Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Almost Well

I hope!  And I hope nobody else gets it.  Laid me out, it did.  Didn't sew, didn't blog, hardly looked at the computer....and taking two types of cold meds gave me a bad, bad day of depression.  Meds and I don't get along.

But look what's starting to come to life outside my window!

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That's right, the messiest crabapple tree in existence.  It's been in need of serious pruning for years, but since it's always covered with bees, I leave that to others.  Others who never do it.  But the flowers sure are pretty!  I hope all the blossoms survive, we've had some frost.

Here's what I haven't been working on.

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I did manage to get it basted today, still waiting for inspiration to strike on how to quilt it.  And I need to get some trim - some kind of gold braid, I think, to go around the border, like a rope.

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It's really hard to photograph something with white on it!  I could take it outside but I'm not feeling THAT good yet.  Do you like it?  It's going to be a free pattern on my sidebar as soon as I finish writing it.  Almost done.

I want to thank everyone for the lovely messages you left on my last post.  You all made me feel so much better!  I'm sorry that I got so behind on my blog reading, I had to clear my reader to start over - I'm so glad to be back, but I know I'll never get caught up.  I read all your posts, but my head was pounding so I couldn't sit long enough to comment. 

And now I'd better go get my tea, it's almost time for "Lost" and I don't miss that show - it's the only one I watch, lol!  Be well, stay healthy!

46 comments:

Terry said...

I'm glad you're starting to feel better! Love your crabapple tree too! They're so beautiful this time of year.

Mary said...

Hi Allie - welcome back! I'm glad you're on the mend. I love the crab apple tree blossoms - I remember getting up in a crab apple tree as a kid and eating so many crab apples that I was sick that night (I loved the sourness). Anyway - I love the quilt! Perhaps you could mimic the swirly background fabric with quilting. I don't know how you'd do that, but the pattern on that fabric would be quite fantastic I think.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Been missing you girl! Glad you are feeling better.

jan said...

Glad you are on the mend! The quilt looks fabulous. I am sure you will gain inspiration for the quilt design as you gain energy!

Victoria said...

Our crab apple tree just popped a few days ago... also swarming with bees, but so pretty! Lovely quilt design, too. Good to hear your feeling better... hang in there. xo

Cyndi said...

Allie, I'm so happy that you are starting to feel better. I have been meaning to e-mail you to see how you were, but I guess since you weren't on the computer, you wouldn't have seen it anyway! :o)

Both the quilt and the crabapple tree are beautiful. I can't help much with ideas for quilting, but I'm sure whatever you come up with will be beautiful!

XOXO,

Cyndi

ivoryspring said...

Allie,

Glad to hear that you are on the mend. My goodness - that lighthouse quilt is BEAUTIFUL!

Fleurette said...

Hi Allie, glad you're feeling better and hope your family are too. Beautiful crabapple blossoms and your quilt is gorgeous, I agree with Mary,quilt in the curves.I love that sea fabric and I hope you find the gold rope trim.Take care!

Joy said...

So glad you're starting to feel better Allie, you poor thing!!! Your quilt is just gawjus, and the fabric with the swirly waves is just so perfect for it!!!
Take care of yourself ... don't do too much too soon!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Debbie said...

Glad you're feeling better, Allie!

Shasta said...

I'm glad you are feeling better Allie! Hope you get a full recovery soon. It gives me joy to see flowering trees. It's been a dreary winter.

Your nautical quilt is beautiful. I'm hoping to put nautical designs on the border of my kaleidoscope quilt - so I look forward to the pattern. I won't have time to make it until July, so you have some time to get your strength back. LOL

Linda said...

There's nothing worse that a Spring bout of the crud, as you put it. Glad you're starting to feel better. Love your nautical quilt, very striking indeed.

Tozz said...

Take care Allie and I am glad you are starting to feel better :) Hugssss Vicki

Carol said...

Glad you're feeling better...I think this has been the hardest spring in a very long time...too much pollen.

joanne lendaro said...

Glad that you are feeling better!! Geez, there is nothing worse than feeling bad in the springtime! I'm hoping that tree brings you tons of smiles and happy thoughts till you feel well enough to enjoy other springy things!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

So glad you are feeling better. A little sunshine and warmth and flowers blooming will go a long way towards helping you recover completely.

This may sound like a crazy idea, but what if you put big grommets on the edge of the quilt and laced some nautical looking rope through it like lifelines on a dock? The gold braid sounds good, too!

Mickie said...

So glad you are beginning to feel better! Like everyone else, I think you should quilt in the waves, it is perfect! Love this quilt a lot and the gold braid (or a hemp looking one) would be awesome on the border! Your tree is lovely!

Paula said...

So glad you are feeling better! I love both your quilt and your crab apple blossoms. Take care of yourself! Paula

Dolores said...

Glad to hear you are up and about.
Don't overdo it. That is such a pretty quilt and I know what you meant about photographing white.

Martha said...

I would definitely quilt in the waves of that awesome swirly fabric. It's a great quilt, Allie -- I love nautical designs.

Relieved to hear you are feeling better -- I bet it'll be nice to get back to your normal routine.

loulee said...

It's good to hear that you are mending.

Mary-Kay said...

I love the quilt. That's a great idea about the gold braid. I think it would lookk great! About the crud, can a person catch it over the net? I've been sick with it all week and it sucks. But I've managed to sew a bit. Actually, some guy at work had a cold all last week and I tihnk I got it from him. Men!

Rebekah said...

glad that you're feeling better!

I am so excited that spring has finally arrived in MI! I smile every time I see such pretty blooms.

Your anchor quilt is so cute!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Glad you're feeling better. I wonder if you have what I had over Easter. The doctor said it would take about 3 weeks to get over it. That's about right! Take care and don't over do until you get your strength back.

Kim D. said...

I'm glad your starting to feel better.. That crab apple tree is gorgeous and so is the quilt. I like your idea of a rope around the border. Take care of you.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Allie-girl, those blossoms sure do cheer a person up, they are beautiful! Glad you're on the road to recovery...you are missed quite a lot when you are away. :-)
LOVE the quilt!!!

AllyJo said...

Get well hugs and kisses. (((hugs))) I miss you. Been gone or busy here in FL.

sewtakeahike said...

Hey Allie,
So good to hear you're doing better! You'll be back to it in no time! Your table runner quiltie is so cute!! I'm thinking waves for the quilting? lol, did THAT ever cross your mind?

susan m hinckley said...

So nice to have you back, Allie -- now maybe you can skip any summer colds and be healthy all season!

My crabapple tree looks exactly like yours today. What a glorious spring we're having in the midwest. And now that you're feeling better, you can really enjoy it.

I vote for gold trim -- I think it will be just the thing. I'm sure everyone else knows the answer to this, but why do you love nautical themes so much? Something in your background?

soggibottom said...

No, don't think I said get well soon......:-( but so pleased you are better.
As for your beautiful beautiful tree........ WE NEED BEE'S.....
Save the tree, save the bee's.....
What a beautiful outlook in Spring.
Your quilts great by the way. Infact it's really good.... Good to have you back Allie x x x

Valerie said...

Oh Allie! I didn't know you had been sick. I am trying to catch up on visiting now. I hope you continue to get well. Thank you for loving Granny.

Susan said...

Allie,
I don't get along well with drugs either. I had an all night anxiety attack the other night from using Zyrtec for my allergies. I hope you are feeling normal soon. Love the quilt!
Take care,
Susan

Jennifer said...

Be well my friend so sorry to hear you are under the weather but looks like you are coming through it by the amazing quilt you are working on.

joan said...

Sorry to hear you were not feeling well but glad you are a little better. I love your project and I agree the gold would look absloutely stunning.
I too have a Flowering Crab but it is not quite ready to bloom here yet. It has lots of buds. It is so sad they don't stay in bloom
all summer. We planted a tree for each of our children's births and that on is our son's. 33 years old!

Mama Spark said...

Love how the quilt is or is not (lol) coming along. Hope you feel better soon!!

Heather x said...

Sorry to hear that you have been under the weather hun, glad to hear that you are on the mend :0)
Love the quilt that you are making, very nautical :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Dawn said...

Glad you feeling better... check out my blog... he he ... Surprise!
Hugs Dawn x x x

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

The gold trim with be lovely! Glad you are feeling a tad better ~

Wish I had such a pretty crabapple tree!

Jan said...

So glad you are feeling better---I missed you! I have been down with pneumonia myself, but getting better!! I love your red, white and blue quilt! Great design!

Jan said...

So glad you are feeling better---I missed you! I have been down with pneumonia myself, but getting better!! I love your red, white and blue quilt! Great design!

Dolores said...

Well, it seems like congratulations are in order. A wonderful gift from Dawn. Well deserved.

clare's craftroom said...

I'm glad you're on the mend ! That quilt is fantastic , perfect fabric choices !

Denise of Ingleside said...

Hi Allie! I love your crab apple tree :) i have one now too, but mine's white :) the quilt is stunning! i love the wave idea others have said too , awesome job!
Glad your getting better too, Allie.
guess what?! I love LOST Too lol... it was the only show i watched, up until Emily got me stuck on Sonny With A Chance lol.. now i love 2 shows :)

My magnolia is about to bloom! yay :)

Love you Dear Friend,
Love,
Denise of Ingleside, PEI

Cheryl said...

So glad you are better Allie. I kept checking in hoping to have you back amongst us. Love the view out your window, and that quilt is wonderful.

Sheri Howard said...

WOW that is a cute quilt!!!!

Candied Fabrics said...

Ooh! I LOVE lighthouses! Fabulous work!

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