Saturday, December 28, 2013
I made this quilt for my son-in-law and gave it to him for Christmas. He also finished his degree in accounting and computers (and my husband says "a minor in rushing his wife to the hospital"). So it's a "combination" quilt. He literally took his last final a couple of hours after my daughter was released from the hospital. It's taken him 5 years but he persisted and got it done while working a full time job and trying to keep up with the family.
Friday, December 27, 2013
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Before Christmas gets too far past, I want to show some of my projects......maybe a day at a time.
Daughter Andrea reminded me that little Nola didn't have a Christmas stocking. At least 10 years ago I made lots and lots of stockings. Everybody in the family has one, including my sister and her family.
Each time a baby is born in my immediate family I make a stocking. So the last one I made was for Wesley 3 years ago. I found the pattern and got to work. I wanted to coordinate Nola's with her parents' stockings so the search was on to see if I had any of the fabric left. I found a very little piece of the blue with silver print.
Here are Andrea and Patrick's stockimgs.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Monday, December 16, 2013
It seems like my posts have been "few and far between" lately. I have good excuses.....really, I do.
Remeber some weeks ago I posted about my daughter’s two surgeries and how close she came to death? Well, she did it again! Last Tuesday (exactly 3 weeks after her surgeries) she texted me to tell me that she was unable to breath and was on the way to the hospital. I met them there and saw that she was barely able to make it through the ER doors. I scooped up the three kids (who were out of school because of the snow) and took them home with me. I feared Calista probably had pneumonia. It was much worse than I feared. Both her lungs had "extensive" blood clots and she was told it was a good thing she got to the hospital when she did. She spent 2 days in a critical care unit and will be on blood thinners for at least 6 months. This has caused quite a setback in her recovery. I'm once again on "kid duty" and am taking them to and from school. Yes, the weather has improved and just like we can usually expect in NE Oklahoma, the temperatures are supposed to be around 70 this week after being in the single digits last week. It makes kid duty a lot easier when the weather is nice!
In the middle of all of this, Calista's husband Chris finished his degree with a double major after attending school part time the last 5 years. He literally took the last final just hours after Calista's release from the hospital.
Now on to sewing (which has helped me maintain my sanity the past few weeks). I managed to pack in a lot of it during the snow/ice storm. I started this: