Friday, September 19, 2008

Tired Aching Feet

I love this picture my son took. He is extremely good at this kind of thing. Anyway I just thought I would share this one with you as it has beautiful orangey tones reminding me that it will soon be, what we Michiganians call, an Indian Summer! Here in England we are going through some of our last days of summer with warmer temps and some bright sun here and there. The colors are starting to come out with the ivy turning a beautiful red velvet color. A lot of houses and pubs have old ivy vines climbing up the walls and it is just beautiful to see it in the red colors.

Yesterday I went with the hiking club to Hebden (which I believe is Patrick Stewarts home town). We had a gorgeous day in a very beautiful setting. We hiked for 5.3 miles. It was not the farthest I've ever hiked, but my feet were extremely sore and this morning I couldn't get out of bed. I think I may have pulled something in the bottom of my foot extending through the heel and up to the ankle. Every time I put pressure or my body weight on it, I just feel extreme pain. If there's anyone out there who may have gone through this before, please leave me a comment on your experience. I've taken Aleve and Tylenol with no relief. Today I am staying off it and hoping it clears up. Sorry about being so whiny!

The country wall hanging I am working on for the New Years Challenge is not going too well. As I suspected before, it's a piece I absolutely hate and really don't want to continue on. I think the best thing I can do now is just finish it and get it out of my way. Donating it to someone or giving it as a gift would make me feel better. If I finish the row I am working on and not go any further with it, is there anyone out there who would want it? Here is a picture of it so far............

And here is the row I am working on. It is not the right length so it needs some bars or something to make it fit, however if someone gets it, they can add whatever they want or take off anything they don't like because the entire top is constructed in rows. The blank rectangle was suppose to be for some embroidery I was going to add.

It measures 42+" across and 34" down with the spool row another 6+ " in length ( width will be the same 42+" across, so it isn't quite square and there are no borders, yet? This project was started 5 years ago as a row robin quilt. There were 5 of us, I think, and we each started with a row and passed it around adding a row to it.
Everyone have a wonderful Indian Summer weekend!


  1. Hi Sandy, sorry to hear you are having unhappiness over this UFO. I think sometimes the best possible thing is to abandon the project completely. I have to do that periodically. Sometimes I put the fabrics back into stash and pitch the blocks, but more often I just add them to the orphan train quilts pile.
    I'd be happy to add them to the ongoing orphan blocks quilts I make, or if you can find someone nearer to you that wants them, that would be fine.
    If you haven't seen what is happening with unwanted blocks, check out the Orphan Train blog(mine also) at http"// or if the link doesn't work, you can click on the train picture on my sidebar at Pieces.
    Oh yes, and do you want me to make ONE finish for you at the challenge list? Your table runner looks wonderful! Hugs, Finn

  2. beautiful autumnal pics - glad ya'all are finally getting some sun over there!

  3. I love the look of the Virginia Creeper at this time of year. Whereabouts in England are you?

    I know exactly how you feel about the quilt. It is still in blocks? If so, I'll take the chickens and the scarecrow off you if they are red and white for the leukaemia quilts.

  4. Nothing like getting out in the fresh air...especially when the inside pursuits are driving you nuts!


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