Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Birthday report

Happy Birthday report by quiltedpecan
I turned 35 yesterday. DH took me into St Louis friday night (came home sunday @ noon) for mardi gras and I had a blast! Friends, parade, beads, homemade wine, music, food, did I mention homemade wine? While listening to a band & dancing on an outdoor brick patio I managed to find the uneven section and rolled my right ankle. Its purple and swollen larger than a softball and I'm hobbling on crutches, my toes look like little sausages lol! Was it worth it? Without a doubt the best birthday I've had in a very very long time. DH and I have been together 2 1/2yrs and I am truely blessed to have him in my life.

Sewing machine operation isn't an option right now. I can't push the pedal down (stomping the other foot). I already tried the left foot, doesn't work LOL been sewing for 25+ years without sewing my finger & I think I want to keep it that way.

Now what?? I dug the ever present applique block bag out of my purse, Sindy from
fatcatpatterns.com baltimore blues pattern, and started working on it. I had a needle with contrasting thread & started basting the pieces (I normally pin & iron) because I'm obviously not going to hobble 20 minutes to the iron out in my studio. I really like how quick & easy basting makes applique, it was almost an epiphany! I know everyone said to baste but I just kept thinking ugh hand sewing that gets pulled out! DD16 printed months 2-5 for me and I'm going to start cutting fabric and basting onto the background blocks while sitting at the kitchen table with my foot propped up. I'm very glad I bought the feb cd special from Sindy...I would be going crazy about now without something to keep me busy! The rate this block is getting finished compared to before I basted..wow..I may even end up doing Fiesta  (her free block of the month) this year! 


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your ankle! Happy Birthday anyway though =c/
    Yes you'll have to do some hand-piecing while you heal. You could keep your creativity up by graphing quilts and maybe trying to design your own quilt.
    I hope you heal quickly and get back to sewing soon!

  2. Happy belated birthday. Sounds like you had a lot of fun except for the twisted ankle, hope its healing well and you are back with a fully functioning ankle soon. Meanwhile your applique looks great.