QUILT INFO

The quilt block shown is made from a pattern called "Garden of Hollyhocks" and is found in Norma Whaley's book "Sweet and Simple".

Saturday, March 13, 2010

THIS IS WHERE YOU WILL FIND ME

You will find me here on the sofa with my flannel chicken quilt and a box of tissues or in bed with a box of tissues. I am suffering from big time allergy. How so much can come out of my head is beyond me. I have been through a box of tissues and still going strong. Allergy medicine is not helping. So not much sewing. I did sit in the chair by the bed for a while yesterday doing some embroidery but that is it.
I love to cover up with the flannel chicken quilt. It is soft and warm. The quilt is from a Country Threads book called "On Behalf of Chickens". I was just reading on the Country Threads website that it was their first book. The chickens are fused onto the background and then hand buttonhole stitched with black embroidery floss. I had some help from a friend on the embroidery of some of the chickens. I did the piecing of the quilt. I like the log cabin border.

I posted this photo of my $19.00 bargain vintage sewing machine a few weeks ago. I took a chance and purchased the 1/4" seam foot from Clotilde catalog that is meant for the Singer Featherweight machines. It arrived yesterday and it works fine. I figured that, since this machine is not full size, the foot might work.

Well, that is going to be all for now. I am going to get back into bed, turn on the television, blow my nose some more, and maybe take a nap. Hope your weekend goes better than the start I have had on mine.

Karen

45 comments:

  1. Oh Karen, I'm so sorry that your allergies are giving you so much trouble, though it's good of you to give the tissue industry a boost. Take care my friend....I love your chicken quilt!!

    Crispy

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  2. Hi Karen -
    I have allergies too and they are the worst! I used to love Distran, but you can't find it anymore.
    Feel better soon

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  3. One thing for sure...allergies bite! Wish I had that magical pill and today everything here is budding and grasses turning green...in another few weeks everything will be layered with that yellow pollen dust....knocking on wood here!! Get well dear friend....find a good movie perhaps.

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  4. Oh poor you Karen, I do hope you feel better very soon. I love that chicken quilt it is adorable. Get well soon.

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  5. Oh, hope you get that under control soon, it can be so miserable..I love Country Threads work and have 2 of their books. That chicken quilt is wonderful and looks very cozy.. Also that machine looks great, what a find..I have a featherweight and even found a walking foot for it..
    Have a great weekend,
    Maggey

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  6. So sorry about feeling under the weather. I hope you get some relief soon!
    Love your chicken quilt!!

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  7. You sound miserable. I hope it passes soon. I think there is nothing better than a flannel quilt to snuggle under when you are feeling unwell.

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  8. I am so sorry that you are not feeling well and I do hope that your recover quickly.

    At least you will have something wonderful to cover up with. Isn't that what all those wonderful quilts are for? Comfort?

    Get well soon.

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  9. Must be a "Karen" thing today. Sorry you are not feeling well.

    I am missing my guild meeting today because of an earache... and I am the President! Last time I was like this, I ended up in the ER. So off to the Dr. yesterday for me. Now I have lotsa Rx's, drops, and sprays. ;-)
    Something has to work!

    Hope you feel better soon. Love your chicken quilt, too.

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  10. Ohh the allergies - some years my eyes will run like faucets as every blooming tree in the world is in full flower right now - and the trees are bursting with buds and pollen. I understand your misery - hope it gets better soon.

    One thing I try to do is drink lots of hot tea (preferrably with cinnamon in it, like Constant Comment) and local honey. The local honey has bits of pollen from the bees and it will help to make the allergies less - like allergy shots but much more enjoyable. If you drink (or eat on toast, biscuit, etc) the local honey all year it will help keep the allergies down. Has to be local - nothing from the grocery store helps as we are never sure where it comes from - and it is usually mixed batches from all over - so find a local honey seller and maybe that will help.

    I love that little sewing machine - you will have fun sewing with it - and the chicken quilt is delightful. Ok, I'm done now.

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  11. GREAT deal on the sewing machine. What a lucky find.
    I've heard this is a bad year for allergies. I hope you feel better.

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  12. Oh, allergies are the worse!! I always get them in the spring and fall when things starting getting all wet. Take care of yourself as best you can. Hopefully you'll feel better soon.

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  13. Great sewing machine find!
    The chicken quilt is great,
    Yikes! Feel better soon :)

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  14. Hope you feel better soon! Love your chicken quilt and glad it helps make you feel better. Your little sewing machine is so cute!

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  15. Take care of yourself, Karen! You poor girl... that is just horrible after all the things you have already been through. I think your chicken quilt is adorable and a nice way to feel comfy :o)

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  16. I hope you get some relief from your allergy problems soon. I love your chicken quilt. I"m going to look at their website....Country Threads...never saw it before.

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  17. Sorry you are sick! Love your Chicken Quilt! Too cute!

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  18. I hope you're feeling better soon. Make sure you drink plenty all that stuff coming out of your nose needs to be replaced with something.
    Love the chicken quilt.

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  19. Oh you poor thing! My boys have terrible colds right now - I've been taking garlic supplements and so far it hasn't touched me - but my youngest also suffers from allergies, and it's made his cold worse.
    I love your chicken quilt, that border is fabulous! Your sewing machine is a FABULOUS find. So glad the foot fit! Feel better, Karen, and I agree with piecefulafternoon about the honey!

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  20. Your chicken quilt is adorable,and I also have an old Singer featherweight...love it!
    Micki

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  21. hope you feel better soon! Love that chicken quilt
    is it a good book?
    one worth owning?
    take a nap and hopefully you will feel better to sew tomorrow!
    Kathie

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  22. We have a saying in our family. If mucus were money, the Barnes would be rich. My sympathies to you and wishes for a quick drying up of the problem. Cheers, Michele

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  23. Get better soon Karen....at least you have cute little chickens to keep you company! Nancy in WI

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  24. Oh No...poor you... What are you allergic of.. spring leaves.. flowers ???
    Hope you can take some medicine for it... Take care..and hugs!!

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  25. Hope you feel better soon!!! I love the flannel chicken quilt, looks very cozy!

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  26. I empathize with you Karen, allergies can sure make you feel yucky! Hope they ease up soo so you can get back to sewing!

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  27. Karen, I hope you feel better soon. Since chicken soup always makes you feel better, I could see the chicken flannel quilt doing the same. So many with allergies now.

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  28. Just as you were recovering from your knees your nose starts! That's just not fair. Get well soon.

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  29. I have every sympathy for you. This last summer has been dreadful with my allergies and the tablets didn't always work. The ENT Dr suggested nasal spray, he thought I may have nasal asthma, never heard about it before. Get better quick. Love the chicken quilt alot, I remember the pattern.

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  30. Karen, so sorry to hear of the sniffles.

    I'm lovin' that new baby machine you found. I remember it from a prior post and still cannot believe what a bargain you got.

    But, As I'm sitting her typing, I'm also looking at that wonderful Saltbox Tabel Mat and how I STILL think I need to order it.

    I wish I hadn't opened up your blog today because I had forgotten I wanted it..........and now I remember ...LOL

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  31. Take care and hope you soon feel better. I love the chicken quilt. I have seen lots of blogs where the ladies raise chickens. When are in the city and I am not physically able to raise them, but I think it would be great.
    Hugs!
    Marie

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  32. Allergies are the pits! I never suffered from allergies while living in the country but since moving to the city I have quite a few.The Dr says it's all the pollutants I'm alllergic to not the grasses or trees,go figure.
    Hope you're feeling much better really soon and your nose isn't too sore :) Barb.

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  33. I do hope you are feeling better by now! I was looking thru my books the other day and came across several of the Country Threads books....I have made a couple of projects from them....love the chickens!

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  34. Oh sorry to hear you have been hit by allergies. But I have to say - I LOVE your chicken quilt!

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  35. I don't have much to say for my weekend but I am glad I came by for a visit. Your chicken quilt is fantastic. It sounds super duper snuggly! You hang on down there. I know it's a rough time of the year to be here in our state and you are in the middle of the growing lands. Bless your heart... I mean nasal passages. :(

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  36. Oh, Karen, you poor thing. Hope you are better today. Great quilt to snuggle under.

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  37. Sorry to hear about your allergies. Hope whatever is making you so miserable goes away soon. Your chicken quilt is wonderful.

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  38. So sorry you are not feeling so great...cuddle up and rest under that cute chicken quilt, you can't help but feel a little better! What a bargain there in the machine!

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  39. i'm so sorry your allergies are acting up! hope you feel better soon
    kris

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  40. Wonderful quilt to snuggle under! I hope you are feeling a bit better? {{hugs}}

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  41. Uh oh. Sounds like a tough allergy season ahead. Hang in there!

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  42. I always love Country Threads patterns. I hope you are feeling better soon!

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  43. I'm so late with reading my favorite blogs Karen so please accept my apologies. I'm hoping by the time you read this that your allergy flare up will have passed.

    I remember when we lived in south Florida that March was the worst month for allergy sufferers. For about two weeks everything was always covered with a film of green pollen. Feel better soon!

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  44. I too hope you are feeling better Karen! You could go to an Allergist like my friend Kathy did. She has medicine that she takes and is much better now.

    The chicken quilt is cute and comforting.

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  45. Spring allergies really bring me down too....

    BUT I love your chicken quilt :)


    Feel better soonest

    SheilaC

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