Friday, November 28, 2008

OK so yesterday went just fine. I was concerned have ten people in my home would be tight and it was but everyone was very cozy. And actually I had 2 extra people show up but it worked. Everything came together right about the same time. We had dinner around 3:00 (we usually do it around 5:00) because my Mom has trouble driving in the dark and she refused to let anyone drive her. When everyone left I started doing dishes and looked up at the clock and it was only 5:00. Kind of nice to have the whole night to just clean up and relax. When one starts at 6:00am preparing and cleaning and everyone sits down to eat and I finally sit down and some were done. It was kind of a let down, thou everyone did continue to sit at the table and visit. A lot of work for it to be done in 30 minutes. Oh well 3 weeks ago we were thinking that Raychel was going to have to stay in the hospital for 1 month and that was where we were going to have dinner. We were together and that was what matter. Started the turkey soup last night, yum.

Pat should be here in about 4 hours and I have everything ready for our sewing orgie (that is what Mike calls it). Last year I think one day I spent the whole day in my pj pants. Pat has to do her hair and makeup everyday, not be that would be time away from the sewing machine. I have 2 different projects I am going to work on and I think I will get through them. I won't have the machine quilted but I will have them ready.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

It's turkey day tomorrow and I can't wait. It was going to be just Mike and I and the kids and then Grandma decided she would join us. Then I found out that my two older brothers didn't have anywhere to go so they will be joining us. Then my one brother's roommate, Mary, is also going to come and his daughter. Thank God I bought a 23lb turkey.

Friday is the best day of all. Pat, my sister in law, will be traveling 2 hours to my house to spend 3 days. We will do nothing but eat and sew and I just can't wait. Her and I do this about 4 times from the weekend of Thanksgiving till it is warm. She is my inspiration. With her here is my chance to just think of nothing but sewing and laughing, which we do a lot of. I will post on Sunday what we got done.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Check out the blog candy drawing. This would be such a fun one to win.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I made a promise to myself that the quilt I finished for my great niece Ellie I would hand sew the binding down. In the past I have always done the whole process on the sewing machine and I know that is wrong but I hate hand sewing. I have to get this done and am finding every reason to do something else. I promise I promise that it will be done by hand.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Yesterday I got the call from Raychel saying that she begged the doctors to let her go home and they finally agreed. I think she needed to get out and have a mental break. She now has to depend on herself for strength to get herself hooked up and get the tube feeding running. She is going to need positive thoughts sent her way.

I have gotten my wall hanging already to start sewing and get it hung on the wall. I already know what I am going to start on next and that is going to be a nice bright quilt for Charlee.

I need to start back on my list of things I wanted to get done around the house. I really wish that might would realize that this is our list and not just mine. He is funny.

Till Later

Saturday, November 15, 2008

It amazes me when quilters work so hard on their work and then give them away from their blogs by doing a drawing. This is such a wonderful thing. I came across this giveaway - old red barn and what a wonderful give away. I would love to win one of these beautiful quilts.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Raychel had her feeding tube put in on Wednesday. They began the feeding yesterday and it went ok. Today she has had a very rough day. The feedings usually make most people very ill. Hopefully by Tuesday it will have passed.

Mike goes out of town tomorrow just for 2 days so I will have a little time to sew and really looking forward to it. I am hoping to have something to show by Sunday.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Raychel got her feeding tube put back in. She weighed in at 100 pounds and this is just to thin. The doctors have finally decided to start working as a team so hopefully they will be able to pull her thru this. I am not so sure that the feeding tube is going to work since she did have this before and didn't put on weight. The plan also is for her to come home to our home. She cannot be home alone for a while. I am sure that this is not going to go over well. Hope the weekend will be better.

Till later

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Mike took Raychel back to the hospital. She weighed in at 102 fully clothed. When she went in to have her feeding tube put in she weighed 118 and it seems that it didn't work. She called me last night to tell me that her liver and kidney functions came back not good. I am not sure what the numbers were so I am anxious to talk to the doctors this morning. Mike and I have had such fears since last week and I am very afraid that our fears are being confirmed. I'm not really sure how much longer she can continue like this. We have begged and begged the medical profession to help and they don't want to clean up someone else mistakes. For anyone that might be reading this Raychel had gastric bypass that has gone wrong.

On a quilting note there is a Sewing Expo here in Minneapolis this weekend and my SIL, Pat is coming in with her sister and friend and I think I am going to sneak away and go for awhile. Every so often you just have to take a break.

Till Later.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

These are the batiks I have decided on and have already started cutting out the pieces. It will look so nice in my entry way, I cannot wait to have it done.

Anniversary give away

This morning while reading some of my favorite blogs I came across a great giveaway check out seekatiesew. I won a give away last week and it was so exciting.

I always heard people talking about blogging and I never could understand why one would. Well after coming across a woman's blog and seeing where that could take me and show me some of the most beautiful quilts and meeting wonderful people I now get it. Not knowing anyone personally that quilts this has been such a wonderful experience and a true learning tool.

Till Later