Wednesday, May 6, 2015

under the Hourglass

I'm calling it A Day.

under the Hourglass

Today Eleni had three appointments - her physical therapist, speech/oral therapist and Bowen touch therapy.

under the Hourglass

Even though all three therapists come to our home, that's still a pretty full schedule for a sleepy baby and her multi-tasking, pumping, sewing mom. 

under the Hourglass

Therapies got rather backed up because baby spent two days recently in the hospital due to respiratory distress and a high fever.  Thank God she's recovered now and back home with us.

under the Hourglass

It was so sad to see her sweet little self amongst the beeping machines and needles again.  I wished at the time that there was a way to reassure her that home was not a dream!

under the Hourglass

Today I've been messing around with some half square triangles, leftover from that Pretty Potent diamond quilt.  I enjoyed turning them into perky little hourglass blocks.... and then what?  Wasn't sure where this would go, but it's trying to become a sling bag.  Modifying this tutorial and crossing my fingers, since I've never made a bag with these kind of handles.  If you just pretend you know what you're doing, sometimes that works.  I wanted to show you the finished bag today, but tis not to be. 

Life under the hourglass.

22 comments:

  1. So glad she is at home after those problems. I love the green in those hourglass.

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    1. Thanks! Greens feel so fresh and clean to me.

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  2. Blessings to little Eleni and her over-stretched mom. A sling pouch would be cute!

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  3. Thoroughly enjoyed your clever post. The pics played well with the words. Wished you lived closer so I could bring you dinner.

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    1. haha, Thanks! Luckily my hubby made dinner. He's a good man.

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  4. Love those blocks and I'm sure the bag will turn out beautifully. So sorry Eleni was back in the hospital. I know episodes like that must really take it out of you but I'm glad she's home again.
    Hugs to all of you.

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  5. Poor baby and poor sweet mama. Hope y both get some rest and regain energy.

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  6. Glad Eleni is feeling better and back home! Glad you got some sewing time, those hourglass blocks fit those colors great. They'll make a wonderful bag!

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  7. Consider making a small toy out of one of your shirts or nightgowns that she can have with her for hospital visits. It may give both of you some comfort.

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  8. This will be a cute bag. I love the colors too.
    Poor poor Eleni. I do hope she improves, and no more ER visits.
    I remember those much appreciated home visits by the various therapists,
    Lizzie had early struggles too.
    much love to all of you. You are always in my prayers

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  9. I think of you. Hoping for the best for you all.

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  10. I think of you. Hoping for the best for you all.

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  11. Hope Eleni will be well again soon and everything went well with the appointments.

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  12. Hope the days ahead will be quieter and less stressful for you all. Glad to hear Eleni is feeling better, I keep you all in my thoughts.
    I do so love your hourglass blocks, they are so vibrant and full of spring. They are working beautifully in your bag, and I also cannot help but think from that last photo how wonderful a little pinafore or overdress would look made in a similar manner.

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  13. If you treat the handles like a sleeveless top, it'll work perfectly (here is a tute I've used https://www.pinterest.com/pin/101612535313189419/ )
    I'm so sorry to hear Eleni had to be in the hospital, and I'm relieved to know she is back home. We continue to pray for her, and you all.
    blessings ~ Tracy

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  14. So glad Eleni's better and back home!

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  15. Glad to hear Eleni is back home and that you have been getting (taking) a bit of sewing time. I love how this bag is coming along.

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  16. So sorry to hear Eleni was back in the hospital. So hard,Rachel. So hard. You are in my thoughts and my prayers.

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  17. Oh I hope Eleni is better soon! Before I read the text with the last pic I thought you were making a quilty tank top! I love your use of green solids.

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  18. Glad to read that your precious baby is ok. I love the bag you made. What a great idea for a quilt block.

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  19. So glad to hear that Eleni is back home from hospital. Love where that hour glass bag is heading!

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  20. Oh I'm so glad Eleni is home again and doing better. What a gift it is to be living in 2015. After having my baby I developed HELLP syndrome and I felt so grateful for modern medicine. I love how the bag turned out. Your patchwork looks so pretty paired with the Essex linen.

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