Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tonight's The Night

Yep, it is.  Tonight I'm getting caught up on blogs.  I never made it last week - mom, during her first week home, fell 3 times, and we ended up at the emergency room Friday night.  I think they CT scanned every inch of her.  We were there til 4am.  She's fine, quite bruised and swollen, and has a cut on her back where she slid against a nail or something...but she's fine.

All weekend I planned on reading blogs.  However, it was "do the taxes!" weekend, and although hubby finally unearthed his computer, it wouldn't boot up.  Of course.  He used mine.

I was so busy catching up on sleep, I didn't get much done - but today I got up at (gasp) 5:30am, and finished my "Bluebell" quilt!

I think mom's going to really love it.  Well, it's not a surprise, she already does, lol....but she doesn't know it's for her.  If you'd like to make one too, you can get it here:

I used a facing instead of a binding, which I love doing for wall quilts - the link to the tutorial is on my "Useful Links" page.

I also made a start on a new pattern - 

This one's going on my fridge - wall space is at a premium in my kitchen.

Tonight, I found out my neighbor has ducks nesting in their lawn.

I have no idea how they're going to mow.  I think we should get together and have the land back there declared a national wetlands.

Another thing that's been taking all my time - my boys got me a new phone for my birthday.  My old Samsung is getting very hot when I talk on it, makes me nervous, so they got me a new Moto G or something.  I LOVE IT.

Goodness, it's big, I get a hand cramp when I play too much Solitaire.  The really awesome part is that I can have all my apps!!  It has so much storage.  My Samsung only has 2 gigs, and I had to delete an app to download another.  Plus, I can read my Kindle very easily on it.  And it takes great pictures, even has professional mode [which I'll never use, lol] so you can do your own settings!  Oh I'm in heaven.  Or I will be, when we activate it - I had pre-paid on my Samsung until May 14th, and they won't give you your money back.  Meanwhile, I have a small device with really fast wi-fi for in the house (giggle).

Ok, that's it - I'm going to go read blogs until I get sleepy.  I think I had too much coffee today.  Can you tell????



BillieBee (billiemick) said...

OMGoodness. Sorry to hear about your Mom falling. So glad she is okay. I haven't been able to keep up with my blog at all unless I sign up for the email or make a separate list. I guess I joined too many....:) All the lovely eye candy. Really like your new pattern. Lovin....your neighbors ducks!

WoolenSails said...

Glad your mom is ok, that is scary, especially when she is still recovering. Love the diner idea, I have no space in my kitchen but maybe some small pieces to fit what I have, will be fun to design.


margaret said...

good to tread Mum did not do too much damage following her falls. The phone looks complicated to me, mine just does texts and calls no internet or camera and do not have a clue how to do capitals or commas, fullstops etc

Little Quiltsong said...

Ducks and Deer - a little wildlife oasis! Your mini for your mom is gorgeous, and as she doesn't know yet that it is for her - would love to see her face light up when she finds out. So glad she is fine! I too received a new phone for Christmas and joined instagram. My kids still marvel at that, as I never liked computers much, except for a tool for the most necessary things :)! Now with so many wonderful quilty friends - I so enjoy these 'visits' and keeping in touch! Enjoy your new phone!

Karen said...

Does your mother use a walker to get around? Falling isn't fun nor pretty. I worry for her as I know you do.

donna said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mom falling. So glad she is ok and nothing is broken. I just love your wall hanging, it is stunning.
Hope you have a great day my dear.

Jeanette said...

Glad your Mum is ok. That is a worry about her falling. Love your wallhanging. Make sure you take a photo when you give it to your Mum. Hugs,xx

Lin said...

Well, pleased as I am to hear that Mum is well enough to go home I am sorry to hear about her falls. I do hope that she will be OK. The Bluebell quilt is stunning. How amazing to have ducks nesting like that! xx

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Seniors and falls seem to go together. Several of my fb friends are in casts every winter from falls. I'm scared of them myself. Meanwhile interesting wildlife around you and your Bluebell is so pretty. I will check out what you mean by a facing on your quilt. Thanks!

Karen Schurr said...

Oh my...so sorry to hear about your mom. I'm happy you are there for her. God Bless,Dear.

sunny said...

Ooh...love your bluebell! It's bluebell season here, and we've just returned from a few days of wildflower hunting in the Smokies, where we saw a few. I just love this time of year!!!! Have fun with your new phone. I'm actually hoping mine will die soon so I can get a free replacement. I'm too cheap to just go buy an upgrade.

Águeda said...

Dear friend: I am so sorry to hear about your mom falling.I want her to be in good health and she does not have pain.
I do not think you drink too much coffee :) I think what happens is that you have a very busy life and you have many things to think about: Your mother, your home, your beautiful designs ...
The phone for me is a mystery: I know I can do more, but I only use it for a few :))
A big hug.

Little Penpen said...

Bless your dear mom's heart. I hope she is feeling better! I like your new phone with its purple case!

Shasta Matova said...

I've signed for too many blogs too and it is impossible for me to keep up with all of them. But there are a few, like yours, that I like to make sure I read as much as possible. Your bluebell is beautiful!


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