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Monday, April 11, 2011

Not the Weekend I planned

This weekend was not the one I had planned. Friday I was pinning on 6 yards of ruffles to the bottom of the "queen" dress and when I got up from the floor, I knew I had done it. I sprained my back muscles!
It ruined my entire weekend! I had planned to go to a class given by Anelie Belden, who wrote "Thoroughly Modern Dresden". I loved this book so much, that I took the Dresdens under my wing and totally turned them into my own. From bags, pillows, patches and more. I really, really wanted to go to this class, but alas, I couldn't even stand!
So I hunkered down into the couch pressing my back into a place I could sit reasonable comfortable and did nothing.

But before I stupidly leaned over for an hour, I did finish putting on a border or two on this set of blocks. I need to buy a backing then I can get this under the machine and quilt it up. Not one of my favorites, but it'll be good for practice.
Later today I'm going to sew on those yards and yards of ruffles. So tomorrow I'll show those to you, they look fabulous!
Today I'm walking tall and I'm doing it without the aid of pain meds, so I'm on the mend. Hurray! Because I really don't like to sit still. It's really hard for me to do. I see all the things the should be done. Like , Oh look, a spider web is hanging from the ceiling and blowing in the breeze. Oh, that bunny has shoveled out all his hay. Hey, PugsLee's water bowl has a bug in it. Someone tracked in a couple of leaves. There's a pill of water glasses by the kitchen sink...
I know you have all been there, just glad you weren't all here! How embarrassing! And you know, most of these things I'll have to deal with today!
Take care, Brandie


Lori said...

Ah shoot! That stinks! I hope you are better soon.
I do love your applique blocks!!

Monica said...

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. I can't wait to see the dress!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, I feel your pain. I have done it and sure most of your readers have done it once in their life. It is tough but I am glad you are on the mend. Your top looks great.
Have a good day. don't do to much.

Linda said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend. Back pain is awful. Can't wait to see how you quilt your top up!