Monday, February 7, 2011

WOOL ON COTTON BASKET BLOCK UPDATE

It is hard for me to take pictures and download them right now.  So not the best pictures today.  I just thought I would share two more of the wool basket blocks that are completed.
Three blocks done and I am working on #4.  The blocks will be trimmed to size before joining so the edges are still a bit rough.

I am taking a round of prednisone to help with some shoulder/arm pain I have been experiencing and am having trouble sleeping because of it.  I have played in the sewing room the last two nights.  My first venture in there since my back surgery.  I have found that I can only work on what I can reach without bending so am somewhat limited.  I cut out the parts for a Schnibble quilt called "Madeline" from a line of French General fabric in reds, pinks, blues and off white prints.  I think I can manage to start the sewing together part later today.  Will see how it goes.  I have fabric laying on the cutting table for a Valentine quilt but I don't think there is any way it will get done by February 14th.

Surgery recovery is going okay although I wish it would go much faster.  Thank you for all the well wishes and the e-mails from those of you checking up on me.

Karen

44 comments:

Tam said...

Easy does it and I hope you can get in the sewing time you want to today...the blocks are wonderful :)

Darlene said...

Baby steps! Your blocks are wonderful.

Teresa said...

Easy does it!! Even things you can reach could hurt you! I know it is hard to stay down...I have that trouble too! I love the look of this sweet project!!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Kelli said...

Blocks look great! Don't over do - get lots of rest!

Sue said...

So nice to see your post and those blocks are very adorable.

I really hope you can get back to full swing soon, but taking it easy is probably the best medicine.

Hope you don't have to stay on the prednisone for long.

Blessings,
Sue

Diane said...

oh I love the Madeline pattern-haven't made it yet but have it and the fabrics sitting there. I like your applique blocks

Linda said...

Your blocks are beautiful.

Raewyn said...

The blocks are lovely!! I hope your back and associated pains continue to improve.

Yvette said...

It's great to hear from you.

Those blocks are beautiful.

Loris said...

I love the wool blocks. They are going to look beautiful together.
Sorry about the insomnia but I hope the joy of getting your quilting going helps ease the burden. Can't wait to see your Madeline in the French General fabric. I hope to make that pattern soon too. but take your time. It will all be easier soon if you can keep resting with the recovery...never easy!

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Glad to see a post from you! The applique blocks are lovely. I hope your recovery continues. I'm sure it seems awfully slow, but hopefully it will continue on schedule.

Radka said...

All your blocks are very nice:) Just take it easy, it will happen:))

Robin said...

You sound determined to get something done in spite of your limitations. I love that particular Schnibbles and in French General to boot. If you want to find another home for it when you're finished - let me know. Also, I love the top flower in the basket, it turned out so pretty.

Marsha said...

I'm glad to hear you are making progress, even if it does not feel fast enough. Take it easy, follow doctors orders and before you know it, you will be back to normal. Your blocks are wonderful, glad you are getting in some creative time and hope you can do some sewing, too.

Colleen said...

So glad to hear from you! I was thinking the recovery was going to be slow-going and I wanted to wait until you contacted us. I won't bug you til you are back into the full swing of things again. My thoughts are with you and I hope you recover fast.

Love the blocks :o)

Rita said...

Your blocks are really cute. Take it easy and don't push yourself. Give yourself time to heal.

annieb said...

Your blocks are lovely. Glad to hear of your continued recovery.

Mad about Craft said...

So glad you are making a gradual recovery. It is amazing how long it take to recover from surgery.

Lori said...

Wow! I was surprised and happy to see your post. Not surprised to see you've whipped out a couple of blocks and cut out a schnibble! I hope your shoulder gets some relief soon.

Barb said...

Sorry about the shoulder and neck pain, hope it gets better.

Love love love the blocks!!

Anonymous said...

The blocks are looking wonderful and I do hope you were able to work on your Madeline today. :-)
You know...everyday I wish you well when we email. :-) Hugs!!!

Allie said...

Your blocks are gorgeous!!! Just take it easy girl, let yourself heal...don't overdo and hurt yourself worse! ALWAYS a temptation when you're bored, lol. Take it slow!

Lorraine said...

this reminds me I have several blocks made for this quilt with the rest "waiting" - try not to rush the recovery although I can understand your frustration that it is not going fast enough for you!I am not a very patient patient either!

katie said...

I'm loving the wool applique. Great colors.
Hope you continue to heal and it heals a little faster.
But also take care and don't overdo.

MARCIE said...

Love your baskets! I am glad you have that to work on so you don't go nuts! I actually need some handwork myself, but never take the time to prepare it during the day.

Sharon said...

Don't overdo things! Lovely blocks you posted. Take care.

paulette said...

YEAAAAHHHH!! She's BACK!! So glad to see you back...just take it slow...maybe only ONE block a day!! haha Just kidding!! We are just so happy to have you back!! We missed you!
Paulette

Michele said...

I'm new to you blog.......your blocks are beautiful :) Sorry to hear about your back. I have lower back troubles, I know it can be difficult. I wish you the best......try to take it slow!

Linda said...

Love the blocks!! You should just try and rest as much as possible. Just enjoy and relax!! :-) It's nice to hear from you!!

Gari said...

I know that some people sew standing up but I have never been able to do it. I am glad, however, that you are able to do some playing. Just don't get to anxious, slow but sure wins the race.

Judy C said...

Two more beautiful blocks... hope you can sleep better soon.

Kathie said...

LOve these blocks, so glad you can do some stitching, take it easy give yourself some time before you know it you will be back to your old self!
hey the quilt can be for next Valentines day thats fine!
Kathie

Kaaren said...

So happy to hear that you're recovering from your surgery, Karen, albeit it slowly. Just take things easy...everything will be waiting for you when that time comes.

Love your basket blocks! Baskets and wool-on-cotton are two of my most favorite things. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on this one.

Crispy said...

It's great that you can get some sewing done, especially since you can't sleep right now. Hopefully you will be able to get a great range of movement soon :0)

Crispy

Cheryl said...

I am sorry you are having so much pain. Hope the prednisone helps! Your wool blocks are wonderful and I hope you have fun in your sewing room today.

Sujata said...

I love your blocks! I wish you the best with your recovery.

Lisa said...

Glad to hear you are steadily healing! I love the first block the best. Your color gradations are wonderful. So Spring-like!

Kim said...

Gorgeous wool blocks! Being able to stitch again has got to be the best thing! I'm cheering you on to better days with less pain and more mobility! Hang in there. :-D

Myra said...

The blocks are great Karen!! 8-)

Good to hear your recovery is going okay... Hope it improves more/better for you each day...

Take care!

QuiltSue said...

I'm glad to hear you are recovering, even if it's not as fast as you would like it to be.

I love the blocks, specially the second one with the lovely cheerful red flowers.

Louise said...

I am sorry to hear about your arm and shoulder pain. I experience the same thing and it does make sleep very difficult. I will repeat what Darlene said.."baby steps" Please do as your doctor says and take some time to heal well. I must tell you that I have done the same snowbound quilt you have as your banner many years ago. It was my first project from the Red Wagon books. Also, I hope you enjoy working on that sweet little wool quilt. I made it a year or more ago as my first wool project. Loved working with the wool. Still have not finished the scalloped edges..Gee I guess I am supposed to finish it one of these days..So feel better soon and take your time at it..

Heidi said...

Glad to hear you are recovering from surgery Karen but take things slowly. Give your body a chance to recover. The block look fabulous. Love the wool. Silver lining for you is that you are still able to create these beauties even with the situation as it is. Happy sewing!

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Quilts And Pieces said...

Your blocks are awesome! Good luck with the recovery. My daughter is recovering from shoulder surgery too.

Perry said...

Hi Karen. Haven't stopped by in a while, thought I would see what you are up too. Glad your surgery recovery is going well. As usual, your blocks are just gorgeous. Please be careful and let your back get well.