Sunday, August 31, 2014

I Neglected to Post

Somehow I forgot to post pictures of this quilt I made for Quilts of Compassion. Since a big purpose of this blog is to provide a record of quilts I've made, I wanted to get it on the blog. This is not the best picture.  Apparently the day I took it was a cloudy day. These are more of the strip sets I made for an earlier quilt. This time I sashed them in purple and used a border of green with purple flowers. It really does look better in person than it does here. I promise.

See?  This is a truer representation of the colors.

This jungle bird fabric is the backing, and you can get a little look at the binding there as well.

There has been a little progress on the quilt I'm working on right now, but not a whole lot. 

And that is because we have been doing a lot of cleaning, painting and rearranging around here. We've been working on getting Miss Ru's bedroom transformed into my quilting room. That involved repainting her very purple room a much lighter color.

We're not done yet and those quilts will not stay on the quilt frame, but they sure do look pretty on there right now, don't they? That quilt frame is over twelve feet long! It completely takes up one wall, but it will be nice to be able to close the door on it and keep certain four-footed little beasties off the quilts in progress! Dinah, of course, feels sure that the change is purely to benefit her.

Having hard physical work that we want to do helps so much right now. There is still SO much to do. Still lots of "stuff" that will have to be stored, kept, given away, etc. Lots has already been done, but there are still stacks of personal correspondence and things of that sort. Frankly, I'm not ready yet to deal with all that. But one day I will be ready.

Thank you all so much for your sweet messages and emails. That you think of us and pray for us is such a blessing any time, but especially right now.

Hugs and kisses,


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What beautiful quilts ... I especially like the one you're currently working on. There will be plenty of time to deal with a lot of the stuff that you're facing ... still praying for you, my friend.

Karen said...

Good to see a finish with the quilt. The colours are lovely and I do like the jungle bird backing.
Now the one on your design wall looks very interesting!! I will wait until you show that one in full.
You have been busy with all the work at your place. What a lovely idea to use Miss Ru's room for your quilting. Lovely colour.
Good luck with all the sorting. And yes, some things are easier than others. Take your time.
And enjoy your quilting.

Karendianne said...

Love the purple and great backing!
It's so good to hear from you and know what you're up to. Hard, physical labor - you're right. That does help. Again, it's just so good to see you and know how you are. Even blogging takes emotional effort and it's good. You really are such an inspiration, Elaine. I just don't know how you do it. I guess it really is 'one day at a time' in action. Many blessings, *kd.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Elaine, you are still in my prayers. All of those things can wait and you will find a time to do it all. Right now take time to heal and treat yourself well. Your quilts are always so lovely and the room is beautiful with those quilts like that!

Thimbleanna said...

Ah, another pretty quilt finish. You always have the most fun and interesting quilt backs too. I'm glad you're keeping busy -- be good to yourselves -- I know you are. XOXO