Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Ladies' Christmas




Meghan had a Kitty Christmas, and the last pic is the quilt I made for my sister.  It isn't quilted yet, my longarm quilter isn't back in town yet, but soon she will be. 

Friday, December 28, 2012

What I Have Spent My Time Doing....

So now that Christmas presents are opened and enjoyed, I can post pictures of the things I was madly trying to get done by Christmas morning.  Though I didn't totally complete them, I got them near enough that another day was enough to finish.  I think I will knit for awhile! 




 These were for my son, the first three are obviously wall art, the last is a car trashbag made from cool glow in the dark fabric for my biology major star!  Tomorrow, the things for my daughter....

Friday, December 14, 2012

A Miracle, No Doubt

This is the car from which they cut my precious daughter on Wednesday.

 

She actually took a few steps today! Still a very long road ahead, but what a miracle God has worked. He must have a plan for her!

 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Mother's Nightmare

Last night my daughter was in a bad car accident. No one else was involved, and we don't know exactly what happened, but I am sitting here in neurological ICU watching a machine breathe for her. She has a bad concussion, and a broken rib and broken scapula. We'll see about other things as time goes by. What is the worrisome thing is that she had a sort of seizure while they were working on her, and there is no apparent reason. That is why she is here. She is sedated, and under pain meds, and when they let her come out from under, she is agitated and only semi responsive. I can only wait, and pray.

 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

It's Beginning to Look....

Dear Hubby got the outside lights up, and the snowman panel I whipped up last year.  Speak about a fast project!  I have another panel and this winter I will make a quilt out of it... but that is for after Christmas.  I have been baking cookies... yummy Orange Snaps from the Lake Eden Cookbook, and then, because I can never let well enough alone, I added chocolate chips to the snaps.  Orange and chocolate is a combination made in heaven, to be sure.   I still have the Ginger Spice cookies, and Cherry Cookies, and Peppermint cookies to go, and if I have time, Mexican Wedding cookies.... messy, but worth it.  I think I will have to have some help baking, if I am to finish. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Hobbit - Howard Shore - Misty Mountains

I can't post much of what I am doing, since it pretty much would give away what the various members of my family are getting for Christmas.... So, the next few weeks will be mostly filled will other stuff.  Enjoy the wonder of Howard Shore's Music!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

We Are Lucky!

The creator of this wonder is now teaching at G Street Fabrics!  Betty Jo Tatum has another class starting this weekend, and then again in February.  Her technique is wonderful, you should see her Hubble Telescope Quilt!  She is so talented!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

There is Something Worth Fighting For.....

It hasn't been an easy year, in some ways.  It isn't likely to be an easy year next year either.  I am listening to this more often, remembering that yes, there really is something worthwhile, something good.  My quilting and other sewing has helped me maintain a perspective, and so has my SCA activity.  But overall, it has to just come from inside, from my core of being.  Everything I do contributes to who I am, but there is a kernel of me deep inside that isn't dependent on what I do, or what is done to me.  It comes from God.  No one can take it away.  That is what I must reach towards in the end.