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I'm a wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother. I try to be creative - sometimes it works, most times it doesn't. I'm my own worst critic! I'm self taught in a lot of my crafts, but have taken quilting classes and most recently a beginner's rug hooking class. I enjoy both crafts tremendously. I'd like to learn to be a better gardener.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Where did this year go?!?

This year went by so fast!  Too fast!   I didn’t get to enjoy summer because we started remodeling our bathroom late June and it was the middle of August before we finished.  Then in September we had Bathfitters come and do a tub cover and tub surround.   Late August my grandson, Ryan, starts the junior high football season so we attended most of his games, many of them in the cold or rain.  We also attended our grandson, Andrew’s, soccer game....yep we only got to attend one.

Earlier this year I signed up for a block of the month quilt class as well as joining in on Kathy Tracy’s small quilt group mystery quilt.....uh...what the heck was I thinking?!?!  Meanwhile I attended some “classes” held by members of our quilt guild.   In July my friend, Sharon, hosted a Christmas themed sew in.   We had our choice of making a table runner, table topper, or two placemats.  We could cut our fabric but not start sewing until the sewin day started at 10:00 a.m. and ended at 3:00 p.m.    Guess who didn’t finish....yep me!   The next class was to make an iron caddy....again, guess who didn’t finish...again, Me!   The next class was a carpenter star quilt which I really enjoyed, but again, didn’t finish the top by the end of the day.  Sigh....do,you see a pattern here?   I did get the top finished at home and cut the backing and batting, but need to mark,the top to hand quilt.  The table runner I managed to finish the top, cut the batting and the backing, need to mark and sandwich for,hand quilting.  Oh and I completely forgot the mystery quilt class done at the quilt guild meeting place.  Have batting and backing cut but also need to mark it to quilt.  Like I said....what was I,thinking?!?!  I still haven’t done all the blocks for Kathy Tracy’s mystery quilt.

Now I’m working on Christmas gifts.  Gulp! Got a very late start....  usually I’m almost finished and just have to add details... Sigh...

Meanwhile, it seems everyone wants a piece of me and I have many commitments and appointments to deal with.

Then again the “what was I thinking” card popped up and I got the brilliant idea of getting my two great granddaughters Mariah who is two and Juleigha who is six over to make some things this past Saturday.  We had funny and it was funny.  This coming Saturday I’m having my two grandsons, Liam who will be 9 (I think) and Dominic who is seven come over to make some things.

On top of all of the above my husband, John, has mild dementia that seems like it’s getting worse.  Tomorrow I’m meeting with someone at the Alzheimer’s Association to talk about what to expect, how to tell when it’s getting worse, etc.  he is only 68 years old...😔

So....what have y’all been up to?

When I can figure out how to,post pictures on my blog through my iPad or Apple computer I will post pictures.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Dang it!

i thought I had figured out how to post on my blog and add pictures from my iPad.  I guess not only did I not post any thing on my blog.....no pictures showed up!  Urgh!   Back to square one!  Stay tuned for more....hopefully!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Happy New Year! Yeah I know I'm about 20 days late!

But I have a good excuse....sort of....  my hubby has been sick again, multiple trips back and forth to drs offices, labs, X-rays, echocardiograms, etc.   He has heart failure so they've been monitoring him closely.    He seemed like he was getting better then last Thursday night he went to get ready for bed and was bleeding from his rectum.  So off to ER we go.   They admit him, do a bunch of tests, start him on IV iron because his blood was was so low.  Called in a blood/hematology specialist who ordered a bunch more blood work.   He had a colonoscopy and found that he had a large hemorrhoid that needed to be removed.   Meanwhile hematologist decided to do a bone marrow aspiration because every lab work was coming back fine.   The colonoscopy was done Saturday.   The bone marrow aspiration was done Sunday and we got to go home.   Monday he had to go back for more IV iron.   Wednesday he had to go for a liver spleen scan.   Then f/u from hospital to family dr.  Meanwhile he woke up in horrific pain at his big toe....turns out he has gout.   Today to the surgeon to schedule the procedure to remove the hemorrhoid which will be done Monday.   He also has been diagnosed with mild dementia and when he's in the hospital or an unfamiliar environment he gets even more confused so I end up staying at the hospital with him the whole time because he's less agitated that way.   He is only 67....  :(    Tuesday is a follow up at the cardiologist office.  

I completed a quilt for my granddaughter Skylar and gave it to her for Christmas and I have some pictures of things I made that I took with my iPad but I don't know how to download the pictures from my iPad to my blog yet!  LOL!  So those will come.  

I'm so tired and every day is going from one place to another.   My house is a mess, unorganized.   My craft room looks like a hurricane and tornado hit.   So my crafting mojo is kind of in the tank right now.   I'm hoping next week will be better.   I really need to get things straightened up so my creative juices can flow freely!  LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!  Sorry there were no pictures!