Monday, October 24, 2011

While I've Been Gone

Wow! Where has the time gone? It can't possibly have been almost 2 months since I've posted. Lots has been going on.

First off, there's been a LOT of this:

From the Washington coast to Walla Walla, Boise, eastern Oregon and Leavenworth. The weather actually cooperated on all accounts, something most unusual for these parts.

At the biggest campout of the season this quilt was presented to some very special friends. If you click the picture, you can see all the VW buses.

I've also been working on these blocks in between The Farmer's Wife blocks and finishing up my QB Christmas Challenge.

Yes folks, the challenge has been done for a couple weeks now. More specifically, since the middle of October, more than 2 months before it's due. Hooray for me. Unfortunately for all of you reading this, you will have to wait until the Tuesday before Christmas to see it --sorry. But, as a consolation I can show you the lovely pack of fat quarters I won from Quiltmaker's Quilty Pleasures blog.

It's Super from Red Rooster by Gudrun Erla. I'm waiting for inspiration to hit me as to what to do with them.

Oh yeah, in between all this my 81 y.o. Dad had a minor heart attack. The long and the short of it is that he now has a new doctor that we actually like and I'm hoping will be more responsive. His previous doctor told him to continue taking tylenol and to call back in two days when he would be back in the office if Dad was still feeling bad......Don't EVEN get me started, arrrgghh. You can see why Dad now has a new doctor along with a cardiologist. It's been a long month. 


Brenda said...

love, love, love the wet westies quilt! I have some of the same fabric that you used in the blocks, with all those splitty buses. I made a pillowcase for my DH for Christmas, and just last week got out my last precious piece and made another pillowcase for a friend who loves VW buses. He's in hospital recovering from brain surgery.

Cathi said...

Love the quilt with the buses!! There's a VW mechanics' shop not far from here and when we go by we often see one of those old buses. Always makes me smile.

Prof. S said...

So sorry to hear about your dad, but I hope he gets much better care with his new physician!

The VW looks great, as does your quilt. I look forward to seeing what you make next :)