Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday Finish

So are you ready for Christmas?  I am not.  I got blindsided by my son getting a really bad case of influenza.  I rushed him to Prompt Care with 103.5 fever.  Even though he is an adult now, the mothering instinct kicks in.  He was given Tamaflu (oh boy, is that expensive even with insurance).  He is better but we learned that he is allergic to Tamaflu.  At first, we thought he was allergic to Dayquil but the longer he was on the Tamaflu the worse the rash got.  Gave him Benedryl and he started to get some relief.

Then it was my turn to have a cold or respiratory virus.  Luckily, I have gotten by on Advil Cold and Sinus and Nyquil to sleep. These illnesses have caused a little vacation from blogging.

I still had to get up and at it, each day for my holiday job in the mall.  It has been a blast working at the fast pace of the holidays.  I was hired for the holiday season back in October. Only in the last week, the rush is on and I have been working every day for at least four hours, sometimes more. Then I have been coming home to quilt on memory quilts.
My neighbor is making 8 of these memory quilts: 4 for the grandsons and 4 for the daughters.  The quilts are approximately 52" x 56".  The  center strips are 2 1/2" strips cut from all of Dad or Grandpa's shirts.  The picture above is what the grandson's quilts look like.
I am quilting each with Navy thread by Omni and the quilting pattern is Ocean Froth by Anne  I have two of the four grandson quilts done.
I hope you are enjoying the Christmas season.
Yours in quilting,


  1. Beautiful Quilting on the memory quilt. Glad your are feeling better. Thanks for sharing Marie (

  2. This is really neat. I haven't seen shirts cut up into 2.5" strips before. Great job!