Saturday, August 31, 2013

August Roared ~ NewFO

Well I have to say that August is a blur. It roared in full force. Many things to repair this month including myself.

Early in the month I had gone to the doctor and was advised that I would need another spine surgery. Ouch! Well that did kick me into gear. I know that I would be useless for several months to come.

With a great deal of help from my daughter, we started cleaning up my bedroom. That meant closet, dresser etc. After finishing my Easy Street quilt and making new curtains, it was plain to see that I needed to finish the job and do some very overdue spring/summer cleaning.

We emptied out my dresser and passed it on to my grandson. Cleaned out my closet and donated stuff to the good old Salvation army that I have not worn in 3 years or more. Also got rid of paper. Tons of papers that I didn't need.  Shredder was on fire!. Arranged all my clothing for easy access.  She even changed the nightstand to opposite side of the bed because I will not be able to sleep the same way  for a long while.

With that done, I decided to at least start one Project for my on going Post-Op recovery therapy. I chose Bonnie K Hunters pattern called Bricks & Stepping Stones . This quilt will be for my grandson Louie. He does need a  twin size quilt. The ones I made him before are toddler size.

After two restarts I finally got the black & white 4 patches completed. I forgot to check my quarter inch seam! My Bad!!
Parts Dept

A sewed a few into pairs and hung them just to take a look. Tomorrow I will try to sew awhile and then lay them out better. I did make the bricks longer than the pattern calls for, so I could make less of them. I can only sew for 15 minutes at a time. You can get a lot done in fifteen little minutes! ;o)


I would like to thank everyone who prayed for me to make it through. I really appreciate all the prayers and warm wishes for a speedy recovery.

I would also like to thank all the ladies that sent me healing hearts for my first surgery, and the group of ladies that are now sending me the blue 2 x 3 1/2 inch strips. I will use the strips to put all those healing hearts together. Working title - Healing Hearts on the road to recovery.....

Thank You All!

Happy Quilting,
Aileen in Florida