Sunday, November 01, 2009

A day off

I'm basically a homebody -- I like to visit with family and friends, I like to take classes or sew with friends, but in the end, I prefer to be at home. Today is one of those days that I'm staying home (well, after church), watching the Bears win their game (go Bears!), and mostly just taking it easy. I have a quilt on the frame to be quilted and I may do a little work on it, or I may not. I have plenty of piecing or applique projects to do, but I'm probably not going to do anything -- I think my body just needs to not do anything today.
Steve got a day pass yesterday and today to spend some time at home and he's enjoying his weekend. He's hoping to go home permanently by the end of this week, maybe even Thursday. He's doing well in his rehab and hasn't had any seizures for 3 days now -- which helps a lot.

This quilt was made at least 10, if not 15 years ago in a class. The applique is all fusible and blanket stitch -- which is not my favorite way to do it, but I like the quilt anyway. I have it hanging in the clutter/sewing room this fall.

Yesterday I went to a "Creative Day" hosted by a friend of mine. There are quilters, knitters, cross-stitchers and scrap bookers among the attendees, hence the name Creative instead of Quilt day! I brought my "Starstruck" quilt that I started two years ago. I finished the blocks that were half done and started to put it together. I didn't get as far as I should have -- spent too much time eating and talking, but made some progress anyway. I do love the scrappiness of this quilt, so hope to finish it sometime soon.
Steve's having a good weekend.
Time to relax, regroup, plan for the weeks ahead.


Karen said...

I like the squirrels on your quilt. Very fall looking.

Screen Door said...

Sounds like a great day --- old quilt blocks are as good as old friends. Wondered if you were watching football--- did you glance at the Packer/Viking game?
Hope you keep a needle and thread in your hands this week.

Melody said...

I love your quilts! :-) Glad things are going better. And what a lovely time it sounds like you had with your friends!

Jeanne said...

Great quilts, Joanne! I'm sure the grand kids will love the witchy one. I continue to pray for you and your family.

sewprimitive karen said...

Love the squirrels, those are beautifully drawn. And they look so happy on your quilt :-). Hope Steve continues to improve.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love both quilts! I love anything that is scrappy :o)