Saturday, January 21, 2006

Sore Knees and Scrappy Hearts

Not a very good day for me. It started out good, and then my husband and I were heading out to breakfast. I misstepped off the curb and kissed concrete. Ok, I didn't kiss it, but my palms and knees got the biggest of it. I did see some good out of it - my left palm and my right knee have the least damage, so I still can pedal ok and since I'm left handed, I could get away with sewing! :) But my left knee? It's been putting me through a lot of pain that I wouldn't wish on anybody and that I haven't felt it about 13 years. And I probably twisted that ankle or something, it's really throbbing, but I'm still able to stand on it and it's not swelling.

I just really hope that I get better soon! Cuz next weekend my husband is gonna be gone for 3 days and two nights for some student thing (he's a high school teacher). I looked at those days and said "oooh! Sew-a-thon!" I'll be going to Costco and JoAnn's while he's gone. And one of my online groups is having is monthly cyber quilting bee that weekend. It's a really cool group cuz if you post what you're doing (quilty related or not) you get a chance to win a prize. The prizes are also donated by those who participate, but you do not HAVE to donate a prize to win. I usually try to give a little something - FQ or such. I've also won some several prizes, on average, once a month. There's been FQs, a calander, patterns and even a needlecase that I've won. So, next weekend is promising to be productive. :)

After my wedding, I wanted to say a special "thank you!" to a few people who really helped. My uncle and aunt who loaned their house for the wedding, my grandmother's sister who made the hand-out favors and table decorations; and another aunt and uncle who did all the flower arrangements. And what's a better way to say thanks than with a heart quilt?

It's also a sign of insanity. The logs were made from 1" cuts. No paperpiecing. There was quite a bit of "make it fit!" because being even one thread off or a tiny wobble in sewing a line caused quite a bit of missizing in something so small. I stitched-in-the-ditch around the heart to help it pop out and put loops on the back so they could hang it on the wall.

The quilt you see is the one that went to my great-aunt, who unfortunately died about a year ago. She was a pretty "crafty" person, did lots of decorative stuff around her house and enjoyed knitting. I'm just glad the heart got to her in time and she was able to enjoy it for a few months.

I had forgotten how cute those hearts are though... maybe I need to make one for myself. But I'll paper piece this time! :)



Nines said...

Oh dear, oh dear. Hope you're mending from your tumble!! I sometimes get sore from NOT falling- that's where you nearly fall, but jerk yourself back up. Ouch! I like your heart quilt. And your braid!! I once won a pigtail contest when I was a little girl- I had the longest! I like to braid my girls' hair- but I don't do it nearly often enough. Hope you're all better soon so you can shop and sew!

quiltpixie said...

Hope you heal up fast so you can enjoy your quilt weekend!

Laurie Ann said...

So sorry to hear about your fall! Take it easy and hopefully you'll be back to full strength for your quilting weekend. I like it when DH goes out of town now and then because I quilt, watch my favorite shows and eat pizza the whole time, without guilt!

Dawn said...

I"ve never seen a heart made out of log cabins! How clever!

Hope your palms and knees are ok. Those falls are nasty!

Finn said...

Beautiful log heart sorry about the fall. Don't know if anything hurts as much as meeting the pavement unexpectedly. Hope the boo-boos are all better soon.