Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Finish amidst the chaos....

 This is my one and only finish in the past few months....and I have done very little sewing otherwise.

Normally I wash a quilt first thing when it is finished.  This has been finished over a month and I just yesterday washed it.  I must say I like it much better after washing it.

As most of you guess a move is in our future, if nothing happens.  We are moving in with one of our daughters.  So we will be there when things happen.  They will not have to miss a whole day of work if they need to help us...or if Roger ends up in ER again.  She had to have contractors in...they are done.  And the girls have been taking loads of things.  Even dug up some things and transferred over there last fall.

I have gotten rid of so much stuff it is not even funny.  And there is so much more to go through.  My mind is in a whirl.  Which it has been that way for a while now anyway.  I used to read at least one book a week, and more than likely two or three.  Now, it takes me a month...for various reasons.  And I do read more in the summer when I can go outside and sit.

More has happened with Roger...I won't bore you with too much of it though.  He fell flat out on his face Feb 3...ended up with a black eye, and I am pretty sure a cracked or broken rib...and skinned a place on his arm that I am still taking care of.  He has only been out of the house twice since then, and that because I wanted the dr. to look at his arm.

I will hush for now...don't know if I will be posting again for a while, but thought I would do a little update.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Fall is falling....

 This photo was taken at least a week ago...maybe longer.  I just went and checked...October yeah, it is over a week old.  Can you see the 4 guests that it has.  One of them is a bit hard to distinguish but it is there.  I actually thought there was a 5th but I was wrong.  Anyway, I love goldenrod...

It has rained a bit today.  You would not believe the big old leaves that are on the ground.  Last year, they literally disintegrated while still on the trees from all the dry weather.  That will not be the case this year.  While the only tree we have in our yard is a dogwood, our yard has the most leaves of any place around. 

We went to our daughters' houses yesterday....there were so many beautiful trees along the way.  I so  miss being able to ride shotgun and take photos along the way.  Normally I can still sort of do that with my point and shoot because there will be spells of no traffic.  Not so yesterday.  I was behind someone all the way there and back yesterday, or if not behind someone, leading the way for others.  But mostly, behind people. 


I wish I had the energy to start my other blog again but I am beginning to wonder will I ever get back on track.  Roger is still doing pretty good, but in some areas he lost ground and just does not seem to gain it back.

We are making a big life change, or in the early stages of it.  IF I can live through it.  If we succeed, it will be a while down the road.  Either way, at some point I will tell what it is.

I will leave you with a little video I just found:

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Lucky pups

 Oh, to be able to relax like this!  

And below is a couple shots, showing then and now....the day they brought them home and now.

Above is Wilber. and below is Gus.

They sure have grown.  Sarah has come up with an acronym for them...LDFL...Lap Dog For Life.   


I finally chose a fabric for the sashing strips for my crumb blocks.  For those of you that don't know, the sashing strip is the strip of fabric that sewn between the blocks to separate them.  Sometimes you use them, but you don't have to.   I chose this fabric simply because I did not have to worry about having enough of it.  I have probably done cut two yards of it.  The sashing pieces are 1 3/4 inches by 6 1/2 inches.  And that is not enough to finish the quilt.  I have been sewing some to the sides of the blocks but have not take a photo.  

Roger is not fully back to  himself, but he is still better than he was there for so long.  This may be a new normal for him.  He has no interest in even going out to eat and that was always a fun thing for him.  He has had a headache this evening and that always scares me.  But his blood pressure was fine.
The other day I went through my books and selected a bunch more to donate to Good Will.  I had a few by Pearl S. Buck, and Harold Bell Wright, and John Fox, Jr.  I doubt anyone here has heard of the last two.  I keep trying t get rid of things.  I wish I had the nerve to do a yard sale, but once I decide to get rid of things, I want them gone.

A video I came across...I think you will like it.