Monday, May 29, 2017

Quilting the Background on the Chicken

Superior Threads order
Until today, I haven't been stitching since my buddy's hip surgery. I've swept floors, cooked meals, mowed the lawn and even provided transportation to the grocery store! (I haven't mowed the lawn in about 20 years!) My body is rebelling with the added chores. . .especially, the lawn mowing!

The patient, now 11 days post op, is doing amazing! Although his incision is larger than the seven inches the surgeon had said. The incision must be in the 12 to 14 inch range. It was surprising to see how large it was when the home health nurse removed the bandage. She removed his 22 staples and the wound looked like it was healing perfectly! No wonder he felt like he was getting pinched! When I shared the photo I took of the wound, my sweetie said one could fit a Thanksgiving turkey in that space! It is  wonderful to see him moving around pain free and even better to watch him planning more activities! We think he will receive the go ahead for driving next Thursday.

The above photo shows the silk threads that I ordered from Superior Threads. I like the way the silk embeds into the quilting and provides texture. I can buy a few YLI spools at a fabric store; but, since I use quite a bit, I'd rather purchase the product in a larger quantity. Plus, Superior has a lot more variety!
After two hours of stitching pebbles!
Today, I stitched a few more pebbles. After two hours, this is as far as I am! I still have more ditch quilting to do on the individual blocks; but, I'm taking a break from that process. Probably, I should quilt the entire background in pebbles. BUT, I would be bored doing endless pebbles so who knows how long it would take me to stay on track! However, the quilting would be evenly distributed! :) For now, I don't have to make that decision.

6 comments:

  1. I am glad your husband is feeling so much better! I'm sure the long scar will develop into an entertaining story for him to tell. :D

    I agree, changing up the background fill will be more interesting, both for you and for the viewer. Looking good!

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    1. Monica, It is a big relief that he is doing so well! We will see about that background. I'm glad that I don't have to decide today!

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  2. So much thread so little time to use it all up!

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    1. Joanne, this project is sure using loads of it!!

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  3. I'm glad your buddy's hip is healing so well. It'll be good to get him back on his feet! Your quilting is wonderful! I love #100 silk, too. I love the Superior mini-cones, but it's nice to have the YLI to supplement because the colors are different. You can get all of the YLI silk colors from redrockthreads.com. I've found them quick and reliable.

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    1. Nancy, thanks for the heads up about Red Rock; I've booked marked their page for another time!

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