I'm four weeks post-op today and will see the surgeon this afternoon. He'll release me from home therapy and I'll start 3 weeks of out-patient therapy. So far, I'm doing very well and, thanks to Advil PM, sleeping better the last few nights.
Here's how I've spent my days, with the Just Takes 2 blocks:
Barbara Brackman has several blogs. I love them because she provides so much history, about quilts, textiles, historical events, etc. She just started one called Grandmother's Choice which celebrates the Suffragist Movement that gave women in this country and other countries the right to vote almost 100 years ago. Each Saturday for 49 weeks there will be an 8" block posted with historical information about the crusade for voting rights for women. I am using the colors of the English Suffragists: violet, green and a little red for rebellion. She talks about the colors several groups used in their logos. It was a long battle but ultimately successful--perhaps we now take that for granted. There is a flickr group with photos, a reading list if you want more historical info and lots of ideas for colors and settings. It began September 1, 2012 and here are the first 3 blocks I've made:
I'm not sure yet if I'll set them with sashing or block to block--time will tell.
BTW, the blocks are all in Barbara Brackman's BlockBase computer program with thousands of blocks. If you have EQ it is a great addition. If you don't have BlockBase, Electric Quilt is doing a giveway: go here to sign up for that--it would be terrific reference for any quilter. EQ is also starting a BlockBase Sew-Along starting soon. I've got a few things I need to finish so Grandmother's Choice is the last Sew-Along I'm going to start--please remind me of that the next time I get excited about something new that comes along.
To see what others are up to go to: Judy L's Design Wall Monday blog.