a time for that reason. Been there and done that, too many times.

Stay strong.

Beth said...

My prayers for Leo...and I;ve been there on stitching (rip it, rip it)! I LOVE these blocks! I'm very fond of blue/neutral quilts. WTG!