Monday, May 24

What's on the line?

Good morning, Monday! Time to see "what's on the line" today and I think you can tell by this photo, that we are not in my backyard!

No, this quilt is hanging on a really high clothesline in the yard of my friend, Pandora. The picture was taken last summer during the "Quilts in Bloom" show that she hosts in her gardens. This is one of my favorite quilts that Pandora has made and I really want to make one similar to this as I have so many floral fabrics that would be perfect for this quilt.

If you are a regular follower of my blog, you all know that this past February I shared (with Pandora's permission) photos of the quilts that were displayed in her garden last summer. I had planned to share the photos right after the quilt show in June but sometimes the "best laid plans" do not happen like you think they will. I injured my back last summer and it took me weeks to get back to normal (however, is there really a "normal"?). More on "best laid plans" in a minute. But first, if you would like to see lots of quilts on the line, in the trees, and even little ones nestled in the flower beds like those you see in the photo below..............

all you have to do is go here , here , and here to see the beautiful quilts made by Pandora and friends. Pandora is one of my crazy quilting friends. I should explain......we met when she came to a retreat that I hosted and then she joined our evening crazy quilting group. Then some of us decided we wanted to start an afternoon crazy quilting group, and so....... we are, as many of you know........the Tuesday Crazies! Oh, and we do have a crazy, good quilting time together!

Now, if you live anywhere near the Twin Cities in Minnesota, you might want to check out the quilts that Pandora will have on display in her backyard this coming June. Just go here for information on this year's event.

Last thing for this post relates to those "best laid plans" I mentioned earlier. I had made really good plans to go to Quilt Market in Minneapolis this past weekend. I had a list of booths I wanted to visit, blogging friends I wanted to meet, vendors I wanted to check out. I even printed up some new business cards in case they were needed. I was ready to prowl the aisles, enjoy all those quilts and stitcheries and just plain observe. And then........those "best laid plans" were tossed out the window because of that allergy reaction I mentioned in last Friday's post. It didn't get better, it just got worse. I was in no condition to prowl the aisles of a supermarket let alone Quilt Market. I know because on Saturday, I did a "trial run" to the supermarket for more soothing skin care products and one hour out and about, just about did me in. I was very bummed to think that Quilt Market was so close and I was so not going to be able to go there. :-(
I did manage to do a bit of stitching each day on a little quilt that I'll share at Pandora's Quilts in Bloom show, so it wasn't a total loss these last few days. In fact, it kept me sane to at least stitch a little bit. I'll take pictures later today and show you the quilt in my next post. And for today..........I see more stitching and less itching. I'm better now but not clear of symptoms. In fact, I'm not all that sure the allergy is to the medication. I think it began with a bug bite, and like my grandpa who was severely allergic to bee stings, I think I got stung by the wrong bug. Something similar happened last May. I've made some notes and will be calling my doctor with some info because I don't think I could go through this again.
Here's wishing you a very good Monday, a wonderful start to a great week!
Sandi

10 comments:

Pat said...

I do hope this itching stops for you soon. I"m sure you feel about to go crazy with that. *sigh* As for that floral quilt, I love it, too. I collected a lot of florals with the hopes of making a floral quilt and I like the way that one is done as I don't want to cut the prints too small and "lose" the flowers...so I may fashion mine after that, too. thanks for sharing!

Dee M said...

Sandi, I am sorry to hear you didn't get to make it to Quilt Market, and esp. about your allergic reaction. Here's hoping it goes away and you figure out what caused it so you can avoid it ever occurring again.

luv2quilt2 said...

I'm sorry that you weren't able ot make it to Quilt Market, and especially sorry about the reason. I think a discussion with your doctor is in order, for sure. I look forward to seeing the photos of your friends quilt show. I loved the display you showed from last year.

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Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh Sandi, I'm so so sorry you didn't get to visit quilt market. oh well. How horrible really. I know you were excited to go. The quilts here are really lovely.

Owl Lady said...

I am so sorry to hear that you had to miss Quilt Market. I know that you were excited about the prospect.
My DH and his father were not allergic to any insects until they started taking some heart medicine. After that, a bee or wasp sting meant a trip to the emergency. An aunt became allergic to pork once she started taking medicine for her heart.
Of course, Pandora's floral quilt is beautiful. She is so good at balancing the colors yet giving a random appearance.

Pat said...

Sandi, I looked at the quilts, and they are the most beautiful, my dear friend. I also hope that you get to feeling better. Thank you for sharing. Happy Quilting!

Diane H said...

Hope your feeling better today.

prashant said...

I loved the display you showed from last year.
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Beth said...

The floral quilt is beautiful.
I am so sory that you missed Quilt market and even more sorry about the reason you missed it. I hope you re done itching. I hope that the info you put together will help to prevent any further allergic reactions. Happy stitching.

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