Sunday, November 6, 2011

Great Day

Yesterday was such a great day.  I met Barb and we eat breakfast and talked for a good 1-1/2 hours and then headed to our first quilt shop.  Like Barb said it seems like we have known each other for years.  I was so out of my norm meeting up with someone I had never met in person and only had talked thru email.  I'm so glad I did, Barb is going to be a friend for a very long time.  We made it to a total of 4 shops that neither one of us had gone to and I have found a few new favorites.  Well worth the miles put on.

I'm sure there are a lot of people out there that have great blog friends and I would suggest if you can meet up with that friend.   It is so wonderful to find a friend that enjoys that same passion in quilting as yourself.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Saturday is approaching fast and I am so excited because it is the day I finally get to talk to Barb in person.  I have been talking (actually emailing) Barb for probably 3 years now and she also is a quilter which is how we connected.  Barb's job was helping disabled people apply and get benefits that are out there but probably would not find on their own.  Barb answered questions while I was applying for social security for my daughter, Raychel.  When you have a family member become disabled it is so hard to get someone the help they need and trying to figure out all the hoops that you have to go thru to get the benefits.  Anyways we are meeting!  We are going to meet for breakfast and then hit 3 quilt shops.  What a perfect way to spend a Saturday. 

I know that this is off the quilting subject but just an update on Raychel.  Last December Raychel weighted in at 131 pounds which was a hard journey from 76 pounds.  For some reason that we cannot figure out right now she has dropped to 94 pounds.  She went in last week for a complete physical and her doctor ordered some blood test but the clinic was not successful getting any blood.  They were poking her arms and then tried the veins in her feet without success.  She went to the cancer center at the hospital figuring they were use to patients that are hard sticks.  Out of 10 tubes of blood that they needed for all her test they were able to get 1/2 a tube.  I am hoping that it is enough to run the important blood test that might show why she is losing weight.  We are working on just thinking positive thoughts and trying to keep her thinking positively also.

Applique ideas

Mike worked up at a casino in Walker Minnesota this past weekend and brought home these pictures of the carpet.  Granted I would not like to have this carpet in my homes but it would make a great applique panel.  I also would not use the colors they chose but the leaves and flowers I love.  What a great husband.