Thursday, June 16

I'm back........

Late Tuesday afternoon, I returned from a few days in Iowa with my mom. She's having some health issues so I went down to see her to the doctor. My brother had been covering things so it was time I took my turn. I always pack a bag with all the clothes and stuff I'll need, but I also pack several projects to take along. Stitching keeps me relaxed. So, the first thing I put in the car to take along was my box of wool scraps that I am using to add embellishments to a vintage wool piece that my mother gave me.
 
When I got to the hospital to wait for my mom who was having a same-day surgery, I got out my box and was ready to stitch. Duh.......I opened the box and quickly realized that I'd left the vintage wool piece at home. New plan......I cut shapes to stitch to the wool piece later on. There were some other folks in the waiting room who looked like they wondered....."what is that woman doing?" However, no one asked. LOL!  I didn't use any patterns. I just cut shapes as if I was cutting pieces from construction paper. I'm looking forward to stitching them in place and seeing the wool piece come to life.
Later on that evening, while my mom dozed in her chair, I decided to take some of my scraps and make a little wooly item. I wasn't sure what it was going to be when I started. It began with a scrap of muslin that was in the box......one end was rounded, one straight. I folded the scrap in half and cut the straight end to be rounded. Then I began cutting bits of wool and basting them in place. I think it will become a case for scissors or maybe a wallet. More on this in my next post.

Yesterday, I caught up on laundry and sleep. :-)  Trying to catch up on my blog, then will get to my Yahoo groups. Just taking things one day at a time/one task at a time. :-)
Thanks for your concerns for my mom. She's doing pretty well.
Oh, and almost forgot.........I have notified the winners of the final giveaways for my blogaversary celebration. They are............
Deb at http://aspenhill.wordpress.com who won the 101 Fabulous Rotary Cut Quilts book.
Winner of my wool tulip penny rug kit is Sandy and the winner of the Joy of Quilting book is Nadine, known to me as Owl Lady. :-) Congrats, Ladies! I've sent you all a winning e-mail and when I get your addresses your prizes will go in the mail.
See you all tomorrow with some Go! Baby fun............
Sandi

9 comments:

Crispy said...

Welcome home Sandi! I'm happy to hear your mom is on the mend. Goodness I wish I was as brave as you to just freehand cut shapes. My brain thinks it can but my hands say No Way!!

Crispy

W. Latane Barton said...

As the old saying goes, 'Idle fingers are the devils workshop' and you certainly stay busy and 'out of trouble'. hehe.

Diane Wild said...

Glad you're back and hope your mom is doing well.

Needled Mom said...

Isn't that typical that one would leave something so important at home? I really hate it when I do that sort of thing.

I hope your mom continues to do well, Sandi.

Beth said...

Glad you are safely home and that your Mom is doing pretty well. Hope your Mom feels better every day and that you get rested up and caught up.

Snoodles said...

So glad that your mom is improving, and that you are home safely to rest. I am amazed at your shapes that you cut freehand! I would have to find something to use for a pattern, for sure.
Jacque in SC
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Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I told you that I love this opening header photo..we are from the same moment in time. Thank you for following me in my attempt to post my daily journey as an artist. I am glad your mother is better and you are now home. Have a great weekend! Peace, mary helen Fernandez Stewart

Sherry said...

I came to visit from "The Noble Wife" blog. I am glad I did. I enjoyed reading several of your posts. Your are a very creative lady. I am now following you in google reader.

Jacquelynne said...

Wow! No pattern- I'm impressed.
Hope your mom is better.

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