Samplings of My Work

Samplings of My Work


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Two Posts Within Hours of Each Other!?!



Yeah, so I was sitting here and I was thinking to myself……….I know there were more pictures I wanted to put in my post. I’m sitting here shaking my head because I think I’m losing it. I used to have a pretty sharp mind. I used to remember a lot more than I do right now. I hate growing old and losing parts of myself. Literally. Ok…… let me get on with it and quit whining.

pin coming out of quilt

See that shiny pointy thing there in the midst of the lovely red?  The bottom lovely red is my wonderful thick flannel sheet. The top red print with the shiny thing is my quilt that my sister made me. I’ve had this quilt for a long time but never used it because of the dogs. So after I put Leo down I decided to bring it out and start using it. Leo went to Rainbow Bridge in the beginning of October. (seems like yesterday and sometimes seems like a lifetime ago) I have been sleeping with this since then. A couple of weeks ago one night I went to bed, got all comfy cozy and all of a sudden I felt this sharp pain. So I moved and it got worse! I got up, turned on the light, searched my bed and nothing. I REALLY thought I was losing my mind. So I turned the light off, laid down, covered up, got comfy cozy and got pricked really good. I freaked out, thinking it was a damn scorpion!  They aren’t prevalent here but I saw one in FL once and hey, anything is possible right? He could have been trying to come in out of the cold and found him a nice warmy place to sleep!!!  I found this long pin sticking out of my quilt. The only way it could have gotten there was when my sister made it. And I can’t tell you what year that was…….in the last 10 or so anyways. I pondered on how to get it out because I could feel a round head on it. There was no way I was going to bust a seam open and try to work it up to the seam. And actually I figured it was between the batting and this side of the fabric. Anyways, I went and got my box cutter and cut real slow and careful to make a little incision and voila. Out pops this 2” needle with a yellow round head on it!!! I immediately sent my sister and email with a picture of the pin. She said she had done that before, forgotten a stray pin in a quilt. I’m just glad it didn’t wake me up out of a sound sleep. I really would have freaked out, and then been mad.  :o)

pin on my knee

hats with crosses

This picture is what made me remember that I had more pics to show you. I made these for a couple that have been trying to get me to come to their church.  The dark one is black and charcoal and the other is blue and light lavender. It’s hard to see the correct colors. The red sure does pop out doesn’t it?

laid out squares     praying baby

These should have gone with the previous post. The first is when I laid them on my bed looking for the configuration I wanted with the squares. And the praying girl up close. See what I mean about her scowly face?

And I had some sky pics but I think I’ll forego them today. It’s lunch and I’m starving!  Home made chili. MMMMMMMMMM. Wish I could offer you some. Maybe some day that will be a workable thing… hand stuff through the monitor. Not now. :o)

TaTa Again!


paula said...

Someone said that to make a pleasant face, make the mouth a simple "V" with two back stitches. Since I don't make that many faces, I keep forgetting it.

I had a similar "pin" experience . . but my quilt/bedspread had a pin/needle in it, and I had bought it. So I guess they can come from anywhere.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Glad you are ok....I do stuff like that all the time. :)

Yum on the chili...we just had that the other night....corn bread, too? Sweet iced tea? Oh double yum!

Hugs and blessings always dear friend.

Vikki Hooks said...

I am so happy to hear from you again!! Glad you found the pin, I always check for pins when I give something to someone as I have been known to leave a pin or two behind. Well maybe when you get on that bike of yours when it gets warmer you may find your way up this way..who knows maybe Stitchy would be around also..Hugs to you my dear blog friend, may you always have enough..

homeschooljewelrymom said...

I just found your new blog and spent the last little while reading your posts. I'm so sorry about your sweet Leo; I understand the pain of losing a furry baby.
Glad to hear the pin wasn't a scorpion! Not too much harm done.
I like the pics of all your projects; Blogger turns my pics sideways sometimes too.

Chain Stitch Crochet said...

I have the most problem with the eyes. I just got some from Hobby Lobby so I think I will stick with them and not use yarn/thread anymore. Thanks for the advice though! Hope you and Gene are staying warmy up there!

Chain Stitch Crochet said...

I'm good as good can be. :o) Like a box of chocolates. Blessings.

Chain Stitch Crochet said...

That is on my bucket come to the midwest and meet blogging buds. I have you, and Cindy Bee and Stitchy all in the same part of the world. :o) I hope that happens. Hugs Vikki!

Chain Stitch Crochet said...

Thank you about Leo. He was my last baby and was extra special. It's been what, 19 weeks now. It seems like yesterday but also so very long ago. Today is Jeff's birthday as a matter of fact (his daddy, my best friend). Life is so short. Blessings Kate.