Typically, the results from CT scans take about a week to be read and reports written and because I had three separate scans done on the same day, I'm hoping to hear something by Friday of this week or early next week. It's the waiting that's the difficult part and I've been trying to keep myself busy in the interim.
This morning Debra (no blog), Darlene (of Darlene's mystery quilt fame) and I got together at Debra's to sew. Debra is a paramedic and Darlene works for a bank and both were on one of their scheduled days off. From now until Thanksgiving, Debra runs a shop out of her home where she sells the quilts that she has made over the winter months so when she's not at her "real" job, she is kinda house bound while the shop is open. I've been sewing with her about twice a week while she's been minding the shop.
Let me take you on a tour.
Debra's house is located right on a well-travelled lighthouse route, especially during tourist season.
Her quilt shop is located in the garage right at the front of their house and is easily visible from the road.
She has over forty quilts for sale in her shop with new ones being added all the time.
There are styles and colors to please even the most discerning customer.
She took another custom order for her Garden Gateway pictured on the bed below just yesterday.
I think this must be what quilter's heaven looks like...don't you agree?
Today, Darlene joined us as we sat around the kitchen table and worked like busy beavers, laughing and having a great time all the while.
I don't know where we all were when I took this photo but honestly, we did get a lot done! Maybe this was during our lunch break. *wink*
Here's Darlene busily working on a new project that she just designed.
And here's Debra with her red and white Irish chain that was dropped off by the hand quilter while we were there.
Since we moved to Nova Scotia two and a half years ago and because we live so close to the sea, one can't help but be influenced by the beauty that surrounds us...specifically the lighthouses, fishing boats, schooners and sea-faring memorabilia.
Just recently, I designed a nautical-themed quilt and Debra and I have been spending time working together on our individual versions while testing the pattern at the same time.
Debra finished machine appliquéing her main blocks this afternoon while I was still plugging away on one of the pieced borders. Although far from being finished, here's a little glimpse of Debra's version of my yet-to-be-named design.
I'm hoping to have my top finished in the next week or so after which time it will be sent out to be quilted. Hopefully the actual pattern will be available for purchase in my ETSY shop in about six weeks.
Will you help me with the naming of this quilt? I will give a free pattern to the person who suggests the winning title. So what do you think? Can you suggest a suitable name?