Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Friday, 31 March 2017

Freefall QAL, I dithered, I dallied, finally I decided.

 

Sandra  at          mmm! quilts   (Click on the link to follow…)

is hosting a quilt along, with a delightful pattern of leaves, on a darker leaf and on a paler background fabric. I searched, then I shopped ( more fabric thought Hugh!!!), and finally decided. I hope the rainbow colours will go well with the marble green batik and the paler background.

These are not arranged in any order, but the paler ones will go onto the green,  the intermediate ones onto the half and half blocks, and darker leaves onto the paler background.

Freefall leaves and background fabrics all cut

Life continues, the MRI scan was all clear!!! Hooray, no surgery at the moment, just a cortisone injection, so a lot more pain for that first 24 hours, still using crutches ( just try and balance and use a roller cutter!!!).It must surely improve, and if not with time, then with age.

We have had dull days, then lots of sunshine, the lawn gets mown regularly, the weeds grow, and flowers bloom.

Quotation of the day, from Nelson Mandela

“ May your choices reflect your hopes,

not your fears’”

Greetings from Jean.

29 comments:

Jane said...

Congratulations on the all clear from the MRI, Jean! Hope this means you'll soon be throwing away those crutches. Can't wait to see what you do with the fabric. Love that dark green batik.

HUgs
Jane

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

Nice colors for your quilting project.
How can your knee still be hurting if nothing is wrong? And for all this time?

The Furry Gnome said...

Like those bright colours! Glad you don't need surgery too.

Leeanne said...

Nothing like another SAL to keep a gal in high spirits!

Out To Pasture said...

Glad your MRI was clear, Jean. Sometimes time is the best healer. Meanwhile, more rest for your knee and more quilting therapy, I checked out the 'Freefall' leaf project. Gorgeous!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, so glad your MRI was clear. I do hope you are feeling better.
I love all the colors, especially the various greens. Great quote.

Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

Tish Stemple said...

I'm glad to hear that you will not have to have surgery, but man I hope the pain in your knee leaves soon. You are an inspiration, looking on the bright side. Often times it is so easy for life to get us down, but, Jean, you are a ray of sunshine! I cannot wait to see those beautiful batiks come together in the Freefall pattern. All those vibrant colors are gonna look outstanding.

Jenny said...

Great results from the MRI - no surgery is a good thing, as long as the docs know what is causing you pain. I'm waiting to be called up for a MRI myself.
Looking forward to seeing your lovely leaf quilt.

Cheryl said...

I'm glad your MRI was clear, I hope that you are more pain free everyday. Beautiful fabrics for the QAL!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Wonderful to hear about your MRI and I hope that you will soon be pain free! Love the fabric and cant wait to see when you are finished! I also love the photo for your header!

Mystic Quilter said...

Jean, so pleased you have managed to dodge surgery! Those cortisone injections can be a real pain - literally - can't they? Hope things settle down for you now.

Our photos said...

I am glad it is going a little better !

Lisa J. said...

I love the quote and the fabric choices. Hope you heal soon.

Fundy Blue said...

What lovely fabrics! I'm sure that you that you will have fun with them, Jean! I'm glad that you don't need to have surgery. I love your determination! Take care!

Julie Fukuda said...

Well, it looks like that project will keep you from running wild for a while at least.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What fun and beautiful colors!

I'm so glad to read that all is clear - All the best of healing vibes continue to come to you from my corner of the world!

Sandra Walker said...

Such good and welcome news Jean! Love your fabrics!

Raewyn said...

Lovely pick of fabrics for Sandra's QAL - I've been really tempted by this one too - I'm still at the dallying stage....!

Jenn Jilks said...

I love the work you do.
I bought some squares and made a flag banner. Silly. Fun, though.
I sat in the sun, too!

KB Bear said...

A perfect quote for all of us!

I'm so glad that the MRI was clear!!! I hope that the cortisone injection is starting to help.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Happy news on the health front! Fantastic. And all those pretty fabrics to play with. Life is good, Jean. Enjoy!

Sharon - IN said...

Good news for that MRI report. Hope the cortisone injection works to relieve the pain.

Such pretty batik fabrics you are now working with, have fun building your leaves!

Jen said...

Good to hear that there will be no surgery. I actually had my first cortisone injection this week as well. In my shoulder. I was so worried about that flare up and it wasn't bad for me at all. Hopefully you are feeling a bit better.
I love the rainbow of colors you have chosen. Some fabulous prints in there!

Lorna McMahon said...

So glad to hear your MRI results were in your favour, NancyJean. Your fabric choices for the Freefall QAL are lovely. I am looking forward to seeing your progress!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Praise God for the clear MRI- my mom will have a brain one on Monday and we are hoping for a good result. Have a lovely weekend!

Janet said...

So good to hear that the knee is not as serious as it could have been! I always love the stage of pulling fabrics together for a new project.

Jenn Jilks said...

Hope all is well with you and yours! Thinking of you!

Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

Congratulations on the all clear! Love your fabric pull.

Paige said...

Jean, wonderful news on the MRI!