Sunday, December 16, 2012

Wild Ride

So far December has been a wild ride around here.   Bill had surgery a couple of weeks ago and the day after he got out of the hospital, I fell and broke my ankle.  Bill is healing slowly, but it will be January before he's back to his old self.   I'll be in a cast for at least 12 weeks.  Oy, oy.

It's not exactly what we had hoped for since our two sons and Bill's sister will arrive soon for the holidays, but we're making lemonade out of lemons!   We're both nicely rested up for visitors, and friends have been wonderfully kind and helpful.

Joyce, Marybeth and Mary Ann have been running Sewcial Studio when Bill can't be there.  Next week I hope to be able to work in the shop again with a handsome chauffeur to get me there.   (Right ankle = no driving)

I've been able to do a little work on the quilt book I'm writing, and I'm working on this store sample project at home...

The magazine is the first or second issue of Generation Q, and this is a lovely, modern baby quilt (photo on right page of mag.).  I'm using a mini-Tonga set of 5" batik squares and a light taupe background fabric from Northcott. 

Earlier this month, Marybeth and I handed over an indigo commission quilt that we worked on together.  This photo was taken before it was quilted...

The indigo colors are much prettier in person.

All the best to you and yours during this holiday season.  May you be rested and may your home be warmed by friends and family.