Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hurray! I'm Baaaack!

It's about time. Yesterday I put a charity quilt-top on the long-arm to quilt. I've been kinda dreading quilting lately and finding any and every reason NOT to quilt. You see, the last couple of quilts that I worked on was very frustrating and a little painful. When I hurt my elbows back in late September I just didn't stop and give them time to heal. Pretty stupid on my part, but sometimes I'm not a very patient person. When I finally went to the doctor I knew that I would have to stop quilting for awhile and that really didn't set very well with me.

At any rate.............I"m Baaaacccck! Hurray! I'll admit that I still have a small bit of discomfort in the elbows, but a month of physical therapy and lots of time resting has really paid off. I just need to approach this slowly and LISTEN to my body!

So this is my first quilt...........I started on a Quilt of Valor that has been hanging in my closet since last MAY! I didn't do alot of fancy quilting, but wanted to check out my tension and get into a rhythm. I was afraid that with so much time away from the machine I may had lost the touch! The quilting went great and during the process I remembered how much I love to machine quilt!

Here is a picture of the finished quilt:

And some block details:

This Quilt of Valor was pieced by my friend MaryAnn.

I'll give the top back to her, she will bind it and send it off to the Quilts of Valor organization where it will be given to a returning soldier at one of the medical centers.

On a personal note..........Mike and I took Jenny and Rafael to the airport EARLY on Sunday morning. They left for thier Kauai Honeymoon.
Please note the shirts they are wearing! I embroidered them for a bridal shower gift. Jenny insisted that she have the "honey", not the "mooner" on her shirt!

Don't they look happy?
(Duh, who wouldn't........when they are on thier way to Hawaii?)


  1. Really beautiful! as all of your works. I hope that they are very happy.