Friday, January 22, 2010

Another Get Well gift !

Here's a couple of my friends that visited me in the hospital last week with their "get Well " gift.

I have to admit, it is pretty handy, it has all these pockets that I load up with my cell phone, the house phone, the remote, a bottle of water, pain pills. . . . . . . . . . .( really, though, things are going pretty well ! ) Pretty clever friends, if you can click on the picture to enlarge, you can see what they had to do to alter this. You can also see what I get to put up with. . .

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Gettin' a little stronger each day !

Yes, I am getting a little stronger each day. . . been doing the steps ( and I have 3 flights of them ! - probably why, after 33 years of living here, that I needed a hip replacement ! ) and been finding the chairs in the house that I am able to sit on. I saved up a couple sit down projects, one of which was to finish my "Joyful Scraps" quilt binding and make and apply the label. It should have been in the mail yesterday, to arrive today, at the quilt show in Mandan, ND this weekend, but hopefully I will be granted a little leeway ! I would like to be taking more time with my labels and making them special, so I started with this one. I will definately have to plan ahead better if I want to get doing fancier labels ! So, the pics above are of "Joyful Scraps", hope you enjoy ! Sorry about the duplicate picture, now I can't figure out how to get it off of here !

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Not Quilting or Bluegrass. . . . .but a little nostalgia

Not quilting or bluegrass, but I had really better post this year ! I have a few quilting projects to post about, and maybe will get some time to do that, so check back. But as for now, I am getting ready to have hip replacement surgery tomorrow so am busy at home here today tieing up loose ends.

Not that I am THAT old ( as I need a new hip) , but I will show you this cute little picture of me and my friend, Debbie taken probably about 1958 or 59 ? Debbie is the dark haired little beauty, and this is taken at her grandparents home, Jim and Cora's. We were probably there because our parents and grandparents were having a card party. I always had a good time at these get-togethers because Cora had a minature kitchen set up in her basement for us kids to play with. It was set up next to her rug loom. She made the most beautiful rugs out of rags, and I still have some of them, which I treasure. Something else I remember about her home, her living room carpet was made completely the rugs she made, many of them stitched together to make a wall to wall carpet. Now, how cool is that ? If you look at the floor, you can see it, and also check out the sofa and the woven covers she had on that. She also had the most beautiful flower garden !

Now you can see that I had long hair back then. . . I guess I still owe a picture of the new short haircut, so when I get a good one, I will post it. I am afraid any pictures in the next few days won't be too flattering, so I will probably wait a bit ! You know, I really should talk to my Mother about my bangs back then. . . . .

Anyway, looking forward to a pain free future shortly. . .( finally ! ) and then I can get back to some more quilting, bluegrass, and the other little things that make life fun !