Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Getting Back to Normal

feeling better yesterday
time spent with mom organizing the small strips
we use for mug and hot pad size mats
she was not thrilled about the task
after about 15 minutes
I told her she could stop any time
but she persevered
today we will look over all my lovely new wool
all washed and fluffed
she can watch me organize it!
*mom says don't mind her hair
she didn't feel like getting it done last week
so this week I tell her she looks like Einstein
by the time I see her today
she'll be looking good as always!

we made two mats while Frank was in hospital
then began his recovery at home
talking about him and praying for him
as we worked
they will be sent to him shortly
we decided to let him do the finishing work
of tucking in tails, trimming threads
since he has his own sewing kit
my sister says probably
"someone living with him"
will have to do it
either way
it cracks mom up to send them this way
I'm glad to be feeling better
back to work today
after a quick trip to Dr for an ok this morning
and here I was
hoping for an
"oh no, you can't go back for a few more days"

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Better Days

image from Pinterest
thanks for the good thoughts yesterday
it was just one of those days
nothing big
just what felt like a million small pin pricks
add in exhaustion
knee and foot pain
too much sugar
twitchy eye
you get the picture
after chocolate, Xanax and sleep
I'm feeling like me again
just a me with what feels like stomach flu
that I can deal with
Happy 12-13-14!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


today I treated myself
to not one
not two
but three remnant bundles from
I've purchased bundles in the past
and love the variety of wool they contain
there is a SUPER deal right now
so click the link
and try to resist
my memory is sort of shot these days
but it seems like over a year
since I purchased new wool
almost that long since I've hooked
this week I've been cutting strips
for snowman and Santa rugs...
hooking soon

Monday, December 8, 2014

Cat in a Hat

Mom loves the little hat
I found for her cat
he has green and red tinsel around his neck too
some days she's says I'm nuts
but laughs when she looks at him

sorry for the blurry ones
Mom was admiring how cute he looks

We were going to move on from rag rug weaving
nothing else really works right now
it's too easy to cut and roll fabric strips
Mom keeps saying she wants to do the weaving
maybe today's the day!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Quilt Lovers

mom like the snowman with birds
thinks it would make a great hooked rug
me too

hand to face...
she seriously loves this page

another sign she loves it!
Anne is next to Mom
checking out a food catalogue
she is frowning at the prices!

her favorite
the cover quilt from
Simply Vintage magazine
reading the description
rarely happens anymore...
The lady next to mom is also a quilter
we love sharing our magazines with her
as well as showing off fabric
nice to have a kindred spirit
Have noticed the clothing protectors
the ladies are wearing?
Mom refuses the ones with the bright colors
she can barely tolerate the drab pink
Please add a prayer for my dear BIL Frank
some continuing issues with his heart
have kept him in the hospital
planning a procedure for tomorrow...

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Better Than Sugarplums

I HAD to have this magazine
by the folks who do Quiltmania
have only ever seen it online
pricey ~ but worth it
so much eye candy
so many patterns!!!
I purchased mine from
 it got here in just a few days
can't wait to share it with Mom
Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 4, 2014



Mom loves her new throw
softest blanket ever 

she really wanted to try it out
by having a nap after lunch
but decided on bingo with her friends instead

she is on new meds for pain
only helping some...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Mindless Chatter

new door decoration
I combined two pieces from Pat Catan's
she loves it!

after lunch
all the ladies fold up
their clothing protectors

it was Mom's shower day
today she gets her hair set
hope she's up to it
her headache and neck pain has been back
with a vengeance
since Thanksgiving
she's been having naps
after breakfast and lunch
to deal with it
besides some pain meds
we have a request in to Dr
to deal with cause vs effect
who wants to keep asking for pain meds
that make you groggy
other than that she is in good spirits
we talk about how happy we are
with Frank's recovery
yesterday she requested I cut more strips
for the rag mats
you know me
I'll cut every piece of fabric I have if she wants
The cats think they are in heaven...
I found an old wooden backed hairbrush of Dad's
they will sit forever being brushed
tapping my arm when I stop
not the most efficient for fur removal
but the purring is endless
Hope your day is a good one

Sunday, November 30, 2014


now that my saving goal for 2014 is complete
there is an opening for a new goal
I like the idea of finding balance in my life
I've been in a rut for years
one thing of the many missing parts
has been regular exercise
my indoor bike just sits there most days
collecting dust and cat fur
between now and December 1, 2015
my goal is 5000 miles
I did 3 miles this morning...
4997 to go

I'd like to add some fun to my life next year
any suggestions?