Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy Pinwheels

I pulled out the Pinwheel blocks I made a few weeks ago when my head was spinning and everything was in turmoil over my dog's seemingly fragile health.



I put them together into a small quilt and added borders. I can't stop smiling when I look at it, thinking how different it seems -  almost cheerful, not so depressing. Now when I look at them I think of Spring and those toy pinwheels spinning away in the breeze. Reminding me that things took a "turn" for the better this time. Maybe it's a sign that things at the Tracy household are on an upward swing after a difficult year. Spring -  renewal, rebirth, second chances and all.




I'll layer it and get it ready to quilt tomorrow. I'm going into the hospital this week for my last surgery (hopefully the last one - keep a good thought). I expect I'll be there for about a week or so. The quilt will be something to add to the pile of hand stitching I want to work on after I get home, while I'm recovering on the couch.

I won't be too interested in blogging for awhile I suspect. The last recovery period was difficult. I probably won't answer e-mails for a little while either and book orders will be delayed, just so you know. For those of you who joined the American Schoolgirl Club this year (same club, same patterns from last year - I just ran it a second time) - you don't have to worry about this month's patterns, they'll be mailed out tomorrow after I take the dog to the groomer for a much needed trim.

Happy dog!
So wish me well and keep your fingers crossed that I'll be back to feeling great in no time. This time I'll try to avoid more horror stories of my health, only positive posts, I promise. I'm putting all that negative stuff behind me. Upward swing, remember?

 

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this quilt. It is very cheerful. I'll be holding good thoughts for you. I will miss your posts and look forward to your return. Miss Luella

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Nice pinwheels. Glad the dog is doing better. Hope all goes well for you.

NancyB85374 said...

I am sending hugs and good thoughts your way.

Joanne said...

I wish you all the best!!♥

Anonymous said...

Kathy, Best of luck this week. We will miss your input on the group. Love your pinwheel quilt. It will have very special meaning for you when you get it done.
Karen in IL.

Karen said...

Kathleen, your in my thoughts and I wish you well through your surgery and a quick and comfortable recovery. Your little quilt is adorable.

Barbara J said...

Hope your surgery is a breeze and the recovery super quick. Love those happy pinwheels ... another one for my long quilt list.

Leeanne said...

Love your spring pinwheel quilt, we are heading into winter here in New Zealand.
Warm sugarie thoughts for you.

kdduncan said...

The little quilt is very cheery and upbeat. I hope your surgery goes well and will keep you in my thoughts.

Quiltbenaco said...

Molto carino il quilt con le girandole.....
sono contenta che il tuo cagnolino sta bene.....e tanti, tantissimi auguri per l'intervento!!!!!
Ciao

Impera_Magna said...

No worries about blogging as you recover... we'll be here when you're up to posting again! Will be praying for you... for successful surgery and an uneventful recovery!

Susan said...

Kathy, what a sweet pinwheel quilt and happy for the news about Rigby. I'll be praying for your surgery and recovery. Hugs, Susan

Sue said...

Really love the pinwheel quilt- Keep focusing in on getting well so you can get on with quilting it.
Hope all goes well.

marian said...

Kathy, your little pinwheel quilt is simply delightful.
You'll be in my thoughts and prayers, as always. So, think of nothing else but getting over the next hurdle. Take it one day at a time and you'll be back to your perky old self in no time, of that i am certain! hugs, Marian x

Sue Robinson said...

Very best wishes to you coming all the way across the Pond. I hope the surgery goes well and that you recover quickly but remember to be a patient patient! I love the perky pinwheel quilt and Rigby is looking pretty upbeat too. Bisous (French hiugs!) Sue x

Cheryl said...

Visualize yourself healthy and well! You WILL come through with flying colors!

ann hermes said...

Best wishes for a smooth surgery and recovery!

Darlene B said...

Best wishes for a quick recovery from this LAST surgery! I say, if you want to blog about feeling crummy, go ahead! It's your blog and you can share what you want. Sometimes you feel better after taking time for a little pity party. ;)

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers that your surgery is successful and you have a quick recovery. Love the little pinwheel quilt!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery from your surgery. Look forward to your return as I always enjoy visiting your lovely blog.

Love the little pinwheel quilt!

Take care and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Carolyn :)

Sunnybec said...

Best wishes and looking forward to hearing from you soon. Take care.

Dori said...

Thoughts & prayers for your surgery/recovery and so glad Rigby is doing well.

Heartsdesire said...

Love that sweet little pinwheel quilt. I'm sure it will give you a happy feeling while you are quilting it. I hope your surgery goes well and perhaps not such a long recovery this time around. Will be looking forward to your return to blogland when you are ready as I so enjoy your posts.

Beth said...

Your pinwheels made a very happy little quilt.
All my best to you on the last surgery this week. I will keep you in my thoughts.

Jenny said...

I will be keeping you in my thoughts and hoping all goes well with you both during surgery and during recovery. I love your pinwheel quilt...it is truly a happy quilt and brought a smile to my face....looking forward to your return to blogging land when you are feeling better.

Ariane said...

Your quilt top is beautiful!!! I wish you well with you surgery and a quick recovery. Take it easy and rest when you get back home. It's the best way to heal. Hugs Ariane

Anonymous said...

Dear Kathy,
All the best for a super speedy recovery. Remember- this time you are entering this process so much healthier, so all will go smoothly. Looking forward to your return to blogging- and quilting- ahhhh- what a cute quilt! I would like to make one of those also!!
Peg in NJ

Linda C said...

Sending best wishes across the miles for a speedy recovery, and good health from then on.
P.S. Love your pinwheel quilt.

Rita said...

Wishing you well and keeping you in my prayers!

Merilyn said...

Your little pinwheel blocks have made a delightful quilt!!! I wish you well Kathy!!!

Me and My Stitches said...

Good luck to you - we will all be thinking about you and praying for your speedy recovery. Love your pinwheel blocks!

Asiyah said...

Life is both sweet and sour. It's your blog...post whatever you want, whenever you want.

Best wishes on a speedy recovery!

Anonymous said...

Love this little quilt.
Good luck with your surgery and get well soon.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your surgery. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Darling little quilt.

Darlis

Larkrise garden girl said...

I will say a prayer you recover quick and get back to things you love. Cheri

Renate said...

Beautiful pinwheels. And good luck for the next week!
Renate

marjolein said...

It truly is a cheerful little quilt. Perfect to keep your spirits high.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Take care. Wishing you a very speedy and complete recovery.

Jeanne said...

Love your pinwheel quilt! May God guide the surgeon's hands. Praying for a speedy recovery.

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

I wish you the best and hope all goes well. I cannot wait to you are back!!

jtquilts said...

I love the pinwheel quilt, too! I am finishing off some of my mother's UFO's since she has stopped quilting and there are some pinwheels in there. I so enjoy checking in on your blog. I will miss you while you are recovering. I pray your surgery and the recovery goes wonderfully!

Micki said...

Your quilt is so pretty! What kind of dog is he? He is so cute!
Micki

Anonymous said...

You will be in my thoughts . I am wishing you a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. I will miss your posts but take the time you need to recover.

Cute quilt as always.

Charlotte S.

karina said...

me a gustado mucho su endredon ,suerte con su cirujia y dios mediante salga todo muy bien . Espero se recupere muy pronto y siempre saldra el sol por las maƱanas , asi que piense positivo , pensar en cosas buenas trae cosas buenas ...
ATTE Karina desde CHILE

Diane H said...

Wishing you well, Kathleen. Love the sweet and happy pinwheel quilt. See you soon!

Gloria J W said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Kathleen. Must talk to you about my schoolgirls when you're on the up again.
Hugs Gloria

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