Thursday, May 7, 2015

Ribs.......New Job

So my new job is going well.  I'm managing to downsize the amount of pain killers to make it through the day.  Ribs are still painful but better.


My neighbor asked me if I shot my horse.  No......I have been bucked off, rolled with, fell with and so on so many times it is amazing I have not broken more bones.  Really..


So that is my update.  I am hoping to try a little rotary cutting this weekend, as I am right handed and my broken ribs are on my right side.  I'll keep you posted.......


UPDATE:  I never got this post published so here it is.  Now on my second week and ribs are doing good, except the one that fully broke (still really sore).  Couldn't rotary cut, then both hubby and Hailey got the flu at the same time this week, so been a little crazy.  Wanting to work on binding tonight.  

Still sleeping in the recliner as laying fully down is painful, and rolling over.

New job is going good, getting a lot of input in and a little free reign.  Loving it....



Throwback Thursday!!!!  Hailey and Hubby many moons ago...

Always,

Gentrie

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Finished Top & Broken Bones

So Thursday I finished the coffee wall hanging. 


These are the fabrics I used.  Love....

Just so you know I completely WINGED making this quilt.  I wanted it to be simple so it wouldn't take forever to piece.



So I made the sashed pieces and then came up with the center strip piece.  I saved the striped fabric for the binding, because I am slightly obsessed with striped bindings....

I used the left-over fabric to make the back.  It is at the quilter's now.

In other news......I broke 3 ribs Friday afternoon.  Had a wreck with my horse, he's OK (the turd).  I broke my 2nd rib and fractured the 3rd and 5th.  Had to stay in the hospital over night since the top broken rib had made a small puncture in the top of my lung.  This morning it was all back to normal though, other than the broken bones!  Pain meds are my friends right now......

They broke on my right side so rotary cutting is difficult at best.  Guess I'll stick to bindings for the next week or two.

It sucks not being able to pick up my little one though!!!  :(

Always,

Gentrie

P.S. I am still starting my new job Monday.......I know I'm stubborn.  I'll take it easy I promise.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Done!

I got the baby quilt top done!

Of course, when I was ready to put the last row on last night I saw an error!!!!


Can you see it?!  Ooohhh I was mad!  It was literally a 20 minute fix, but it was the POINT of having to do it.  Messes with the mojo, you know!


Well, fixed......here it is with the first 1" skinny border.  I really thought the blue needed a little more representation.


When I laid out the last border I was a little unsure.  Now that I see it on I think it is great.  The picture does not really convey these colors properly, and since it is raining today, no outside pictures.


Yeah, the orange gets washed out in every picture.  Still loving the little Gecko guys!


This is the flannel backing I chose for it.  I'll have to piece it.  See the little gecko guys on there too?  Super cute.


These are calling my name.  I want to make a small wall hanging for the kitchen.  I am sketching it up now (well not RIGHT now).........keep you posted!

Always,

Gentrie

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Sneak Peek....

I am making PROGRESS!!!!!


Almost done!  Four more blocks to go and then two borders!


I plan on working on this binding this evening, and probably tomorrow evening.....

Always,

Gentrie

Monday, April 20, 2015

Some Time To Catch Up

So I am switching jobs and decided to take a week off in between, with Piper still in daycare, to do some quilting.

First I cleaned my machine.....


Gave it some oil, got all the lint and junk out.


Ready to GO!!!!!


And.........THESE are next on the agenda, after the baby quilt.

I will keep you all posted on my progress this week!

Always,

Gentrie