How's this for a day brightener? All I can say is wow! I love the happy colors of these Dresden plate flowers and applique butterflies. It lifts the spirits just to look at it.
Gaze at this beauty for a moment and then realize that you are gazing at a miniature quilt! That's right every one of those pieces are less than an inch, just amazing.
Another miniature prize winner. I am in awe of the precision and all around talent on display here. Notice that the prize ribbon is almost larger than the quilt itself.
Here's a marvelous art quilt where the vegetables just seemed to jump off the plate. The thread work was the star of this piece and truly made it come alive. The shadow on the right hand side was all done with thread.
This small quilt was 3-D with the basket and vegetables spilling off the background. Lively and good enough to eat.
That's all I have for you from the quilt show I certainly hope you enjoyed the tour.
Now on to my hectic and at times discouraging week. Look away now if you don't want to hear the details. I won't blame you.
Both Chris and I had multiple doctor appointments this week and that takes up a lot of time because we live so far from ordinary civilization. An hour and a half drive each way just to get to appointments takes a lot out of an ordinary day let me tell ya. Chris had a follow up a dermatology visit which resulted in an all clear which was very good news indeed and I had an unfortunate run in with an orthopedist who gave me a cortisone injection in my shoulder which went horribly wrong! Some of you may recall that more than a year ago I hurt my right shoulder resulting in a rotator cuff injury which has plagued me ever since. Physical therapy has helped a lot and surgery is out of the question. Only time will take care of this problem. I had a cortisone injection once before in the summer with no ill effects but this time, Oh My Goodness! I experienced something called a steroid flare which is right up there with one of the most painful things I have ever gone through. The worst part for me was the unexpectedness of the whole thing. I had no idea what was happening and no idea how long it would last. It lasted three days and was no picnic! Then on Friday it was back to the doctor's office again for a scheduled biopsy for Chris (a separate issue). Fun and games all around. Chris is in bed recovering and I am one of the walking wounded. Happy anniversary to us. At least we both know that this too shall pass. I told you to look away.
I wrote this post and deleted it three times. For the most part this blog is my happy place and I do my very best to keep it upbeat and positive. I always hesitate to share less than fabulous news on the blog because it can come across as whining or attention seeking. On the other hand if all we ever read is happy, happy, joy, joy we get the impression that we are the only ones in the universe going through hard things and we may not be handling it very well. After all no one else ever says anything about their troubles. Just know my intention is keep it real here. We are fine, I'm not whining (well maybe a little) and both of us are on the mend.
What do you think? Should we keep it light all the time or occasionally tell the whole truth?
Until next time,