When I first decided to blog, I new that I would not do so daily, but felt that if I was going to be a blogger, than I had to do so at least once every 10 days. Well, it has been almost a month! Not good. Seems as the stretches have gotten longer and longer. Maybe it is because it is the summertime and we have so much going on as a family... jazz concerts, trips to the local parks and pools, a great family vacation in Cancun, hosting a family re-union for my husband's family. Yes, I have been busy this month.
I have done some quilting as time and the weather permits... (It has been one hot July in southern NY. We had 17+ days over 93, without the heat index and quite a few over 100!) But back to quilting... I made two charity quilt tops that will need to be quilted (pics once quilted, promise). Had a wonderful quilty day with my girlfriend Ashley in my studio. I have made some progress on the African dancer I started at retreat this spring, adding detail and embellishments on his neck, arms and legs. He is now ready to be quilted, so I played with different quilting stitches and threads to determine what combination I like best... right now a flame stitch with matching cotton 50wt thread, so that the quilting doesn't detract from the dancer.... at least that is the thought for now. And this week, I will be pulling together squares made by members of the Pelham Quilters into a top for a quilt to be presented to our out-going President.
Now the real reason I wanted to post today is I am thinking about making a small wall hanging to Thank the pediatrician that has taken care of my children for the last 23 years. At the end of the month, my 20 year old son will be going for his last yearly physical before he turns 21 (and is no longer able to see a pediatrician :-)). My oldest was this doctors first newborn, so on her last visit they sat and chatted and cried for over an hour. She has seen my kids through Juvenile Arthritis, a screaming, streaking kid who would run at the first sight of a needle, Asthma, ASD (or a hole in my then 16 yr old daughters heart that required surgery), and a totally broken - not torn - meniscus that will have to be replaced in a yr or so with a transplant from a corpse. She has done all this with a smile, patience and heart of a saint. For some things, calling just to check in on them to see if they or I, needed to talk. So.... any ideas on patterns or shapes I should use would be welcome. I thought of a Heart, but it seems so literal and I wanted something with more meaning, to show just how special she really is.
All suggestions are welcome.... now back to work :-)