Thursday, January 25, 2018

A new model...

Several weeks ago a friend asked if I could make a replacement for her table runner. It was worn out, faded, and yet loved. She worried that I would not be able to find similar plaid fabrics.

When I brought it home and pulled out my small stack of plaids, I was amazed to find matches. They are not exactly the same designs, but the scale works. They are also brighter, which is what she hoped for. Even though 'faded' can be charming, she was wanting a fresh look.

This photo has the older runner on the bottom, and the parts and pieces of the new one on top. I worked on this most of yesterday afternoon, cutting all the strips and moving them around until I liked the result. In the photo, they are rather loosely arranged. I used a paper foundation and finished the block on the left. It is fairly easy. The outer border is not cut yet because I've two plaids that will work, and haven't decided yet which one to use. I hope my friend likes it!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

There is a reason

Sometimes my excuse is too busy, or too many projects on the go, or nothing to report, but this time, I've not posted for several weeks because:
  • A-fib heart issue acting up slightly
  • Christmas
  • Trip to CA for my cousin's 100th birthday party (a blast) 
  • but too much salt and air travel...
  • Heart problems increasing
  • A-fib fixed with cardio-version on Jan. 5
  • Jan. 7 blood oxygen dropped drastically
  • Hubby called ambulance and I wound up in hospital for a few days
  • Recovery = slow
  • Today, feel almost normal (even though normal is only a setting on the dryer!)
In the past couple of days, finished the basting on Scott's king-size and it is now ready for sewing all the pieces in place using free-motion. It looks good on the bed, and I'm looking forward to the next steps. No recent photo, but soon. 

This is an older photo, shows only the left side and middle. 
A big thanks to those who knew what was going on and prayed for me.