Saturday, May 29, 2010

Another project

It's kind of a cold day here in Utah so it will be a stay in doors and sew day.. Here is a peak at my latest creation. I still need to sew the border on the one side.

Friday, May 28, 2010


Quite a few people know this is my favorite quote. It helps me remember that even when bad things happen in my life, I need to embrace them and "love it".

This past week I finally got in to the Neurosurgeon to see what he said about my neck since it has been hurting and my left arm has been getting weak. He said that the fusion that he did 5 years ago on the c5-6 and c6-7 discs had not "matured" as they should. Actually, one of them has fused but the the other hasn't and now the other disc above that he didn't fuse at the time now needs to be done. I kind of had a feeling this was going to be the prognosis but in a way I was in denial.

As he is reviewing the x-rays and chomping ( no lie) his gum.. he tells me that it is up to me as to when I have the surgery now or later but it is only going to get worse. I was going to try the epidural in my neck first and see how long that can prolong it but am reminded that it didnt work at all last time and am not sure I want to waste the money trying it this time.

Why couldn't this have happened last summer when I was out of work for 3 months. It looks like my summer or at least part of it will be spent laid up. I am hoping it can be done in late June, first of July when it is our slowest time at work.

Got to love my life..Come what may.. and love it , it could always be worse.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


I think I've mentioned this before but when I was growing up, going to a fabric store with my mom was torture and I hated every minute. NOW- I LOVE LOVE LOVE fabric. You should see my stash...well, maybe not!

The past couple of weeks my mother has been on a headband craze. She saw it on Studio 5 and has been making all the younger girls several. Here they all are Saturday going thru one of my bags of scraps picking out fabric. Garrett was looking for "Tie" fabric. Grandma told him she would make him some ties.

Alison kept trying to get him to go with some blue and green prints and he wouldnt go for any of them until she wasnt looking...

Peyton looking all grown up with one.

Pattern testing for "The Quilted Fish", various stages of pattern creation, Torture/Physical Therapy, bags for Rachel, Youth Conference, Girls Camp, and a queen size quilt for a girl at work are just a few of things on my plate. Wouldnt trade any of it.. well, maybe for a trip to Hawaii or New York.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Whats new...


Here's another quilt top- still needs something but not quite sure.

This is my latest quilt pattern all quilted with squares and bound. Yeah!! Now on to writing the pattern.

This little one is a quilt for my great nephew Cael. He is such a cutie and 4 months old and I am just now getting it done!! Oh well, better late than never. It has navy blue minky on the back and is soooo soft.

Well, The past couple of weeks since I last blogged have been uneventful. For some reason my foot that I had surgery on last year has really been hurting so I am hoping I can go get a cortizone shot and it will feel better so I can walk. I really want to "walk" and it seems when I get motivated to exercise something happen that knocks me down.