Thursday, March 24, 2011

Still here

I'm still here... I've been busy spending time with this little guy! He is so smart and so much fun. He has been keeping grandma entertained 2-3 days a week. :o) I've been back to the doctor; my b/p is normal again. He says I may be able to go off the b/p medicine in six months. I'm looking forward to that! I saw the eye dr. this past week and he gave me one bifocal contact lense that makes me see a little better. I'm not nearly as depressed over my vision now. I love to sew and do needlework and it has been SO discouraging, not to be able to see the needle and thread! We've been working in the yard. The dogs are being good. Our preacher resigned. My daughter is coming home soon. My nerves still get the best of me some days. And I have learned that you are never too old to miss your mama! Have a great day!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Quilt "Tease"

It is true what they say: If you do stuff, stuff gets done! I've been watching some of my favorite quilters produce quilt after quilt after quilt, and I've been amazed with their accomplishments. Several of them have the same strategy: work on it just a few minutes everyday. I started making this small quilt for a very special someone approx. a week ago. I made it in sections on different days and there was absolutely no stress involved. It's easy to get excited about a project and try to complete it from start to finish in a hurry, but that is where the stress comes in, and it can take the pleasure out of the hobby. This quilt top is ready to be machine quilted (hopefully this weekend) after I buy the backing fabric. I had some leftover quilt batting from another project and was able to piece together two pieces to use for this quilt. (thrifty quilter) If all goes well, maybe I'll have a picture of the finished project for you by next week.