Sunday, February 28, 2010
My elderly Mother was hospitalize with pneumonia on Friday, she is responding to medication and is feeling a lot better. If she continues to improve she will likely be home before we know it. I affectionately say, she is a tough old bird and very stubborn so this won't get her down.
My OH is still getting over an attack of what the Dr believes is "arthur" in his left hand, and Saturday a.m. his right hand was swollen and stiff, so he now has both hands which he can't use. We had to have both of his rings cut off his fingers because of the swelling. He can't do anything for himself, so I can now add to my resume---Nurse and caregiver. He goes to the Dr. again on Wednesday, so hope that the tests he has had will determine what he is suffering from. The wedding vows of " in sickness and health" are really being put to the test.
Monday, February 22, 2010
After having three glorious sunny days, and thinking Spring was almost here, woke up to a radio forecasting a snow storm. For once they were right, unfortunately for us, and it has been snowing on and off all morning. Hope everyone is having a good day,
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
This is Natalie, my eldest granddaughter, she received her 18th birthday quilt four years ago. I did not take a photo of her quilt before I gave it to her, so this is the only one that I have. All the stars are made from different fabrics with stars on them, the dark blue background makes the quilt look like a night time sky.
Yes, that is a tear on the quilt.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
And, since my old blog went weird, I have decided to post one the quilts that I gave to my grandson, Christopher on his 18th birthday, three years ago.
Tomorrow I will show the quilt I made for my eldest granddaughter.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
So what does a quilt guild give as a going away gift? A quilt, of course.
Everyone in our guild made a block using only blue and white fabric. I sewed the blocks together for the top, Debbie, prepared the binding and Heather's husband Alvin quilted it and Heather attached the binding and the signature block on the back.
On Monday evening, we surprised Denise (she is on the right in the photo), with her quilt, from the smile on her face I think she likes, don't you.
I used an embroiderd hanky for the signature block, and added the wording on the edge with my sewing machine.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
It is the seventh in a series of a one man shows, the actor Rod Beattie, plays all of the characters by changing his voice, facial expressions and mannerisms.
Walt Wingfield, is a stockbroker, who trades his pin strip suite for overalls and buys a hundred acre farm. This particular play is all about the trials and tribulations on the farm, when a drought causes the well to run dry. Many obstacles get in the way while they search for an appropriate spot to drill a new well. A great comedy, we thoroughly enjoyed it.
I don't know how he can learn all of those lines, and remember when to change his voice and face to portray all of the characters.
No quilting done yesterday, however, plan on working on the English Cottage quilt this evening.
A fresh fall of snow of 4-5 inches had to be removed from the drive this morning, it is no longer snowing and the sun is starting to peak through occasionally.
Hope you are having a great Wednesday.