Saturday, August 9, 2014

Time keeps going...

Time is still moving. To me, it feels like time is rushing by at break neck speeds. Which is a complete contrast to how Mom is feeling these days. Doing chemo and radiation week after week, time drags on for her. The one good thing, is that so far, on weekends we seem to be able to get her rallied and eating. Yesterday she had a craving for chipped beef and gravy with biscuits. I ran and got the ingredients, came back and whipped it up. Mom ate a few of them, and then a couple hours later ate a couple more. Any of my friends can tell you, I love feeding people. So when someone who hasn't really eaten much all week starts to rebound and nourish themselves here, I feel a weird sense of accomplishment.

But that's not my only feeling of accomplishment this week! I finished up the last of the quilts for Melanie Testa too! The labels were all sewed on by 6:00 pm last night and I was happy to see the stack of them out on the new porch!

New porch! That's right! We had our open deck area completely redone and converted part of it into a screened in porch. On top of that porch are six solar panels, to go with the eighteen panels on the front side roof! And this past Wednesday our sofa for out there arrived and I am in love! I have spent most of my days out there, hand stitching and listening to Audible books.

I'm not the only one enjoying the porch either! Our strictly indoor kitties Zoey and Penny are enamored with the area. They even slept out there last night into the dark hours with mood lighting surrounding us.

I leave for a little vacation for Arizona on Wednesday, but for now I hear some Peppered Cottons calling my name to be whole cloth pieces! Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Working, Unexpected Journey and I'm a Bad Ass

I Had Surgery

It’s been a long spring and summer. I had foot surgery on April 25th to replace my tibial tendon and correct my flat foot (yes, there’s still one more foot to fix!) The surgery was on my right foot, and needed (and still needs) a lot of elevation time to keep the swelling down. This has put a big crimp on how muchI was able to sew this spring and early summer. 

Life Throws Curveballs Sometimes

While my foot is getting back to “normal”, life has thrown another curve ball at me in the midst of all this. Next week, I begin a journey with my mom, who will be going through radiation and chemo for cervical cancer over the next six weeks or so. Please keep her in your thoughts as she goes through this.

I Am Working

I’m extremely thankful to have lots of work on hand at the moment, making more projects for Melanie TestaWorking on Melly’s pieces, means I can’t really share what I have recently been working on, but have no fear! I’m sure I will soon have yummy photos of other projects to share with you here. 

I Am A Bad Ass Quilter!

I have exciting news as well! I was notified that I was accepted to be part of the Bad Ass Quilter’s Society’s Spool Stitch Corps! I can’t even tell you how excited I am to finally have a “real” part in the Bad Ass family! It will also be nice to still have “work” to do during this time. 

I'm In A Book!

My piece Sugar Skull is in Karen McTavish's book that just came out, Mastering the Art of McTavishing 2nd Edition!!

Get Your Lady Bits Checked Out

On a side note here, I just want to preach a little to make sure you go and get into your gyno’s on a regular basis for pap smears! No one likes doing it, but do it anyways! Please! It's a small thing to do, that can save your life. Make sure your daugherts, sisters, mothers, friends, cousins, EVERY woman you know is getting theirs done consistently!

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Lucky Winner Is....

What a great blog hop this has been! Everyone seems to really like Melly's fabrics, as they should! I can't wait for the next opportunity to work with them myself! Thank you to Melly and to Windham Fabrics for sponsoring this great giveaway adventure!

And the winner is??

Anne-Marie B.!!!! Anne-Marie, please email me your name/address/phone number at so we can get your prize to you!

Congratulation Anne-Marie, and thank you so much to everyone else for "playing"!

Be sure and check to see if you're a winner at one of the other bloghop stops as well!

Melly Testa - June 2 
Vivien Zepf - June 2 
Chrissie D - June 3 
Sue Bleiweiss - June 4
Leslie Tucker Jenison - June 5
Jamie Fingal - June 6
Lyric Kinard - June 7
Jen Eskridge - June 8
Jacqui Holmes Calhoun - June 8 (guest post)
Stephanie Forsyth - June 9
Victoria Findlay Wolfe - June 10
Teri Lucas - June 11
Scott Hansen - June 12
Helen Eckard - June 12 (guest post)