Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Healing quilt

Hi Everyone,
I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted. See, I'm not really a very good blogger. I'm trying. I think part of the problem is that my sewing time isn't nearly as much as when we were retreating in Sunriver.

A friend of mine told me about a very young 22 yr old girl who was just diagnosed with leukemia. I have made it a habit of sending quilts to total strangers when I hear of an illness and I'm proud to report that just about every single person I've sent a quilt to has completely recovered!  So I decided that this girl needs a quilt. I have this batik I put together earlier this year from a ufo that was a mystery I never finished. Sound familiar?  I just decided it required toooo many flying geese on another outside border and made it smaller, added the stars in the corners (you can never have too many stars, IMHO! VBG) and called it good. I hope it will make her chemo appointments a little more bearable.
 And the ocean waves continues along, very slowly.  I'm happy to report that I finished another row and am now up to 8x9 (72 blocks).  That means I only (yeah, right!!) need 50 more. WOOHOO!! OMG. I'm almost out of the hsts I made. So I'm back to the leaders/enders method again, needing to refill my bag with finished hsts... Thanks for all the encouragement. I'm excited and determined to get it done this summer!!~

On a totally different topic of fitness, I want to share my challenge to myself. I decided I just have to shed some of this FAT (*grin*) so I am determined to walk every single day, even if it's just a half hour. Anybody want to join me in this personal challenge??

Have a great Wednesday!


  1. The young lady is going to LOVE that batik medallion!! The colors just SING! And congrats on continuing on the ocean waves. I KNOW it's a pain in the (*&@#$(*& but so worth it!

    I'm also joining you in "death by triangulation"....I'm doing the blue/yellow 1/2 sq tries for those blocks I trimmed in SR! Only about 40 million of them..whhhaaa!

    And Walking. Yes. My feet hurt...I spent my time in Iowa in sandals with no arch supports. My feet have hurt ever since, so now I've got my sneakers with orthodics back in, and it might look dorky, but they are staying ON, in the house, out of the house...even in summer. Can't have hurty feet, or can't go power walking!

  2. Randy, that batik quilt is gorgeous. Who wouldn't love it, and what a thoughtful move on your part.
    Keep going on that OW, girl! I am struggling along with mine, as well. I thought I had sewn all of the HST I needed for these blocks, but I just realized I will need about 40 more! Arrgh!!
    I walk about an hour 4 mornings a week--due to schedule I can't get to it every day, but I commit to join you 5 days a week--how's that? I know that flabby feeling and I need to move more!

  3. Randy, I have been lax in my walking, biking or exercise of any kind. I really need to get with the program. I will commit to either walking or biking 20 min to start then 30 when I get up to par 5 to 6 times a week. This just might be the kick in the pants I need. Thanks! And I STILL love that red ocean waves quilt, and want to make it!

  4. I love the Ocean wave, not the making of hst though. The ufo is going to make the treatments bearable for the patient that you want to help, I am sure.
    I also have been feeling flabby and need to make the commitment to do at least a half hour walk at least 5 days a week. I will have to try to fit it in between other commitments. Why is it so hard to find time to exercise?

  5. Love both quilts. You will make someone feel so much better with the healing quilt. Randy I will join you walking. Starting tomorrow at least a half hour a day. Hugs

  6. I'm sure the quilt will bring emotional and physical healing.
    Nice progress on the Ocean Waves!!

    I joined the gym today- gotta put the upper half to work! LOL

  7. Great to see you put up a post again on your blog!
    The flying geese quilt is going to be a big boost to the spirits and whole being of the young lady. As for getting into shape, YOU GO, GIRL!, but I won't even walk to the kitchen.

  8. The batik quilt is such a happy one! It will really help her get through treatment. Like a big ole hug.
    I need to exercise too. I keep saying I have to do it, I need to get the shoes on before I get all the way awake. Maybe that will work.
    Love the OW.

  9. Thank you so much for donating a beautiful quilt to a young lady suffering from this dreadful cancer. I support Leukaemia in a big way as I run Quilts 4 Leukaemia. You can find out more about it by clicking on my profile where you'll find a link to the blog.

  10. Ocean waves is spectacular. I love the batik quilt too. It's definitely personal challenge time. I'm not walking everyday, it's too HOT! (and we won't mention the mosquitoes) But we joined the Y yesterday so I'll be swimming instead. :-)

  11. You need to share that your walks are really jogs! LOL