Tuesday, August 26, 2008

This is me at work. another staff member was taking pictures one day. She sent me a copy. It was taken in april of this year.
Got a bit of paper piecing done but then I found a mistake and I have to do some reverse sewing before I can continue. What a bummer. My daughter has been distracting me I'm hoping to get back downstairs to sew after 9pm.
Happy quilting,


Where has the time gone. My mom in law is getting a bit weaker. I had my just over a week with her. She was good for most of it then got a bit depressed and weaker just on the day I had to leave. She hasn't gotten any stronger this time from what I've heard. My husband is there for a few days this week. Till the weekend. They got her a hospital bed and set it up when he got there on Monday. That will be hard for my father in law. They have been married 55 years. Now he'll have to sleep in their bed alone. I haven't gotten much not in the sewing department. I'm working on a paper pieced lighthouse for a sample piece for the designer. I thought I would get something done on it while I was there but I didn't want to go that far away. The machine is in the basement. Haven't had time since home either. I'm hoping to get down to sew today after my son goes to work at 4pm.
I go back to work on evenings tomorrow. Had 2 weeks off.
We got out camping with our daughter. She brought a friend. We had planned to go for 2 or 3 nights. Went into Kananaskis (mountains). While it rained. so was cold and wet . After the first night we headed home. Jenn's friend stayed the second night then she had to go home.
Dave starts a new job at the end of the month. It should be good for him. A little scary though. He's been at his present job for 20years.
I'll try to write more soon. Bye for now.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Hi all,
This flower was in bloom a couple of days ago. I shot several pictures of it and thought that I'd share it with you. It was so very pretty. I uploaded my camera to the inlaws computer and printed this out so my mom in law could have it.
Haven't been doing any sewing here. I did a small amount of hand quilting on my butterfly friendship quilt but mostly I've been crocheting.
I haven't asked if I could use mom in laws sewing machine yet and the week is nearing an end so I'm not sure I'll be sewing but I have next week off too so maybe I'll get something done at home.
My mom in law is doing okay. She sat outside for awhile yesterday and even walked around the outside of the house. She's eating ok at the moment too. Live could be like this for awhile. She's tired of being tired but I don't see things being much different for now.
Happy quilting.

Monday, August 11, 2008

another week

Hi everyone,
Just thought I'd write a short note. I'm away from home so don't have any pictures to add at the moment. Maybe I'll try to upload on my inlaws computer.
I took a really nice picture of a flower in their house a couple of days ago.
I am doing some hand quilting while watching t.v. here. and some crocheting.
I'm working on a paper pieced lighthouse at the moment but haven't done anything with it since I arrived on Friday. Have to ask to use mom in law's machine. I didn't bring mine.
Mom in law is doing okay just tires easily. She need support while walking as she is very unsteady,
I'll sign off for now. Maybe more later.
Happy quilting,

Monday, August 4, 2008


Hi everyone,
Well I finally have 2 days off. I thought that I'd show you some flowers that my daughter took pictures of at the Calgary Zoo.
I think that they turned out pretty nice.

Hope you enjoy the flowers. I'm hoping to get some sewing done today. We'll see.
Happy quilting,


Saturday, August 2, 2008

And the winner is.....

So I asked my daughter to pick a number between 1 and 21.

The winner is; #18 Teresa

Teresa please send me your email so I can get your prize to you.
And the prize is: 3 crocheted dish cloths
I made them . Hope you like them.

Friday, August 1, 2008

another giveaway

Here's another giveaway. Date of draw is Aug. 7
blog is:http://shequilts.wordpress.com/2008/07/31/heres-the-next-one/#comment-537
Good luck with the draw.

visitor counter

Hi everyone,
I just added a visitor counter this morning. That wasn't too hard. Didn't know what to start it at so chose zero.
I have to start somewhere so I guess that's good.
I've been reading through alot of new blogs, following all these giveaways out there.
My giveaway is today , so I'll wait till I get home tonight after work and have a look to see the number of comments and draw the winner. The prize is still not yet totally decided. I'll make that chose when I draw the name. Thanks for a ll the comments and putting my blog link on your sites.
Happy quilting.