plus a bunch of other stuff:
Wow! It’s been a month since I posted here. I feel like I should bring a note from my doctor — well, maybe from my mom’s doctor. Right after we got back from Texas, my mom had a stroke. I’ll spare you all the details, but a lot of my time has been spent driving across town to the hospital/care center. She’s doing better physically, so that’s good news. She’s really working hard at it!
I’ve been doing a major redo of my sewing room. It’s still in the disaster stage, but it’s looking like a smaller tornado went through than what it initially looked like. Well, I thought I was doing pretty well until I couldn’t find my iron this morning! That’s a pretty large item to “lose”. Still haven’t found it.
There’s nothing on my design wall! Actually, there’s NO design wall. I’m not sure I’m going to put it back up. I seem to prefer the design floor instead. So on my Design Placemat today is:
this little project. I’m going to Christmas Club this morning, and the rule is you have to work on something Christmas related, as in a gift or Christmas-themed item. So I guess this will be a gift! I found a kit in my closet made by Sandi Andersen over at A Legacy of Stitches. When Sandi moved from our area, she gave away a number of items, and I got this little pincushion pattern from Sandi with the felt included. I WAS able to find my embroidery floss in my sewing-pit/soon-to-be-fabulous-sewing-room, so I have a project to work on today. YEA!!! And a special “Thinking of You” to Sandi as she is dealing with some medical issues as we speak.
I want to give a special “hi” to my newly found cousin Judy S in San Antonio. I was able to meet Judy for the first time on my way to JudyL’s quilt retreat back in February, and she is a lovely, caring lady.
And I’m on Weight Watchers. I started right before mom’s episode, and I’m determined not to let anything derail me. So far, so good — 9# less to carry around. I love their recipes! It’s challenging trying to lose weight when your eating partner needs to work to keep his weight up. I wish we could just do a “fat transfer“, you know, like transferring funds from one bank account to another!
And more on all of this later. I know you don’t want to hear about my whole month in one blog post. I know I wouldn’t be able to handle it!
Check out JudyL’s blog for lots more Design Wall Monday posts!