Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Color Me Mad!

Today was the day I was supposed to have the dreaded cryo thing..the freezing of the irregular cells on my cervix. I've been nervous for weeks. (And quilting madly to keep my mind off it, right?) So I go to the office this morning, they check me in...I go through the blood pressure check, the explaination and signing of "consent forms" (these always leave me feeling a bit wary!) only to find out that they are going to have to RESCHEDULE me because they don't have any 'cryo tips' in the office. They hadn't come back from sterilization yet I guess. AUUUGHH!

They were apologetic, but still.....can't they check the next day's schedule to be sure they have all the equipment they need, get what they need ready, etc?

So....the cryo-thing is put off until next tuesday. I guess I"ll keep quilting! The upside is....it stopped raining, the sun is shining. It's cool and windy, but I think it will be a great day for taking Buddy to hike in the forest this afternoon after it warms up a bit. Sounds better than spending the day crampy after some proceedure, don't you think?

I've got a customer's quilt just past the 1/2 way point, and I'd like to finish it today so I can quilt the stretched stars quickly. It's a gift, I can't spend ALOT of time quilting it, so I might do a meander in the center and something in the borders to frame it. Will post a pic when it is done and bound...I put a narrow taupe/black stripe for the inner border, and a brown/blue/black plaid for the outer border (why does inner have 2 n's but outer only has one t? I keep mis-spelling that!) to finish it off. I used scrappy corner stones for both borders...I really like how it turned out.

I've had requests for this one to be put on my website with the instructions, so I'll get to that later. It is SO easy. Everything is based on that "indian hatchet" block, it's all 4.5" squares and 2.5" squares. Some blocks have dark plaid centers, some have background light centers...some blocks have only one square sewn on the diagonal for the corner instead of 2, and some blocks are just plain light 4.5" squares...but they all come together so FUN! I've really had a good time making this one.

Oh, a funny....I posted about it on the stashbusters email list that I am on, and one lady chewed me out and said basically that by buying shirts at thrift shops to make quilts I was taking warm clothing away from those who need it, or needed to choose between warm clothes and heat! HUH? What's up with that. The shirts were for sale. I bought them. The money from the sale of the shirts gives employees a paycheck and a steady job. The money funds programs. I wasn't "taking the shirt off someone's back" so to speak. I just couldn't see where this comment came from at all and it left me bewildered!

To me I was making something beautiful, warm, and usable, out of other people's unwanted clothing that I PAID FOR. It doesn't really matter how or what I use them for does it?

Back to quilting!
Bonnie

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