Wednesday, April 28, 2021
A Splendid Day
Monday, April 26, 2021
Words to Live by...
Lynsey has her own money from working at her mother's house. She wanted to go to Target tonight for ear buds for her computer..I am walking with her. Every step is painful, but on I go. She is 12. She dances in the aisles, Tik Tok in her brain. She picks out a skate board to buy with her own money. She picks out a helmet to buy with her own money. She found the earbuds she needed. Evidently there are a million types. She carefully reads the back of each of them, to get the right ones. Sherry told me how to do podcasts to calm my mind. Lynsey found the right ear pods for my phone. She bought herself a pair of shorts and I got her a shirt to go with it. I miss my youth, but I really love hers.
Last night Dylan threw a big fit about not having access anymore to the computer that he misused. He broke the new blinds in his room. Tonight he filled 10 bobbins for me. To help make up the time I had to fret over the blinds. He owed me time...The blinds were $20. He will work off the price of them.
At Target, I could hardly walk, every step brought pain. My sister asked if I was still doing my PT exercises. I said No...I was in dreamland that I no longer had arthritis and was really 53. It was stinkin thinkin..
I have gained so much weight this past year isolated with the Covid fear. So, every time I wanted to eat cookies, instead, I perused the fabric sites for deals. Fabric prices have increased to $12 a yard. I am a bargain hunter. I get happy when a package comes. Coming they are.....Yet I do not sew, just sit looking out the window contemplating life. Lynsey said I was doing like she does with homework. When things are not in order she gets behind. Too much fabric does the same thing...I am flooded with goodies and cannot choose. She is a wise one and so is Dylan. How very lucky is this grandma.!!
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Quilting Friends Make a Happy, Happy Life
A rainy Saturday in April. Looking out from my sewing room window.
Last night was such a gift. A two hour trunk show by my very favorite quilt artist in the world:
Rachel from Australia, Blue Mountain Daisy. She is oh, so inspiring.
Blue Mountain Daisy...Rachel Dodd
This $10 zoom was given to us by Jen at Jen Lee @ Red Thread Studios
There was a full house with 70 of us from all around the world. The wonderful benefits of Zoom
Yesterday, a delightful lunch outside at Cabos. The company was great...I am not so sure about the food. They must have needed a new chef since last year. Restaurants in Charlotte are having a tough time getting workers back since Covid upended the world. Workers who depend on tips are not getting too many right now.
This long forgotten piece below was probably a group challenge. Anyway, Sherry quilted it for me and gave it back with a lovely yellow bow. A surprise!!!
Below: long coveted flowers by Anna Marie Horner. "Hindsight" fat quarters from Etsy
It is almost May. My mother's birthday, Cinco de Mayo and her death day, May 9th.
It is hard to wrap my mind around the fact that she was born in 1921 and now is it 2021.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Stay at Home Order Made my Hair All Gray
Sunday, April 18, 2021
That Ride Called Life
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Spring and Sun and Hope
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Six Years is the Same as Forever
As the storm clouds gather they darken the sky.