Thursday, April 10, 2008


Boy, I certainly don't know where the month of March went and now it is already April 10th. There have been alot of things going on with my family in the month of March. First thing was that darn flu bug. I haven't been that sick in a long time and it took some time to get back to my ole self. Then 3 weeks ago I had to undergo some foot surgery. I had a bone spur growing on the side of my toe and I had it removed 2 years ago but the thing came back. So this time, surgery was more intensive. It is improving day by day but I am still wearing white socks an open toe sandals. It is very tender and there is still alot of leakage which the doctor told me would be about six weeks. This has stopped me from sewing though because I really don't use my left foot at all to sew. One of my bosses' wives is pregnant with their second child so I decided I had better get my butt in gear and make the top to get it off to the quilters. I love how this quilt turned out and it is so bright and cheery. It only took me 3 days after work to piece this together.

The new baby's name with be Alexis and she is due on her big sister, Addison's first birthday, July 6th. Aren't they going to have their hands full.
I have been doing a lot of shopping though. I bought all the blocks for Patchwork Party and the finishing kit from Kimberly. I just love it and can't wait to start it. First thing though is I am bound and determined to finish my Web Sampler quilt. I am done to my last 6 finishing blocks and to order my border fabrics and put it all together.
Then I ordered the kit from Dandelion Girl. Boy do I love this fabric also. It is so calming to me. Perry turned me on to a new quilt shop when she went to a quilt show. It is called Lillies Classic Quilts and Debbie is the owner. I have purchased a few kits from her over the last couple of months. She definitely has an eye on putting fabrics together. This quilt store is also going to have a quilt in the new Quilt Sampler which I think will be out on May 10th.
Have been really busy at work also which doesn't make me a very happy camper--it just makes me so stressed out because it never seems that I can see the light of day. I really need to go in one weekend but I hate to do that because then it seems like I have no spare time at all.
I guess Carol and Sharon are at the Chicago quilt show by now. Hope they both have a wonderful time and of course, don't spend too much money. LOL.
Well gals, must go for now, phone is ringing. I will check back in tomorrow.


Karen Dianne Lee said...

Great to see you and love the quilt you pulled together.

Your fabric collections sound so happy. You sound happy! :)

Ginger Patches said...

Love that quilt so cheerful and in some of my favorite colors. Sorry to hear about your foot, hope it's back to normal soon. Hey if you figure out what happened to March can you let me know? I've been trying to figure that out too lol!!!!

Gena in Dallas said...

So good to see a post from you again!! Your baby quilt is wonderful... such great colors. Can't wait to see pics of all the projects you mention!!! (No, I don't mean any time soon...)

Julia said...

So glad that you are back. I hope that the toe gets better real soon.
I love the baby quilt, what pattern did you use? It is so cheery and bright!

Lisa D. said...

I've missed your blog posts, Cindy. I hope April is a month of good health for you and hubby. Sounds like you will have plenty of new fabric goodness to cheer you up, for sure! The baby quilt is just beautiful!

Carol said...

Oh that baby quilt is as cute as it can be...lucky, lucky baby. We're back and had a wonderful time. Great show. But I'm pooped.

Nancy said...

Oh, that quilt is so cute! I just found your blog - followed a link from Kimberly's blog/shop. Nice to "meet" you; hope your foot gets better soon.