Saturday, March 3, 2018

Those scraps...on an unexpected day off!

 These are all the batik scraps I have.  I have 6 three inch blocks left over!  I hope to make a patient quilt from these blocks...something bright and cheerful to brighten a very sick patient's day.
 Pictures are good for finding mistakes in layout, LOL!!  I am grateful for that.  I see at least one.  I bet you can spy that one!
Just another picture.  This is on my list for the year...so whoop, whoop for progress!





**********************Nurse's notes*********************


I got placed on call for today.  Our patient census is down, at least in the CCU where I work.  As nurses, we take turns being on call.  There are two ways to look at this...I have to stay home, and dressed, so that I can be called in on a moments notice for any STEMI (heart attack patient) or any other emergency patient that requires critical care.  I get paid the grand sum of $2 dollars an hour for this, and need to take vacation pay to get the rest of my wages...


But on the other hand!!  I have an unexpected day off, at least for now!!  So I am making tracks as fast as I can...Yahoo!!!




Onward!!


Julie

16 comments:

Lori said...

Cute rail fence! I hope you get lots of sewing done on your day off!

Chantal said...

Lovely quilt. It is a cheerful quilt! Enjoy your day "semi-off". ;^)

Ann rapice said...

Love it!

Tired Teacher said...

❤️ this quilt!

Quilting Babcia said...

So bright and cheerful, this will brighten anyone's spirits.

AnnieO said...

Great quilt! I spotted one errant rail :)
On call for $2 seems outrageous. Perhaps you CCU nurses need to demand more.

Kyle said...

The bright batiks will certainly brighten someone's day. $2 an hour. That's incredible a sad commentary.

Vic in NH said...

Gosh, I could not see any mistakes in your layout of the rail fence. It's beautiful!

Karen said...

Pay was not good but you sure took advantage of the unexpected time off.

Janet O. said...

Good use of your time, Julie. What a beauty!!
Sounds like an interesting situation to be sent home "on call". Almost like being a hostage in your home, but you can do what you want while you are there. And you collect enough money to pay for a fast food dinner. :)

Quilter Kathy said...

I remember the on call wages very well... never worth it!
Hope you enjoyed lots of sewing time... I don't see any issues with this quilt!

loulee said...

Beautiful quilt.

jude's page said...

Just as well you have quilting to occupy your time while you are waiting, and I had to look very hard to find your mistake, and would not have noticed if you had not said. You are amazing how much you achieve and work as well.

Quilter Kathy said...

It's the only way to spend an on call shift!
Prepared to sew but ready to go!
Great scrappy quilt!

O'faigh said...

Love your quilt Julie, you are amazing with the number of quilts your produce.

Jayne Jacobson said...

Your mistake, 6 rows from the right and about 4 rows up from the bottom but it sure took me a long time to find. I just love the quilt mistake and all. Makes it a unique quilt and no matter what, no quilt is perfect no matter how hard we try. I enjoy reading your blog. I was first drawn to it because I have a special place in my heart for nurses as my only sister is an RN. Keep up your good works.
Jayne in Utah