Friday, April 3, 2009

Good things come in LARGE packages sometimes!

I am starting on a yucky subject,
but I've kept the best news for last!

After reviewing the results of my MRI my doctor left me a message last week instructing me to go and see a spine specialist. Unfortunately he didn't give me any indication as the WHY he wanted me to see the specialist, so I called his office and left a message asking "WHY?". I really don't want to call this spine specialist without knowing why I need to see him. I've been getting a little disgruntled since there has been no calls returned by the doc, even after I called twice. So I have a decision to make...........Call again with an even firmer request.........Find a new doctor and get my records transferred........Take matters into my own hands and stretch, exercise and take pain pills. For now I think I've taken the third option, but since this problem keeps coming back I think I won't be able to ignore it for very long.

I am slowly working thru the pile of quilts that I have hanging in my closet to do. I"ve been pacing myself by working on the longarm frame and mixing that up with sitting at the sewing machine or doing household chores.

This was a fun quilt to work on:

This is what the back of the quilt looked like: Detail shot:

This quilt had a very traditional feel to it:
Each block had a different beautiful floral embroidery.

Ending on the happiest note possible.............

Jenny and Rafael got the keys to thier new house last night!
They bought a very nice house that is located right next to the mountain that I hike on. It is a sweet little house and will just perfect for them.

Mike gave them thier first housewarming gift:
Every new house needs toilet paper, right?

I know they probably can't wait for work to end today!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Beautiful Christian Sister

By Maya Angelou
'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.
'When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living,
' I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.
' When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.
When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I've sat down a couple of times to write a new post and every single time I"ve had computer malfunctions. (or maybe it was operator error?) This

site wouldn't seem to let me post pictures all of a sudden. I'm not sure what's up with that! But it seems to be working (Kinda) today! So here goes.....

I've been busy. I've managed to finish two quilts and am working on a third. Pictures to come later.

My godson came for a visit over the weekend and we made homemade pizza, went to the airshow at Luke Airforce base, went to a Coyote's hockey game. He showed me some things on my phone I didn't know how to do AND he brought his ukele and played for us.

I've been teaching my daughter-in-law how to quilt. She is making a quilt for her new neice. At the baby shower we took squares for all of the attendees to sign, the Jen and Jenny worked on sewing them together. The next weekend Jen learned how to do applique and then last weekend she learned how to quilt on my longarm machine. Next weekend is a lesson on binding. I am really enjoying teaching her. I feel like I am passing on this quilting legacy that was passed on to me.