Wednesday, February 28, 2018


I am still battling this flu bug, but am seeing a bit of improvement. I am well enough that I can sew once more and am finishing up a lap quilt for the Depot gift shop. It’s been on the back burner for nearly a month now, so it feels good to be able to get it finished and out the door. It’s already sold (a friend was visiting and saw me making it and said she wanted it for her grandchild), so I’ve felt bad that I’ve been too sick to finish it and get it delivered.



I did decorative stitching around each of the colored blocks in the backing, then stitched in the ditch with a straight stitch from the front of the quilt, stitching in between the rows of fabric. The fabric was actually just a border print that I had in the cupboard for close to a year. It was part of the fabric given to me to use by the Depot gift shop manager. I had no clue what to do with it but as I said in a previous post, fellow quilters suggested I do a row quilt, so that’s what I did. It’s actually turned out very nice and will make a great gift for my friend’s grandchild. I want to make a pillowcase to match the quilt, and I think I have just enough of the border fabric for the band on the pillowcase.

I’m looking forward to getting in to see the dr. and get an antibiotic so I can get beyond this bug. And too, I want to get Robert’s kidney checked out.

Do take care and be safe, be well, and be happy. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them.


About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons, a daughter-in-law, and two grandsons. My hobbies include creating art with fabric (quilting and sewing) and paper (cardmaking), reading, writing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in our G scale garden railroad), travel and volunteering. I owned a secretarial and desktop publishing business years ago and was a professional proofreader. I closed my business in 1999 when my husband retired, but I continue to enjoy proofreading and editing for e-authors. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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3 Responses to Wednesday, February 28, 2018

  1. Carole says:

    Good morning Carol. It’s a good sign that you feel up to quilting again. The flu is a devastating illness, especially for us older folks. Hope that Robert is on the mend too.

    Your quilt is beautiful! My mom used to quilt during her retirement years. Her advanced age (88) and frailties no longer allow this. But I remember what joy it would bring to her, to be able to be creative, and to make something that others would enjoy too.

    Take care of yourself. Lots of rest, plenty of fluids. And above all, be kind to yourself 😊

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  2. So glad you felt well enough to finish up the lap quilt. Very pretty.

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  3. mageb says:

    Yes, that’s so great you can sew again. I’m hoping to start up again tomorrow….laundry and sewing. 🙂 You just take care of both of you. We care.

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