Sunday, September 25, 2016

In the Hoop: Feather Bed



 I've made my feathers from string scraps. 
I'm big stitching on Feather Bed in different colors of perle #8.



I'm not sure what or how I will quilt between feathers. (These look a little wonky and wavy propped up on the back of the couch or maybe it's the dizzying effect of so many feathers). 

I'm preparing a lot of handwork for my husband's upcoming mandibulectomy and fibula free flap surgery on Thursday an hour away in Iowa City to repair a jaw fracture caused by osteoradionecrosis - lots of radiation when he had oropharyngeal cancer.  It's a 12 hour surgery and then a 7-10 day hospital stay - one day at least in ICU.  I'll stay at the hospital during the day and go back to a hotel at night for the first few days, be back at work on Monday and then go back to pick him up on the day he is discharged. So I'll need a lot of hand work to keep me busy!


18 comments:

Ramblings from Randi the Wild Rose Quilter said...

Wishing your husband a smooth surgery and speedy recovery!

Wehagodesigns said...

Wishing your hubby all the best from someone who has had jaw surgery, it will all go well I am sure. I love your stitching also

Kathi Riemer said...

This looks like a great project to pass the time. I hope your husband is back at it soon.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Good luck to your husband for his surgery and hope all well be well. You will be very tired I'm sure, glad you got a hotel room lined up to rest at - hospitals are horribly uncomfortable aren't they

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

It is great to catch a glimpse of this colorful quilt again. Best wishes to you and your husband and thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

swooze said...

Good luck to all. Rest when you can. Living in a hospital is hard on you.

Angie said...

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Hope the hand work helps keep you going!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Feather bed is another awesome quilt. I will keep you and your husband in my prayers. Hope all goes well and his recooperation happens quickly and without too much discomfort.

Vic in NH said...

Prayers to guide the surgeon's hand and for his quick recovery. I admire your strength under adversity and Featherbed is looking great!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That looks like a fun project! It's good that you have something to keep yourself busy with while waiting in the hospital for your husband's surgery to be finished. I'm wishing him (and you!) a speedy recovery and a return to normal days before too long.

Monica said...

I love that feather pattern, and it looks awesome on that background fabric! That should keep your spirits up. Best of luck to you both on Thursday, and best wishes for a smooth recovery. :D

Robin said...

The feathers are fabulous. I love the big-stitch quilting in differing colors. I hope everything goes well for your husbands surgeries. And, that he heals quickly.

CathieJ said...

Praying that all goes well with your husband's surgery and recovery. I love the colorful fabric of the feather quilt.

Quilting Babcia said...

Best wishes for your husband's successful surgery and a full recovery. Take care of yourself and get as much rest as you can, these times are so very stressful to body and spirit. God bless you both.

Kalicocreations said...

The feathers should give you something to do with your waiting time. Best wishes for your husband for a speedy recovery.
Terry

gayle said...

i love those feathers so much! I'm glad you're working on it again.
Hugs to you and husband. Be good to yourselves.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Sending LOTS and LOTS of positive vibes your way -- keep us posted!

Nann said...

The feather-on-feather quilt will be wonderful! I add my prayers for your husband's medical procedure (and for your continue love and patience as he goes through it).