Tuesday, January 17, 2012

easing back into things

Yesterday I spent all day in bed, as sick as can be. I can't remember the last time that happened. I often say that I want a day off, but I would have much rather have worked! :) I'm so thankful for my husband, who not only worked from home but also kept the kids quiet/calm and fed all day long AND did all the laundry. He's such a great guy! My kids did great, too. I'm so thankful for my wonderful family!!!
Today I'm so glad to be back in the land of the living. I'm still recovering, so I'm trying ease into things. (not easy for me!) Thankfully, I have my hand pieced stars to keep me busy. 
I'm up to 50 stars in the main piece! I have several other stars that are in various states of completion.
If I make it a lap size I'm almost half done with the top! I am loving the process AND the results.

edited to add: the specifics of this quilt (including a link to the tutorial) can be found here.

About the last finish it up Friday post...sorry about the links getting cut off. I'm not sure what's up with that...I was able to access the last row of links (just barely) on my ipod, but not on my computer. Anyone know how to fix it? I'm afraid if I mess with the format, I'll loose all the links. I'll be sure to try to fix it on next week's post!

edited to add: if you place your cursor right after any of the numbers in the last column, then hit the TAB key, the links will show. thanks so much, Elaine!

54 comments:

quiltercaroline said...

Hope you are back on your feet soon. I love the stars!

Anne-Mette said...

Wauh, your stars are great! Hope, you are better by now. It is always interesting to visit your blog.

Johanna said...

Glad you are feeling a bit better. Hope you didn't have that stomach bug that is going around! Only one in our house has had so far and I'm waiting to see who is next. Love those stars!

Lauren said...

I had the same thing last Monday and it was awful! I am glad to hear you're feeling a little better. Love the stars!

Kim said...

Ugh....I hate being sick.
keep your fluids up, and take good care of yourself.

Happy Sewing

Rachel's Quilts said...

Glad you are feeling better.
Your stars look amazing.

thisyearsdozen said...

Wonderful work!! So pretty.

Glad you are feeling better.

Donna

Dee said...

Glad you're feeling better and that things around the house weren't worse the wear for you're being sick!

Your stars are quite lovely and inspiring!

Take care of yourself and thank you for hosting Fridays! I really look forward to them!

Josie McRazie said...

Love those 30's replicas! I have many of those same materials!!

m @ random musings said...

beautiful stars! (so addictive, no?)

Suzanne said...

Being sick is definitely no fun. Ease back gently!

The stars. Oh, how pretty! I have a friend who has followed your lead and is so happy with having handwork. You are a pioneer!

Brenda said...

I like your star quilt. I'm working on a six-pointed star quilt too and I'm wondering how to square it off. what are you doing with your quilt at the edges?

Elaine M said...

The stars are so sweet. Hope your energy returns quickly. I was able to access the last column on my computer by placing the cursor right after the first number in the colum and pressing TAB. The cursor may not show on your screen after placed. Hope this helps.

Char said...

Lovin' the stars! Glad you're feeling better.

amandajean said...

brenda,

i don't know what i'm going to do with the edges. they kinda scare me...

aj

Denise L said...

sorry to hear you were sick. Love your star quilt.....I think it looks great!

Fran said...

That is such a beautiful quilt, it looks very clean and pure somehow... I would make it as big as you can!

Linda said...

Glad you are feeling better. I hate the ishies, blegh. Your stars are looking fabulous!

Esch House Quilts said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better.

Love the stars! For the edges, I'd add some half stars and some white diamonds to the outside edges to make it even. Then you can decide if you want to add a border to that or not.

badlandsquilts said...

It's no fun being sick, but so nice you were able to rest. Love the stars.

Karen said...

The stars are great! This is going to be a really gorgeous quilt!

So glad you're feeling better. Hope no one else has gotten sick in your home!

Take care!

Heather said...

I have been sick too! I feel your pain :-). I hope you are back to 100% soon. I love the stars, they are looking good.

goletagirlwendy said...

Sorry you have been sick. I hope you are feeling better soon. The star quilt is so cute.

Rosa said...

Your star are wonderful,this is going to be an spectacular quilt.

Eileen said...

Glad you are feeling better and Great Stars.
I tried putting curser as Elaine stated and it was not helpful, may just be my computer

Michele said...

Glad you are on the mend. The stars are looking fantastic. I can't wait to see it finished.

Thee Fire Wife said...

That is just beautiful!! Surely such beauty must make you feel a little better. Hope you get well soon!

Theresa said...

Hope you're feeling better soon. Thanks for organising Finish Up Friday. I've participated these past two weeks and it's been fun to see what everyone else has been up to and exploring plenty of new and lovely blogs that I hadn't found before.

QuiltinMama said...

Sick stinks, but glad you're feeling better!

Mama Pea said...

It is beautiful! I love it. I am glad you are feeling better. Yuck. My hubby and daughter let me sleep until 10:30 am on Sunday, and boy did it feel good!

Jessica said...

sorry to hear you were sick, but your stars are ADORABLE!!!
i'm so happy you're still loving this project!
feel better soon~

p.s. i don't even think my husband knows where our washing machine is..

Lesley said...

Your stars are stunning...did I read this correctly? You are hand sewing? They are just perfect!

bethanndodd said...

Yours stars are amazing! I have yet to hand stitch anything like that, what patience you must have! Hope you continue to get well! Smiles~Beth

Mia's Cottage said...

I love your stars! What would I google to get the pattern for these! They are adorable... I almost like them better than the hexagons.
Donna
oh... glad your feeling better too!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

The stars look so pretty! Glad you're on the mend :)

Thearica said...

It isn't any fun being sick! I have been sick for 4 days and today I feel better... and hubby says DO THE TAXES!

Maybe I should have feigned being sick today too!

Natalie said...

WOW these stars are beautiful. Maybe one day...

Jackie @ Fred-and-Cissy said...

Your stars are wonderful! Makes me wish I had the patience for hand piecing...

Anonymous said...

Bom saber que você está melhorando,doença nada há ver.Amo suas estrelas,vou fazer...tá?Faço hexágonos toda noite,assim que terminar vou começar umas dessas.POSTE depois de terminadas.Fique com DEUS,e,CUIDE-se

Dollwood Farms said...

Awww, what a great husband and family. Feel better!

Richard Healey said...

I love the stars I have pinned this and added it to my list of quilts I would love to make.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

Amy - Amy's Creative Side said...

Your stars are beautiful! So glad you are on the mend, and have a sweet project to ease you back into things :)

PS - Linky issue - if you edit your collection in inlinkz, to neatfit, it will auto-format for you. And you can do it at any time without messing it up!

threadspace said...

Everytime you show this WIP, I love your stars more. I have a pile of baby-gro hexes waiting to be assembled, but i love these stars!

toots2u said...

Your quilt is amazing!! Hope you are fully recovered!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Hope you are feeling better soon!

audreypawdrey said...

Hope you are feeling better! I have four stars made, so you are doing so much better than me!

Julie in WA said...

Have you considered adjusting the margins of your blog? It might correct the disappearing edge of the links...

(Click on 'Design'...
then 'template designer'...
then 'adjust widths'...)

Shanna said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better!! I love your stars....they certainly make the spirits lift!

Ellen said...

Looks really good:)

Chara Michele said...

Hope you feel 100% soon! :) I love those stars, although I don't think I would have the patience to hand stitch all of those :) It looks beautiful though!

Donna Becker said...

Sometimes, our bodies just interrupt our whirling activity, don't they? Glad you're taken it easy as you're feeling better. It'll lessen the chance of relapse (and give you more time to work on that gorgeous quilt!).

Carla said...

Love this star quilt! Hope you're up and running soon but don't rush it.

cjsmum said...

This looks like alot of work

smileynann said...

Thank you so, so much for this! I have been looking for 2+ years for this very 6-pointed star!