Sunday, October 7, 2012

Leafs me Bewildered

Bubbles- notice my Dottiness?
Well, as most of you know, the day after my Dots on Dots post, I was walking in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Besides making balloon animals, Bubbles usually makes popcorn, so I got to the nursing home and proceeded to load the popcorn machine into Jupiter (my Saturn) I mistakenly thought I had loaded this popcorn machine into Jupiter on a previous occasion. So I wrestled it into the front seat. And told everyone I would see them at the park, took the popcorn cart back into the building and proceeded to start the car…Oh no I didn’t – the popcorn machine was wedged over the gear shift and on the steering wheel. I couldn’t get my hand under the machine to even get to the keys! Hmmm now what? So I got out and decided maybe it will fit in the backseat ( I really should have videoed this process- I was dressed as a clown after all) Nope! Won’t fit back there either. I tried this way and that- and I was lifting the machine off of the ground by this time because- I took the cart in already. It was elephant appreciation day-
I felt like I was trying to get an elephant into the car. Altho’ having an elephant there would have been handy- I could have strapped the popcorn machine to his back and given rides at the Walk. Anyway I wrestled the machine back into the building ( uh, Bobbie why didn’t you go get the cart? Well I was in a hurry and hadn’t had my coffee yet…) and we just didn’t have popcorn this year :(  My lower back was a little sore on Sunday and Monday, but just a twinge. Tuesday, we had our Luau and I moved tables and chairs and then moved tables and chairs and undecorated and by Wednesday, I couldn’t move well at all. I don’t remember ever hurting my lower back, I have hurt my shoulder and neck but this was AWFUL! I haven’t sat at my sewing machine since. This Thursday, I tried to cut my blocks for the blocks I really wanted to make for this hop. I got three strips cut and then my back told me without question- NO MORE. I have been to the chiropractor multiple times and I do feel a bit better so, I am hoping that I can at least make one block tonight after church and can post it in the morning.


I do have a block to share. I started this runner last year and when I got it out, I was thinking it was a disappearing 9 patch but as I took these pictures, I realized it isn’t.  I am not quite sure what it is…. “Leafs me Bewildered” is now the name of my block. :)

Leafs Me Bewildered

I started Free Motion Quilting it, but the thread was not cooperating so I gave up. (and I had no clue what FMQ was at the time- so that could be why the thread was sew uncooperative) Since FMQ is not sew bewildering now, I will be picking these stitches out and trying again.

does anyone recognize this fabric? it
was a charm pack but I didn't notice
names back then. Just one more thing I am bewildered about :) so far the concensus is it is a Sandy Gervais line




Hopefully, if you check back around 8am Illinois time,  later this week... (me back didn't like the idea last night) I will have added "Leaf me Bee" and "Falling in Love" posted as well. I also wanted to do Leafin' on a jet plane but will definitely not have time for that.
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70 comments:

Karin said...

Just 'popping' in to say that I think you make a darling clown! I hope you're back will soon be on the mend - that's no fun! Aren't those fence rail blocks? The fabric looks familiar, but the name escapes me. Wish I had a memory like an elephant. :)

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh I love the block you have already done - love the colours but dont know the material - will check back later too. thanks for sharing.

Val Spiers said...

Sorry about the popcorn machine problem. You must have been one cranky clown.
Love your block. I have a christmas table runner made with two strips cut and arranged like your 3 strips.
I do like the fabric. Shame you can't remember what it is. It has lovely Autumn tones.

Theresa said...

Hope your back is on the mend soon. I like your block, the fabrics are lovely - I don't know the name of them though.

Nellie Duclos said...

Hi Bobbie-Your little block reminds me a a rail fence block. I love the colors and the white makes a great contrast. Thanks for sharing.

Heleen Groot said...

You look great as a clown! I would love to have seen you working on placing that popcorn machine in the car! I would have helped you (after the howling with laughter for a while of course). Not so funny that you hurt your back! Hope it feels better soon. I really like the block! I'll check back to see the others!

Sue said...

You are a great clown! And you sewed a great block! Will be back later to see your other work. Hope you are mending!

charlotte said...

I love the block you made, but I will come back later to see more. Love your cheer!

Cindy Staub said...

The cheer is great! Love your block, thank you for sharing.

Happy quilting

Patty D from NC said...

Hope you are feeling better. Funny story ..... Thanks for sharing the block - that may be a Sandy Gervais fabric.

Sandy D said...

Thanks for sharing your block on this Hop. Will be back to see the other ones.

gpc said...

Love the block, but REALLY love to hear that you didn't know what all those wacky words meant, but I am constantly bewildered now! It's nice to think that I'll eventually catch on to all this! :)

Needled Mom said...

Is that a rail fence pattern? I like the fabrics you used. I'll check back too.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

The fence rail.....thanks for sharing

Julie said...

Great block with lovely fabrics! I hope you get to feeling more mobile soon! I feel your pain.

Thearica said...

Love the clown look!

Will be back later to check out your other blocks!

April said...

My goodness you've had a time of it!! Hope your back is better soon and the block you do have is so brilliant and very pretty. :)

krislovesfabric said...

Looks like a Sandy Gervais line to me...thanks for sharing and hope you are on the mend :)

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Hi!!!! I love your cheer!!! Sweet!!!! I also love your determination!!!! Your block is very pretty!!! Hope you get better soon!!!!

Abbigail said...

Hummm, your days sound like mine! bewildering! That pattern looks like a rail fence to me but then ...what do I know???

Just Carol said...

You've made my morning a little brighter with your funny story and all your bewildering events. Loved it! Your block looks like Fall and seems okay to me. :O)

Aurea said...

You have a very busy mind and it connects everything. Thanks for sharing stories and your block.

evelyn said...

Oh Bubbles, a clowns job is to entertain and to make people laugh. Well dear, you have done that here today. Just visualizing your efforts with the popcorn machine, yep, wish you had a camera, but your description of events leaves me chuckling. Sorry about your back, hope you are feeling better soon. Bless you for your involvement with Alz and the nursing home. My family has been touched by both, and this is such a forgotten segment of society.
Love your rain fence block. Will certainly check back.

Kathy said...

I'm so sorry about your back! I hope it is much better soon. Your block is very colorful. I makes a great fall table runner. Feel better!

louzee said...

Your Tablerunner looks nice! I will check back for your other projects. But first hope your back get better soon.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love your beautiful block!!

Gwen said...

Hope you feel better soon--- back pain is not fun, for sure! What a happy clown you are-- not at all scarey! :-) Love you Autumn block -- such a pretty collection of color and print! :-)

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your block is wonderful.
Thank you very much for sharing :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm so sorry about your back....I hurt mine (I say hurt, the doctor says old age!) last year and it took months to get back close to normal. The chiropractor helped and so did the massage therapist. blessings, marlene

Judy B said...

No matter what the block is called, it is very pretty! Hope your back feels better. Thank you for sharing.

Carrie P. said...

great block. too bad you were having trouble with fmq. thanks for sharing.

Lyndsey said...

Sorry to hear your back is painful. I hope you feel better soon. Your block is very prette.

Tricia said...

Love the look of your Split Rail Fence and the fabric reminds me of the "Grand Finale" line. Can't wait to see the rest of your blocks. Thank you for sharing with us.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Pretty block..love the fabric! Hope your back is feeling better real soon!

tink's mom said...

My back was hurting just reading about what you were doing to yours. I hope you feel better soon cause I really want to see what Leafing on a Jet plane could possibly be.

Rebeckah Austin said...

I like what you did with the runner :)

JanesQuilting said...

I understand what you are going through...I too have a lot of back pain. Hang in there.

LJ said...

What a riot! I'm sorry, I should have first said that I feel badly that you had so many problems and that your back, shoulder, and all are giving you aches and pains. :( But, your writing is just hilarious. Yes, I do wish you'd had a video of the episode with the popcorn machine. "Leafs Me Bewildered" is the BEST name; thanks for sharing all. Get better fast...
I am going to follow you with Google Reader...will be reading/seeing you again.

Leah said...

Nice block. It makes a great table runner. Love the colors.

deborah said...

Looks like the rail fence pattern to me...I love the fabric!!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Pretty fabric. Looking forward to seeing more of your blocks. It's rough having back pain.

Lori said...

Is this a table runner you made. Very pretty.

Annette said...

Hope you're feeling better and up and sewing with out any pain...
thanks for sharing
in stitches

Robin said...

Aw, sorry to hear of all your back troubles. Your post was quite entertaining though and I will certainly be back to check out your blocks later! Feel better soon!

Cathy said...

That`s a really great block. I think It`s name is fitting!

pinsandneedles said...

Your block looks like a fence rail to me or some variation! Hope you feel better soon! Thanks for sharing!

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
great cheer!
I love you in your clown outfit! You look adorable and fun!
I saved that pic of the elephant climbing in the car and gonna send it to my mom and dad that are 90. They love cute pictures I find on the nets
I like your block very very much. Lovely colors. My FMQ has gotten better but then when you do not do it much it gets a little bit bad again haha
thank you for sharing today

Britt-Inger said...

I love your block. The colors are wonderful
Thanks for sharing
Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden

Rosa said...

Hope you are better.Love your block and fabrics.Thanks for sharing.

Rosa said...

Hope you are better.Love your block and fabrics.Thanks for sharing.

jules said...

Love the colours in your block, will have to check back to see the rest of them.

Lyn said...

Thanks for sharing. Loved your block.

Chris said...

Oh....super b lock. That will be a gorgeous tablepiece!

Katherine said...

Gorgeous fall block! Those fabrics are beautiful and so seasonal.

BizyStitches said...

I like you fall block even though it isn't want you wanted to post. I too have lower back problems and you are right when it's time to stop sewing you better stop. Thanks.

SpartanBabe said...

Love the block! The colors are great :o) Keep trying on the FMQ, it'll get easier!!!

Ariane said...

I love how your table runner is looking!! I hope your back feels better soon. I know what it's like to have severe back pain. Take care of yourself and get better soon!!!!

Sheila said...

Ouch , hope the back feels better soon. Great rail fence block , thanks for sharing and take care .

Lesley said...

Be well and thanks for sharing your fall runner!

Suze said...

Oh my, picking out quilting - clowns are silly! I love the block. Hoping you are soon on the mend. I'm looking forward to your creative blocks, if you're feeling in the pink (it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, too!)

Maria Kievit said...

Love your block. Thanks for sharing.

Farm Quilter said...

Love your Leaf's Me Bewildered!!! Great job - guess some times letting a project wait for a while is a good thing!!

mahoo said...

Hope your back is better soon. Nothing worse. You certainly have a very unique reason for not having the blocks you wanted to do finished. I'll be checking back for sure. Clowns & popcorn? How could I lose?

Pauline said...

I hope you will feel better soon.
I love the bright fall color you used. Thanks for sharing.

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work thanks for sharing!

Jeanne Gwin said...

Are you clowning around or what? And now I know why Bonnie and Clyde got caught, they were hauling that dang elephant around with them. I love what you have done and can't wait for you to stop clowning around and show us the finale of your show! !elims em gnikam rof sknahT

MoeWest said...

I like your Leafs Me Bewildered block, especially the name. I do hope your back is feeling better, but picturing a clown wrestling a popcorn machine into a car is very funny.

Connie said...

Great looking block and sorry about the popcorn machine!

Pam said...

Hiya! What a sight you must have been lol. But I'm so sorry that you got hurt, I'm hoping you heal fast and feel better soon. Love the Leafs Me Bewildered block, the colors are fantastic. Thanks for sharing your work with us, and I'll be looking for the rest of the blocks, but take your time with them, don't hurt your back anymore. Blessed be, hugs!!!

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lori said...

r u clowning around still. feel better love.