Friday, June 22, 2012

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?



And how can you mend a broken heart?



How can you stop the rain from falling down?



How can you stop the sun from shining?



What makes the world go round?



How can you mend a this broken man?



How can a loser ever win?



Please help me mend my broken heart and let me live again .



The Bee Gees




Yes, I had my heart broken earlier this week - actually I was crushed. It's really not a big deal but for a few minutes I was a bit devastated. So, rather than dwell on the 'big crush' I got busy. I sorted through my little quilts and started quilting and attaching the binding to the front. I managed to get three ready for the big sew down.




By the way, have I shared with you how much I love straight line quilting? I absolutely love the way straight line quilting looks. Crosshatching, stitching in the stitch, etc, make me sew happy. Simple with wonderful results. :-)




Yesterday we found out that a good friend's daughter is expecting a baby boy 'any day now'. We hadn't seen him in months so it was surprise news. I decided I HAD to make a quilt NOW. LOL I pulled out some charm squares and got busy. It's very simple but it looks a bit 'flat' so I'll share after I do the quilting. Stay tuned.



We survived our time with Eli (8 year old grandson) surrounded by Star Wars action figures, Lego's, etc. There was a trip to Wal Mart, Toys 'R Us, McDonald's, Popsicles, cookies, tropical punch Capri Sun and of course a trip to his favorite eatery the Golden Corral buffet because he gets anything he wants i.e. cotton candy. LOL He told his mom that he really had a fabulous time with his Nana and Papa.



THAT makes my heart smile :-)

Have a terrific day! Thank you for popping by to visit - come again soon.




In Friendship!

34 comments:

Sue said...

So sorry you had your heart broken, but glad you could help it out with some quilting:) Hope all is well now.

I love to make those little baby quilts and I too, love straight line quilting. Makes a great simple, yet lovely look to any quilt.

Linda said...

Love the baby quilts!!! Sorry for your heartache. Sending hugs. :-)

Deb said...

Can you feel my hug from Nebraska? Hope you're feeling better and your heart will mend soon!

Strlady said...

It's never "not a big deal". You had something happen that caused you hurt. It's okay to feel it. You bring so much happiness to us, I will be sending my prayers your way to help ease your hurt.

Your quilts are lovely. I have a horrible time quilting anything larger than 40" so straight stitching defintely helps! Thank goodness it's all the rave!!

Dresden Quilter said...

I hope you are feeling better. Glad you had a great time with your grandson. Grandparents are wonderful. I love the quilts.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Darlene, I am so sorry about this pain. I've been crushed recently myself, and I've never cried so many tears in my life. I know there are other "bigger" hurts in this world, but I leaning hard on God right now. I pray your situation will soon lighten and your burden will be lifted.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

XXXXX this is a big hug for you, Darlene--- from me! Hope you are feeling better!!!

Your quilts are delightful! Thanks for sharing!

:), Carolyn

Karen said...

Sorry for your disappointment - just a part of living in this fallen world! Your little quilts put a smile on my face - they're so cute.

Suburban Stitcher said...

I'm so sorry that you've had disappointment...but so glad that you could find comfort in sewing. We are fortunate that we have hobbies that allow us to escape every now and then. Hugs!

Karin said...

Thumbing my nose at whoever hurt you - I'm sorry your heart was broken.Hope your time with Eli helped ease the pain and that you had some chocolate on hand. :) Sending you hugs and looking forward to seeing your baby quilt quilted. Hope your stitching helps mend your heart.

Deanna said...

Yay for straight line quilting! We should form a club or something. I like the clean look myself. Enjoy! And so many nice bindings to stitch down, too.

carol fun said...

Sorry to hear about the heartbreak - hope you are on the mend (PS I LOVE anything from the BeeGees!) Your little quilts are wonderful. It is so satisfying to be able to sit down and whip out a cute baby quilt. It always makes my heart lighter! Have a great weekend-

Cheryll said...

Baby quilts are so much fun to make aren't they!
Quick, easy and scratches that itch to MAKE something!
Well done! :)

sunny said...

I'm glad quilting made you feel better. I'm sending a cyber hug, too!!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

So sorry for the broken heart~ it is a big deal if it saddened you! Love your quilts! (hugs)

Carol said...

Sending Hugs...can we see your wonderful quilts...pleeeeeeeeease

shez said...

it is so much fun being grand parents,those little ones just melt your heart.xx

Cheryl said...

Hugs!!!!

QuiltSue said...

I'm sorry you've had your heart broken. Let's all blow a big raspberry at whoever did that! I hope things are better now. At least you have your quilting to help a bit.

Cheryl said...

Shame on the person who hurt you!! Glad you found solace in quilting up those cute baby quilts.

Kathie said...

finishing quilts is always great, I love straight line quilting on almost any quilt
grid quilting is just perfect for so many style of quilts
Kathie

Anna said...

I always retreat to my quilting when my heart needs some tender loving care!

Shakerwood said...

I LOVE straight line quilting! It's something I can do all by myself without much thinking or practice (practice time being non-existent LOL) And now with my newest, greatest philosophy - finished is better than perfect OR fancy, I'm ready to straight line my way through a bunch of tops!! Good job, Darlene .....

Lori said...

I hope your broken heart is mending!! Sewing is such great therapy.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Hope your heart is on the mend. I'm sure Eli helps. He sounds like a real sweetheart, and it sounds like you had a busy and fun day together.

I really like your straight-line quilting. The middle quilt, and the perfect binding on it, really make me happy.

sewprimitive karen said...

good for you to concentrate on family and quilts!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh hugs for a broken heart!! Quilting does help (and wabbits)

Mine wasn't a broken heart - it was just a sad one - when our one year old grandson Donnie got chicken pox and they had to cancel their visit from West Virgina - so I too dug into quilts - I have two bed size quilts finished (blocks were already made) and two more nearing completion - and then they can hop skip and jump over to the long arm quilter.

Susan said...

Hi Darlene, I just wanted to tell you that I bought a Darlene Zimmerman quilt kit from you a couple of years ago (it was red, white, blue, and yellow, with nursery rhyme, apple, and confetti fabrics). I recently put the kit together as a baby gift for our new GREAT-grandson. He's too little to appreciate it just yet, but his parents LOVE it! Just wanted to tell you how much that little kit was appreciated.
Hugs,
Susan

Sandy said...

Bless you Darlene, hope that you are lost in your stitching.

Hugs, Sandy

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I'm sorry for your broken heart. I hope things are looking better for you. Sounds like your grandson had a terrific time with you.

Nanette Merrill said...

Isn't life so full of ups and downs. The pain of problems and the love of grandchildren. I hear you and feel it too.

Wendy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your broken heart, I hope it's getting better. Sometimes I really like straight line quilting but not always. I'm glad you had some good Nana time.

QuiltNut Creations said...

So sorry Darlene. I hope things are looking better now. Glad you had a great time with your grandson; I know my boys love going to Nana and Papa's.

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