Monday, January 11, 2010

Trying To Remain Sane

First of all for those of you that know me and know my personality, you know that sitting around in pain is just not my cupa tea!
In spite of all I am going through with different doctors and different opinions and stopping my medications, I don't know which was worse last night, the pain or the constant getting up to dispose of the gallon of water (it was just over a gallon) that I drank yesterday.

I slept off and on last night with the longest period for about 45 minutes and wondering if I went to the hospital for a pain shot if they would put me in the padded room and tell me to tough it out?

This morning after my bible reading and getting the kids out the door to school (they were so awesome this morning), I decided that NO MATTER WHAT, I was going to at least finish this little baby quilt I have been working on for the past month a little at a time. And, I did! Well, I only had one side to finish sewing and the kids will tie it off for me because they love doing that part.

It is adorable and I made it without any binding. I just tucked the sides under and stitched them with a modified blanket stitch in a pale cream color. One side has pictures and old sayings of nursery rhymes and the other is children playing games like jump rope, London Bridge, etc.. I love both of these prints so decided to combine them for one quilt.

I just love the little rocking horses on this fabric and the background is almost like an old antiqued or tea dyed fabric so it would be perfect for a boy or a girl, an infant or toddler, a pre-school teacher or someone who just loves nursery rhymes.

There are several sayings like this one with the darling dish running away with the spoon, one on Humpty Dumpty and they are just stunning. I love the drawings on this side because they remind me of drawings one might have found in antique nursery rhyme books.

I guess, that is why I combined these two very different fabrics, because they both remind me of times many years ago when the world was kinder, slower and we weren't worried about being so politically correct or making nursery rhymes into something less than they were intended to be.

The opposite side has such beautiful coloring box colors in basic orange, blue, red, greens and the childrens faces are so delightful as they are playing games in the summer or perhaps even at school. I know I am aging myself, but I remember playing some of the games shown here during recess in my younger days.

I can even remember when my oldest son was younger, that I dressed him in shorts with long socks and Buster Brown shoes and he looked so cute. You just don't see to much of that anymore unless perhaps you live on the east coast.

If you are looking for a cute quilt and don't have time to make one, stop by my Zibbet shop as this one is for sale!


SkippyMom said...

I tried to click you link and then I tried to cut and paste the link on the sidebar to access your site on Zibbet - but both send me the front page to sign up.

Help! :) I hope you are more painfree tonight and are getting a good night's sleep.

searchfamilies said...

I do hope that they can figure out what wrong soon
Yes it good when you can crack on with a project good luck with the quilt
Hugs Janice

hannahk said...

You have such adorable ideas! I hope you post some more! Oh and don't forget to check out my blog Polka-Dot Playdough!