Saturday, February 27, 2016

Stepping on up...

From leftover half square triangles of Cotton and Steel, comes a work in progress..
Why do I have a fabric store in my house when scraps are my deal??
Scrap play... making a get well card... Sewing on card stock.
Remind self to change the needle.
 Lynsey putting away the groceries.
 Thank you Wanda.
A rough few days...
I made lists, forcing self to check things off.
Two nights of fun with our widow group.
 Last night's fun evaporated this morning when I awoke, once more,  heartbroken in my grief.
Terrie saved the day as she came by unannounced this afternoon.\
She got me up and out of my recliner and off to dinner, then out again with the group.
Thank you Terrie.
 I had a great time with my fellow travelers at the The Secret Chocolatier.
I follow The Grandparent effect on Facebook.  The articles lift me up to carry on.
I tell myself:
  Get out of bed Mrs. O'Quilts...
  Open all the blinds, Mrs. O'Quilts..
Now you can start your day.
Ten months a widow is a better month..that is for sure...but not out of the woods..
Mrs. O'Quilts, You must get out of the house.  Did you hear me???

The Hyacinth and the Daffodil are up.  The Red Bud are blooming.
Spring must be coming after all ...on its help from me..
I think I am turning a small corner.
Instead of concentrating on end stage ALS, Hoyer Lift, suction machine, ad nauseum...I am thinking about my love's strong hands and his beautiful eyes; his kindness and brains, his wit and his love.
I even started laughing at some of the things we used to do.
How nice is this.??

Karen Barry...I have found a KB in Hawaii, one in Australia and one in New Jersey so far.
Pls send me your I can say proper thank you for your validation on my blog...
Pls forgive me if you did it already and mud brain here lost it.

Tomorrow's goals are:  bordering my new Cotton and Steel scrap quilt and making potholders.
Should be relaxing, then Downton Abby.
Happy sixth birthday Dylan!!!
Grandma loves you so.xxoo


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Yay!!! A bud on your cactus!!

Mary said...

I am at my most efficient when I work from a list too. There are so many distractions in our world.

Karaquilts said...

Aww, a fellow list-maker and quilter of scraps. We have much in common. I really like your happy cotton-and-steel compilation. Looking forward to your border selection.

And another birthday! Enjoy all the little hugs.

Mystic Quilter said...

Lovely colourful HST"s, there are fabrics in there which nicely match the bud on your cactus!

smazoochie said...

Good advice for everyone, Mrs. O'Quilts -- get up, see the light, check things from to-do list.
I'm glad to see good health has returned & that you seem to have dodged it.
Happy Birthday, to the little man.
And I am so very happy that Time is beginning to allow you to remember the good times, not just those harrowing last months.
Sending hugs.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Happy Birthday Dylan!! Your second sentence made me laugh, my sewing room is like that too. I like your list for tomorrow, sewing then Downton Abby sounds like a great plan!