Saturday, September 20, 2014


The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep. 
Marc Chagall

I didn't mean to be gone for so many weeks!  August was a bit crazy with day trips and the need to run hither and hon for various appointments.  My dear sweet doggie has been plagued with various allergies that made her restless and kept us awake for many nights.
She is now getting better after several trips to the vet and we are getting a little more sleep.

September started off nice with some of my kids coming over for a while Labor Day.  The rest of the week didn't go so well.  I had an unexpected trip to the ER with a kidney stone.  Fortunately it was gone in about 48 hours but it took a few more days to get the drugs out of my system.  Can't say that I enjoyed that experience at all.  Pain that intense isn't fun at all!!!  Needless to say I didn't get much done for a few days.

Happily I'm back to normal again!  I have made progress on a few things.  Want to see?

I made my last two Soul Searching blocks.  I had skipped August because I wasn't sure I wanted another green.  I love the orange one!  Then after thinking about it for weeks I decided that I would make a dark green one.

So what do you think?  Now I have nine made and can sew them all together.  

Back in August I also made some more 30s blocks in green.  Don't seem to have those pictures loaded from the camera yet so I'll share those later.

I went to the Quilting Live Show last week.  I had wanted to go to Chattanooga to the
AQS show but after feeling poorly for a week I decided not to push it by being on the road alone.  I think that was the right decision.  We also had to cancel a weekend in the mountains because of my wonderful little kidney stone.  Who knew that something the size of a split pea could cause so much trouble?

I managed to console myself at the Show with some shopping.  I'll share pictures of some of the goodies I bought next time.

I've been making progress on a few other things too that I'll be sharing soon.  I've actually been getting some borders sewn on to projects!  This is a good thing!  I would hate to show you how many tops I have that are all done except for the borders.  I hope to get two that were design issues done this weekend.  Maybe I'll get the nine Soul Searching blocks on the design wall too!

Linking with: So Scrappy and Patchwork Times


  1. These Soul Searching blocks are great, I really like the orange and just love the white with black background, looking forward to seeing how they all come together.

  2. Gorgeous blocks... especially the orange one! Glad you are recovering from that nasty health issue.

  3. I love the orange block. I need to get mine done this month too as orange is one of my favorite colors. I passed on the second green one.

  4. i went to the AGS and really enjoyed it

  5. Soul searching is so pretty in orange. Love the green one too. Glad to hear you're on the mend. Looking forward to seeing those other projects.

  6. wow, what fun fabrics!! Love black and white prints
    Leeanna at not afraid of color

  7. kidney stone sounds nasty, they say the ain is worse than labour pains they are bad enough! You have used my 2 favourite colours in these blocks green and orange fantastic the black and white goes so well too

  8. Glad you are feeling up to sewing again. Fabric therapy is good for taking your mind off the rest. Lovely blocks. It will be great to see them all come together soon.

  9. Soul Searching is looking good. I like the fun b/w prints you have.

  10. So glad you are feeling up to sewing again! Love your Soul Searching blocks - the colors are beautiful!! Can't wait to see it all put together!

  11. Glad you are feeling better. I spend my wedding night 32 years ago with my first husband in the hospital, he had a kidney stone. Glad you are feeling better and your soul searching blocks are gorgeous.

  12. Glad you are better to sew and back at it. Great looking blocks.

  13. Glad you are feeling better, dear. Love your soul searching blocks!!!

  14. I sure have learned just how pretty orange is this month.
    I like your blocks....if only I had time to do all the sewing that I want to do!


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