Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter/Passover/Spring to all!


Some good news...My camera arrived safe and sound and fully repaired! Yay!!
Additionally, my new modem finally arrived, albeit a day later than I was told it would. Nevertheless, I am fully operational on the technical front.
However, my sinus adventure has been a strange one. Good news is that the infection
is FINALLY getting better. Not so good news, the medicine I was switched to has left me with some side effects that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.
So for now, I will show a few spring-like photos of my flowers and birdie.


And I will show you the crazy quilt I was able to finish in between bouts of extreme dizziness! The orangey fabric around the borders is decorated with Shiva Oil sticks
rubbed over a texture plate. I used several different plates then cured the oil paint, ironed it, cut the borders and stitched it up. I added a solid back background that rolls over the front edges to create another border.

I do hope to be back to MY LIFE in the near future.
In the meantime, please have a wonderful Easter, Passover or whatever holiday you celebrate!

5 comments:

Terri Kahrs said...

Hi, Cathy! Happy, Happy Easter to you! Looks like your beloved camera arrived just in time for Easter flowers! The flowers are lovely and your quilt is beautiful. Actually, the embroidery is EXQUISITE! I'm in awe of your patience! And to think you accomplished this awesome piece "under the influence" of dizziness!!! I'm seriously impressed!!!

Am also happy to hear that life is approaching normalcy and that your sinus infection is finally under control. You poor Dear! You've had a tough couple of weeks!

OK - yet ANOTHER connection! I've owned two parakeets in the past: Topper (lovingly called "Toppie" and "Binky"). Their songs filled my kitchen and made my soul sing.

Wishing you many Easter blessings and sending huge hugs! Terri xoxo

Cathy Mendola said...

Thanks so much Terri! It's been a STRANGE couple of weeks to say the least. The effects of the medicine turned out to be as bad as the sinus infection.
I'm on the road to recovery though and MUST check your blog.
We just keep uncovering more and more similarities! One of these days we'll probably find out we're actually related!
Have a great Easter and a big hug to you.
xoxo
cathy

Janine said...

Hi Cathy,
I really like that quilt.
This are the things you make when you are ill,then i wonder what you are able to create whenn you are strong and healthy.
Happy easter to you too.
Get well and enjoy spring.
Janine

Cathy Mendola said...

Janine you're too kind! Finishing the little quilt was the easier part of the project.
Although now that I look at it, I think maybe it's not quite as square as I'd like. Guess my dizziness did have a little impact on it.
Have a great week!

Gaby Bee said...

This quilt is simply wonderful!
Gaby xo