Sunday, October 28, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
So I started searching for patterns that would be great to have all levels of quilters be able to do. I thought I had a great design and thought I would check over at Bonnie's for one last look-see. Lo and behold, I found the perfect pattern. And someone submitted her version in...pinks and whites! The colors we were doing! So, at the end of September, after one of my classes, about 8 people got together to sew Delectable Mountain blocks. I thought I would just have to make up whatever we didn't get done that day. And do you know we got 32 blocks done in 2 1/2 hours! I was shocked! Emma, our intended receipient, happened to be there to socialize. She wasn't up to sewing or even getting up to look at the progress, but just enjoyed the chatter and cackling that goes on in a room full of quilters! When someone said, we're done, I didn't believe her! She made me go look at the design wall in the other room. We brought Emma in to see it and asked how she liked 'her' quilt. The comment went over her head. So I said, 'Emma--this is for YOU!' She was so surprised, she knew the quilt was a charity quilt for Quilt Pink, but had no clue SHE was going to get it. She held good control of her emotions (meaning she didn't break down and bawl) and causing all of us to cry! Unfortunately, that was still part of the same weekend that I 'lost' my camera, so I didn't get pictures of the participants, but here's the quilt..Thanks to Mary Jo, Maureen, Deb, Julie, Joyce, Jenny and Sharon for their generous help in getting all these blocks done. I sewed them together and added a border and then finished the quilting last week. Emma came for a visit on Saturday to a class and we were able to present her the quilt.
Deb (her friend who suggested the whole idea) and Emma. We wish you the very best Emma in your treatments and pray that they 'beat' this disease in your body!
Friday, October 19, 2007
I tried posting this on October 16 and Blogger wouldn't let me post pictures :( And what kind of blog is it without pictures? Anyway, my daughter and her husband welcomed their second little girl (and third child) into the world on Oct. 16 at 11:51 AM. She was 7 lbs. 15 oz. and 19" long. Everything went fairly well and speedy and we all thought her new doctor did a great job. There were a couple of things that gave us great comfort in how he handled things. Baby and new Mom are doing great! Her name is Alia (AL-ee-ah) Rae. Here's Mom on speaker phone 5 MINUTES after giving birth telling her Grandma and Grandpa in South Carolina. Proud aunt --she's Aunt #5 she says :)Nana and big sister (4) are getting a close look at that cute little thing. She did the thorough inspection and determined--'she's SMALL!'
Monday, October 15, 2007
While not everyone is ready to purchase a hybrid vehicle, we believe every little bit helps. And thinking "reusable" instead of "disposable" is a great place to start. So, Rise Above Plastic – and consider the advantages of hydrating with a SIGG." although I have been using just the generic water bottles, these are so fun!
Monday, October 08, 2007
I also didn't have my camera for my Quilt Pink Day. Neat story..to be continued. I finally found my camera--so I can take a picture of what blocks we made, but not the people. :( oh well..it was a great day anyway.
On a personal note...my daughter (who is pregnant and due next week) went to the doctor last week and saw the nurse practitioner. She told her, oh..by the way. The doctor (a female)is having a bit of trouble with her 'on call' staff because they want more $$ for her increased business and they can't settle on a pricing structure, so she is without them for the moment. AND the hospital won't let her deliver babies without that on call staff and since the Dr. was going out of town this week for a conference, she hasn't been able to work out a deal. SOOO, long story short--find yourself another doctor! Yes--my daughter left the Dr.'s office, had to go back to work and start calling Dr.'s to see if anyone would take her at 38+ weeks! After about 10 calls, (most of them either couldn't fit her in their schedule or was appalled that she would try to find a Dr. so late in her pregnancy!), she found one. He was most sympathetic and said he knew the situation and would be most happy to help her. But he needed to see her immediately! So, I went with her yesterday and he was very compassionate and understanding of her situation. Plus, he was REAL easy on the eyes! heehee (the Mom's agreed he should be her Dr.!) So, with a week left to go, she now has a Dr. she has met and he was very kind and understanding. But wow! What an unprofessional Dr. she had! First of all, she didn't tell my daughter herself and she was in this situation the last time she saw my daughter. And she delivered her other two babies. Apparently there is more to the story that they were letting on, like she lost her liability insurance. So, stay tuned...grand baby #5 will soon be here!