ELAINE QUEHL, Quilt Artist, Teacher, Dyer, Designer

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Good and the Bad

Life often hands out good and bad at the same time. I haven't had the best of weeks, but two good things happened.
I have been awarded a Liebster award for my blog. It is apparently given to bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers. My friend Carolyn, whose blog you will love bestowed the honour. She is always up to something creative.

Apparently there are rules attached to the Liebster Award-
1. Thank the giver and link back to her/him
2. Reveal your top picks and leave a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love too.

I have not yet met rule #2, and that is to reveal my top blog picks. At the moment I'm preparing to fly to Newfoundland tomorrow, so I promise I will pick some of my favorite blogs upon my return!

Second, I was asked permission this week by Marina and Daryl of Quilt Inspiration blog to use some of my images to write a feature article about me on their blog. Marina and Daryl live in California and have a blog following of over 700 people. This is great publicity for me. So check out the images and what they have to say.

For the bad news. Well I have just been diagnosed with Osteo-arthritis. I had a really bad flare-up after my trip to Yellowknife, likely the big boots I was wearing caused some mis-alignment/injury to my knees. It got so bad last week I had to cancel a class because my knee locked and muscles went into spasm. The next day I had x-rays and learned of the arthritis. Both my grandmothers were very incapacitated in old age due to arthritis in their knees, so it wasn't welcome news for me. However, we have medications and surgery available today that can keep us mobile longer. I am experiencing relief from anti-inflammatory drugs and have been cleared to go to Newfoundland. I will, however, be using a cane, sitting more, and needing some help with my luggage. The hospitality and warmth of Newfoundlanders is legendary so I should be in good hands.


  1. Well done. Elaine! Looks really good:-)

  2. Congratulations on both counts, Elaine. Well deserved!

    Sorry to hear about your diagnosis, however. May your trip be safe and as comfortable as possible. Hugs!

  3. Rats! I can identify with your knee pain. My L. total knee replacement about 10 months ago is great, though. Hope some anti-inflmmatory medicine and limiting your time on your feet will give you relief. Congrats on your award!
    Martha Ginn


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