Thursday, September 17, 2009

At long last I have finished my pink wallhanging. I think I will call it Fans and Fantasies. When I was in Omaha I was lucky enough to buy this long piece of antique tatting and it just fit around the sides and bottom without an inch to spare. It meets up with the large piece I have used as a topping. I did not bind this in the usual manner but had enough material that I just folded the fabric from the backing over twice and whipped it down. Then I went around the whole thing with feather stitching and pink beads. I really like this finish. It is fussy but goes with the rest of the quilt. Some of you who have read this blog for a while will remember the problem I had with the inerfacing and the middle pieces. I ended up just cutting new facings and appliqueing them down. It may be a bit crinkly but that is okay as the whole thing has that look.

The only place I had a clear wall and an existing rod was in our upper hallway where I had a quilt from Omaha hanging. I was trying to get pictures between the staircase and this wall - about 3 feet. If I went on the other side of the stair case it was too far. This is our loft area where Harv has his big screen tv, computer, desk etc. He spends most afternoons up there. He also has a table in one of the bedrooms where he paints.

Needless to say I thought I was going to go over the bannister if I tried reaching too far. Once I get this to Florida or wherever it will eventually hang, I will take some better pics.

Harv and I went to the urologist this afternnon after lunch and he checked him out from the problems he had in July when he was in the hospital twice. All is well. He also gave him the name of a urologist in the Orlando-Winter Park area. They both were at Mayo at the same time and he said just give him his card and he would see us. That is nice to know as we haven't had too much luck in our area with the fellow we have been going to.

ps - it is my birthday today and I am just spending the afternoon fiddling around. Tomorrow Sue and I are celebrating by going to the
Infant Welfare housewalk and luncheon with proceeds gong to Children's Memorial Hospital. Probably no pics allowed but may try and sneak in a couple. At least of the outsides.

Just wanted to add that I had my yearly mammogram yesterday and all was well. Just remember gals that early detection is the secret to defeating this disease. 10 years ago Oct. when we discovered mine - first stage, lumpectomy then radiation. No chemo needed.
Go get those mammograms.


Magpie's Mumblings said...

Happy birthday Freda! I would sing, but that's not something you would ever want to

Ruby said...

Happy,Happy Birthday Freda! Congratulations on finishing the Fans and Fantasies. Your perseverance has paid off. It is lovely.

Cathy K said...

Hi Freda, Happy Belated Birthday! Hope your day was a wonderful as you are! Your wallhanging is absolutely breathtaking. You're getting in a rut, dear; everything you do is breathtaking! LOL. Hugs, Cathy

Debra said...

I would love to see this piece in person!

Happy Birthday, Freda!

Gina E. said...

Happy (belated) Birthday, Freda! I am so sorry I wasn't reading blogs on your Day, otherwise I would have been here with bells on!