Sunday, January 6, 2008

Fabulous Four Coasters & Surprising Saturday

These are a set of coasters one of my former customers asked me to make her yesterday. I had the pieces cut out, so I just needed to sew the four of them together, quilt, and bind them. Took a little longer than I thought, but I did finish the last one before DH came to bed! The coasters are 6" square, and made just like a little quilt, with batting, hand-sewn binding, and all.

A close-up of the peacock feather quilting. I have watched the Dawn Ramirez machine quilt DVD twice now, so look out I Spy quilt tops. I'm ready to practice some Wonky Feathers or Versatile Flower Echoes or something else that looks really cool.

Another incident from yesterday was that I was instrumental in saving a woman's life. I was at Wal-mart (where I spend a large portion of my life) when one of the cashiers started acting "funny". It was fairly obvious that she was having a serious medical problem. She was able to talk enough for me to discover that she is diabetic. Her condition quickly deteriorated, but not before she was able to drink a couple swigs of Coke and let one of her sugar wafers dissolve on her tongue. Within about 10 minutes she was right as rain, although a paramedic had arrived by that time. Did I mention I was an RN in a former life?

I had left my 11-year-old son behind with the groceries in line. By the time I got back to him, a new cashier had been installed on my line. She said, "Honey, I don't know who you are, but if something happens to me, I'm gonna have 'em find YOU." I said that would probably work since I'm there all the time anyway.

Thank God for putting me there. I got home and slept for 2 hours. It was such an emotionally draining experience. In church this AM I asked a woman who was working there at the time how cashier #1 was doing. She said I'm famous now. Hahahaha...

Have a great day.



Kathie said...

wow, thank god you were there....I would have had to go home and take a nap too.
Glad the woman is doing better.
Love the coasters, great fabrics!

Kairle said...

Oh, my goodness, Joan. Isn't it interesting how many of these small miracles happen (okay...this was a bigger one!) happen when we're watching for them. How fortunate that you were there!