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!


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

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 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.



My Gals Swoons

Leah's Backing 1850's Reproduction

Linda's Backing 1830's Reproduction



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.......

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......

September 24, 2016

Finish Binding

A good video on finishing the binding on a Quilt.......

Let's Weave It!!

Have a great weekend!  
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September 22, 2016

Three More.....


Thankyou Cindy Needham for Template
 I love American Jane Fabric.....so fun....this was just a layer cake quilt....all schooly...all cute....and Cindy Needhams new template is just great....it comes in several sizes for different blocks....do what you want inside the chalked lines....just like school use to be like....

Three more rows....it is a big, big Queen size....not sure why I made it so big....I was snowbound in our cabin in Indiana is all I can say, a couple years ago......for weeks.....   Yes, I truly had Cabin Fever.

Hub is putting a cover over our well compartment outside.......anyways, this gal was inside
the cover to greet him..... it is gone now, he is not sure where it went....if you do get a bite, go to the ER.....it is nothing to mess with at home.....wash it....put antibiotic cream on it if it is handy and head out!!..............
Black widow

Be safe Dear Friends....Psalms 94:1    We love Charlotte  NC in SC.....our prayers are with all in these unsettled times.

Happy Quilting.....

September 19, 2016

And So There Was......

Quilting on....pile of ripping.....
2 days rippings

Greenhouse plastic on......Ingenious Hub......only 1 1/2 hours to complete.....
He use tennis balls on end of ropes to pull the plastic up
My hub.......Amazing Man!!
It pulled well

He secured with wiggled wires

Love those talented Hands

STRETCH but not toooo tight.....

Just Right!!   No wind and temps in 80's.....LOVELY
Somebody has to Supervise!!
 ME? What did I do?....I supervised....and helped keep the plastic "in line"........
Keep calm and Quilt On!!  It is all a process!!  Enjoy it!!
Happy Bug Hunting
Our Rooster keeps busy directing his Chicks!....