Saturday, June 14, 2014

Rainy day blues...but not the sad kind.

It's raining again...


I sat out on the back deck and pondered what to on another rainy weekend...
 
 ...and decided blue may be the order of the day.

You see, last night I spent a few hours playing with my Rachel Ashwell "Chambray Rose" fabrics...all blues...another $4/metre bargain buy earlier this year...

...the plan being to make twelve different 12" blocks for a quilt 'cause I've been badly bitten by the patchwork bug this month. 

I scoured through patchwork books, magazines, pinterest pages, google - all to find twelve different blocks I could play with, and more importantly, that had a 4" square in the middle so I could fussy cut some floral sprays. Yeh, I know, fussy cutting is another obsession this month...


By bedtime I had two blocks finished, and two ankles covered in mosquito bites (downside of life in the tropics)...

There's no rush on this quilt, but as it's raining I might just get a few more blocks done today and tomorrow. 
Shame Mr E and I cannot go adventuring, though. Still, muddy mountain tracks can be fun. We'll see what he thinks.

Here's a little happy news!
Our young Blossom had a rather nasty car accident two weeks ago when she had a speeding car ram into the back of her at the traffic lights. Her little pink Micra was written off and she suffered a severe whiplash, swelling and bruising along her spine, chest compression from the seat belt, and shock - but she is alive and ok, praise God.

On Thursday Mr E and her went car shopping and found a sweet silver Lancer to be 'just right' for her transport needs. It was lovely to see her smiling and healthy again!


I decided not to share the news of her accident at the time as we all kind of huddled together and just wanted to be private, but thankfully all is well, and as the other driver was insured she has wheels again. 
She handled the whole ordeal with great maturity and we're incredibly proud of our girl. 

Parenting is a real mix of joy and drama isn't it?

hugs
 jenny x


25 comments:

Melody said...

What a relief that Blossom came out of the accident with no permanent injuries. I bet it really scared you all. Please give her an extra big hug from me. PS your blues are beautiful.

Cindy said...

So sorry about Blossom's accident, but glad to hear she is OK.( Parenting can take it out of you, can't it?) The car is cute, as is your daughter:)

Christina said...

Your blocks look great. Fussy cutting can be fun, especially if you have "the perfect" fabric for it. Sorry to hear about the car accident, glad no one was injured. Cute car.

Anonymous said...

Blossom looks very happy with her new car, but a horrible way for it to come about, similar accident happened to our daughter at similar age twenty something years ago, anyway she found out need to be very mindful of whiplash injury down the track, such a relief Blossom is ok and she is looking good, worrying time for you all nonetheless. Love your blue patchwork Jenny and the fussy cutting, lessons here too, I need to keep notes of all these blogs for future reference. I may take a dip/plunge into patchwork one day, think it just requires a little dip into the shallows to begin with, something small, I learnt the English method of piecing with hexis more years ago than I care to remember and that is as far as I went with patchwork, your work is very inspiring, thank you for sharing and hope you manage a trip into the outdoors over the weekend and enjoy the best of both worlds. Judithann :-)

Larissa said...

OH poor Blossom!!! Glad she's is feeling better - and that she has your support and love around her at this time!! Car accidents can be scary - especially when you don't see them coming!!! ... Your new blocks are gorgeous!! And that fabric - wow!! I can see why you splurged and got a bunch of it at that amazing price!! I can't wait to see how this grows!!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

She also has scoliosis, Judithann, so she is regularly monitored with her spine and neck - she will be keeping an eye on it even more now. x

Christine M said...

Thank goodness Blossom is okay. It must have been quite traumatic for all of you. Your blocks are lovely Jenny.

Outspoken Blossom said...

Love you muchly mumma, lucky to have such a wonderful mother as you. You're amazing <3 xxx

Jenny of Elefantz said...

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{love you so much, my Blossom-girl!}}}}}}}}}}}}

Wendy B said...

Bloss looks positively radiant now......and that car looks more "Elizabeth" than the micra....more grown up! Glad she's ok, safe and sound. You've made my heart sing with those chambrays.....you know they're my weakness Jen-girl....just gorgeous! xoxox sugary sweet ones (PS....loving this rain....I'm playing with some Old Primrose Inn....makes me happy too) :o) xoxox

Petra said...

Good to hear Blossom is doing well. We had a similar thing happening to us, but we were OK apart from shock and SME stiffness. We thanked God and were reminded that we are priveledged to have a lovely family. Love your blues...comes across as being very peaceful.��

shez said...

Thank The Lord she is okay ,boy what a scare for you all,and love your new wheels Bloss.xx

Tammy said...

Thank goodness Blossom is ok. How scary...... I am glad all turned out well and she was able to get a new car to replace hers. Thank goodness they were insured.

Robin in New Jersey said...

Oh my goodness! So very thankful that Blossom is ok. What a blessing she is fine and has a new car!

KimM said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so glad Blossom is OK - and what a nice car to replace the other one. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the blue blocks!! How GORGEOUS!!!

Mary Jo said...

I am so glad that Blossom is OK ... and glad that she found a car that she likes. I love the blue fabrics and the blocks you have made so far. Can't wait to see more of them! God bless you all!

Lline said...

I'm very glad Blossom is OK. Also it's good she's not afraid of getting behind the wheel again. If it had to happen I'm glad she didn't see it coming. That way she didn't tense up and make it worse. Your Blues are beautiful. As usual the balance of pattern size and placement work well. Could you please give us the names of your blocks as you make them? I'm sure there are a couple of us out here who might like to steal your research for blocks you can put a little something special in the middle of like fussy cutting or pictures or embroideries or ... Thank you for sharing all your beautiful work or should we call it play because you seems to have so much fun.

Susie said...

So glad she is ok. We are in the tropics on holiday. Hope it doesn't rain too much more!

Rebecca in AK said...

I am glad to hear your daughter was not more seriously injured! I hope she will recover completely! Love you new blue blocks! Especially the fussy cutting!

jugglingpaynes said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so relieved your daughter is OK. You really put them in God's hands when they learn to drive, don't you.

prsd4tim2 said...

Those events are so scary - they never seem to get easier, do they. All we can do sometimes is pray for them. So glad to hear your Blossom is OK.

Tammy said...

Sorry to hear about Blossom. So glad she is okay. God was sure watching out for her!

Vania Jacomassi said...

Olá Jenny que susto pela sua Blossom não? mas graças ao Bom Deus ela está bem, tenha uma semana abençoada.
bjs.

Lin said...

So sorry to hear about Blossoms accident and delighted that she is well again. And what a super little car you found for her. Lots of love to you all. xx

Carla said...

Sorry to hear about the accident but glad to hear that Blossom is doing well.
Love those blocks.