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Saturday, June 12, 2010

I got my quilt back!

For those of you who send quilts out to a long arm quilter to be quilted, perhaps you remember the thrill of getting your first quilt back and seeing what seems like a whole new piece. Well, I got to experience that thrill just yesterday when I picked up my charity quilt from Kathryn who had worked her magic on it with her super awesome long arm machine. Want to take a peek?

charity quiltI planned on waiting until the binding was on to show it to you, but I just couldn't wait!

charity quiltIsn't that swirly daisy quilting design just so fun and cheerful? It's called Daisies Galore. I just love it!

charity quilt

charity quiltThe piecing of the fabric is all right angles...

charity quilt...and the quilting lines are all swirly and curvy.

charity quiltThere's a little peek at the back...

charity quilt...and another one. I think this will be a nice addition to the shelter.

Picking up this quilt gave me such a lift yesterday, after a long week spent mostly in the critical care unit at our local hospital with my husband. He got very sick early in the week and has been there since Tuesday. He had a strep infection in his blood and he was so so sick. This is the first time in his life that he's been admitted to a hospital. It was kind of scary for the first few days until they were able to get everything under control. The doctor says he will recover from this but it will take quite some time. He actually sat up in a chair last night and was able to stay awake for longer than 15 seconds at a time and have a conversation. It's the little things that mean so much when someone you love is so sick! He is on the mend and hopefully will be home this week some time.

I still have more pictures to show from my trip to New York City and the tote bags I was almost finished making, so hopefully soon I'll be able to get back to all that. I'm in no hurry though. Things like this illness have a way of putting everything into perspective and tote bags are not really very high on my priority list right now!

Happy Stitching!

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  • The quilt is beautiful, and I'm glad tohear that your husband is starting to improve. Hugs and prayers headed your way.

    By Blogger Karen M, At June 12, 2010 at 5:16 PM  

  • Perfect quilting design for such a sweet quilt. Best wishes to your husband for a very speedy recovery.

    By Blogger Stephanie, At June 12, 2010 at 6:21 PM  

  • I love the colors in your quilt. It is beautifully quilted. It will be precious to the shelter your give it to.

    By Blogger Joanna, At June 12, 2010 at 9:42 PM  

  • That is BEAUTIFUL!!!

    I will keep your husband in my prayers for a fast recovery. How scarey!!!

    By Blogger Over Yonder, At June 12, 2010 at 11:40 PM  

  • The quilt is beautiful. I am sorry your husband got so sick, but glad he is recovering well. I know exact what you mean about how much the little things mean. I have been there too, with a husband that got very sick from a heart disease. I was sending messages on my cell phone to family each time there was one of these little miracles, like that he had been sitting in a chair.
    It is so true that things like this put everything into perspective. I wish your husband a good recovery, and also my best wishes to you.

    By Blogger Marit Johanne, At June 13, 2010 at 4:32 AM  

  • How wonderful a quilt MG! The quilting pattern is lovely! 8-)

    Sorry to hear your DH has not been well and in the hospital. Good to hear that he should make a full recovery! A stressful week I am sure...

    Yup! Funny how what was important at the time, gets shoved to the bottom of the list, when there is a major shift in the family routine/health... Into perspective is right!

    Thinking of you and yours...
    Take care...

    By Blogger Myra, At June 13, 2010 at 10:03 AM  

  • just popping in to tell you that your quilt is beautiful...but mostly to tell you i'm glad your husband is on the road to recovery...if you need anything at all, don't hesitate to ask! hope things continue to go well for all of you!

    By Blogger Purple and Paisley, At June 13, 2010 at 2:25 PM  

  • Wonderful quilt and cute daisy quilting!
    Glad Hubby is on the mend. I'm sure it was very scary for everyone!

    By Blogger Rumi, At June 13, 2010 at 3:46 PM  

  • I'm sorry to hear about your husband. I hope he is feeling better soon.

    Your quilt is adorable. The quilting does show off the design well.

    By Blogger Sweet P, At June 13, 2010 at 5:08 PM  

  • Glad to know your husband is getting well.
    Hope his health keeps going better and better.
    Take care.

    By Anonymous Alma, At June 13, 2010 at 5:26 PM  

  • Oh my! How scary. So glad he is on the mend. Remember to take care of yourself too!

    The quilt is beautiful - can't wait to see it finished.

    By Blogger Adrienne, At June 13, 2010 at 9:55 PM  

  • The quilt is just gorgeous, hope hubby is better soon. xx

    By Blogger Julie, At June 15, 2010 at 1:16 AM  

  • I just love the color selection, it's a darling quilt.
    Glad to hear hubby is on the mend.

    By Blogger Cynthia Gilbreth, At June 15, 2010 at 9:05 AM  

  • Turned out wonderfully!!

    By Blogger Barb, At June 15, 2010 at 2:08 PM  

  • Mary Grace, I will be keeping you and your hubby in my prayers. Sounds like you had a scary time earlier this week. You are right...any sewing stuff can wait. Family is so much more important. However, the quilt is lovely!!! :-)

    By Blogger Sandi, At June 17, 2010 at 12:46 AM  

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