Tuesday, October 04, 2005


Haven't been around lately, so need to catch up! Yesterday, I spent the day with DD and DGD, Briana, and DGS, AJ! Been a few weeks since I've seen them because we've been sickly around here and certainly didn't want AJ to catch another cold. AJ is 19 months old and a real card! I met them at the mall, DD bought a dress for a wedding coming up in 11 days -- we were going to babysit AJ for the weekend. However, today DD called and the bride (who works with DD) was in a horrible accident last night, may have a broken neck, definitely has head injuries that they've put her in an induced coma for right now. They don't think she's paralyzed, but she wasn't breathing on her own when they brought her in, so don't know the prognosis right now. I've talked to this girl on the phone and she sounds like a real sweetheart. We can only pray that she'll be okay. The wedding was going to be huge, with the reception in Lincolnshire, IL. In fact, my DSIL had the contract for videotaping it.

Quiltwise: today I worked on the commission quilt I hate! I actually finished the top and just finished pin basting. Don't know how I'm going to quilt it yet, but want to get it done and out of here!

Bonnie -- sorry I didn't get back to you -- the Labor Day Madness blocks are 10" unfinished. I think when you're working with 5" strips, you end up with odd sized blocks -- each section squares up to 4 - 1/4".
Love your newsletter -- haven't had a chance to play at your website lately, so will try to do that today!

I have one more thing to finish up before I can get back to my scrappy blocks, but I plan on working on them by the end of this week!


Dawn said...

What terrible news about our daughter's friend. I sure hope she will eventually be ok. I'll say a prayer for her.

I almost thought that maybe this was the same wedding my daughter is going to to babysit for in Lincolnshire! But I now that I think of it I think she is going in Nov.

Take care and good luck getting your quilt done and out! One reason I don't think I'll ever do commission quilts or be a professional quilter. I hardly have time for my own quilting. I think I would come to hate it if I HAD to do it.

Joanne said...

Thanks, Dawn. They won't know anything about Darcy for 3 or 4 days -- have to wait to see if the swelling in the brain goes down by itself.
That's exactly why I will never be a professional quilter or do commission quilts, too! I like to work on what I want to work on, not something I "have" to get done!

Finn said...

Hi Joanne, sorry to be missing also...way too much not fun stuff happening in my life. Having AJ sounds wonderful, can't say I have had that opportunity. Sorry about the accident, hope all turns out for the best in the end.

We must be stitching sisters..I'm TERRIBLE at doing quilts I don't want to do...even for my own kids...I sure could stand to improve on that one. I like to play, and I like to do what I want to with fabric, when I want to...sounds pretty selfish doesn't it?? Oh well *VBG* Catch me if you can....