QUILT INFO

The quilt in the header is made from a Sarah Sporer pattern called "Pond Racing".

Thursday, November 8, 2012

CATCH UP TIME

I am finally posting a picture of the "A Little Porch Time" section that should have been finished the end of October.  A lot of stitching to make this section.  It is over 60 inches long.  This month's section requires a lot of applique stitches to make it also and I have not started it yet.
I completed the last five applique blocks for "Mrs. Lincoln's Sampler Quilt".  I have not made any of the pieced blocks.

I am still having a problem with my knee.  It was getting better and I was able to get around without the walker.  Still with a limp but without the walker made accessing things in the sewing room easier.  Then two nights ago, I rolled over in bed and the pain set in again.  It feels like muscles tightening.  So back to the walker again.  I spent time laying on the bed yesterday.  Today I am able to put some weight on the leg but am still being very cautious.  Not fun.  I plan on sitting and doing some stitching today but no housework type stuff.

We are having cooler weather.  We have company coming Thanksgiving Day and stay for several days.  I hope the weather improves for them as they love warm weather.

Have a good day!
Karen

36 comments:

Doniene said...

Karen, so sorry that your knee is still bothering you!! Rest and enjoy the stitching time!!! Your applique blocks are beautiful!!! I'm anxious to see the whole quilt!! And of course your Porch Time is awesome!!

Blessings

merumo said...

Oh Karen, really hoping you will feel better with your knee very soon. It's been a while... If you ever run out of projects need to stitch, I will send mines right over to keep you busy as I haven't been able to stitch anything these days. Your blocks look gorgeous :D

Janet O. said...

That is one tall panel on the Porch Time quilt!
Those applique blocks are beautiful! Nice work! Good to have something to occupy your hands when you are restricted in activity.
That darn knee! Hope you are up to having company for Thanksgiving. That could be tough to be the hostess without the ability to get around.

Lizzie said...

wow, you have been busy!

Shakerwood said...

Yea, I brought clothes for warm, sunny Florida weather! I'm in West Palm Beach for my last show of the year but it's chilly. Maybe I'll sell more wool because of it! Hope your knee cooperates soon.

Wonky Girl said...

Oh, sorry about your knee pain. I have nerve pain in my feet and sometimes use a cane to get around. I do hope you get to feeling better soon.
You have done a lot of stitching (to me). Stay positive by thinking how much you have finished.

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful pieces, I really want to do some appliqué, but working on my swap for now.

Debbie

paulette said...

You take care of yourself...and let your company wait on YOU!! All the best..!!
P
PS Loving your projects!!

Colleen said...

Oh boy, that knee.... I sure hope you find relief and mend quickly. Don't do too much.

Lynn said...

Mrs. Lincoln would love your blocks Karen. Take good care of that knee. I hope you are 'walkerless' soon.

Sue said...


Wow that is one tall section ! Great job , love your applique
Sorry to hear about your knee Karen. Take care

cucki said...

so beautiful...they all so lovely xxx

Julierose said...

Oh Karen--here's hoping your knee gets better soon!! As my son used to say, "you have a boo-boo knee"....take it really easy--have you tried one of those big bed pillows so you won't roll over on it? Julierose

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

So sorry your knee is still so sore! I hope the rest and stitching helps. Your blocks look wonderful!

susis quilts said...

dear karen, your section looks very lovely,hope your knee is better,susi

audrey said...

Take it easy so you will be able to enjoy your holidays! The Mrs. Lincoln blocks are fabulous! Love the bird block esp.:)

Robin said...

OH! I love how your block turned out. It's just my style and colors. Sorry to hear that your step forward has put you back to bed. I hope you start feeling better soon.

em's scrapbag said...

Your sunflowers are lovely.
Sorry to hear about your knee. I hope it feels better soon.

Lori said...

Have you tried icing your knee? Heavy duty pain meds? lol

Love your latest blocks and Porch quilt! I've just started on this month's porch applique and the pieces are huge so it is going fairly fast so far.

Queenie Believe said...

Your porch time and other blocks are beautiful! I'm so sorry your knee is in such pain. Thoughts and prayers for a full recovery.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Carrie P. said...

I see you working on some pretties.
so sorry to hear about your knee. I feel your pain because I am still having issues with mine since my surgery in May. Not fun. Hope it gets to feeling better soon.

Quilt Hollow said...

You've been on my mind. Dang that knee! Just take it easy. I'm so glad you find enjoyment in sitting and sewing which will give that knee a break from stress. Hugs dear friend!!

Kindred Quilts said...

Your Porch Time sunflowers are really nice, and your applique blocks are wonderful! Now, about that knee... so sorry it isn't cooperating!

Jeanne said...

Love your Mrs. Lincoln blocks and your Porch time section. It says fall.

Cheryl said...

Oh, good grief! And with company coming soon. Just take care of yourself.

Kyle said...

Drat! Sorry you're still suffering with the pain. Most importantly take care of yourself. Your blocks look great! And stay away from that housework!

julieQ said...

Wish that knee would heal up!! Such gorgeous sampler blocks, Karen!

maria alba said...

Me gusta mucho como te ha quedado la labor.
Feliz fin de semana de Mª Alba

QuiltSue said...

Well, at least your knee has one good side-effect - no housework! Hope it gets better soon.

Barb said...

sorry your knee is hurting again I hope its better soon!
The sunflowers are wonderful and your Mrs. Lincoln blocks look great!

black bear cabin said...

i hope the weather is nice for your company, and i hope your knee feels better by then too! sending some healing juju your way :)

Dawn said...

So sorry about your knee.
Love those 60" sunflowers - wow!!
Mrs. Lincoln blocks are sweet.
Enjoy your company - I hope they take good care of you.

lizzy said...

ooh bad about your knee!

I ve been looking for your post on your Porch block, the star flowers/ sunflowers look great. Very pretty.

feel better!

lizzy

Danice said...

Wishing that your knee feels better soon. Another pretty quilt you are working on. I love this one too. 'Could really never choose just one favorite, as they are all so pretty :)

Kristie said...

I hope you are feeling better and enjoy your company during the Thanksgiving holiday. I love your blocks and your applique is amazing.

Have a wonderful and Blessed day
Kristie

Kathie said...

oh I love these blocks and that bird is wonderful great fabric choice. Hope you have fun with your guests
Happy Thanksgiving and hopefully that knee is feeling better.
Kathie