One more week - one more week of therapy for mum, and then I can get back to blogging. I've missed you.
My heart is very heavy for those who were affected [and continue to suffer] by Hurricane Sandy. The response has been dreadful, although you won't see it in the news. Please keep them all in prayer, and if you can, please give to the Salvation Army, whose response has, as usual, been wonderful.
My sweet friend Kelly, at I Have A Notion, got so excited at Quilt Market that she fell down and broke her hand. She had pins put in today, if you'd like to go give her a shout-out, I'm sure she'd appreciate it. But do tell her not to reply, because knowing her, she'll try. You just can't keep a good woman down.
I've not been doing a lot of stitching. I am still working on four stitcheries, but you know I'm slow with them. I did get an early Christmas gift, from my son John....
A Happy Light! Oh did I need that. And it works. I used it today for the first time, once in the morning, and once in the afternoon - and I never lost my energy today. I felt so alert all day. Really unusual! With the grey days we're having now, I've been wanting to do nothing more than sleep. Hopefully this light will continue to work all through the long, cold winter.
I also got an early Christmas gift from my mum! I told her I really wanted to get out and browse the thrift shops for a teapot, and she told me not to...I asked why, and in a small voice she said "because I got you one....do you want it now?" Did she have to ask?????
So nice having my Earl Grey in the evening, and I don't have to go downstairs to keep filling my cup. No emails from tea purists, please, telling me how bad bags are....because I love them. *G*
A few weeks ago, my girlfriend Patty came up from Florida. We think it might be as long as 36 years since we've seen each other. It was lovely! She came up to enter a quilt into a quilt show. Her mum made quilts, all original, and always supported the festival at a church near here. Her quilts are AMAZING. Here are some pics of Patty's mum's quilts....
The one above was incredible. She pounded real flowers into the silk, then embellished by hand with beads, and inks. All hand quilted.
This one, above, told the story of - oh dear, now I've forgotten - her uncle's life? It was amazing, and had stories and family signatures all over it.
And now, the one Patty made, to honor her mum - Patty is not a quilter, but I think she should be. This was gorgeous. Silks, some from her mum, laces from her mum, the pictures do not do it justice.
Her mum made the flower panels.
I think it's brilliant, and it made me cry. Her mum was the sweetest woman you could ever meet.
I'll leave you with more quilts from the show - and then I'm going to bed - I get to sleep all weekend! See you soon!