Here I Am

August 9, 2011

I hope I haven't lost all my blogging friends.  Scott is convinced everyone is going to think I've abandoned them.  He was really giving me a hard time about not posting.  I swear, one day he's telling me we should have bought a "blogging" machine instead of a quilting machine and the next he's telling me I'm not posting enough! LOL! Anyways, no, I did not go on vacation.  I wish.  I had been feeling rather sluggish the past few weeks.  Then last Wednesday evening I started having a dull pain on my left side.   Initially, I thought I may have pulled a muscle.  Well, I woke Scott up at 3 AM because I thought I might need to go to the ER because the pain was so intense.  I decided to wait it out and call the doc in the morning because it was a pain that I was pretty sure I remembered...kidney stones. :-(  This is not my first rodeo with kidney stones.  I did end up going to the doc.  I definitely have an infection.  We are going to see if I start feeling better after taking some antibiotics.  Hopefully, it's just a kidney infection.  Fingers crossed.  I need to get back on track with client quilts!  Having this down time has put me a little behind.  I'll be quilting 24/7 the next few weeks!!! LOL!  No joke.

I thought I would share a quilt I did nearly a month ago for my client, Pat.  I almost forgot to post it!
The fabrics are a gorgeous group of batiks.  They are fabrics from Edyta Sitar's line.  I love the snowflakes!

I believe Pat said the quilt will be a retirement gift for a coworker.  What an awesome gift!  Pat did a beautiful job on the piecing.  We thought this allover quilt design would work great.
The backing is a wide back batik.  I used a pretty shade of blue Isacord thread on the top and bobbin.  Pat was thrilled with her quilt.

I can't wait to show you a quilt I just finished. It's gorgeous!!  It was truly a labor of love.  I think my irritability with not feeling well translated into me being particularly picky about the quilting.  It was definitely worth all the time I spent on it!  I'm shipping it off to it's home today.  I'll be able to post all about it soon.  Now, I'm off to quilt!

32 comments:

  1. I hope you feel better very soon. This gorgeous quilt glistens!

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  2. Get better soon! Love the blue and white quilt it's something I want to do....sometime LOL.

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  3. Gosh, Linda. I hope you are feeling better and soon. I have never experienced those but have loved ones who have, and I know they are not fun at all.

    That is a gorgeous quilt. I really like those colors. Edyta's fabrics are so pretty :)

    Get well soon!

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  4. I was down nearly the whole month of July with a pulled back and Diverticulitis (it started a horrible pain on the left and eventually felt I washaving a 3rd baby). Lucky me spent 4th of July in the ER and the majority of the month drugged. :-) I hope yours isn't as severe.
    Our husbands are very similiar! He ask why I haven't posted at times! Aren't they just too funny? I've been back to my client quilts and glad I took the time to "mend myself" before doing so. Take care of you first!

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  5. lovely quilt and quilting--hope the antibiotics do their job.

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  6. Don't push yourself; your clients will understand. Feel better soon.

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  7. Sorry to hear you haven't been well, and hope the antibiotics work. Lovely quilt.

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  8. Oh no! I hope you feel better soon!!
    That quilt is wonderful, you and your client did a great job.

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  9. Tell Scott not to worry about us. We just you hope you start feeling better soon. Maybe he needs a hobby, sounds like he's got too much time on his hands.

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  10. Feel better soon! You did a lovely job on the blue quilt. So pretty. I bet your client was thrilled!

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  11. I hope you are feeling better! Take good care (o:

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  12. I hope you feel better soon - we've missed you but we'll be here when you're ready to blog again...just concentrate on getting yourself well. Take care x

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  13. So sorry to hear you've been under the weather... kidney-related issues are NO FUN at all! Take care of yourself... your faithful followers will be here when you're back to blogging!

    Love that snowflake quilt... beautiful colors and fabrics... and outstanding quilting!

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  14. I sure hope it is nothing serious, we all seem to be going through something lately, tough getting older;) Love the quilting on that, really shows off the designs.

    Debbie

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  15. Hi Linda We're still out here. The quilt looks great as does all of your beautiful quilting. Hope you are feeling better soon and that it isn't anything serious.

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  16. Oh I hope you feel better soon! Kidney stones sound terrible!
    Thank you for showing us another beautiful quilt. You can't lose your followers when you continue to astonish us with your quilting.

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  17. The quilt is beautiful! I hope you take the time you need to recover and take care of yourself. You definitely don't want a setback! We'll be here when you get back to posting! Be well!

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  18. EGADS! I've had one kidney stone and I hope I never have another - that was worse than giving birth. I'm saying a prayer for you, Linda! Feel better! The quilt is gorgeous.

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  19. I hope you are feeling better! Kidney infections are awful :(
    The quilt is lovely! What a wonderful retirement gift!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  20. Oh, no! I'm so sorry. I hope you're feeling better soon!

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  21. Oh, no! I'm so sorry! I hope you are feeling better soon.

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  22. Oh dear that is not fun , I hope you are feeling better real soon and don't worry about the quilts your clients will understand ,you are more important. hugs Sheila

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  23. I hope you feel better soon Linda. The quilt is stunning. Love the quilting. Big hugs coming your way. ((()))

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  24. Glad you're on the mend, Linda! I have had kidney stones and they are truly awful! You're a trooper! Has Scott re-read some of your initial posts where he wasn't even sure about this "blogging thing"? - lol!! He has definitely come full circle - and so have you - Pat's quilt is gorgeous!
    Cheers!

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  25. Beautiful Quilt!

    I hope you get to feeling better soon. I will lift you up in prayer. :)

    God bless and keep you,
    Sonia

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  26. I'm glad you are back. Feel better soon.

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  27. I'm sorry you're under the weather. I hope the antibiotics kick in fast.

    The quilt you showed is just beautiful.

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  28. Pretty pattern on that lovely quilt. Sorry about your kidney. :/ I've got a killer kidney, myself right now! bleh :P I'm afraid my problem is endometriosis, though, which is a real bum-out. I hope yours clears up right away!

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  29. Hope you feel better soon! There just isn't enough time for everything is there? Love that quilt!

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  30. Hey, glad to see you back. I hope you are feeling better soon. Missed you! Quilt is looking really great. I've been over the top busy lately. I want to get off the merry-go-round for a while and take a break.

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  31. Oh no! Hope you are feeling better by now and back to doing what you love.

    Take care,
    Deb S.

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  32. Post when it suits you and your schedule, we're not going anywhere! Blogging should be fun, not another chore on your To Do list. Lovely quilt and beautiful job on the quilting, you should be so proud of your work, you have progressed so fast, it's amazing.

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