Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Back home again....

and happy to be here..*VBS* The eye appointment went fine, the specialist could find nothing physically wrong or causing the pain. That really is good news. After so many eye surgeries on my left eye, I had to make sure the pain wasn't from something I was ignoring til it was too late. I have some new drops to try, 4 X a day and see if that makes any difference.
Today I'm giving you a couple of new broken dish blocks for Betsy, and my apology for not being clearer on my March 28th post. I suggested that cutting some squares for broken dishes while cutting scraps to size, might be a good idea. And while I did say cut the squares I 1/4" bigger than your desired block size, I also said that Betsy and I were cutting 'nickle' squares(5") and getting a 4.5" finished broken dishes. That's not accurate and I thank my new friend Carol, in TX, for emailing me and asking if she was wrong. God bless you Carol, for your kindness, but it was me. I hadn't a clue anyone was likely to do the size, expecting a 4.5" finished block. Also Betsy and I are pretty casual in our exchanges. If most of our blocks finish at 4.25(4 1/4") we'll just use them that way without sizing them. If you wanted a finished 4.5" block, you'd need to cut your squares 5 1/4". To Betsy and I, that extra 1/4" mark on the ruler is just a bother....LOL. Sorry about that, to anyone who took me at my word. I promise to be more careful when giving measurements...honest I will...*VBS*

7 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

I have 'yardage' of that striped fabric in the first block. How old is that stuff, do you guess?

Kim said...

Good news about your eye appointment--I bet that was a big relief! Congrats--celebrate!

cher said...

hope the drops bring some relief from the pain-even if the doctor could not find anything wrong, being in pain is no fun! cute blocks! thanks for the correction-I like how you and Betsy are laid back about the block size however-more my speed currently.

atet said...

What is a 1/4" among friends? Hope the drops work and you are pain free in no time.

Carol said...

Finn glad to hear that your appointment went well...hopefully the new drops will do the trick.

Libby said...

Glad you are home, too *s* Hope the new drops provide the relief for your eye.

Maggie Ann said...

Good Morning dear Finn...it takes me a while to get over to see you, but I'm here for a bit to see what you are up too. Thats good news that they couldn't find a problem with your eye thats bothering you. I just got my glasses changed and find my left eye has REally gone down hill. The Dr. asked if I read and use the pc alot....dah! =). I love your quilts. They not only are beautiful quilts, they are beautiful art! The color and shapes are always so creative and have such vim and personality. I love this broken dishs one that forms the stars. I'm horrid at math, but I wouldn't mind having a go at a small wall hanging in this pattern. I need to budget my time though...too many interests and a rather lazy daisy girl here..grin.