Thursday, March 17, 2011

Five years ago today

Sometimes when I haven't had time to get any new pics--and heaven forbid I do a post without pics unless absolutely necessary--anyway, I try going back to the same date in years back. So far, other than Lorelei's birthday there has been nothing I wanted to show. I lucked out today and found this baby quilt that I was just finishing for a neighbor's first granddaughter.
The back of it is pieced...among some of us quilters we call it back art. I love having something out of the ordinary for the back. It is an added little surprise.

I am almost positive this quilt was 60 inches long, give or take an inch or two. And I know it was between 40 and 45 inches wide. It is all machine quilted and pieced and was probably the last quilt I quilted on my Pfaff before I got my Juki. And even though it was baby quilt size, I struggled with quilting it. Now, with my Juki 98Q, I think nothing of one 90 inches square.
I should have mentioned last night that Lorelei and family lives not that terrible far from the Indianapolis International Airport, so she sees lots of planes, down low. I don't know if that is what has got her so intrigued with them or if she would have found them fascinating anyway.

And I wanted to let everyone know that Roger is on the mend...I suppose it is going to take a while for it all to disappear and to completely stop itching. His swelling is down, also. So things are definitely looking up.

It has been a gorgeous day here, and I did hang out a couple loads of clothes. I will be going to bed on sheets that have hung all day in the wind and sunshine...

Other than that we got a new computer, and I spent the afternoon getting the old one taken down and the new one hooked up...I only made one phone call to my brother...with what else but a dumb, dumb question. And I scared myself a time or two after that. With those, I think it was more a thing of just being really tired and not thinking straight, and they were more like a little pause before I saw what I where I was wrong.


Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Most importantly, I'm glad to hear that your Roger is getting better! Thank goodness.

The quilt is beautiful. I don't know from Pfaff and Juki but I'd guess they're not my grandma's sewing machines with the foot treadle and all... :-)

New computers are fun but so darn much work. Glad you got things figured out. And that's what brothers are for - to field questions from frustrated sisters trying to hook up a new computer!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Rose, I'm so glad that Roger is better... That is SUCH good news.

That quilt is gorgeous... I always enjoy seeing all of your quilts --and it is neat to do something 'special' on the back!!!

Sounds like you are getting the new computer all set up...

Have a great day.

texwisgirl said...

Looks like you got the new pc up and running just fine. I'm glad your hubby is doing better - thank goodness!!! Yikes. Beautiful quilt. Really lovely.

Carletta said...

Hi Rose,
Sorry I haven't been around. I've had a cold/flu this week and am just starting to feel like sitting short times at the computer.
I read back a few posts. Sure hope Roger is finally on the mend.
Lovely quilt. I like the back art.

Gill - That British Woman said...

glad to hear Roger is on the mend.

Just adore that quilt it is stunning.

Gill in Canada

George said...

I'm glad to hear that Roger is on the mend. I'm also glad to hear that other people sometimes have trouble coming up with a blog post.
Your quilt is very beautiful.

EG Wow said...

The quilt is beautiful and I really like the pieced back.

A new computer? I always feel a little discombobulated when I switch from the old to the new.

I'm glad Roger is getting better!

Judy said...

I really love that quilt Rose, and I never thought to do something different with the back other than just plain fabric...I love it.
I'm glad Roger is on the mend. We had to get a new computer a couple of weeks ago and I can't seem to upload my photos from my camera on them...grrrrr...I want my old one back.

Kimberly said...

So lovely! I'm attempting knitting right now, and think I'll move onto quilting next for crafting. :)