Monday, November 29, 2021


 I have been playing a little bit...

These stars have a crumb center...

I am not sure that I will ever do any more...just wanted to make them because of a video I watched....I have been thinking about using my crumb blocks some way other than just as a crumb block.  I want to use them as a part of a block, rather than as a whole block.
Even though we were at the kids I did not take any pics.  But I will show you a couple of Copper that my daughter sent.  She got them new beds and this is the first night after they came.

As you can see Copper is enjoying his.

And Delta likes hers, too.  The vet is considering her a senior dog now and I do think she is slowing down.

And here is Copper all worn out...I cannot remember the reason he was so tired.  

Funny story about him.  He totally loves the brisk weather and liked the snow that we have had so far.  He did not want to come in from outside.  However, he does love for daughter to go in the basement and play.  So, to get him to come in all she has to do is say, 'Hey Copper, do you want to go in the basement and play.'
We had a great Thanksgiving.  Sarah fixed two hams that were delicious and she also had this dip...not sure what it is called, but I totally love it.  It uses Frank's red hot sauce, two cans of chicken breast, and I forget what else.  The recipe is on the Franks Hot Sause bottle...anyway, I forget what all else she made.  

The ham was delicious and would normally be the star, but I have been wanting the chicken dip for so long.  I got the stuff to make it, but Roger does not like it since the stroke and I am afraid I would not eat it all.  I think I am going to see if I can half the recipe.  From the best of my memory, I should be able to.

My other daughter made sides, plus I went over and she made about 4 or 5 different types of cookies.  I helped a tiny, tiny bit.  One that is Roger's favorite is oatmeal raisin...not that we both don't like them all.  For me it is the peanut butter.  Since the kids left home, I seldom make cookies.

I made deviled eggs and chicken and noodles...the noodles I make from scratch.  What is funny, I never had made them till my boss had me help her make them.  And then she brought me a container of chicken and noodles later.  I have made them every year since then, I think.  For the holidays...and I always have a fear of them not being good but so far, so good.  I occasionally make them other times, but not often...

I have a video to is a little long but still such a feel good story.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The puzzle

 I stayed up to finish this Sunday night...for some reason it really bothered me having it sitting out.  It was one of those where I thought a piece was missing till the last 3 or 4 pieces.  A piece in the Blue Jay.  It had those strange, strange shapes.  Not always interlocking.  And it had some of the smallest pieces in the border that I have ever seen.

Roger and I got our Covid booster shots yesterday.  His arm is slightly sore.  Mine feels like someone has punched it.  And I woke during the night freezing to death.  I do not feel good... my normal routine is off.  And Roger says he does not feel good.  We could have got them earlier, but I was waiting for a week that was totally free of appointments and this was it...

Hopefully next time I post I will feel like myself again!

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Just a random post

 I am posting some other pics of these over on my other blog, and will post this over there, but here it is here, too.  This was taken earlier this week.  I really felt like I was entering a fairyland with them.  I just simply love lotus/water lily pads in all their glory.  You see them brown from a distance and are disappointed but the minute you get close, the magic happens.  There is beauty still clinging to them.


Thought I would show some of my threads for quilting.  These are almost all variegated....they are King Tut...several of these were part of my birthday.  Some have been used and replaced.  Oh, King Tut is made by Superior Threads.  I heard somewhere that the company changed hands but I do not know if it is true or not.  I hope if they did, that they keep the same quality.


I think I am going to make potholders from these...they are made from the scraps I buy at this one quilt shop.  They have a bin where scraps are thrown by them, and probably by people taking classes there.  I forget what it costs to buy a quart bag....but I buy a gallon bag stuffed as full as I can stuff it for $5.  Some are just little pieces but I get quite a few nice chungs.  Take the blue with the white flowers, I got at least two pieces of it that were about 11 inches square.  One of these days when I buy a bag, I will lay it out and take a picture of all that I get.  Some bags are better than others.  But I get to pic and choose what I is not like they stuff the bag...
I have a jigsaw puzzle that I am working and would really like to finish it today but not sure I can.  I just simply cannot leave them alone sometimes.  I got it out one night, and was good the next day.  I did not touch it till evening...but it has been a lost cause since then. 

I hope everyone has a good week ahead...

Friday, November 5, 2021


 I waited till late yesterday afternoon and had received no calls about the results of Roger's second test of his potassium levels.  So I called the dr's office...I talked to a nurse.  She had to go ask the dr, and he told her the levels were fine and to continue as I have been.  I am sorry I did not do the update last night...I had planned to and was so tired I did not do anything.

Here is a little video I think you might like:

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

One last look...

 I did take the opportunity to photograph this the other day.  It was very overcast, so the colors look richer than they really are.  

I have washed it since...but no more pics.  At least it will greatly surprise me if there are.

I never have give the results of Roger's stress test and echocardiogram.  The bottom line is that he has two valves that don't close good,  but the doctor chooses to leave them alone right now since it doesn't seem to bother him.  He also has a blockage that he wants to keep an eye on.  But right now things are okay.

BUT,  a while back  he had taken Roger off one of his blood pressure meds because his potassium levels were elevated.  After being off them, the level went down.  But I was worried about his BP.  So we put him back on them and had Roger get labs again today after being on the medication for a week.

Late this afternoon, we got a call for me to get him back down there for more labs cause his potassium levels were high again.  So now we wait to hear about that.  I am really hoping that it was something to do with drawing the blood this morn.  I found a list of reasons his potassium would be high...I found the following reason:

Sometimes, lab reports that show high blood potassium are inaccurate. If blood cells rupture while the technician is taking the blood sample or after he or she has obtained it, potassium can leak into the sample and cause a high reading. People with no other symptoms of high potassium should take a second blood test to ensure they are not treated for hyperkalemia if they do not have it.

This sounds possible because the technician had trouble finding a vein.  And she could not even get it this afternoon.  She had to call in another lady to draw the blood.  The second lady got it first thing.

I so hope that is all it is...the first time the labs said it was high, not a week before the Nurse Practitioner had had labs done and it was fine.  So it just never made any sense for it to be high.  His potassium level has always ran a bit low for the most part.

So keep us in your prayers....