Friday, April 13, 2012

BOM - The Queen and Her Court

I have been working steadily on my Queen and Her Court quilt.  So far I have finished nine pieced blocks and I am working on the tenth one.  Sorry no picture of that one, but I can show you what I have done so far.  Tomorrow is the next class, so I am trying to finish what I have to date.  I hate being so far behind.

These blocks are not arranged in any order.  The quilt is going to be a huge one and these blocks will be spread around with applique blocks in between.  I managed to do one of the small applique blocks.  Since I am doing them by hand, (my machine still doesn't want to zigzag without dropping stitches)  I had to fudge the pattern a bit to make it easier to applique.  There will also be some background blocks done in 1 1/2 inch squares as in the picture.  The applique is not finished.  I had to leave openings for the stems that will tie all the applique blocks together.

It is Friday and the sun is shining!  The high temp for today will be 15C.  Shopper's Home Care phoned me this morning and is delivering my scooter between 11:00am and 1:00pm today.  I hope to be able to go out for a while after that.

Mimi is feeling much better.  Last week she jumped on my bed and meowed in my face.  Her breath was stinky.  I also noticed that she had some brown drool coming out of the corner of her mouth.  I checked her teeth and found one that was totally brown.  The gum was very red and looked as if an abscess had burst.  I took her to my daughter's vet.  They agreed with my diagnosis of tooth decay and tarter build-up.  I was given some more antibiotics.  The first vet's diagnosis was way off base. even though they charged me over $700.. There is nothing wrong with her stomach or other organs.  Poor Mimi!  She's had a toothache all this time!  She will have to go in for some dental work soon.  But I can tell that she is feeling better because she has been grooming herself.  Here she is 'hiding' from me behind the stair railing.  She loves this spot because I can't get down there to pick her up and give her her meds.


nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

I’m even more shocked now to hear about Mimi’s vet being soooo wrong. Poor Mimi for having tooth ache all the time! I’m glad though that you finally discovered what’s wrong with her.

And your Queen and Court quilt will be stunning! Enjoy your ride on the scooter!

Vicki said...

OMG it's bad enough when our doctors can't figure out what is wrong with us, but when the vets can't figure out something as simple as an abscessed tooth, I just shake my head. Poor Mimi having to endure all that pain and discomfort. At least now she will be feeling much better. I hope you will be able to get out and enjoy the lovely weather this afternoon.

Simone de Klerk said...

Beautiful blocks. Love your appliqué work!
And clever Mimi, sitting there! What a terrible vet.Glad she is feeling better though!

KaHolly said...

Just gorgeous!! You've been busy. Poor Mimi. Hope she feels better.

Barb said...

Love it and your applique!

Cybele's patch said...

Poor Mimi. I feel so sorry for her. hope she is getting well soon. I don't understand why the vet was not able to spot a sick tooth in her mouth. He probably focused more on the bill!
Your blocks look amazing. It will be a gorgeous quilt.
Did you enjoy the ride on your scooter? Enjoy your week end!

wackywoman said...

Stunning quilt you have there. Poor Mimi. Don't you just wish they could talk to us sometimes? My Gracie also hides when I get her meds. Big baby. And, I use pill pockets.

The Calico Cat said...

That quilt is going to be gorgeous. Glad to hear that Mimi is feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Mimi.
Keep us informed on your progress.
Love from my cats to you.