Friday, June 9, 2023

A new lease on life...

 Just had to open with a photo of the boy!  He was about to go to sleep, but he likes to keep an eye on me throughout the day.  He does not want to miss anything.  And if Roger is watching TV in our room, he insists on going and checking on him every so often.


Roger not only has not fallen any more, but he sleeps through the night every now and then.  If not through, most times only up once.  He had not slept through the night in at least 2 or 3 yrs...and was up multiple times most nights....since being here he has slept throughh at least 4 or 5 nights.  He is still staying up later.  Which probably helps with not being up multiple times, but even before when he stayed up late, he was up at least 2 or 3 times a night.    Anyway, I am so thankful for this.

We get to see Lorelei and her mom often, least once a week!  Lorelei spent the night last night...she is in the marching band so has practice this summer.


  This is the start of my daughter's current project...the star on the left is sewn together.  The one on the right as two or three rows that the rows ares sewn but then they have to be sewn to the rest of the start.  She does the cutting, and marking and I do the sewing.  I think she had made some of the half square triangle units...but cannot remember for sure.  There will be two more stars.

There is a method of adding triangles to corners or blocks or rectangles where you place a square on the corner first and so diagonal from corner to corner....then you trim off the extra fabric.  Somewhere I picked up a handful of these corners.  I sewed them together the other day...these little half-square triangle units are probably not quite 2 inches square, and maybe closer to 1 1/2 inchesbut they were fun to make.  I may or may not trim the to make them completely square.  But I will do something with them.  Maybe make a potholder, or mug rug.

I continue to mess with the little scraps...making boxed squares, and even had several of them on the design wall, but took them down without taking a pic.  It is going to take a gazillion to make a quilt of any size.  And I mess with the crumb blocks...examples of both of these can be seen in the previous post.

I wish I could get in the swing of posting again...on a more regular basis.  Not sure it is going to ever happen again now.


  1. Sounds like things are going well!!!! Love that! Have to love your little poochie that keeps an eye on you!!!!!!
    Sounds like you are settling in nicely!

  2. LOVE the aqua pieces, LOVE LOVE LOVE the star quilt, make mine really big for a king size bed. LOL... most love of all goes to that precious face hiding in the blanket. so glad Roger is sleeping better and NO FALLS. wow... sounds like life is leveling off,.. wooo hhooooo

  3. Hello,
    Sounds like things are going well, I am glad Roger is doing better. Cute puppy dog! Love the quilting squares and the pretty stars. It is great getting an update post. Take care, have a great weekend!

  4. It sounds like you made a great move and it’s working out well for both of you! Your four legged friend sounds like great company too. The quilting work is lovely.

  5. What great news about Roger!! And I love all these matching teal squares.

  6. Aww, what a sweet face that pup has. How nice of him to keep an eye on both you and Roger.
    Sounds like things are going well. That's great news that Roger is sleeping better.

  7. Are you for hire? My Aunt Daisy quilt is almost ready to have the blocks sewn together...although I think your daughter's blocks have more pieces. ;o) Glad you both are settling in and have such good company (two and four legs).

  8. So happy to hear things are going well for you and Roger.
    That is great news.
    The quilt that your daughter is making is gorgeous. Love it.

  9. Almost didn't succeed in commenting today. I had to try repeatedly. Grrr.
    Good to hear that Roger is doing better and that you're keeping busy sewing lovely quilts. I can't imagine working with those tiny squares.

  10. Good to know that Roger has been doing much better. Love it when you are messing with your scraps. And oh the sweet pup looks so very comfortable. Glad I caught your new post. Wishing you all a happy summer.

  11. Love the picture of Copper.
    I am so pleased to read that Roger is doing better.

    All the best Jan

  12. Love your photo of that sweet face peeking out at Roger. I am so glad to read that he is doing better and his sleep is better. We all need our sleep...YOU included. Beautiful quilt patterns. Love the aqua a lot.
    Blog when you can be good therapy to chat with others.

  13. Cute friend you have there. The aqua blocks will be really pretty!

  14. Such beautiful puppy dog eyes! Good that Roger is doing better. How lovely the quilt projects are!

  15. I was searching my blog for something and came across a comment from you, in 2015. Somehow you slipped off my radar. Good to see you are still blogging even if, like me, it's a bit sporadically. You sound happy!

  16. Glad for the good news about Roger. Love your daughter's quilt. Very pretty! Where does Lorelei go to school and what instrument does she play? I loved marching band when I was in school.

  17. Great to catch up on all your news, especially with Roger. Nice to be able to see your daughter and Lorelei often. That quilt and color pattern is gorgeous! Wishing nothing but the best for you all.


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