Saturday, September 12, 2009

Twenty Butterflies Going every which Way

Remember when I went to Dayton on retreat? I had posted a couple pictures of individual Butterflies. This is the results. Done, all except the antenna's They have to have them but I need some black wool, that Kim is going to send me. They can be sewn down while quilting I hope.
This was one of the Buggy Barn designs in the Celebrated Craziness book. Some other neat designs also. These are just so much fun to make. Like putting a puzzle together.
I want to do this again using the full size block of 12 in. One of our members drew this out for me in a 8 in Size as that is the size of Layer Cake that I had and wanted to use. It is made out of Neptune some vibrant colors.
The nurse that comes to visit my Hubby saw the blocks and commented about the butterflies and the symbol for the new Arts school starting this fall in a refurbished theatre in Hagerstown. One of her girls was picked to attend. This is part of the school system. So If this turns out OK I just might give it to her to take to the school to be hung or auctioned off or whatever they might want to do with it.
This summer for a money making project different people designed and made large butterflies which were put on concrete stands and displayed all over town. Then auctioned off. One is now standing in the middle of Boonsboro. Not sure who bought it but I suspect Nora Roberts did for the town. Will try and get a picture of it tomorrow when I go down to Boonesboro Days in the park.
The weather isn't very good for it today but at least it's not raining. This is the other project that I have been working on. Our online group is having a swap of these All In A Row blocks from Kim Diehl's book Simple Comforts. There are some other really good patterns in this book.
I still have another set to make. A set consists of 5 blocks and I am doing 5 sets. Probably will end up making a few more blocks to increase the size of this quilt. But a new project .

Just a little about my life. Hubby has been doing very good. Only getting me up once a night. That I can take. I also started back to Water Aerobics on Wed. Then Friday we have found a lady that will come in and sit with Hubby while I go swimming on Mon. and Fridays. So next week it will be a full week.
That with all the Home Care people coming to see him, things are going fine.
He has survived getting those 3 teeth out and not eating much except soft foods. It's a chore thinking of something he can eat that he will eat. Lots of jello, pudding and ice cream here now. Hopefully by next week he can start to eat something a little more solid. The only trouble is the dentist did not think that our dentist will be able to save the other teeth. Time will tell.

So all in all things have been going fairly smooth around here and with fall coming I guess the next thing is turning on the heat. Although they say 80's again this coming week.
The dogwood tree has a lot of red berries and the leaves are turning a golden red. They are the first to start changing. Thanks for stopping by.


Anonymous said...

Good to read your report & glad Unc Geo is doing well for all he has been through.

Love your butterflies! I enjoy the Buggy Barn patterns. Such a fun change of pace. :)

Lindah said...

Sounds like things are going well. I'm glad to hear that. Glad your hubby is getting on ok with the dental work. Ouchiee! A soft diet can be hard to prepare and hard to eat. Won't he be happy to get back to more normal foods!
The butterfly quilt is really neat. A nice contrast to the set you're working on. There is so much variety available in quilting. Sometimes it is head spinning. But fun!

dianne said...

mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes ... oh, and my personal favorite - Gerber's Dutch Apple Dessert or Peach Cobbler ... that's what we eat when it has to be soft!

the butterflies are lovely!

Mrs Quilty said...

So glad to hear things are going well with your hubby! And love that butterfly quilt! I admire your creativity and steadfastness!! Swimming too! WOW!

Melanie said...

Love your blocks. Glad hubby is better. Enjoy the swimming.

quiltmom anna said...

What a lovely thing to do with your butterfly quilt- I think that is one of the nicest things to be able to do with a quilt- use it to raise money for a good cause.
I love the design- I hope to find the book when my friend go out west of the city to a place in Stony Plain that carries the Buggy Barn books. I could order it directly from them but will try to get it this way first.
I am building quite the collection of patterns- now if I just had the time to make some of them-
School is going fine - just hectic and tiring at the beginning - so many new things to organize at once- beginning to get the rhythm but it takes a bit of time.
Be well dear lady,
Warmest regards,

Shirley--Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Hi there
I thought that I commented on your blog the other day and just stopped in to find out what was new, and low and behold I must have been dreaming z-z-z-z

I have been waiting up for our son to come home from work and I am checking in you for a moment. I posted to my blog tonight after I finished a wall hanging for a class that I am teaching in October.

The butterflies are beautiful. You are one talented lady. Tomorrow is Wed. and you are off to Water Aerobics. Good for you.

julieQ said...

Love your butterfly blocks, in such pretty colors, the quilt is very cheerful looking. And your row blocks! Wonderful! Hope dear husband is doing OK and that you are too.