Saturday, July 24, 2010

No pics but some progress

During the week, I started quilting Allegany Rings. I stitched in the ditch around all the rings and then was doing a simple meander pattern in the center around the rings. I got about 1/3 of the way done, flipped it over to take a peek and decided I didn't like the way it looked. The stitches around some of the curves were just too loose for my liking. So, I spent the next couple days when I had a free minute or two, ripping it all out. Ugh..I hate when that happens. Anywho, tonight I started back on the meandering (after messing with the tension) and got the center all done. I then stitched in the ditch around the red inner borders and was just getting ready to start free motion quilting in those outside areas when I got THE phone call. You know the one..the one us parents dread. My oldest son called to tell me he had just had a car accident and totalled his car. He and the other driver were both fine. Well, no matter that he is 28, he is my baby and I had to go see for myself that he was okay. He was..thank God. Seeing the car was devastating..pieces of it all over the road, front end all smashed in..makes me cry just remembering what it looked like. So, no more sewing for me tonight. I couldn't concentrate if I tried. I came home, poured myself a big ol' glass of wine (think brandy snifter size) and I am going to sip my way right through this.
Oh, by the way. For those that have been asking, Patrick has been doing well. No more seizures and hopefully these meds will do the trick and keep them away. Tomorrow night I will also be pouring myself one of these glasses of wine because Patrick is going away tomorrow until next Friday to camp. Now, don't get me wrong. He LOVES going there. I love him going there and doing all these things he typically doesn't get to do. But....I HATE him being gone. It is like my arm is missing all of a sudden. I am going to channel all my sad and nervous energy into sewing projects, I think. At least that is what the plan is. We will see how much I am actually able to focus on them. Maybe I should skip the quilting and go for something mindless like piecing. Hmm...will keep you updated.


  1. I'm glad your son is okay. No matter how old a child is, when he/she is hurt or sick they're still our babies.

    Glad Patrick's medicine is working for him.

  2. Oh Maureen!!! I do not like hearing about this here. I wish I was there with you... (but I'd rather know). You know where I am if you want me there. Anytime girlfriend.
    I cant wait to see your quilt all complete. I have been pouring myself in the sewing, cutting and now have resorted to The Tudors-dvd seasons.... Yeah. It's not good. I need to be needed. Much Love.

  3. So glad to hear your son is okay - I can only imagine how scary that phone call was. Hope you get a lot of mindless piecing done while Patrick is at camp and hope he has a wonderful time!