Tuesday, December 7, 2010


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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Family update and frustrations

Well mom was released from the hospital on April 2. She has been recovering remarkablly quick considering how bad she had been. The frustration comes in that she still needs some help and unfortunatly my own health has been compromised because of having to take care of her for the last couple of months. Boy when life gives a person hurdles, I sure seem to get them. But I have to remember that God will not give me more than I can handle. I just wish some days it was a little less, so I had a chance to rest. Anyway hopefully I will get back to my passion of quilting.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Mom update

Yesterday mom was taken off the ventilator and is breathing on her own. God did a miracle and I am so greatful and happy to hear my mom's voice again. She has a long ways to go and is not completely out of the woods, but everyday she is getting stronger.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Update on Mom

As of this afternoon the doctors were trying to get mom to start breathing with less assistance from the ventilator. Unfortunatly she is unable to do this yet. Over the next several days the doctors will keep running this test in hopes that she will be able to breath with out the machine. My prayers are that she is not suffering for this is a long process and unfortunatly the days that she is able to be on the ventilator are counting down we have 8 days left before a major decision is made. Nothing like putting mom on a time table to get something done, she is stubborn and will do things when she wants too, but right now she's got to start trying.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


I just realized that it has been a while since I posted. But have been so busy taking care of my mom. Unfortunatly she was admitted into the hospital on Sunday and just today was taken into the ICU and put on a ventilator to help her breathing. It is tough not knowing what is happening or if she is going to get better at the moment. So for those of you who do occasionally stop by to check I ask you to pray for her (Beth) and that God's will be done.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Out with the old in with the new

I have been thinking for awhile know that this ironing board cover needed replaced. Then one day was blog hopping and landing at Moda BakeShop and found the perfect way to recover my ironing board. So yesterday I spent making this bright and fun new cover. It sure looks better than that scorched and ripped cover. I had to look back in my blog to see how long it lasted, almost two years I got out of that cover. Maybe this quilted one will last longer (fingers crossed).

So tonight after work I got right to work and ironed the fabric that I picked up for my SBS block. I have never tried y-seams before and this proved to not be the easiest thing I have tackled. I know that with practice this will be easier, but hopefully (if I'm lucky) I won't have to do many of these y-seams. This is one of them blocks that if I do get better at y-seams I may remake the block. This block is called Love in the Mist and is just a beautiful block.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Last Weeks Accomplishes

Ok so it is the middle of the week but still thought I should finishing my list of accomplishments that I got accomplished and what I hope to get accomplished this week or whats left of it anyway. I did manage to finish the January and February Tiskat a Tasket blocks and start on May's block. Last year I did the March and April. So this leaves me 8 blocks to finish. I am hand appliquing these blocks and so enjoy this hand work while watching T.V. with my husband in the evening.

During the week I also managed to find time to make 3 more FWS blocks, but only got 1 SBS block done. Giving me a grand total for the week of 5 SBS blocks and 4 FWS. I realized that I did not have as much 30's fabrics left from my other projects so had to wait till I went to the quilt store to enhance my stash. Good to go for awhile. This weekend I started sorting the fabrics in my scrap tote. Oh boy did not get vary far but did manage to find some great pieces to use in my FWS. Sunday Sam and I got all her HST finished and trimmed and she learned how to iron towards the dark fabric.

My hopes for this week of course is to finish my May Tisket a Tasket and start on June's block. Of course work on more SBS and FWS blocks. I did stop by the quilt store on my lunch break to pick up the neccessary supplies to continue with my SBS. Other quilting plans finish the "Nutcracker" top I made for my husband for Christmas. I also have a project that I have been working on that needs the blocks arranged on the wall so I can finally sew them together. And of course last but not least help Sam sew her HST into a completed block. I am finding that writing my plans for the week and then posting my accomplishments is keeping me focused and getting somewhere on my WIP's.