Sunday, July 11, 2010


I try to post something at least every weekend. I had hoped to have pictures of the garden or all the quilting I had done on the longarm, but that was not to be. Last Friday Tori and I attended a continuing education class for dental hygiene credit hours that we needed. We had a wonderful morning and a fantastic lunch. I dropped her off at her house and headed home. Between the time I dropped her off and reached my house - about 15 minutes-- Tori spoke to her neighbor and then went to her front porch to get her mail. Aparently when she turned to leave the porch something did not move right and she fell off of the porch. A total of 12 inches to the ground. In doing that she broke her right leg in 3 places. Two breaks in the ankle area and one break high on the fibula. Luckily the neighbor was still in the yard and reached Tori and immediately called us. I was driving into the yard as Mr Loose Thread was walking out of the door. Long story short and a ride in an ambulance and a few hours in the ER at Richland. Tori has a partial cast on her left leg and a sprained right ankle. It has been an interesting weekend. Of course, the up side of this; Piper and I have spent most of the weekend together.
Dusty and Sherry came back into town today so that relieves alot of that stress. Dusty will be here to help Mr. Loose Thread and Sherry is always helpful in many ways and is always available to help. Andy (Tori's cousin) will be staying with the girls for a while to help get Tori to work and Piper to Daycare, so, all is under control.
Looks like things will be taken care of and my family has told me that I WILL go to Knoxville for the AQS show. That I WILL NOT worry or fret and that I WILL have a good time. Sooooooo, OK, no problem. I guess that I MUST leave on Tuesday and come back on Sunday. I MUST look at quilts, take classes, tour the vendors (please don't tell Mr. LT about the vendors), and eat in nice resturants. OK, if I MUST then I guess I am off to Knoxville on Tuesday morning.
The four blocks that appear in the picture are from the 'Little Quilts Twelve Days of Christmas' that is Designed by Wanda Hizer. I am enjoying this block of the month and Little Quilts has made it so easy. No big yards and yards of backing fabric like some othe BOM's. They have generous cuts of the background and plenty of the fabrics needed to complete the blocks. Very professional. Very good BOM.
OK, I am on my way to Knoxville. I hope to have lots of pictures and other stuff when I return. Have a good week--I know that I will.


Caroline in NH said...

I'm doing the same BOM! I just started mine, though. We went to Colonial Williamsburg on vacation the last week of June. One of our side trips was to a LQS (Love 2 Quilt), and it happened to be the same day their local applique group was meeting there. Several of the ladies were working on these blocks. I ordered all of them as soon as I got home (got 6 all at once) and have just started block #1. Yours are gorgeous!

Joyce said...

Thank you Caroline. I am really enjoying the project.

Big Rig John said...

Looks great now - can't wait to see the other blocks as you get them done

Gari said...

Your BOM blocks are beautiful. I really admire anyone who can do good hand applique.

I read your post last night and could think of nothing to say about the accident. I have never broken anything but I can't imagine breaks so bad. She was very lucky that someone was there and you were so quickly avaliable. Also so happy that everyone loves you so much as to SEND you with blessings to AQS. What a great family you have.

Chris said...

I am so sorry about your friend. It is amazing how fast things can happen.

Your blocks are wonderful :)

QuiltSwissy said...

Speedy healing to your friend. Your blocks are gorgeous!

WeeBonnieBabes said...

HEllo! Can you tell me some about your summer and fall quilt camps?
I am almost sure I want to be on that wait list :)

Joyce said...

Summer Fun Quilt Camp has filled completely and does have a waiting list. Stay tuned for information on Spring Fling in February 2011.