Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Winner and Mid-Week Report

Something very exciting happened.....
 
 I won some wonderful fabrics from Marcia at Little Pink Rose Quilting and Sewing. Marcia's blog is here. These are Pat Bravo's Art Gallery fabrics.  Some people have mentioned that they are hard to find.  Marcia has them waiting for you!

Undoubtedly I can  count on one hand the number of times in my lifetime that I have won something and still have plenty of fingers left over.  (And that is despite the fact that since my head injury last March, I have entered more give-aways than I can count.)

These are destined for either a prayer quilt or a baby quilt (although, I should say that every quilt I make is a prayer quilt since praying has blessed me as much as the recipients).

Thank you, Marcia!

 This is where the latest quilt sits--not quite stalled, but no stitches added yesterday, because I was wiped out between my horrible headache and the visit to the rehab specialist in Albuquerque.  I'm not sure I've ever gotten out of his office in less than two hours.  However, he did make an important phone call and on Friday I have an appointment with one of the best neurologists in the state.  (So, if you don't count the fact that the injury occurred over six months ago, I'm getting to see a neurologist after far less than the usual three to six month wait.)

Last Saturday I ran into my friend Ruth at a yard sale and told her I've been looking for some kind of portable cabinet to hold my 1000 yard spools of quilting thread.  She texted me on Monday to let me know she had something for me that she thought would work.
 So I stopped to see her on the way home.  Not only does it have drawers to hold at least 18 spools of thread, but it also has a place for me to keep my notebook of plans and notes.  I couldn't resist giving it a little polish with real furniture polish.

 This tin that I picked up at a thrift store is what I've been keeping smaller spools in, but now I'll use it to transport my tools to quilting meetings.

 Of all the sunflowers I planted, this is the only one that isn't yellow.  I'm guessing we won't get one of the red ones this year.
 I have one little blooming Cosmos.  (I planted them late and feared I'd get no blooms at all.)
 I purchased some mums for a little more fall color.
 The pinks are still blooming....
 and this little one that has not done well at all looks like it's deciding to give life a go.
 I purchased six pansies too--then forgot to transplant them, then remembered but didn't know if they'd be okay.  Well, they are turning around....
thanks to my Sweet Teen's favorite kind of day.  Yes, we are so overcast that no one would guess there are mountains beyond that hill!  (Isn't it funny that I moved to New Mexico in part because I love the sunshine, and my daughter is determined to move to a place where it rains and is cloudy a LOT more!)

 Although I'm not making as much progress as I wanted to make, I am going to link to Freshly Pieced, where you will find links to the blogs of people who have been a lot more productive than I have been.

Happy quiltmaking.....

14 comments:

giddy99 said...

Congrats on your win, and I hope you feel better soon!

I agree with your daughter. I worked in Phoenix for around 8 months, and I would drive to Flagstaff on the weekends just to get a change in the weather (rain, snow, whatever). :)

Quilting Babcia said...

Hehe, and the Oregonians who can afford it go to the southwest in the winter to escape the constant rain (snow in the mountains and east of the Cascades). I'd love to try NM for a few months, sounds like my kind of climate!
Prayers for a positive appt with your neurologist on Friday.

wordmama said...

Every post you write is a blessing to me. I love the flowers, the NM scenery and most of all the quilts. I hope your health issues improve so you can get back to what you want to do.

Kris

O'Quilts said...

congrats on the win!! Growing up in Phoenix, we loved the cloudy days and rain. In Miami we loved the wind and missed the low humidity. Here in Charlotte, we love the seasons and miss the wind!!

Cyn ;-) said...

Congrats on the win! Wow, that'll brighten up a day.
Good news that you can get into see the specialist so soon. Hope and pray all is good.
Loved the pics of all your flowers. So pretty! Thank you.

Quiltn Mama said...

Congrats on winning those beautiful fabrics, Dora! It's still hovering close to 100 here today...so ready for cooler weather. I'm praying that things go well with the neuro.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Hope the new doc can help.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Your flowers are lovely. I encourage my sunflowers to self-seed so I never know what-or where- they will be.

Anne said...

Congrats on the win. Your quilt in progress looks lovely.

Mary said...

Haven't went back far enough yet to know details about your head injury but I hope your doctor is a good one that can help you.

My husband now plants sunflowers in the garden every year and a few self seed. It is a nice sign of spring for us.

Love the WIP!

Pokey said...

Hope you are having a lovely day. Congrats on the win of such yummy fabrics!
:-}pokey

Lynn said...

Nice score on the fabric, and even better is the appointment with the neurologist!!! Keeping fingers and toes crossed that this is the beginning of good things!

Connie said...

Congrats on your beautiful fabric win Dora and also on the neat cabinet! That will hold a lot of thread! Beautiful sunflower!

Cindy said...

Just stopped by for a visit. You live in one ofmy most favorite places in the world. (I lived in Santa Fe for 4 years while I went to college.) Rain in the desert is a treat.

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