Monday, April 7, 2014

A Crazy Week




Some weeks are just a bit more crazy than others and this past week was one of those.  I had little ones here off and on while one of our grandsons was in the hospital and had four days of IVs due to dehydration from a bad virus he picked up somewhere.  It is tough to see little ones so ill and it broke my heart when he so politely asked “no more needles please” as they were starting the third IV.  Geesh!  The good news is that he came home last evening and is doing great. 


As time permitted through the week I worked on finishing my Japanese x&+ quilt.  I rearranged a few of the blocks from the last photo of them and am quite pleased with this arrangement.  I’d better be happy because I am not taking it out!!!

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We were suppose to send a name label with our blocks, but not everyone did so.  With the ones I did receive, I added a few more blocks and made scrappy blocks using the name labels for the back.  I really like the total scrappiness of this quilt.
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I love the sun coming through from the back.


  
With the spring season the hummingbirds have returned in mass.  I’ve had several that have flown into the house (thanks to small children and open doors) and have needed rescued.  They seem fearless and grateful to be free once again.

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Onwards with the week……….

31 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

I love your X and + quilt. I hadn't decided if I was putting a border on mine but after seeing yours I think I will.

Carla said...

Your quilt is fabulous!! One of my favourite blocks--but you knew that. Glad your little man is better. Poor little guy. Being that sick is no fun for anyone

Hilachas said...

I'm glad your grandson is well enough to leave the hospital. Tough on the little guy. Your + and X quilt is beautiful. I made about 5 of those blocks once and decided that I hated making them although I love the way they look. I had a hard time sewing mine. How in the world did you get that hummingbird to sit on your hand?

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

Such beautiful quilt, and those hummingbird... you are so lucky. They look very friendly.

Stephanie said...

I always told my children when they were little and sick or hurt that I'd trade places with them. If only we could really do that. Your quilt is gorgeous. May I ask...did you use batting? The sun shines so brightly through it and I was wondering is this is a "Summer" quilt with no batting.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Beautiful happy quilt. Amazing that the hummingbird would sit on you - I've never experienced that before!

Cathy said...

I'm so glad your grandson is doing better. I LOVE your quilt. It turned out so beautiful. It was fun trying to find my blocks. I did. You have inspired me to make more blocks so I can finish my quilt. Hugs

Maria said...

So pleased your GS is feeling better now. Poor little guy...
The 0 and Xs quilt looks great..
nice idea putting the blocks with names in a line on the back...

quiltmania said...

Your quilt is wonderful!

Barb said...

Your quilt is just fab!!

Denise :) said...

Mary, your quilt is stunning -- just beautiful!! What a happy feeling that is! I adore that your hummers will sit on your hand! Wow! :)

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh it's so GORGEOUS!!!! I pulled out some fabrics yesterday to begin the planning for mine :)

So glad your grandson is better! It's scary when they get so sick. Love the little hummingbirds! We are not seeing any here yet, but I always look forward to their arrival :)

andsewon said...

Happy the lil fella is home and better. Very pretty and cheerful quilt!
We should be seeing the sweet hummers end of May.

Sheila said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. Love how you did the back :-) glad your grandson is doing better. I agree it is not nice to see them sick . Oh how cute is the humming bird and tame too :-)

Jessie Pope said...

Poor little jack :( I'm glad he's on the mend.

That quilt is so gorgeous! And I definitely remember from house sitting how you guys get hundreds of hummers! So fun.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love it!

I'm glad your grandson is back home ... it broke my heart just to read how he asked so politely for more no needles. Poor little guy.

I can't believe you got a hummingbird to land on your hand! We had one get trapped in our garage a couple of years or so ago ... he kept flying around the ceiling which was way too high for us to get to ... I was afraid that he'd never find his way out (we opened both doors for him) and that he'd exhaust himself flying around and around. Finally he got out ... whew!

Nedra said...

A little scary to have a grandson in the hospital. So glad he's feeling better now. and I love your X and + quilt! Nice job!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

The only thing worse than being in the hospital is having someone you love in the hospital. Glad he is better. I love the arrangement of your plus and x quilt.....the borders look wonderful and glad you reached that "point of no return" with it!

Wacky Woman said...

Ooooooooooo, I do like that quilt. A Lot!

Debra Graham said...

Sorry to hear your Grandson was ill. Love your X and O quilt. It is beautiful.

Nat Palaskas said...

How did you managed to get the bird to keep still? I love that scrappy quilt. Putting some block in there brings out the zing in this quilt!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I can't believe that bird sat on your fingers...amazing!

Love the quilt...colors are so much fun.

Smiles,
Kelly

Connie said...

What a beautiful quilt and that had to be so hard to hear your grandson say "no more needles" poor little guy! That is so neat that the hummingbird landed on your hand and someone got a photo! Thanks for sharing.
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Kevin the Quilter said...

Very beautiful indeed!

em's scrapbag said...

Glad your grandson is doing well. Your quilt is fabulous!

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

Awesome!!!! I knew it!!!
I love Your quilt from the first block...I was waiting for finish.
Great work, Mary!!!!!!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

That is such good news your grandson is doing better. Thanks to good doctors and nurses!!!! I just love how your quilt turned out. The colors are so bright and happy together!

And hummingbirds are one of my favorites. How amazing to be able to hold one.

StitchinByTheLake said...

A stunning quilt! blessings, marlene

Barbara said...

Glad your grand son did not pass his horrible virus to the others.

Mary Huey said...

Great quilt! What a relief to have your grandson out of danger! And love the hummingbird photo -- on your hand?!?

Wendy said...

what a fabulous quilt! Well done. So sorry to hear about your grandson, my 2 year old nephew is in hospital right now with pneumonia and I'm so worried about him.