So 3 weeks ago I was at the LQS buying the fabric for this hexie project. I am not a great Hexie kinda gal. Took this hop on for the challenge. Several years ago I dabbled in Grandmother's Flower Garden Blocks, even taught a class at my Guild but I just found them to be slow going. When this hop presented itself I decided that what I needed to do was design a quilt using minimal Hexie's but being all about Hexies.
Back to the hurdles... I got the fabric home and did the first cuts.
Officially started 16 days before posting, not bad. Lets jump to 14 days prior to posting and find me in the emergency room at 3 AM. By 10 AM they have determined that I need to be admitted for Gall Stones. They also determine that I need to have the Gall Bladder removed sooner rather than later. Day 3 in the hospital they decide to send me home for a long weekend.
So I'm back on track for the Hexie Hop. After all I have a 3 day weekend and I really can't eat anything worth taking time for. I did have a couple of other things that needed to be done on the weekend, chief among them was the giveaway from the last hop (congrats to Connie who is now in possession of her Bowl Buddies) and getting some projects set up for any down time surgery was going to toss my way. So I did some more cutting and some trial blocks.
I did get most of the rest of the cutting done before heading back to the hospital for surgery on Monday. I now have a week left and I will admit that on Tuesday morning I did think about sending "She who is in charge" my regrets ; } but by the time I was up to using the computer I was up to using the sewing machine.
The recovery from this surgery has been unbelievable. Technology is just amazing. I'm writing the bulk of this post on Friday, you know 4 days after surgery, after spending the day running errands and eating out. I'm scheduled to be back at work on Monday.
I so appreciate all of the prayers those of you who knew what was going on said on my behalf. I am blessed.
So in small doses I made my contribution to the Hexie Hop. It is all I had hoped it would be. It is simple and all things Hexie. While Hexie's tend to show up en mass I wanted mine to stand on their own. I got the top together before I realized I somehow messed up the alignment of the top and the bottom halves. I'm blaming it on the events.
I gave a lot of thought to ripping and fixing and decided against it. It represents my summer of 2013 and that's the way it will stay.
Thanks for stopping by and visiting all of us who are participating in this terrific hop that spotlights just how versitale a Hexie can be. I never would have thought that to be the case. Thanks also to Madamm Samm and Ms. Debby for all of their support and know how. Please take the time to visit all of the other participants today.
Monday, August 26
Selina Quilts _- you are here
I hope to see you soon, maybe at the next Hop. I'm pretty sure Pin Cushions fall under my 10 pound lift limit.