Thursday, July 16, 2015

Dear Jane H-2 Jacob Anthony Complete

I did quite a bit of hand work on vacation.  There is nothing like sitting next to someone who is coming out of anesthesia for getting hand work done.  First they're awake and talking, then they're asleep, lather, rinse, repeat.  Larry and I sat quietly by Kathi's bedside after her ankle surgery, tatting  and sewing respectively.  It was actually very relaxing after the long drive to Chicago.  The first thing I did was to sew the tatting onto Grandma's hankie.  Sewing on tatting takes forever, even though there was not nearly enough tatting to circumnavigate the hankie.

The first night we spent at Kathi's there was a power outage. There is nothing like being in a strange home in pitch dark, trying to find flashlights, candles and matches.  One of Kathi's kind neighbors helped us out, but we ended up going to bed very early.  I did manage to get the triangles prepped for the Jacob Anthony block the second night we spent in Chicago.

H-2  Jacob Anthony
I like how Jacob Anthony turned out; a nice, serene brown block. It certainly spent lots of time half finished; I had already completed the center of the block by June first.  It was nice to finally trim it down, as the muslin ground had gotten very wonky and raggedy.

I found out yesterday that Kathi gets out of rehab on the twenty-first.  I'm sure she is ready to go home!  After that, she has another three weeks with no weight on her left foot; then she'll have a walking cast for a few weeks.  I hope she finds the quilting area we put together useable, and does not have to send her friends to the basement too many times on "treasure" hunts - that could get old very fast.  

1 comment:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Just lovely. Perfect points!