Monday, November 12, 2012

Pretty In Pink

Well, I thought my life was going to get back to normal, with mum's last therapy appointment last week.   However, the same day as her last appointment, my aunt had surgery on her knee, so we spent the day at the hospital, then went to therapy.  Tomorrow night, I'll be spending the night with my aunt, so I can ferry HER to therapy bright and early Wednesday morning!  Anybody know where I can buy a used taxi cheap? *G*

My poor aunt - she lost a lot of blood during the surgery, so they gave her something to help.  Unfortunately, they didn't read her chart to see that she was allergic.  SEVERELY allergic.  She's a nurse herself, has taught and specialized for many years, and she really gave them what for.  I hope they listened!

I have been sewing, off and on.  We're in winter-type weather now, which makes me ache, so when I saw a neat tutorial for a shoulder rice bag, I had to try it.  Mine is not nearly as pretty as hers, I used white muslin in case it didn't turn out right - but I LOVE it.

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Seriously, if you know anyone who has shoulder or neck pain, or just tense muscles, make them one.  This is an awesome tutorial!  From Alissa at Crafty Endeavor.

Then too, I've been stitching.  I finished block two from Kaaren's Raggedy and Friends quilt....

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I'm still plugging away on block one from Homespun....

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Plus two other stitcheries.  But before I finish those, my cousin is going to have a baby, and it's a girl!  The shower is December 1.  Remember those half-square triangles I was making?  I picked out all the pink, and am making a baby quilt.  I fortified myself first.

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Love it when my son goes to Walmart.  He always gets me something.

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I have all the triangles pressed open now, just have to cut off the dog ears and figure out the layout.

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I really like those stars on my design wall.  But I also LOVE to see them all marching in the same direction.  I don't know...maybe I'll have to make two....plus, I've decided with the rest of the hst's, the non-pink ones, I'm going to make hubby a quilt for Christmas.   He's the only one I haven't made a quilt for, and he's the one who bought me my sewing machines.  About time, don't you think?  And besides, it's the only thing he doesn't already own.

So, I'll see you on Thursday, I'll be gone the next couple of days...happy sewing!!!

34 comments:

shez said...

that neck heat pack is a great idea Allie and i love the traingles all ging one way its a beautiful effect with the colours you have choosen,ha ha your boy spoils you with goodies and yep i think hubby deserves a quilt,enjoy your day Alie.xx

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

You'll sure need the heat pack after all your taxi driving....grin. Sure hope everyone gets better soon.

I'm thinking about doing the Homespun for next year. It's so cute!

WoolenSails said...

I hope everyone gets better and you can take a break for yourself. It looks like you are still keeping busy with your projects and making some beautiful things. I will have to go check out that tutorial.

Debbie

Vicki said...

All this taxi driving must remind you of all the running around with your kids when they were little. I know I spent a good portion of my time in the car. What a great idea the heat pack is. I think I'll make one for my mother. Vicki

Loralynn said...

Thanks for the link to the neck warmer. I can really use one of those, and it would make a good Christmas present too!

Mama Pea said...

I like your shoulder pillow. That would be nice just for warming up the bones in general. I love your stitching, and I love your half-square triangles designs. Really looking good.

I'm cold. I'm not happy.

Jeanette said...

Thanks for the link to the tutorial. Your stitcheries are looking great Allie. Hugs,

Terra said...

Happy sewing in the days ahead and the quilt is looking good, either way you decide to go with it. Nice shoulder neck pad, and cool to make your hubby a quilt too.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love all your projects Allie...

Dolores said...

Your mom and aunt are lucky to have you around. I hope they get to feeling better soon. Have fun with the baby quilt. They are fun to make and I do like your stitching projects.

Sandra :) said...

I hope someone gets their hand slapped over the allergic-to-the-meds situation - they're lucky she didn't have a worse reaction! I sent that link for the shoulder rice bag to a friend - she grows lavender and I think she'll like this :) Pretty stitcheries, and I'm looking forward to seeing your girly quilt(s) progressing!

B J Elder said...

I made a similar neck pad several years ago. They are wonderful!
I LOVE the nativity embroidery. I had not seen that pattern before. It's terrific!
I see you fortify with good Vita - M's! Although I prefer the purple bags of them now. LOL
I'm liking the triangles all going the same way -- looking good!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Everything you make is so beautiful, and that quilt is going to be especially sweet!!
Good on your aunt...I hope those nurses listened.
Hugs
Jen
xxx

VivJM said...

Oh, Allie, you are such a lovely lady, looking after everyone!
That rice bag looks just the thing for someone I know...off to check out the tutorial.
Big hugs ((()))

Michelle Ridgway said...

I hope your family are on the mend real soon. I love the idea of your shoulder pack. Also my kind of fortification. Lol lovely stitching and triangles.

Mickie said...

hey Allie, that is a lot on your shoulders, glad you are making a rice bag!!! I know how stressful caregiving can give, just glad your aunt is doing okay (that allergy thing is crazy). Sewing therapy, the best stuff. Love and miss ya,
Mickie

West Michigan Quilter said...

So nice to hear from you. Love all that you are doing. Thanks for the links. I love that shoulder/neck pillow. It will make a nice Christmas gift. So sorry about the problems with your loved ones. Hope all are better soon.

Cathy said...

Great to have you back. Glad your Mom is doing better and sorry to hear about your Aunt.

I made a small rice pack years ago and it really works.

Love your blocks...redwork and patchwork. You've been a busy girl in more than one way.

Hugs

Carrie P. said...

you have been busy stitching.
I think you should mix the stars and 1/2 square triangles in the same quilt. I love the fabrics you are using.
How sweet of your son to bring you a treat.

Joanne Lendaro said...

Welcome back!! You are such a sweetheart for all of the miles...

Love your handwork, stunning as always, and the pinks are looking fab too!!

Kiss that wonderful son for the chocolate, he is a good boy!!lol!!

hugs kiddo!!

Patty@Granma's said...

Alli - I too make rice bags for my Fibro! And then I make a 'slipcover' out of pretty flannel to slide over the bag. Just make an envelope back - Keeps the bags clean and the covers are washable - 'cause they last for years - one of mine is eight years old now and still going strong. And if you don't like the 'cooked rice' smell, toss a little dried lavender in when you fill the bag - the aroma lasts a long long time - Luck with your mom and your aunty.

Melody said...

That shoulder warmer is a fabulous idea

donnalc said...

Hi Allie,
I'm sorry to hear about your aunty - in Australia is mandatory to check allergies and are a reportable if an incident occurs. I love what you are doing with Long time ago in Bethlehem. I just doing number 10 - heaps of sheep. Can't wait to see it finish. Hope I get to see yours finished too.

Wendy B said...

Oh sweeety, you're doing a FAB job with your stitching.....LOVE it...you're sooooo neat!!!! What a great idea about the wheat bag too....I'm heading over for the 'recipe'.....after that car accident earlier this year...I'm needing it!! Prayers going out for your Aunt.....how horrible for her...and all of you...such a stressful time. don't you love sons who look out for you...they always know our weaknesses!!!
love n 'sugary sweet' hugs (hee hee)
Wendy :O) xox

Wendy said...

sorry to hear about your aunt, and your neck pain. :0(

Your stitcheries are wonderful, I love the little bunny in the manger scene!

Jan said...

Thenext and shoulder pack is really a great idea. Yours looks nice. I like all your projects--especially the nativity scene.

Fleurette said...

Gorgeous colour on your DW. All your projects are wonderful. I like the shoulder pack, thanks for the link, its just what I need. I hope everyone is feeling better soon. Happy stitching!

donna said...

Allie what a great idea for your neck and shoulders. Good to hear your mom is done with her therapy. Hope your aunt is doing well. Oh my goodness I just love raggedy ann and andy. Your stitching is just beautiful.
Hugs
donna

Teresa said...

Love that heat bag you've made and the shape must be perfect.. Will have to try that. I hope your Mum is okay... and your Aunt - how bad is that not reading about her allergy!!! The baby quilt is going to be gorgeous... love all those triangles....and your stitcheries are lovely. You have been, and you're going to be busy!!! Take it easy xx

Mama Spark said...

I love that rice shoulder warmer. Thanks for the link to the Homespun embroidery too. There is no block 1 on their site? Do you happen to have it and could you send it? Your design wall looks great too!

Val said...

Wow! I need that shoulder pad! When I get moved I will try to make that! Thanks for sharing! And thank you for praying for my Mom!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Hello my sweet friend, I just wanted to stop by and let you know your in my thoughts and prayers. Hoping all is well with you and yours. Hug n Love...

John'aLee said...

I've been meaning to make one of those neck things, so thanks for the inspiration. LOVE your embroidery!

Ivory Spring said...

So sorry to hear about your aunt - hope she feels better soon!

Oh wow - you have been and are busy. I enjoy seeing all your projects.

I hope you have a blessed Christmas season.

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