Thursday, April 26, 2012

Gratitude

I'm happy to report that I'm almost mended from the burns I received in that scary fire. I can't tell you how grateful I am for the messages, private emails and prayers you all sent me for my quick recovery. I read every single one and was very moved by your kind words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Well it's been an uncomfortable ride but I've healed fast. The little parts of my face weren't affected too badly and have healed completely. I just have a section on my arm that's giving me a bit of gripe and I still have to wear a tube bandage on it but every day it looks better and better and there'll be no scars thankfully.

I wanted to tell you about a couple of things. You might recognise Kim McLean's Pandemonium quilt as seen over at Glorious Applique. I love it, it's outrageously glorious in every way. There's just the perfect mix of piecing and applique. Click on the photos for a closer view.
Ready for some close ups? The horse yard.
The folly
The kitchen garden.
All photos courtesy of Kim McLean.
Kim has generously offered to do some online classes over at Glorious applique specifically for this quilt. It would be great to get some idea of who would like to be involved. Some may not want the whole quilt and it suits being broken down into sections or changed in terms of setting which Kim encourages with her patterns.
The pattern is available at Glorious Color

Blogger interface
I bet we all got a shake up at the change in the blogger interface, I was so comfortable with the old one. The good news is that despite blogger saying the old interface wouldn't be available, they must have heard the frustration out there because there is a way to get it back.
See the cog on the right hand side of your dashboard?  Click on it and it will bring a drop down menu.
click on the list and it will give the option of returning to the old interface. Hooray!

Til next time, Janet

57 comments:

Jackie said...

OMG, Janet... I just went back and read the post! I am so sorry to hear that this happened to you!! But I am so glad that you are healing. What a scary thing! Big Hugs!

Oops-Lah said...

You've been on my mind and I'm happy to hear that you are on the mend. I love the look of the pandemonium quilt and I "might" be interested in taking part in an online class, although I know that I won't be able to make the whole quilt (too many other projects).
BTW; I switched to the new Blogger interface a couple of weeks ago (I thought I better jump before I'm pushed) and although I hat to get used to it at first, I quite like it now.

Lori said...

Wow! That is some quilt!! Ambitious!!

So happy to hear burn is healing.

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Darlene said...

I'm really, really glad to hear that you're healing and soon will be good as new. Prayers answered. :-)

Wow, that's an amazing pattern - right up your alley, Janet. ;-)

Miriam said...

Glad to hear your healing is going well and there will be no scars!
The Pandemonium pattern is in the post on its way to me....so I could be interested in online classes.

I am still with the old blogger interface. I tried switching the new one and thought I had lost my whole blog! A scarey experience!! Luckily all was fine, but I am reluctant to change...till I have no choice! Lol

Sue said...

So thankful to hear that you are healing up. It is so nice to see your post again. I pray that the rest of the healing will be quick to heal.

That quilt is just gorgeous. Kim's quilts look so complex to me. I've never attempted one. But you are right in that this is pretty in every way.

Take good care of yourself,

Sue

Joanne said...

I am glad to hear that your burns are healing well - I have been wondering how you were doing.
Beautiful quilt!
I have been using the new Blogger interface for a while and find it very easy - like anything, it just takes a while to get used to it. My favourite part is the new dashboard - much better than the old one (plus it works on the iPad).
Take care!❤

Marie said...

So glad to have you back Janet. You've been in my thoughts and it is nice to hear that the healing is coming along so well.

FabricandFlowers said...

Just caught up on your accident. Who would have thought that would happen?!So very scary. Glad you are on the mend.

Thank you for telling us how to get the old Blogger back. Sigh of relief!

Christine M said...

Glad to hear you are healing. Thanks for the tip on the old interface. I just tried it and it worked!

Dora, the Quilter said...

Glad that you're doing better.

Regarding the new blogger interface, I started using it earlier, stopped because I didn't like it (although I think that was because it wasn't functioning well), went back to it, and now that I've used it for a while, I actually prefer the newer one. I think it just takes a while to get used to it, and how quickly that happens depends on how challenged we are by the things happening in all the other parts of our lives.

regan said...

Janet, I'm so glad you are healing well. And I'm so glad you will not have any scars to show for it, too. Yay!

I am so in love with this Pandemonium quilt....and that name is perfect for it, isn't it!?! Thanks for the close up pics.....I was really studying them, and this is really an amazing pattern. I know I could never do this kind of applique (well, not now, anyway), but the piecing is really fun, and I am loving so many of the blocks. What an explosion of color....FUN!

And you called this post Gratitude, and can I just say how grateful I am that you told us about how to get back to 'old' blogger! THANK YOU! I was feeling really lost with the new version.....I don't like change when I'm am totally happy with something. Now I'm back to the old 'friendlier' version! THANKS!

Dorothy said...

It's good to hear your almost healed and thanks for telling us how to get our Blogger back. I wonder how many will change.

taylorsoutback said...

Such good news that you are healing well and so quickly! I have shared your story with some of my other quilting friends as a cautionary tale...how many times we start to clean something in the home never thinking about how products interact.

That quilt is very intense!!! The gardener part of me is fascinated by the Kitchen Garden section in particular.But I am so overwhelmed with other ongoing and yet to be projects - it will be fun to sit back and watch others progress:o)

Continue to be well and heal quickly.

Donna~~ said...

I'm happy to hear you are healing well--and I hope the remaining parts shape up and heal well too! I switched back to the old blogger also, but occasionally the new one tries to make a return. Regarding Pandemonium, put me in the undecided category. I would love to do it, but know that I would not do the whole thing and clearly haven't finished the other ones I've started. Most likely I will follow along and then start too, but I'm trying to stay strong and resist--for now! It is very nice of Kim to offer help--I would need it!

Marjorie said...

Oh yeah...that reminds me that I forgot to tell my husband that your tale is my current reason for not being enthusiastic about cleaning. Hmmm. Not convincing enough? Anyway, I'm so very, very, very glad to hear things are progressing well for you. Wishing you continued progress and sending tons of hugs.

Sharon said...

You've been on my mind the last few days. There were so many posts I thought I would wait before sending my wishes for a speedy recovery. So glad to hear you are healing and should not have lingering issues. Wow, what a quilt, amazing! Take care of yourself.

Salley said...

Very relieved. NOW... stay out of the kitchen!

Linda C said...

Janet thanks for sharing the tip how to put it back to normal. l know in time we would get used to it, just felt so much more comfortable knowing what l was doing. l had written a huge long post with over 35 photos, and it all just disappeared. Blogger was not saving it as normal and all that was left was the heading. Super frustrating. Hope that never happens again.
Glad to hear you are well on the road to recovery. Can't keep a good quilter down.

Judy Dietrich said...

Really happy to hear you are healing up from the burns. You have been in my thoughts and prayers!! I am so glad your husband was close by--and that you got quick first aid. Love the new quilt--many brights to add to the lovely applique figures.

Marit said...

Good to hear you are healing, Janet. And spending the time wisely - planning more quilts and quilting!
Wishing you speedy recovery.
xoxo

Sarah said...

Hey Janet, thank goodness you're ok! I just wish you had received my giveaway prize to help cheer you up! It is coming... soon I hope. I have been really busy at work and unable to get to a post office during work hours, but trust me, the package is in the car, patiently waiting for me to send it when I get the first available chance. Cheers, Sarah xxx

DACHA ARTESANA said...

That gorgeous

Alessandra said...

I hope you get well soon.
Beautiful projet.
a hug Ale

Nadine said...

Catching up with my blogs list, I was SO scared when reading your previous post, Janet !
I'm realy hapy that you're getting better, day after day, and I'm sending you my best thoughts ;>)

As to Kim Mc Lean's GORGEOUS, AWESOME quilt, I'd never dare starting such a huge task! I9t's so perfect, it frightens me... ;>)

TAke care, dear !
XOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Shirley said...

See, I told you not to do housework as it is bad for your health. Glad to hear that you are on the mend now. Cannot keep a quilter down for long. Wow to Kim's latest quilt - magnificent. How much of it have you done already?

Deb said...

Dear Janet

I'm so glad that you have made such a quick recovery from this terrible accidents. It frightens me to think of how much worse this could have been! In my view housework and sports only end in injury, so I avoid both (this is meant to be humourous, hehe).

As far as Pandemonium goes, FABULOUS, have ordered my pattern and some backgrounds, and yes i am interested in the online tutorials.

Hugs, Deb

Kaaren said...

How wonderful to hear that you are on the mend, Janet. Woo hoo!

Kim's design is beyond wonderful but sooooo out of my league. I'll just have to watch the progress from the sidelines and drool.

Take care of yourself!

*karendianne. said...

It's a great way to start the day when we can hear from you. I'm so happy to hear how well you're healing, Janet. So very happy. You're sharing some amazing appliqué design here, too. Wow! It's a great lesson in all aspects of appliqué it looks like but even more - looks to me like a great analogy for life. Work in the moment, live in the moment.

Have a wonderful day and be well. *karendianne.

Rachaeldaisy said...

I'm so glad that you are feeling better and healing well!! I've been thinking of you and sending well wishes. The new Kim McClean Quilt is incredible! I wish I could buy a big poster of it. I would be a bit overwhelmed to take on a project like that.. Maybe one day. I was annoyed Blogger didn't warn us, or not that I noticed, all of a sudden it was so different. I'm slowly getting my head around it. I hope your arm is fully better sooner than soon.

Mary said...

Oh Janet! I missed the post about the fire! How awful! so glad you are on the mend! Kim's quilts are just awesome! Thanks for the tip on Blogger!

Cardygirl said...

Glad you are mending!

Karen said...

You have popped into my mind several times, glad to hear you're healing. I've been to GC and seen the quilt, beautiful!!

Nedra said...

I have been sending lots of prayers and happy thoughts your way. I am so glad the healing has gone well!
And that quilt! Oh MY!!! I can hardly comprehend such beautiful work! Thanks for the upclose pictures.

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow -- that quilt is amazing! That would take me a lifetime to finish!!! I'm glad your arm is getting better -- burns are No. Fun.

Shari said...

Glad you are on the mend! Housework is far too dangerous to undertake regularly. Stick with quilting - only get the occasional pricked finger.

Lina said...

I am so glad to hear your getting better everyday!

Love the new Pandemonium quilt!

SewWhatsNew said...

Glad to hear you are getting better fast. Keep up the good work. I love the Pandemonium quilt; but I am already working on 2 appliques and 2 more on the list. I will also be traveling until the end of August, so
I hate to say that I can't participate. Thank you.

Nancy said...

So glad to hear you are almost healed and thanks for telling us how to get old Blogger back. The new one is very confusing.

Janet said...

I am so glad to hear that your burns are healing!! I hope that you are able to sew comfortably again. I can't imagine how figgety I'd get if I couldn't sew!
That new pattern is amazing! There is so much to look at. I bet you will have lots of fun making it :0)
Thanks for letting us know how to change back - I'm so glad!

Teresa said...

SOOOOOOOO glad you are an the mend...that was really scary! Even though you are on the other side of the world and we've never met, I feel we've bared our creative souls through our blogs. I'm so glad to know that your injuries only slowed you down a bit for a while. Continued thoughts for speedy healing!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Heather said...

Happy to hear you are mending well and I hope you are no longer in pain. Online classes with Kim sound so exciting. I was going to pass on this pattern but I'm pretty tempted now!!

Janet said...

Hi Janet,
I am so glad you are doing better.
Been missing your blog. I hope the rest of your recovery is quick and you are back to 100%.

Jessica said...

I am so glad you are healing quickly! I have been telling everyone your story, a reminder for us all.
That quilt is fabulous! I would love to make it!

Stephanie said...

Very good news about your progress after the awful burn. Such an odd happening too.

That quilt is -- Stunning. Spectacular. Smashing.

Maree: said...

So Glad to hear from You and that you are Healing Well...
OMG that Quilt..eeeeek!
Take Care

Carrie P. said...

So glad to hear you healing well.
Oh, my goodness! what a quilt. Love the little garden.

Katie said...

Good news. Glad you are healing quickly. :-)

That quilt is amazing! Thanks for sharing it.

Raewyn said...

Gosh - I missed the last post but have caught up now - so sorry to hear about your accident but so glad you are up and about. I hope you continue to heal well. Love Kim's new quilt - I would love to join in with this but just cant fit it in at the moment.

Vivian said...

Glad you are mending so well. Thanks for the blogger tip. I really was having a problem getting used to the new interface.

Nanette Merrill said...

First off her quilt belongs in an art museum. But I'm really glad you are recovering. I have to tell you that I've told this story about you a couple times. It is sad/amazing/horrible but the outcome is good. It is just so incredible. I'm glad you are better.

Meredith said...

Glad to hear you are healing. I have been praying for you and added you to our church prayer list. I couldn't sleep under a quilt that busy. Wow that is a lot of work.

Gisele said...

Have just caught up with block posts & was shocked to read about your terrible accident Janet. Pleased to hear you are healing well and wishing you a speedy full recovery x

Michelle said...

You found a way to get the old blogger dashboard back?!?!?! I was all set to leave a comment thanking you for showing off that gorgeous quilt and telling you how glad I am that your burns weren't worse...and almost forgot about all of that because I'm so glad to see Blogger look the way it should again.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I am so happy to see you are feeling better.What a scarey thing to happen to you!!!!
Now if I can only fix my blogger....no little icons on my dashboard to click on....very frustrating!

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Hooray! I knew you wouldn't be kept down long! Glad you are on the mend and hope that little troublesome part on your arm straightens up r-e-a-l quick!!!

This quilt of Kim's is just making me speechless! She is just amazing isn't she!!

I assume this one is on your list?? I would LOVE to do it but I feel maybe I'm still a little a bit of a beginner when it comes to the applique.......maybe....