Monday, November 30, 2009

Chant with me...

I am blessed and not stressed! Overjoyed and not destroyed!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Quick update

Keep the healing prayers going please. I have pneumonia again. After 3 hours at the clinic, I came home with 7 prescriptions. Got 2 shots. And a half dose of Tamiflu (this is the max I can take because of my kidneys). I tested negative for H1N1, but they said the test also gives false negatives, so to be on the safe side....there ya go take these pills. I have not been able to take the vaccine for this because every time they try, 5, I have some kind of fever. After all the drugs, I am actually feeling not so feverish or so snotty. And I will not even tell the horror story of Toby getting out on me last night for almost 1 1/2 hours. Me walking and calling and crying and praying in the dark. Penny came to help and he heard her and came a running. No good boy treats last night. Not ONE! But I am so thankful he did not get run over or was lost. Very thankful. And for a sweet sister who is always coming to my rescue. She is my 911 call.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Quarantined House

I is siccccccccccccccck. Bahhhhh humbug. Not the season to be doing this nonsense. I have gifties to be finishing up. Family dinners to be planning. Birthdays coming up. Starting another round of treatments after Thanksgiving. More bahhhh humbug.  But no. I am not having a pity party. Not me (as I wipe my snotty nose).

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Taking a lil drive

Penny and I took a lil drive to Sheep Street in Morgantown. I have not been out anywhere in what seems forever and it was a very nice afternoon for a mini road trip. It is about 1 hour from us. I wanted to buy a drop spindle and Penny is always up for a visit to their store. They have a lovely farm and shop. We had to get out to take some pics of course. And Penny made a new friend! I simply LOVE the photos of her!!! Her love for animals shows clearly.

So ya wanna lil kissie-poo?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Who's been sleeping in my bed?

I don't think so boys! And yes. That is MY Pooh pillow.

Working on hankies for my dear aunts (each over 80). The pink and green are finished. The blue is in the works still. I love the thread holder daddy made me. It is perfect for my cotton threads. This is a small spool of Lisbeth 20. But it is great for the larger balls of bedspread cotton too. No more chasing about and fighting the pets for them. He used scrap wood, the base is walnut and the spindle is poplar.

These were good in theory. But making more will not be happening. Working the clay KILLED my poor arthritic hands. I molded the sheepies onto size 10 wooden needles. Baked them at 235 degrees for 30 minutes. Tiny glass seed beads for eyes. Fun to make and I have plenty more clay, they take such a small amount. But ohhhh my poor hands. Wonder who will get this pair?? :o) Perhaps a December birthday girl? We will have to see.

"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why we call it 'The Present'."
— Eleanor Roosevelt

Monday, November 09, 2009

Hanging in there.

Just like these 2 leaves on a neighbors tree are hanging on for dear life. The "wind" has been blowing hard, but I am still clinging. Holding onto God with both hands.

1 Thessalonians 5:21 (KJ version)
"Prove all things; hold fast that which is good."
Job 27:6 (KJ version)
"My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live."

Hebrews 10:23 (KJ version)
"Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)"
Revelation 2:25 (KJ version)
"But that which ye have already hold fast till I come."

Monday, November 02, 2009

Hitty Anne got blessed

Her Auntie Vickie sent her this loverly dress. I think she bought it at Quilt Festival. It was created by our fabric Hitty dress lady, Nancy Hauk. Look at the smocking detail! It is perfection for a 6-inch dolly.

Hitty Anne says, "Thank you very very much Auntie Vickie. Mommy will be sending your some Hitty love soon!".
Do you play Hittys? We would love to meet your girls.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Some recent projects

Here are some of the projects I have been working on the past few weeks. 
And I just love this lil' guy. My yo-yo Raggedy. He is 8-inches tall to the tippy of his jingle toes. I painted his face and gave him red dyed string hair.  I am keeping him. The rest is for our shows.

These are pincushions with wool backs. They are each filled with crushed walnut shells. All cushies were paper pieced. I love to pp. It is addicting to me. The smallest one's shown are 3-inches. I have about a dozen more I didnt take a photo of. I was on a roll making these babies.

With these, the smallest one's are 4-inches.
These are wool and filled with wool roving. They are glued into antique zinc canning jar lids.
Here are minis that I haven't quilted yet.