Monday, January 30, 2023
Saturday, January 28, 2023
Big thanks to Pat for sending me this license plate.....SewBlest!
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Today is the 38th birthday of my only son; my charming, kind, intelligent and handsome son. I had thought I had no contact information for him; alas tonight I found his friend's new email.... When it was a sad day, I unloaded the dish washer...What else could I do.? Glad to hear he was working on a car, mechanic he is.
My new glasses will not come until Wednesday. I ordered readers online, 3 pairs for $9.99.
Thursday, January 19, 2023
I do not seem to have great pictures...Maybe I need a new phone/camera???
Yesterday started off as a nasty, sad day, as my son was hospitalized, then walked out AMA with no notice. However, thanks to Sherry's visit, it turned out great!!! We sewed, we laughed, she fixed some things for me.....really, genius fixes..It is so on my gratitude list to have such a smart and caring friend.
Today was destined to be a great day too, alas, at 6 am I fell. It was all my fault, getting up in the dark with no light, nor cane...I tripped on a wheel and fell flat on my face. My glasses broke and cut into my cheek. Good thing that my movie star days are over. Tomorrow I should be quite adorable.!! (cut and puffy face, etc) Gratitude to live in a complex like this where paramedics are right at the security gate, I pushed a button on my wrist and two cuties arrived in minutes to get me up, brush me off and treat my boo-boos.
Tomorrow I will get a big lecture from my OT on how the elderly with falling histories should not walk in the dark...Guess I will not be exercising for awhile. For sure this calls for junk food....sigh...Wondering if I can order white cake with sugary white icing by phone??? Lynsey is coming this weekend, maybe she will make me something to ease my pain.
My long time hairdresser came to my patio today to cut my hair....I am sooooo glad.
Sometimes it is mighty hard to ride that rollercoaster called life!!
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Monday, January 16, 2023
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
The week before New Years brought about marvelous sales. You know that the art of quilting and fabric collecting are two different passions.. Cheering my day at E-Quilter, perusing the fabric sales and delighting my heart today as my fabric selections arrived}
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Fabric helps soo much with my attitude adjustment. There is a man across my aisle who feeds my jealousy. He can walk, he can run up and down the stairs, he sings in the choir....
He is 92..I am 75..on a freaking walker. I can do none of the above.
When I complained to him my jealousy and difficulty with the aging process, he said, too bad. OMG, thus I need the attitude adjustment. Three Little Birds, Bob Marley
I am going to strip the leftover African fabric for more potholders. There was a birthday here today, I clipped a potholder on her door...anonymously....totally fun.
Monday, January 9, 2023
My apartment is quite small. One bedroom and a living space with no sofa and no dining room table, etc. I have four rolling chairs for the different machines and the computer. I have two standing sewing machines and both walls of the main room are lined with bookshelves, stuffed with fabric. There are marvelous windows by the machines and wonderful lighting. I have designed my rooms with eccentricity to reflect my personality. When friends come to visit I need a bit more flexible seating. I bought 4 folding chairs online. They came today. Each chair was heavily discounted because it was orange. Wahoo!!!!!! Two are by the fridge and two more are in my "cage", a storage unit that comes with my room.
Sunday, January 8, 2023
My vintage red and white potholder collection.
Friday was an OT day. I was so happy to catch up with my OT and have my heat and shoulder nerves rubbed. She stopped me. She repeated her O2 testing, and pulse, etc. She said I was weaker due to Covid. I was released as no longer contagious on December 9th.... almost a month ago. Dizziness returned, lightheadedness returned...UGH. My day was so ruined from lingering effects of Covid and Covid fatigue. I was shocked by my reaction once I started doing a few minor exercises...shocked. Even a bit of shortness of breathe...Jeeze Louize!
Well, OK..day not ruined., just marred a bit..Friends and I basted Christine's quilt. We drove to AAA sewing where my machine was cleaned and ready to go home. We laughed and chatted just like old times.However, I am now supposed to rest....again..
.Here we are in Matthew's Glen's new art room. So wonderful to be back in the sewing way with friends.
EJ's special holiday gift:
Mac Barnes A brilliant Quilter/Textile Artist had his aunts, uncles and cousins draw a flower on a sweatshirt for his grandmother for Christmas. She lives down the hall from me.. On the sleeves are the words, "Every Grandma needs a flower garden of her own."
He put these flower designs into his Cricut machine. He cut out the designs and then applied them to a sweat shirt. It is really lovely.
Cousin Ann gave me another star year with The Quilt Show. During Challenging times, watching some of these quilting shows is very relaxing. I love going into the homes virtually of famous quilters.
Lynsey is spending the night with me....She is so much fun.....However, the songs she played for me and the school friend stories....OMG...such a generational gap. I am taking responsibility for this gap...as I am 75 and she is almost 14. We had a great dinner here with my sister. They helped me put away all my holiday items. In 6 weeks Lynsey will be 14. Time is flying for sure..I am grateful she still loves her grandma!!