It's been a busy couple of weeks here in Allie-land. My oldest, John, turned 18 on the 30th....
That's him, second on the left. I'm between him and his brother, Sam. Lots of running around to get John legally licensed, I won't bore you with the details. You can thank me later. Let's just say I hate paperwork and redundant government offices.
Turns out Sam has scoliosis, so we've been to the dr. Not too fond of them either. We're signing up tomorrow at the YMCA, we'll see if swimming and regular exercise will help - surgery is not an option. We'll be getting a full set of x-rays after August 1st to see how bad it is. I'm looking forward to the therapeutic pool at the Y - good for arthritic old folks like me! The place is pretty amazing, all the cardio machines have their own little tv's so you don't get bored.
Also, I met my new counselor at rehab. I like her a lot. She went over all my paperwork and test results. Turns out, there's a problem with my working memory - probably due to chronic pain and fatigue. I think part of it is also "fibro fog". I knew there was a problem, but not how bad it is. All I can say is thank goodness - it's not dementia - and I'm not losing my mind. Quiet there in the back row - you know who you are. *G*
Gosh, sounds like a bad week, doesn't it? But it wasn't! Sometimes there are glitches in my sweet happy life, but the love of my Lord and family and friends is more than enough to make up for it and see me through.
Speaking of love and friends, I got a box full of love in the mail. Remember my "Portholes"? And how I used Sis Boom fabrics to complete it? I love Sis Boom - Jennifer Paganelli is my favorite fabric designer of all time. Look what she sent.
The creative wheels are turning so fast they're making me dizzy! I love her fabrics so much, you can mix and match various lines, they all go together, they're elegant and lovely and saturated with color. I love the feel of them too. The first thing that came to mind to make was another Catchit bag.... and a new purse [I'd love to carry a bit of Jennifer with me!] and possibly a chair cover if my limited skills can handle it, a new stitchery in the research phase, and of course a QUILT. Thank you Jennifer, I'm so excited to get busy!
I've also been working on Jenny's July Challenge. What fun! Of course my machines are down so I've done it by hand -
Not going to show the whole thing til it's done. Just a peek so you know I haven't been totally idle. I do think I'll be able to get one machine working, I believe it's just the needle threader that is bent, I can handle that.
I'm still working on tracing vintage designs for you. Next week I hope to have a full set, but I'll put this one up for now. If you click on the picture, it will take you to my flickr set, just click on 'all sizes' at the top and pick which size you want to download. I think this one is absolutely darling - it would look so sweet on a baby pillowcase.
Have a wonderful, splendiferous week!