Thursday, July 18, 2013

A String Finish

My friend Phyllis made most of the blocks for this one.  Don't you love the BLUE of it?  I had just enough of the blue Martha Negley "Veggie Leaves" for the side borders.

Mostly, I just had fun with the quilting.  There is a little bit of everything in there - stars, swirlies, squiggles, you name it.

This sort of neutral fern fabric is the backing with an acid yellow green stripe for the border.  I think some child will really love it.

Miss Ru was admitted to the hospital through the emergency room over the weekend.  Symptoms seemed to indicate a collapsed lung, but thank God, it is not.  It is her old enemy  pneumonia sticking its ugly head up again.  There is lots of pain and not a lot of fun, but she will win this bout, too!  I've spent the last four nights there with her. 

I've come home during the day and done little bits and pieces of things.  I got these blocks sewn together one day and pressed the next.  Even a little bit of sewing is remarkably good therapy!

Yesterday I went out in back and played in the dirt.  That's good therapy, too!  We've had some nice rain this week and everything out there has enjoyed it immensely. 

 I am so thankful for the goodness of the Lord and for the many ways He helps me and our family.  I can't honestly say that it's always fun, but even in the worst of times, there is still fun to be had.

I do hope you're finding plenty to keep yourself busy and out of trouble.

Hugs and kisses,


Anonymous said...

I hope things take a turn for the better really soon at your house! God IS faithful. Your string quilt is lovely!

Sheila said...

I think of your sweet Miss Ru often. I hope she improves and leaves the hospital soon.
Love your string quilt. Take care of yourself, too.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Praying that Miss Ru will be better soon ... and out of that hospital.

Love that string quilt ... and the blue-ness is beautiful!

Thimbleanna said...

Another great quilt Elaine! Sending good wishes to you and Miss Ru -- I hope she'll be out of the hospital soon!

Karen said...

The string quilt is lovely.
Sorry to hear about Miss Ru. Best wishes.

Terri said...

Love your string quilt... and you are right, some kid will love it. They'll go hunting to see what they can find on all the strips. Thanks for sharing it.

Esther F. said...

Hope miss Ru is feeling better already!
Your quilts are wonderful, as always! ;-)
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BJ is Quilting! said...

Praying for your daughter today, Elaine. Blessings.

Sarah Craig said...

Such a beautiful quilt, Elaine! Whoop whoop for you and the lucky child who will be enjoying it soon! Prayers for Miss Ru too...

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I hope and pray Miss Ru will be okay and her lungs will clear up.
Glad you had a chance to work outside in the dirt. That's great for me when I need a change. I'm glad you also got rain.
I like you quilt very much. The blue colors are awesome.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Prayers and best wishes are being sent to you and Miss Ru. God is good and He will get you through. Love the pretty quilt pieces and your flowers!

Millie said...

Elaine, I love your string quilt with all the blue fabrics. Prayers going out to you and Miss Ru.

Susie Swanson said...

Praying for Ms. Ru. I love your string quilt and the colors look so beautiful.. Hugs, xo