Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tatting and Quilting

Since Martha has shown pictures from her new book, her are some of her new designs that I tatted. This was a lot of fun. I have her new book and will now have something to tat for each season. I have a teenager at church who wants to learn to tat. I think these would inspire her. Hope that I can teach her.

I have been busy quilting. In a earlier post, I shared with you pictures of the quilt blocks we did as an exchange. 2 of the 17 who participated in this, have brought their finished quilt tops for me to quilt. I have just posted pictures of the first one I quilted. Here are a couple of tease pictures....... to see the rest of the pictures of this quilt, go to my webshots look in the Customer Quilts 2008 folder.


Well I can't believe we keep getting snow. It is the 27th of March. Yesterday the snow was coming down so hard and the flakes were as big as silver dollars. Jack was jumping and biting at the flakes. For the rest of the day it was sunny. Snow melted way. My husband said their was a bad hail storm on the highway, and several cars and trucks ended up in the ditches and on their tops. I went to sleep, listening to the pouring rain.

Today I woke up to 4 to 5 inches of snow. The snow plows are out and about.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Shot, Bunny, Helper

Well last Friday I went to get my shot for my back. The roads were horrible. It was snowing bad. Cars in the ditchs. Made it up there safely. I find that in most doctor offices, they just do things to you and don't tell you what they are going to do. I am so glad this was a chatty nurse. She started telling me what she was going to put in my IV and I said hold it right there. She was going to put a drug in the IV that the last time sent me to the ER. It is in my records, for pete sake.

She had a terrible time getting the IV in. In one arm pull out try another direction, again and again. Did not work so tried the other arm. Same procedure in, not working, out turn. Finally success. Good thing I am not afraid of needles. The shot was not so bad. Done and out of there. A little loopy for the rest of the day and slept a lot. I am actually starting to feel human again. The shot was sooooooo worth it.

I started crocheting this bunny a couple of weeks ago. I finished making the pieces week before last, but always afraid of putting them together. Worried that I won't get the face done right, so I put it off. Well yesterday was Easter, and I wanted him done. So here he is. Hubby took nice photos.

Had to add this picture. I was looking through my tatting books and patterns, to find my next project. My cat "Miss Hemmie" decided to help. She is a little hard to see through.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Just In Time For Easter

I finally finished this egg cover. It is a pattern by Terry McGuffin. I decided to add a crystal and tassel at the bottom.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Too Busy to Blog

Well have been very busy.

The quilts have been coming in like crazy.

My back is still not good, so it is taking me longer to do each quilt. I finally saw a specialist, and he has scheduled me to get a steroid shot in the effected area. My MRI shows a bulging disk. It is pinching my nerves which is causing the pain all the way down to my foot. Frustrating thing I found out is that the MRI for 2 years ago shows the same thing, but not as bad. At that time the docs said that nothing was wrong with my back. So as a last resort they sent me to a OB-GYN, he decided that maybe I had endometriosis, so they needed to preform a hysterectomy. So I went through that surgery for no reason, and now deal with Hot Flashes.

Well now onto better things. I have been working on some tatting and also more miniature critters. I like to do too many things. Here is a picture of what I tatted. I have wanted to do this pattern for awhile.

As for the miniature critter, I am working on a bunny, and will post pictures when I get all the pieces together.

And FINALLY........THE LAST OF THE SNOW HAS MELTED from my yard. I am feeling spring.

I hired my adult daughter to come and clean and organize my house. Boy did she do a great job. Everything is organized and I can once again get in my sewing room and sew. Only down side, trying to find what I am looking for. I have to keep calling her. I also gave her the ok to throw things out. I am bad about that.