Geoff's Mom Blog

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Tennis Elbow is slowing my dang progress!

This is a quick peek at my tennis elbow... alias Quilter's Elbow. My elbow looks like a knee.. I am fine with that but not with the R-rest I-ice C-compress E-elevate (you know the RICE method)! There is new patterns to finish and new projects to start!

This is my cute Miss Abbie.. she is a Morkie (yorkie and maltese mix) she loves to help me layout my blocks!

I am trying to decided which alternate block to use? They both have specks on "Cheddar" fabrics in them...
Well that is it for 2:11am for me.. my sleeping pill might finally be kick in! Talk to you soon..
Thanks for stopping by!

This is my new "Cheers Me Up" Christmas quilt almost finished except for the binding. I am really happy with the results. Kind of bright and cheery don't you think?

Another close up of

"Cheers Me Up" (I am trying to get the name to stick)

This is Babe my Toy Fox Terrier.. we have had a bad summer. I came home from a quilting retreat in June to find she had broken her right rear leg. The leg was broken in three places. so the vet had to operate and put in a metal rod and ties to keep the leg together. Well I spent the next 6 weeks sleeping on the floor with her because my bed is to high for her to climb. After 6 weeks the vet said the leg was disinigrated the bone was gone. So, back to surgery to amputate the leg. I had to carry her everywhere and so I have now developed Tennis Elbow. Oh my gosh.. I didn't want to tell my Doc that it was really "Quilter's Elbow".. What would he think.. he is cute and now I am sure he thinks I am a total geek! But who cares.. I never want to have this dang pain again. Cortisone shots in the elbow aren't fun.

She really is doing quite well for only having 3 legs! She is my cute tripod.
To be continued:

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Another new quilt!

I took the Christmas quilt I started in July to the quilter.. I can't wait for you to see it! I think it turned out really cute.. I named it "Cheers Me Up". I am writing the pattern today (which is no easy task..ha ha) I will put the picture on the blog when I get it home from the quilter.

I am such a Civil War fabric lover.. for some reason I have connected with the old time quilts I love the 30's fabrics too.. so here is my next new project in the works.. Tell me what you think?