Slowly Getting Back To Things

Hello friends! I made it through surgery 3 weeks ago today. It's not been a fun time, but I am finally seeing improvement! I wanted to share some quilty things since my last post.

I made this little needle book up last night. I used some scraps from my Vintage Frogs quilt. I had a "what were you thinking" moment when I attached the snaps before sewing and turning. So I wasn't able to top stitch all the way around. Luckily, this is for me so it's all ok. I know better for my next one! I did some fun stuff with the inside that I will share when I have a couple more completed.

I finished my Road 15 mini wall quilt top the night before surgery. I hung it up to get it out of the way and it's still there. I can't decide how to quilt it. I knew my roof tops were going to be cut off before I started and I was ok with it. If I made a regular size quilt, I would use a different pattern. It was fast and easy, and that's what I needed at the time :)

While I was down, I loaded a few books onto my Kindle. I recently purchased an Ambleside jelly roll with no plan of what to do with it. This fabric is beautiful! I found a pattern I could use along with a roll of Kona white skinny strips I had won a very long time ago. I ironed all the strips so it's ready to go.

I did the ironing while I was waiting for this fabric to arrive from Stitches n Giggles. I had the white all cut and ready. I'm downsizing a little from the original quilt pattern American Honey.

I think Daysail is my favorite line from Bonnie & Camille so far. It is just gorgeous! The aqua is just perfect. I'm going to cut the fat quarters up today and get started on this one. Love, love, love it!!

 I ordered this cute Moda tea towel from Donna's Lavender Nest. I'm not sure if she has any left but I had to have one. I love old flour/feed sacks and I wanted this to hang in my sewing room :)

Last but most importantly, I want to say thank you. Thank you to everyone who stops by my blog. Thank you to the wonderful friends I have met on my quilting journey. A few of you have been so supportive, checking on me this month, and offering an ear and being there for me when you probably have better things to be doing! Some of my days have been pretty dark and an email from you always brightens my day and I can not thank you enough!! I had this wonderful package from one of you when I arrived home from the hospital. Quilty mail from wonderful friends sure can brighten your day!

This picture is not very good at showing how awesome that bag is. I LOVE it so much. I believe it was made from a vintage tablecloth if I remember right. If you've been around here long, you know I love vintage sheets and linens. It is so pretty in person and I truly love it, I love it ALL!!

Sorry for the long and scattered post. I just wanted to catch up. I will be back with Daysail progress. Thanks again to all of you!


  1. So glad you are recovering! You definitely have some amazing projects to get you back in to the sewing room.

  2. Wow you still had your heart into quilting, even if your body wouldn't cooperate Christine!
    Your needlebook is adorable - Can't wait to see how you customized the inside!
    The houses look wonderful in the Road 15 fabrics!
    I never saw the Daysail line before, but now am officially in love with navy, red, and aqua.
    Love your surprise pictures! You have gotten me started looking at vintage sheets now too.

  3. Those froggies are sooo stinkin' cute - that picture totally drew me right in when I saw your post. Looks like you have lots of fun sewing planned - I am all blah about sewing around here lately for some reason. I must need some new fabric ;) hahaha! I am sure you are having both bad days and good days in this past while - what a difficult time for you - I just want you to know that somebody up here in Canada is thinking about you and sending ALL my positive thoughts your way xx.

  4. I am so glad to hear that you are recovering well, and I am so impressed with how much you have done recently! Lots of good vibes and thoughts headed your way.

  5. I am so glad to hear about your improvement. You have been in my thoughts. And I love seeing what else you have been able to accomplish. Take care!

  6. I'm glad to hear you are going OK. I have been thinking about you and wondering how you have been. I hope evrything is looking bright for the future.

    That froggy needle case is SO cute. I look forward to getting to peek inside soon. Enjoy getting back into the swing of sewing again.

  7. Its nice to see and read that you areon the mend.
    Hope you feel better each day.


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