Sunday, May 18, 2014


Sorry, no pics today.

Thursday I had a little pain in my right foot.  By Thurs. night I was limping badly.  I spent all day Fri on the sofa with my leg elevated.  At 3:00 Sat morning I woke up from throbbing in my foot.  It was swollen, red and mildly warm and the two tiny dots on the top of my foot were red and more noticeable.  Crud...I'm diabetic and feet problems are not to be messed with.  Dear Hubby took me to the ER.  I have cellulitis in my right foot, probably from a bite as there are no other cracks, sores or any other openings where infection could enter.  I am on 10 days of heavy duty antibiotics, heavy duty pain medication as needed and stuck on the sofa with my foot elevated.  I have not taken any pain medication today since I was in the bathroom praying to the porcelain god yesterday...probably from the pain meds.   My guess is a spider bite.  We have the normal nasties in this area, in addition to black widows and brown recluse.  I don't think it was either of the bad ones as I think I would have been much sicker.  But who knows...I went to the ER pretty quickly!

Dang...the fun never ends...

Thursday, May 8, 2014


FINALLY!  Please excuse the threads, etc.  I have not had time to dethread, square up or press it.  But, the top is finished!  See?

I'll give you a closeup of the two embroideries, top and bottom...


I think I am going to give myself a bit of a rest before I start the pin basting.  Besides, once again, I forgot to buy the sheet for the backing, lol.  Guess I will be making a trip to Walmart over the weekend. 

Have a great day!


Sunday, May 4, 2014


Hey everyone!  I've entered my mom's chocolate quilt into the "Sewing and Quilting" category at contest.  If anyone wants to cast a vote for Mom's quilt I would be thrilled!  If not, that's okee-dokee too! 

Either way, check out lots of handcrafted goodies on their website!

Friday, May 2, 2014


Yesterday was the absolute pits with my tremor, but I woke up this morning and my tremor was in hiding (where I wish it would stay!).  So I sat myself in front of my sewing machine and churned out a TON of work on my Dear Aunt's quilt.  Wanna see????

I hope you don't mind a little loud noise because I have been SQUEALING in delight!  I am in love, Love, LOVE with this quilt!  I thought I loved my dad's the best...then I made my mom's and thought hers was my favorite.  Now my aunt's has taken first place in my quilty heart.  I ADORE designing theme quilts and this one is turning out just as I envisioned it when I put pencil to sketch book.

I've decided to call it a day as I am too fatigued to do any more, but Sunday (body willing) should mean a bit more embroidery and some more piecing and borders to round it out to a perfect snuggle size. 

I think I will sit here and stare for a while, lol.

ETA:  FYI, in case you couldn't tell...the center "shoe shop" area is a panel.  I'm not that good...yet, lol.