Sunday, July 13, 2008

Getting Ready for Surgery

I was reading Rian's post, on how the company she bought her golf bag from is replacing it at no cost to her when it broke, & it made me think of Lowes. Odd segway, I know, but this is why. My DH & I fell in love with a particular kitchen cupboard set at our local Lowes. We asked them if we could just buy the floor model, & they said no, we would have to order it. Well Warren decided last October to buy it for me for Christmas. He ordered all the 28 or so individual pieces that made up the display, & things got mixed up. 2 right hand doors were sent, no top, or bottom for the upper cupboard. The counter top first came 10 feet long instead of 5. It's now July & we were just told, sorry they quit doing this particular model, & we can't get the color any more. So this is what is setting in my kitchen. Not the way it's supposed to look yet.
This is the floor model. The only thing wrong with this, is the glass doors are upside down. Well this week when they told us they could no longer get the parts we needed, they decided to give us this cabinet. That's right, for what we paid for 2 pieces of board, they will give us this whole thing. We are very happy. We will still be able to reconfigure the cabinets we have, & use them, & now we have the whole thing! Thanks Lowes!
I'm trying to get myself all ready for my surgery on Tuesday. I've loaded my friend Margaret's quilt on to Lily. I hope to do it as soon as I can after surgery. We'll see how soon that is...
Mindy, & John stopped by today with Hope so I could try the top of her dress on her, & then I also made the pattern for the Vest, the same way I had done on the dress with tape. I cut it out of the fabric that I made quilting 3 layers together, & here it is, ready for the next fitting tomorrow. I'll see her at lunch since that's when my pre-op appointment is with the Dr..
My friend Jackie gave me this nice basket, it's a perfect project basket.
When I was quilting this group quilt, I found some problems. Namely holes where the seams didn't quite get sewn together.
I decided since it's a lot of florals on most of it, & it's a group quilt, made sort of "Quilting Bee" style, a few bees might solve the problem areas. I thread painted several bees, & put them where ever a hole needed hiding.
The wings are just a chiffon that I burned out with my Zapper.
Tomorrow after I get back home from the Dr. appointment I'll make a Tuna Noodle casserole for my DH to eat while I stay in the hospital, & I better make bread too. I don't know if I'll get to post anything else before surgery, but hopefully I'll be able to post again by Sunday. Chamai for now!

12 comments:

mindy said...

would you like me to post an update for you here?

Sue B said...

love those bees!

Good luck with the surgery Deb, I'll be sending good thoughts your way and wish you a speedy recovery.

Helen Suzanne said...

you're soooo organized!! I'll be thinking of you and looking out for reports of how you're doing. All the best
xxx
Helen S

Jules said...

The bees are great. Good luck with the surgery. You are a good woman making that tuna noodle casserole. My husband might just have to fend for himself.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Love those bees on that old timey quilt...
Wishing you well as you become bionic! I hope you'll relax and just let others "do" for you...and hit that pain button when you need it!
*Big Kiss* and come back to us soon.

My LIttle Family: said...

Good luck with your surgery. Hope it is not too serious.

How thoughtful of you to take care of hubby with casseroles and bread while you are down.

The bees are a fantastic idea to hide the warts.

Vickie

quiltmom said...

Hi Deb,

I hope that the surgery goes well and that you are soon feeling your regular self.
How nice of Lowes to give you the cupboard at such a good price( and so they should after waiting for it so long)- it looks like it will be a beautiful piece in your kitchen.

Regards,
Anna

Barbara C said...

I hope you make a speedy recovery. I'm impressed that you have your post-surgical quilt project ready to go. I'm sure it's an incentive to get back on your feet quickly.

Nanc said...

Good luck with your surgery, Deb. I know you're in good hands with Dr. S

Mindy said...

Hello All. Deb just got out of surgery and all went great.
I will post an update after I visit her this afternoon.

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

The bees are the perfect solution. I find those holes occasionally and I just mega quilt over them, but, I think I'll try thread painting instead. Great idea.

rianammerman said...

All's well that ends well. I couldn't believe the difference between those two cabinets! Good thinking to put those bees on the quilt. You are one smart cookie!

I think I'll make tuna noodle casserole for Jim to have when I go to Long Beach next week. He loves it. So do I.