Friday, August 20, 2010

Shine on Bayou Cane Quilt & Stuff

I've been slowly making progress on my "Shine on Bayou Cane" quilt from Judy's book "Weekend Quilts".  I bought the fabric last year (when Judy had the pattern as a Quilt-for-an-hour quilt) and had intended to make it last year.  Work and life got in the way, as it usually does, and here I am more than a year later finally making progress on it.

These pictures are a little old at this point, but since I don't have anything else uploaded right now...this is what you get. ;-)


The pieces in the above picture are now all assembled into the actual 9.5" blocks for the main portion of the quilt.  I finished up the last of the blocks last night and I just need to press them. 

I've also been pressing fabric for another baby quilt.  One of our friends is expecting a baby boy this fall (they already have two girls...twins...from their first pregnancy).  I'm hoping to get the fabric cut out this weekend, but we'll see what life has in store for us.

Last weekend, my husband decided to go for a bike ride with his sister while we were visiting their parents.  He got 90% done with the bike ride and decided to forget that the bike he was on slipped gears sometimes when you changed them.  As he stood up on a pedal to put force on it, the gear slipped and there was absolutely no resistance on the pedal.  He went head first over the handle bars and managed to bang himself up pretty well.  We thought he may have even broken his hand.  We waited until Monday to get x-rays because we didn't really want to fork over the cash to go to the emergency room and we didn't think it was broken...possibly fractured though.  Thankfully, no fractures or broken bones, so just a very bad sprain.  So besides his hand now turning lovely bruise colors, he has road rash on his knee and something kind of like rug burn on his shoulder.  He landed hard on his shoulder when he fell, but the shirt kept the road from really doing damage, but it essentially caused a huge rug burn.  We've been bandaging it and putting neosporin on it.  At this point, its not oozing anymore, which is good, and it doesn't have to be bandaged but it hurts like a really bad sunburn.  The skin is really tight from the "rug" burn, too.  I'm going to try to convince him to put some heavy duty lotion (without any alcohol) on it to see if it will help.

Its just another bump in the road to recovery from all the other aches and pains hubby has had this year.  It gets pretty discouraging when you're hurting all the time for 8 months straight.  Hopefully this is the end of the stupid things happening.

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