January 17, 2017

History

Dear Jane sarting



History has always been my fascination. We imbedded into our kids also.

This is Dear Jane...a quilt made by a woman in the Civil War period while her husband was an officer in the War from Vermont. Yes, she quilted by hand and she designed all the blocks....amazing...she must have had a very mathematical brain too.

  This is my heirloom for our oldest Son who desires to obtain a Phd in Civil War period and teach on the University level.
Our youngest son finished his Master's last May with a study and program on the Civil War application on the computer.
 Our daughter teaches 3rd grade and loves to plan field trips that involve history in her area of Ohio.

So, please don't miss the Inauguration this Friday.  An Historical peaceful change of power to the next Commander In Chief.
 What awesome forefathers this country had.  Only God could have orchestrated  this country!.....



 







God Bless You Richly!!


I hope to quilt again.......sooon!!!

Almost done with Jane lasr Summer!!





January 7, 2017

Quilting Set Apart

                                                            Quilting Set Apart in October
I dream about Quilting again

My condition worsened and I lacked the stamina to stand at my longarm or sit down to sew.
I must say I am improving now....medications help for sure and plenty of
PT exercises at home and my sessions.  I also was started on Insulin for
my Diabetes, as my pancreas shut down, so that is a big adjustment.  I have had a
couple low sugars that need treated with sweets to get it up and must say when
you are that low the sweets do taste awful!!  I admire my Granddaughter Maddie 
who was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes at the age of 6 and is now 18.  She is
amazing!!  Now, I totally know how she has felt in her life when she drops or climbs
to high.  I did loose too much weight in the last two months but now I am maintaining
a even weight.  Hard way to loose weight!! 

We enjoyed a sweet Anniversary and My Birthday on 27th....yes, we got married on my 20th birthday
2 days after Christmas!  Son and DIL sent us a gift card to a restaurant uptown that serves organic
food.  I can't go to restaurants yet so, the take home was wonderful!  My tolerance to stand and cook has increased, so I am cooking again now.....my hub is all about that!

Sweet blue stone set from Hub.....love it!

YUM!!















Our Granddaughter was born the day after Christmas 23 years ago, so she enjoyed getting balloons from family in
Maryland......................
Hub Dreaming!


It is all about family, isn't it?....we had a quiet Christmas with calls and texts with family....sweet smaller Grandgals all excited about Santa and teens and college age happy too! 
Waiting!!!



Our kids sent us bouquets for our Anniversary Birthday. Andrew told us when he was 4  HappyMerryVersary!!.  He knew we had alot to celebrate and brought it all together in one precious word....so now that is how they greet us this time of year.  He is 20 now.  HOW did that happen!!?


Happy Birthday Kirsten

Check These Flowers Out at Farmgirl

Beautiful Bouquet from Maryland






















Not much quilting going on right now.  Just healing and getting strength back in my legs so my knees do not collapse under me . Managing Pain too. What is going on? It is kind of a mystery to them but strength is definitely needed to restore the electric impulses being recognized by my hamstring and glute muscles.  Neuro Surgeon is happy with my progress and assures me no surgery and I will get all my leg strength back.   SO PLEASE all you that quilt or sew...PLEASE ride your bike at home, get up and stretch, take care of your body!!

Have a blest day!!
 Long Post but Thanks for stopping by!! Love that!!!   Karen


October 27, 2016

American Jane

Life, Living Goes on!

When we were young, I thought we would always be young....it was
just the way I thought then....now, Live and Living are proving to bring
age....changes in your body that you did not know was happening.....
but they were....taking toll....and so, here we are....Living Life; maybe in
a slower lane but with more respect for the sweet folks that have gone before
us....their aches, their slower movements but with determination they were content
and lived life fully as they knew how.

So, with that, I am now dropped off at Walmart and shopping with my
sweet Hub.... so I can watch my steps and hope that my legs do not give out.
They did give out yesterday going down the stairs on the back and front of our
little cottage..just collapsed....so I am careful, for sure now.  PT starts this coming
Wednesday.


American Jane















 My sweet friends' daughter new baby....fragile at 31 weeks.
Our Millie Vet and Cora Doggie
Her Baby Millie
















Have a blest day!!

October 20, 2016

Rock N Roll

Two swoons for Two Special Girls
A beautiful fall day in SC.  A good day to have a good day......
A great day to take Quilt photos....Swoons for my "gals"....for our daughter and
her BF in High School.  So many, many great memories with those gals,
now busy Moms of girls....High school, Middle School ages....5 of them.


Linda's

Leah's

My Gals Swoons

Leah's Backing 1850's Reproduction

Linda's Backing 1830's Reproduction























Swoon




Have a REALLY BLEST DAY!!

October 8, 2016

Did You Hoolahoop?

Did you ever hoolahoop?......Hours and Hours?....Me TWO!!!

Hurricane Matthew had mercy.....it had some tough areas and yes, there
was damage but no where what could have been experienced in the US I am glad
people did go to higher ground and wait it out.....most people did.
We had rain here  and gusty winds....lost a small artificial pear tree....some other
branches. Nothing, really.

We do pray for Haiti.....and the Islands....

I am still suffering with sciatica and was up soaking at 130 am to relax my
now very weary leg muscles.  It was raining hard on the metal roof and with
the bathroom window open a bit, I truly relaxed with the sound.
As life has it's experiences for us on our journey, I will see a Neurologist this
Thursday to inspect my decreasing reflexes in the legs and the muscle exhaustion.
I suppose that means an MRI.I just heard there is a vertical MRI being done in Illinois now.  Pretty cool!!
  I am just ready to have no pain, or less pain.
I was blessed last night though with NO hip pain during the night...but my legs
kicked in and gave their amount of pain in instead.
Come swing with me!

So, I have not longarmed on Suziebell for over a week now or pieced any fabric together.  My Hub knows I am sick if I am not on a project, or two.

Where did the mojo go?

I did paint our swing and we got it back on the porch...I LOVE the aqua color!!
It took me two days to get it done.  We are going to paint the porch soon....as it dries out now.  I can work 20 minutes at a time to not over exhaust my muscles and then
pay for it after midnight.

It all could be worse. I know that... I have experience as a Hospice Nurse and also an OB
nurse...so, no, my level is on a low bar, comparing.
Those were the days!!
Don't you miss the hoolahoop!!....Maybe that is what I need to do when I am healed from what is bugging me now....
God bless you today....and if you are in the area of the Hurricanes path, we pray you
are safe and doing well.

Give Angela Walters Paisly Feathers a try.....I LOVE Angela.......


October 3, 2016

American Jane

She is DONE!!!  YEY!!.....all feathered up!!....


Just Fun
Orchard
New Aqua Baby
Since it is October in SC and temps are FINALLY in the 80's in the daytime...we are painting.....repainted my poor swing to aqua....Hub finished some more fence.....Life at
Shiloh Farms keeps rockin!!.......









Horses.....yep....Iris.....our first paying boarder.....sweet!!
Spy the Horse  Lnne

Iris

Munch!!  

 Psalms 94:1   God loves You and Me.....


September 26, 2016

Time Past

1800 foundation
.....Hub had uncovered an OLD 1800 foundatio
of a shed or barn on our land.  News was that there was an old trail through our place heading toward Columbia, SC.  That makes sense, as I20 runs near by to that area from Augusta, Ga.....so!.....History.....plus the
steps to an old cabin that did stand here, but the previous owners goats ate the cabin.....yep, no lie...that is what we were told......


cabin steps

Old trail area

Hubs Bushhog results....awesome clearing
American Jane
I am still working on American Jane.....I have one more row and the bottom borders.....thinking of doing a praire point edge on this one.......

I am trying to gain some strength back to my legs again.  I had no
idea sciatica could be so perplexing; as you want to build up yourself
but the activity aggravates the nerve and you pay for it at night.....but
we are going to push forward as much as we can daily and see that
I can do the normal things like .... take a walk!.....

Yes, I do quilt....20 minutes at a time....

My sweet friend near Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Cedar Rapids Iowa.....flooding
Flood again.....last major flood was 2008 and this one is also
approaching those levels.  Not quite but close......our hearts go out to them. They
are more prepared this time than in the previous flood....

Praying no one looses their homes...or lives......