Wednesday, September 19, 2007

My attitude wasn’t real great this morning---but I got a real attitude adjustment at about ten after six….I hit a deer in my jeep. I pulled over and after I recovered from the coffee bath that I had all over my clothes I Called Don and checked out the jeep. It was still too dark to tell much but the jeep seemed ok aside from the fur that stuck here and there on the bumper. I had the guys at work check it out and I have a cracked bumper, but it could have been so much worse. The deer just came out of nowhere.

Quilting----Don has a late meeting so here’s the block I’ll be working on before and after church tonight.
It’s my favorite block of the Primitive Garden quilt. I just love the blues and purples together.

I’m still catching up on everyone’s quilting in the past two weeks. Maybe it’s the changing seasons, maybe it’s the good weather, or maybe it’s just that there’s so much inspiration out there….. the quilted pieces I’ve seen lately are just beautiful. I always try to imagine what women from the past would say if they saw our quilts….

Gratitudes:
1. My deer accident wasn’t more serious
2. Good days at work this week
3. Beautiful Fall weather

27 comments:

Carolyn said...

That's ONE way to wake up! I'm so glad you weren't hurt. Does this mean you get to stay home today? Love the block, the colors are fabulous.

Jane Weston said...

I'm really glad you are ok. I guess driving a Jeep kept you safe!

Linda said...

What a terrible way to start the day, but glad you're not hurt. Love your new block, those colours are divine.

Carole said...

Glad to read the you and the deer are okay! Gosh, they do come out of nowhere! Ask me how I know? lol I just love that block. Now, what quilt pattern is that from? I don't remember you blogging about it! Gosh it's gorgeous! I do love the colours. Have a great day!

Juliann in WA said...

I am glad you were not hurt! Hope the rest of the day is uneventful. Enjoy that block therapy.

Joanne said...

Glad you weren't hurt this morning. Deer can do lots of damage to vehicles.
I have this block all prepped, but still haven't put in a stitch!

Carol said...

Oh Mel I am just so glad that you are OK...that could have been so much worse...love that block...enjoy working on it.

dot said...

I am happy to hear you are alright. I have only hit a deer once and that was enough for me. They do come out of no where and it is startling. I like your applique. Enjoy the day and take care of yourself.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Oh dear - I'm glad to read that you're not hurt. Hope you're not stiff with after effects later today or tomorrow morning. Take care.

Dawn said...

Oh man that block is wonderful! Can't wait to see it in fabric!

Fiona said...

What a shock - the kind of incident that does make you count your blessings, but upsetting none the less.

Ila said...

So thankful it's just a bumper. Do take extra care, it seems like there are more deer accidents this time of year than the rest of the year.

Enjoy your needle & thread therapy, I'm looking forward to seeing it progress!

de vliegende koe said...

It happened to one of my family- members, she was ok, the deer was hurt very badly and the car even more. You lucky woman must have an angel on your shoulder! You must have been shaking, but it did not have any effect on your quilting!!!

Kairle said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so glad that you're all right!!! That must have been so scary!

I can't wait to see the block that you're working on. The colors look great!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

yow wee hitting that Deer must have been awful! I am glad your okay and that you didn't do to much damage to your vehicle, mmmm I will assume the Deer didn't fair as well..we have them here too and they just dart out like that :O(

I love that block and look forward to doing it, yes look forward to it, I have my attitude adjusted on this BOM :O)...

Those fabrics are so pretty, but then I must say all the fabrics for these blocks, all cotton or cotton / wool, all I have seen have been so great!

Darlene said...

I'm glad you weren't seriously hurt!

I'm crazy about this new block and can't wait to see it finished. Very very pretty colors, indeed.

Tazzie said...

Gosh Mel hon, I'm so pleased you're okay, what a terrible way to start the day. I'm sending big hugs your way.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Shelina said...

Wow - I too am glad that your accident wasn't serious. How scary! That quilt block does look pretty - I look forward to seeing what you do with it.

Cheryl said...

So glad you are OK - life can change in a split second. I love
your header, and the block that you are working on is wonderful.

KCQuilter said...

One of my biggest fears--hitting a deer! They are so thick around these parts anymore, and you're right, they just seem to come out of nowhere. So glad you're okay.

ancient one said...

For the longest time, I had those deer whistle things on my front bumper and I never saw any deer. Over the years one fell off and recently the other came off. Just hearing your story reminds me that I need to get more. I'm not sure they work, but we don't see deer when we drive that car. We do see deer close to the road sometimes when we are driving the truck which didn't have them. So glad you weren't hurt!!

Jeanne said...

Glad you are okay! That is a very pretty block. I love the colors, too.

Rhonda said...

I'm glad you are OK! They do have a habit of flying out of nowhere!

I am really looking forward to meeting you the next time you are in Wichita. We will have a mini quilt shop hop!There are several really good ones in Wichita and within an hour drive.

Marcie said...

Hi Mel, nothing original to add, just glad you are ok. That deer collision is so scary!

Passionate Quilter said...

wow--you are so lucky--glad to hear you are not hurt and your car wasn't too badly damaged. That certainly is a wake up call!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

A deer ran out in front of my sisters car when she was only 16 and totalled her car and of course killed the poor deer. She was ok but the car and deer were not. It's just awful how they run out of nowhere right in front of you. I'm glad you were ok.

Quilt Nut said...

glad you weren't hurt. we had the same thing happen on our holidays in July-very scary!

love your new block