Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Thanks to Nicole, Lisa and Perry for their patience in me finally being able to post my version of our challenge quilt. My husband had gall bladder surgery last Wednesday and what I week I have had. For the past 2 years I have been dealing with a sick elderly mother (God bless her) and then on top of it my husband had some complications with his surgery. I will spare you all the details but it has been very trying on my patience. The funniest was I had been gone all day on Sunday taking care of my mother and I walked into the house at 4:30 and he looked at me and said do you want to watch a movie with me. I almost lost it as I was dragging in a 35 pound box of kitty litter and said are you kidding me--I have all the laundry to do, clean the kitchen, cook dinner and take all the garbage out. He just looked at me like I was crazy. At that moment, I could have killed him because if the rolls were reversed I wouldn't have had the luxury of laying on the couch. Maybe that is why the surgeon said to me that men were big babies that go through gall bladder surgery.

So here it is--my challenge quilt. I love how it turned out and now I need to purchase my backing fabric and send it off to the quilter. I think I am going to have just an all over pattern done on this one. Does anyone have any thoughts?

Also last week I received from Nicole my package from her give-a-way for the messiest sewing table. Thank you so much Nicole for the book and jelly roll. It is from Shangri-La and I definitely love this line of fabric. Don't know what I will make from it but I will let you know when I have decide on something.

I have so much to tell you guys with so many new things that I have gotten in over the last week. I am going to try to finish my Patchwork Party quilt tonight because I want to ask you guys what I should do about the borders. Hopefully I will get that posted tomorrow.

I am so far behind on my cleaning around here so I am off to run the sweeper and start the dishwasher. Joe went to work today and I am sure he is going to crash when he gets home because he was up sick all night.

Talk to everyone soon.

Hugs, Cindy


Anonymous said...

Your quilt is very pretty. Good job! It sounds like things are settling down for you now some on the home front. Take care. Try to relax and quilt!
Nancy in WI

Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOW nice prezzies from Nicole. Congrats to ya!!! Love your challenge quilt too. And dont ya just love MEN!!!!

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Wow! Terrific challenge quilt. I really like it. Overall quilting sounds right to me. The goodies are exciting too. Happy quilting.

Gena in Dallas said...

Your Challenge Quilt turned out 'gorgeous'...just as I knew it would. Hope Joe is finally on the mend. (Men don't really need to get their gallbladders out to be babies... a sniffle... or splinter... will do just as well!). I see from your pic you got the Judy Martin book. What do you think of those patterns? I want to do more than a few from that book! -gena

Lisa D. said...

Your challenge quilt is just gorgeous Cindy! I'm sorry you have had such a trying week. I agree that men can be babies. I hope Joe is on the mend now and you can get back to fun sewing!

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Carol said...

Men...oh my gosh they can just be the most pitiful...no one has ever been as sick as they are or felt as bad...and we certainly don't understand. Love your challenge quilt...it is beautiful! What great treats in the mail...that is a great book.

Nan said...

Your challenge quilt is beautiful, Cindy! I'm sorry to hear of all your troubles lately, but it sounds like the worst is over, and things will be back to "normal" (whatever that is!) soon.
Love the goodies you received from Nicole, too.

Ginger Patches said...

Oooo your blended quilt turned out soo pretty!! Good job.

Sorry about your week...husbands with gall bladder surgery...been there, done that LOL!!

Did you see what Darlene at Quilting Daze is doing with her Shangri-La jelly roll? She just posted about it-looks like a cute pattern.

Jean said...

Your quilt turned out great! The colors are soothing aren't they? Well, as hard as it is sometimes to go thru all these trials, I guess the important thing is that he is recovering. Hang in there. I'm sure that your mom and your hubby appreciate all your hard work and your love.
Take care of yourself too.
All over quilting will look great on this one. What type of batting are you going for? More like a coverlet? You did a great job.

Nicole said...

Cindy, your Blended Challenge quilt is just lovely! What a crazy week you have had---it is awesome you were able to get anything done! Hope your DH is on the mend.

Perry said...

I didn't realize you had posted your finished challenge quilt. Sorry I didn't see it sooner. It turned out just beautiful! Now keep this one for yourself, ok? Or, if you have to give it away, I will take it. I gave mine like that to Jackson, but it was done in dark colors. Gread job, Cindy!