Monday, August 1, 2011

Catching up, feeling better and a finished top

I haven't posted in a few weeks.  I haven't felt good and haven't done any sewing.  I have had a terrible tooth ache.  My dentist fixed this tooth back in January but it didn't work. I finally had to give up and go to the endodontist and they drilled through the crown to do a root canal.  After two weeks of tooth  and jaw pain, I finally got some relief on Thursday and started feeling lots better.  My mouth is still tender but no pain..Woo hoo, you can only imagine the relief!  Anyway, I'm not on any more drugs and I finally felt like doing something besides going to bed... 

I worked on several things this weekend.  I made a quick little quilt top out of some Brown Bear fabric I've had in my stash.  I haven't had this in my stash very long, maybe a year or two...anyway, I already did one Brown Bear top a few months ago but I really liked this one when I saw it in another magazine. I fussy cut the animals out and the fabric I have left is really holey...(I hate fussy cutting only because of the waste of the fabric) I'm going to cut up the rest of the animals and use them on my last Brown Bear panel  that I have. I'm going to keep the panel all together on this last one  and just add borders around it. I'll use the left over animals in the border or maybe on the back of the quilt. Here's the Brown Bear top I made this weekend:

Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see?

I finished this little quilt top for community service. This is a little top I started at my small group at our last meeting. I couldn't finish it at the meeting as the kit was short two blue cornerstones and I had to cut those out of my stash.  I cut those and finished sewing up the little top.  I'll give this back to the  group and we have long arm quilters that will do the quilting for us...

Here's a close-up of the blocks, this fabric is all different kinds of mocassins.  The fabric was pretty cute and I didn't like the border at first but it grew on me as I was putting it on.  I think it turned out ok and I hope some little kid will like it.

I also worked on catching up on my row by row quilt.  I made three rows and I'll add these to the other rows I  have already done. Now,  my little row by row is all caught up.. I didn't take a picture of those but I will and I'll show you later.

I didn't do this over the weekend but I wanted to show you this cute pincushion that I made at my last ASG meeting.  It is made out of wool and he turned out so cute. It's a little porcupine.

 I planned on working on the Barbara Brackman blocks but didn't get to them .  I have fallen behind and need to catch up on these too. I'll try to work on them this week.  I did all of my sewing while watching the youngest grandchild and she demanded my time, these were on my list but she took priority. I'll have to catch up on them another time.


Miss 376 said...

There is nothing worse than toothache that bad, so glad you are finally on the mend.

I love that porcupine, he's gorgeous

Jackie said...

Glad you're feeling better and back to sewing. Tooth pain can be some of the worst pain. I can't imagine going weeks with it.

Lily said...

Your work is wonderful.Sorry to hear about your teeth. Hope you are better now.

Barb said...

Glad you are doing better, that is horrible that you had to live through 2 weeks of pain. I so love all of your projects and that little critter on the last photo is just adorable!

Peg said...

Glad you're feeling better - love the quilts - and that porcupine.....just too cute!

Mary said...

Glad you are feeling better. Lov your quilts. The pincushion, is absolutely adorable. too cute. Thank you for sharing.

Deborah said...

The Brown Bear quilt is precious. It reminds me of reading the book to my grandsons when they were small. The pin cushion and shoe quilt are pretty, too. You can't have too many pin cushions. I'm glad to know you are feeling better.

Candace said...

Sorry that you weren't feeling well, but glad they found out what to do about that tooth. The quilts are really cute. I don't like the waste on fussy cutting either, but it sure was worth it on your bear quilt. The porcupine is completely adorable.

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