In the meantime, though, I thought I'd show you that the last few days haven't been totally lost to tooth pain. On the 4th of July, I started another block for the quilt that I'm making in memory of my dad and finished it on my son's birthday, July 5th. It was a simple flag that I appliqued to a navy polka dot block. I had to focus to finish it because my tooth pain sometimes got the best of me.
I also worked at sorting my patriotic fabrics. I have a couple projects I want to make - a tablerunner and a candlemat - so found the right fabrics for those items. But I was also sorting my fabrics because my friend Connie from the post office is working on a project with me. We are making a signature quilt for a local soldier who was wounded in Afghanistan.
A week ago, there was a benefit for Jack and so I prepared this board and then Connie and Jack's grandma, Jan, got friends and family who attended the benefit to sign fabric strips. We will stitch them into blocks so we can make a quilt and send it off to Jack. He will be in Texas in rehab for more than a year as he goes through therapy for his injuries and gets the prosthetics he will require. To learn more about Jack, you can check out this YouTube video.....just click HERE.
And then something good came in the mail yesterday...........
the 2012 American Patchwork and Quilting Calendar and the booklet with patterns for all the quilts. Just the other day, I thought....."I need a calendar for 2012" and ..... voila! here it is! I found some really neat patterns in the calendar. Even someone I know has a quilt featured in it! Yes, Jacquelynne of TheNobleWife has a quilt for the month of August. Pretty cool!
Well, that's it for today. When I return, I hope to say "no more tooth pain for me!" Have a good day all!