Thursday, February 15, 2018

Early American Life Block 7

We are almost half way there.  

Today we are sharing the Pineapple block.  Karen is staying real close to the actual pattern where I am doing a simpler version.

I'm planning to add some cross hatch quilting in brown when I finish the quilt.
It's simple but it definitely looks like a pineapple.

Health update.  Sugar levels are coming down....yeah.  I've been going to physical therapy twice a week working on my facial muscles.  My facial features are now more symmetrical.  I can close my right eye and my smile isn't as crooked.  I have two more therapy sessions and I will be done.

Last weekend we got hit with 14" of snow.  What a mess.  Our street was one of the last streets to get plowed.  Cars were getting stuck everywhere.  It's hard to believe that it is suppose to be in the 40's next week.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Antebellum Album

I'm excited that Barbara Brackman's newest BOM is here, Antebellum Album.
Here is my version of Block 1.

I'm not happy with my piecing...still having some problems focusing my eyes.  But it will have to do for now.

A couple of weeks ago i spent the day working on a little Cheri Payne quilt.

I pulled out a bunch of 2 1/2" strips and hacked away.  The flower applique was suppose to be all one piece of fabric.  I chose to make the stem separate.

Health update.  I started going to physical therapy for my face.  I'm happy to report it is working.  Although not back to 100% I am doing so much better.

Being on Prednisone for my Bells Palsy caused my sugar levels to sky rocket and I gained back the weight I had previously lost.  I'm happy to say my sugar levels have gone down, (In fact they are lower than before) and I have lost the weight I gained plus another 2 pounds.

My eyes are still giving me problems.  Tomorrow I go to the eye doctors to have them checked out.

On the weather front....I woke up to this.   Ugh!

Thanks for stopping by.  Stay warm

Hugs, Cathy

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Block 6

Good Morning.  It's gray outside, cold outside, and snowy outside.  It's about 12 degrees out and we got around 3" of snow.  Ugh...

Today Karen and I reveal the next block in our Early American Life sew along.

Mine looks backwards compared to the photo of the quilt.  Originally this was suppose to be a fusible applique quilt.  Karen and I are doing needle turn applique.

We will be posting our next block on the 15th of February.

Thanks for stopping by.  Stay warm.

Hugs, Cathy

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Land of Liberty Part 1

I'm so happy to be participating in Lori's sew along of Cheri Payne's quilt "Land of Liberty".  Here is my version of part 1.

It took me a while to get this done but I am so happy with it.

I've had to cut back on projects I wanted to do because of my Bells Palsy.  I am continuing to get better every day.  My right eye still waters and I am unable to sew or do applique for long periods of time.  I still have trouble pronouncing certain words.  P's and B's give me the most trouble.  I still have an issue when eating, but that too is improving.  But I'm getting there.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Monday, January 15, 2018

Early American Life Block 5

We are starting a new row for our quilt.

This is the corn flower block.  I think it is my favorite so far.  The yellow parts are suppose to be individual pieces.  I chose to make them different.  I think the fabric I chose makes it look like corn.

Check out Karen's blog.  She does such beautiful applique.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy