Monday, October 31, 2016

Postcards From Heaven, Block 11 November

It's November 1st in Australia, which means it's time for another Postcard From Heaven!!  This month it's Jenny's gorgeous design for you....

Oh my isn't that too gorgeous for words!!!  Thank you Jenny!!!  Go visit Jenny's blog to download the design, and see the gorgeous pincushion she made with it:

I've done mine, of course, in redwork....

And used the King James scripture.

If you'd like to use the King James also, you can download the words only file from my craftsy shop.

I truly love this verse, and this month's design. I'm sure you will too!!!

As always, be blessed as you stitch.....


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Wasn't This A Quilting Blog????

LOL - in stitchy news, I just finished up stitching November's Postcard From Heaven, just in time!!!!  Seeing as how it's almost November....oh you just wait, Jenny did a darling design.

In mom news, she's doing very well.  We had a home visit with the therapist yesterday, and she's determined to get to my house as soon as possible.  

That was yesterday's pic - my cousin had come from up north with sugar-free chocolates for her, and she wore the bow from the package for awhile.  It was such a pain dragging the oxygen tank around, so today they took her off it for physical therapy, and she did great!  Looks like she won't have to come home with it after all.

Fall colors are happening all around us, and I'm missing them, I spend most of my time running back and forth to mum.  

I've discovered that our backyard is sorely lacking in reds and oranges - that pic is from the library parking lot - so some care will be given to next spring's plantings.

I need to thank you all for your wonderful comments lately, I've read them all and appreciate them SO MUCH - but have had no time to reply.  That will change once mum comes home, thank goodness - and maybe I can get away with staying in my jammies all day once in awhile!  Doesn't that sound nice???  And what's really nice, mum will be a captive audience, and I'm going to show her all your blogs, lol!!!  She hates computers, but she loves you all.

Last thing before I go - I'm going to be changing prices in my craftsy store, just on the free designs.  A lot of them are no longer going to be free, they'll be changed to $1.  So if there was a free design you had an eye on, go ahead and get it now.

Ok, I'm off - still have to do dishes [although my oldest took me out tonight, we saw the movie "Sully" and had dinner], and laundry, and something I'm forgetting completely.  Take care my darling friends.....


Friday, October 14, 2016

Guts And Glory

Trust me, she's smiling - mum is at the rehab/nursing home.  She's doing VERY well.  Still on oxygen, but she does need her pacemaker replaced - yet another surgery, but this one will be outpatient and in about 3 weeks.  

My friends, I'm sorry I've been so silent, but I've been at the nursing home all day and half the night.  Mum had some transfer trauma, so did I - but this place is more like a 5-star hotel than a nursing home, and she's settled in nicely.  They have a master chef and I'm afraid she's getting spoiled.  My cousin, who travels around to nursing homes all the time, said she's never seen such a nice place.  

My poor sewing and home have been sorely neglected.  But at least mum has not been!  While understaffed, everyone has been uncommonly kind and helpful.  Did I mention this is an amazing place, lol?  Mum has not been having much pain at all, hasn't needed pain meds, it's incredible.

We both thank you for all your prayers, from the bottom of our hearts.  This has been quite the ordeal, and not over yet, but I know your prayers got us through.  Thank you my lovely friends!!

See you soon....

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Update On The Invalid

Quick update - she did good, the dr. said it's been a very long time since he's seen anything so bad, but she came through like a trooper.  She had the whole pre-op area cracking up the morning usual.  

Back when we first met the dr., he mentioned the tissue band that goes around the valve and keeps the heart together.  He said it looked calcified as well, but he'd do his best.  If it was too bad, she would die, right there.  Well, it was bad, and disintegrated while he cleaned it - but he, miracle worker that he is, was able to create a new one from a bovine pericardium.  God put her in the right hands, then guided those hands all the way, and the doc admits it.

It took her a long time to get off the ventilator, but they finally got it.  Right now, she's either sleeping [pain meds] or in a lot of pain, so continued prayers would be most welcome.  I'm going to try to get there every morning around 5:30am, as it's the only way to get a parking spot.  That hospital is huge!  I think I've walked 20 miles since yesterday morning, and I can't walk well.  A nice bonus is that the gal at the coffee shop recognized me this morning, and gave me a punch card for free coffee.

The first verse I saw this morning.....

My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.  Psalm 73:26.  God is good.  All the time.


EDIT:  Almost forgot.  My aunt texted me a pic of her kitty, Snickers - she was praying too.

Monday, October 3, 2016


Jenny of Elefantz just did a marvelous post on the new Craftsy changes, and how to download your patterns.  If you're having trouble, please do go read her post!



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