Friday, January 20, 2006

Friday

I sewed, I sewed! Yay!
Didn't however, work on quilting the Scrappy Pineapple Blossom. It's been so long since I've actually used the sewing machine, I just felt like piecing today! And, I got this bright idea to make some Wonky Shamrocks. 'Course, didn't have any green strips cut, so pulled a bunch of green fabric from stash, cut two piles of 1.5 inch strips, and one pile of 2" strips, refolded the leftover fabric and put away and put away the strips, except for one pile of 1.5 inchers. Then, mindlessly sewed 1.5 inch green strips together -- not paying attention to what green goes next to what green and how many strips I actually had cut! I could probably have a doll quilt front and back with the strips I sewed together. vbg Anyway, all the while I worked, I designed the rest of the tablerunner. I "drew" the shamrocks, cut them out of fusible, ironed them onto the long green strip and cut them out and pressed them onto WOW backgrounds. I know why I love folk art and wonky -- it's perfect for people like me who can't draw a lick!
Then DH came home not feeling well and looking as white as a sheet, so my Wonky Shamrocks won't get finished til the morrow. (DH is feeling better -- he's had a lot of health issues the past few weeks: an ulcer and his bad cholesterol for some reason has gone sky high, so they have him on numerous new meds and he didn't eat lunch today, so I think he reacted badly. He always scares me when he doesn't feel well -- usually it means a trip by ambulance to the hospital for his heart.)
So tomorrow I'll finish the Wonky Shamrocks runner and maybe will quilt the SPB!

7 comments :

Laurie said...

Joanne,
I hope your DH feels better! Not a good thing to take meds on an empty stomach...UNLESS the bottle says so! ;) And WOOHOO to you for getting to sew! I can hardly wait to see your shamrocks!
Hugs
Laurie

Tracey said...

Yah for sewing!! Hope that your dh is feeling better now though. Can't wait to see your shamrocks...I love folk art!

Carolyn said...

I can't wait to see your shamrocks...you really are ahead of the game it's not even Valentine's Day yet! Take good care of your DH..I hope he's better soon!

Sharon said...

Sis you show hubby the wonky shamrocks? Maybe that would make him feel better? Or at least give him a little smile? Can hardly wait to see them.

Lucy said...

I hope that we soon can see what you are sewing !! And I hope your husband feels better

cher said...

wonky shamrocks? fun idea! I look forward to seeing them! and my good thoughts go out to your husband...know what having a shaky health partner can be like...

Mary said...

I hope your husband is better today. I'm lucky that mine rarely gives me any health issues to worry about.

The shamrocks are great. I'm sending my son a care package that has some shamrock items in it. His birthday is March 18th and my side of the family is Irish so St. Patrick's Day is a big deal for him. He'd love the table runner.