Friday, October 9, 2009

A Winner and Not Much Else

It hasn't been the week I'd planned. I'm on my 4th day of a migraine and the end is not is sight. I've made it through the days, but I definitely haven't done all the basting I'd planned. Leaning over on hands and knees simply wasn't possible this week. I did manage to finish these pillows. I think they have a nice fall feeling. They're on my living room sofa. Pretty amazing scraps, don't you think? They are the first finished project from my scrap to treasure group. I'm still working on a quilt from the scraps I received. Maybe this weekend I can tackle that again.

So, to the business of the day. I did the random number thingy with the comments from Ben's blog (thanks again) with those that were left on Monday's post and the winner was Nanette! Nanette said, "Oh Gosh Jacquie. I love them all so much. You truly do inspire me. Sometimes I dream an idea and I come here and you've already got it on fabric!"
Nanette blogs at Freda's Hive, and is in the flurry of a wedding. I was so thrilled to count down and see her comment! I wish I could send one to all of you. Nanette, I'll be in touch and get this on the way to you.
Have a great weekend everyone.

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

feel better... julie

connie said...

Nanette is a lucky girl! Your work is amazing.

Please take good care of yourself and rest up. Migraines are a terrible thing. I hope you are feeling better soon.

MichelleB said...

Those pillows are great! Love them. I hope that you're feeling better soon. Yeah for Nanette!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, hope you're feeling better soon! Very pretty pillow -- woohoo! Congratulations Nanette!

Diva Quilts said...

Hope you're feeling better soon!

Louby Lou said...

As a fellow migraine sufferer the fact that you're concious is effort enough! Take care Jacquie and I hope you feel better soon.

accordingtojane said...

i love those pillows! I would love to know how you made them - is it easy? I'm guessing it's a variation on your wonky log cabin blocks....? they're so lovely and i bet they would look just as great in almost any mix of solids and prints.

Kat said...

I'm impressed you can do anything with a migraine. I usually draw the line at sitting up, let alone crafting. Hope you feel better soon!

Blue Is Bleu said...

I know just how you feel because I get migraines a lot too. Hope you feel better very soon!

And those pillows are gorgeous... I love that they're so wonky and then quilted with strange lines.

Artfulife said...

Hope you feel better soon. Those migraines are no fun. I love the pillows though. Makes me want to pull out all my sewing this weekend. Wish I had all my projects finished so I could. Take care this weekend, big hugs to you my friend!-Summie

jlk said...

I heart those pillows.

Poppyprint said...

Sending you migraine-ridding thoughts Jacquie. I do hope you are feeling better soon. The pillows are stunning and definitely 'scraps to treasure'!!
-Krista

anita said...

Sending you soft cloud pillows to lie your aching dark head on. As a fellow sufferer in the midwest, I take your hand and say--what the hell? every person I know that has migraines has had them sometime in the last week. and if they are lucky, they've been entralled the whole week..dude! has to be this ever changing midwest weather.

here's hope that it is changing for you.

love your pillows. here's to soothing eye candy, darkness if you need it, love to surround you, peace to melt into, life to live.

Anita in Ames.

Twinkid said...

WOW! Truly beautiful! Your talents keep amazing me. I am inspired to say the least.c

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I do not get migraines but I know they can be terrible. I hope it clears up soon. your pillows are just wonderful, I love them.
I am so happy for Nanette!! I knew she will be so happy!!

Buzz's Food Lady said...

oh, ouch!
I get migraines, too, and can totally sympathize. One thing I have learned: keep pushing for a better treatment. My current neurologist spent so much more time with me than my old one and made a list of which medications we would try in what order for what reasons (luckily, the first one on the list is working wonders with very limited side effects!) Also, I learned a lot from reading "Help for Headaches" by Saper.

That's it for today's unsolicited advice : )

Lovely pillows!

-Rossie

Trisha said...

Yay, Nanette! I am so glad she won!

Jacquie, your pillows are wonderful and I love the colors. Perfect for the season!

em's scrapbag said...

Hope you are feeling better.
So happy for Nanette!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Hope you are feeling a lot brighter soon! Love your latest cushions - amazing use of scraps.

Stephanie (A Ditchin' Time Quilts) said...

Jacquie, I love these pillows! Wonderful. I will am always surprised when I see a new post on your blog, it is inspiring. Thanks, Stephanie

Phyllis said...

The pillows are beautiful. What pattern did you use...or did you use a pattern?

My sympathies about the migraines. I, too, suffer from severe sinus headaches...not much improvement from the migraines I used to have.

Feel better soon!

Myra said...

Cute things, also if you are looking for Schmidt fabrics, found some from another blog I follow: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5511107&section_id=6284390

Alissa said...

Oh I hope that you are feeling better soon! Love the pillows.

Gravityann said...

Hello, I love your quilts and appreciate your generosity in sharing them. The laundry line is charming. Your sense of color is never boring and works perfectly. The fall pillows evoke autumn and yet have unexpected touches to them. I hope you get to feeling better soon. Happy Quilting!

Sherri said...

I so appreciate the inspiration I always get from your projects! And I'm so happy for Nanette!

Kritta22 said...

Hey I know Nanette! Go girl!!
Congrats.

I'm sorry about the migraine. I can't help with that! hugs!

writingchick4e said...

I love the pillows and the colors. I'm making my daughter a bento wonky block quilt for christmas and I'm having a blast making it!

henny said...

Wow,how very lucky Nannete is!!
I wish I were Nannete :D

Nedra said...

I am so happy for Nanette! Life has been so stressful for her lately, that she really deserves this win! Yeah Nanette!

Jessica said...

hope you feel better soon...what beautiful pillows!!

Dorrie said...

Feel better soon~I'm sorry your not feeling well. The pillows are very cool!

Anina said...

Don't you just hate it when you bend down and it feels like your brain is slamming against your skull? I hope you feel better very soon.
Those pillows are stunning!

Jodie said...

Oh jacquie, I hope you feel better really soon. Migraines are just awful awful awful.

MightyMom said...

cute pillows!
sorry about your headache. I've been migrainey off and on all week....it's the rainy weather, gets me every time.

Kathleen said...

hope the migraine has diminished now....as a life long sufferer i understand and empathise

the cushions are stunning jacquie!

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

Hope your feeling better soon.

sara said...

the pillows are gorgeous..this probably an elementary question...but do you have a tutorial link on how to put them together...? like an envelope back so they can be washed?

thanks!
sara

annette said...

LOVE those colour combinations. The pillows are just gorgeous. I've been working on wonky - not as successful as i feel i should be... you'd think it was easy!

Hope you feel better - 4 days is far too long for you to be feeling so bad... :( All the best - hope the weekend is relaxing and helps you get back on your feet.

Victoria said...

Hope you are feeling better, Jacquie. Interesting how you developed migraines and I a bad back, right after each of our children went so far away. I think, at least in my case, there is a connection, maybe for you, too. Hope you get relief soon.
(The pillows are very fun and festive.)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I can't tell you how happy this makes me. I'm sorry about your migraine. It sucks to feel like that. It really zaps energy and inspiration.