Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Two holes in my head

Well... last night I had my two upper wisdom teeth removed and now I have two HUGE (well that's how if feels) holes in my head. The pain is incredible but thanks to the technology of drugs, the pain is a little bearable. I must say though, when the pills wear off I can hit the ceiling! I never realized just how big those wisdom teeth were until they were pulled out of my head and on the tray. They are HUGE!!! I have decided to take today off work and just rest. If I feel up to it I might do a little bit of hand sewing on a little project I started back in September. I am making a Grandmother's Garden quilt all by hand. I will be making 25 blocks in total. Once those are all sewn together I want to make a border of hand appliqued flowers and vines... yep all by hand!! I'm nuts I know! But I like the challenge. I don't care how long it takes me as there is no rush for it as the finished quilt will be mine. Here are the fabrics I am using:


Friends of mine figured when making this quilt I will need some important tools to get me through... A glass (or two or three or....) of wine and chocolate considering I have a lot of templates to cut out, fabric to cut and lots of hand stitching!!!

I have about 5 of my blocks made now. I tried taking a few photos of one of them a moment ago, but the lighting wasn't very good. I'll try again soon.

Speaking of photos, I meant to take my camera with me Monday night to class and I forgot it. I am kicking myself since. Four women had their quilts laid out on three 6 foot banquet tables each layering their quilts and I have to say what an amazing job they did! We spent the evening layering and basting their quilts for machine quilting. We still have a few more quilts to be layered next week, so I will remember to take my camera.

Well I think I am going to go lie down again, my mouth is throbbing and with so many pain killers in me right now I actually have this 'stupid' feeling come over me. I will probably camp out on the couch today under a quilt, watch a few movies, read a bit and if I can I will work a bit more on my Grandmother's Garden quilt.

Quiltingly Yours
Andrea

2 comments:

Rosaline said...

Two of your wisdom teeth taken out at the same time - man you're brave! Really like the fabric combo you picked for your hand piecing project. Can't wait to see them in block form.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and I'll certainly be visiting yours often. You have the main ingredients for a successful quilt-wonderful fabric, wine and chocolate! Love your choice of fabric.