Hi everyone, thank you so much for all your sweet words while I was feeling so bad - you sure know how to cheer a gal up. I'm happy to report that my thumb hardly hurts now, I don't have to wear the brace all the time like I was, and I'm back to reading and commenting on your blogs - the part I really miss!
Life was not too boring while I was unable to quilt or type, I found a new author that I really like [murder mysteries are my favorite] and even emailed her to tell her how much I liked her books. She was so sweet to email me back - don't you love the digital age? So easy to let your favorite authors know you appreciate them.
This is her - she has two mystery series going, both widows, and they're full of really lovable characters. I'm enjoying them.
In other news, I won a give-away over at Kim's blog. Look at this gorgeous pattern:
She also sent a charm square of Minnesota State fabric, with the state seal. Charming! Thank you Kim!
Did I mention I've been quilting? Well, I have. I finally figured out how I wanted to quilt the Sis Boom quilt.
Horizontal lines in the circles, vertical lines everywhere else. I am LOVING it. The straight lines with all the curves really makes me happy. I don't think the colors are true in these pics, but it's dreary and rainy and nothing I can do about it. Not dreary in my sewing room though, not with this beautiful quilt in here! These fabrics just SING.
And now, if I may, I'd like to ask you to pray for my mum. She spent the weekend at her sister's house, came home this morning at 6:30am and found the glass in her front door shattered. Someone had tried to get in. My brother lives with her, and didn't hear anything - they think it might have happened Saturday during the day, while he was gone. He never uses the front door and didn't notice it. Needless to say, she's terrified, and I am too, for her. They never got all the way in, tried to reach the lock through the window and I guess they couldn't.
Her neighborhood is a war zone. Detroit police don't show up, sometimes for hours [or days], and don't even try for an ambulance. Very few are in service. Drug deals, very large ones, go on all the time right in front of her house. I want so badly to get her out of there. We're going to make sure she has at least one gun. And I'm taking her to the range to practice - it's been a lot of years. I just hope she can shoot to kill. Heaven knows they wouldn't hesitate to shoot to kill her! So, if you would just pray the Lord will keep her safe, I would appreciate it and I know she would too.
I'm going to be working on some secret projects for the next little bit, maybe I'll be able to show some sneak peeks - we'll see! I hope you have a great week, everyone!