Saturday, July 17, 2010

No photos

Well, I'm back from a long hiatus. Life has been very hectic and little time left for everything. Ruben has had lots of tests and doctors appointment. The angioplasty showed no signs of heart blockage. Yeah! Now we are waiting for him to get a fistula in his left wrist. This is the better place to start dialysis. We have to wait 6 months for healing. I used to take life for granted. Then it was every 6 weeks, then one month, and down to one week.

I'll write more show pictures of my quilts. pug and kisses

Friday, May 14, 2010

off to retreat

I'm ready to go to my first retreat being sponsored by my local quilt shop, In Between Stitches. I have packed very little, but it still is a lot to drag around. We are staying in cabins, so we have to bring our own bedding.

I promise to write more very soon. Pugs and kisses.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pinwheel Party

Here are my four blocks. Aren't they cute! I have #5 sitting on my cutting table. I'm afraid I won't get too much sewing done this week.

Ruben is still in the hospital and hopefully he can come home today. We had some sobering and scary news. We don't know what to expect in the future, but we will live and love every day.

So off I go. Pugs and kisses.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Ruben is in the hospital, the first of many I'm afraid. We've know his kidneys are compromised by his diabetes and high blood pressure. He was very swollen and HE asked to go to the doctor. 1:30 he saw his physician; we waited for two hours for the ambulance. I went to Kaiser Hayward and found him in the ER. Doctors, blood draw, chest X-ray, and endless questions. He had a catheter put in to rule out prostrate enlargement.

Finally to the room around 9:30 and I got home at midnight. Back to the hospital today. I don't even want to think about the work piling up with our new data base system.

So no time for quilts. Pugs and kisses

Monday, March 22, 2010

Pinwheel Party

Here is my second block for the pinwheel party. Number three is sitting on my cutting table to get done. I've been so busy with work, that I haven't done much sewing. I hope to quilt all week. Pugs and kisses.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Graduation and Pinwheel Party

Angela received her LVN pin and now waiting to take her boards. She is already working on her RN degree. We are so proud of her.

Here is my first block for Pinwheel party I joined on Twiddletales. The best part was I had all the fabric in my stash. I can't wait for this week's block.

The whole family was sick with pneumonia, ear infections, and other stuff. We are all on the mend now. Pugs and kisses.

Monday, February 8, 2010

A friend's Christmas gift.

Here is another Thimbleberries quilt that my friend Renee received. Last year it seems like I was doing nothing except Thimbleberries patterns. This is her 2 birthdays and 1 Christmas present.

Since making so many flying geese and square in a square, I had enough left over to make pinwheels. Yes, pinwheels, my favorite block. I even made a pinwheel table topper out of the left overs from my niece, Tanya's Thimbleberries quilt and my niece, Jacqueline's Thimbleberries quilt. No wonder I am putting off sewing the rows together on the Thimblerries Block of the month.

No more pinwheels or Thimbleberries for a while. It has taken me 8 months to get over my purple aversion. Pugs and kisses.