The last ten days have been a roller coaster ride! I'd have rather been quilting and blogging, believe me. But LIFE has a way of throwing curves when you least expect it. I'm so glad that I have had these ladies praying for me and my family. The Pink Flamingos have my back!
The last week has been spent at the bedside of my 33 year old son who has somehow contracted endocarditis from an infection in his bloodstream. He faces the possibility of heart valve replacement in the next weeks. We know that the bacteria entered his blood through his saliva, possibly from flossing his teeth. Yes, you read that right. Flossing. Because he already had a heart murmur, evidently, that is where the bacteria attacked...his weak spot on an otherwise healthy body. Crazy, huh? He's home now and on antibiotics so we have a breather before rounding the next curve on this roller coaster ride!
No sewing has been done at this house over the last days. I had just finished the quilting on baby Jane's quilt when I got the news to go to the hospital. I love the way the "barbed wire" quilting turned out! The "straightish" lines are interrupted by a little loop every so often, reminding me of the fences on the farm I grew up on. It was mindless stitching! And, I couldn't mess it up really....a plus!! This view from the back shows the quilting really well.
The 2.25 inch binding is pieced from the leftover scraps from the front of the quilt. I love the ice cream colors and am looking forward to getting it sewn on so that I can do the hand stitching.
Thanks for hanging in there with me while I've been away. I've missed you!
P.S. In the upper right corner of the sidebar is a spot to cast your vote for Stichin' Mission to win a $1000 grant to expand. Read all about it by clicking on the button. Linda has become one of my invisible friends here in blogland. She has a passion for creating quilts to donate to people in need, just as I do! You can vote once per day until September 1.