Block 4 of Grow in Grace is in the facebook files -
As always, if you're not on facebook, email me at allieoopsdesigns (at) gmail (dot) com and let me know which blocks you want. Some comments are not coming through to my email, thanks google. Sigh. I'm so sorry if I've missed your comment.
I have to show you how Jan is putting her blocks together -
I love it!! And I'm a wee bit jealous of how organized she is in her sewing room. Well, maybe a lot jealous.
As most of you know, Jenny of Elefantz is doing a book study of Gentle Domesticity. Her latest book post is about color. I really embraced this concept, lol. For two and a half years, my grandmother's chair has been sitting in my bedroom with no cushions. It used to have memory foam cushions, but when we moved into this house, the owners had left us a bumper crop of fleas from their cats, so I threw them out as I was doing battle. So for all this time, it's been holding laundry instead of me.
I missed that chair. I slept in that chair when I was a child - it reclines. It's older than I am, my mom bought it for my grandparent's when she was in high school. I wanted it back in my sewing room. So, with part of my very last paycheck, I went to the store and bought some outdoor patio furniture cushions, they were the perfect size!
I looked at the colors they had, grey, brown, tan and turquoise. I reached for the turquoise, then hesitated - would it look stupid? Too bright? I picked up the brown and went to the cashier.
I got halfway there, and stopped cold. The thought came into my mind of Jenny's blue couch, and how much I loved seeing it in her pictures. Then I thought, "life is short, live it in color". I went back for the turquoise.
In my sewing room, I have bright yellow chrome and vinyl kitchen chairs, that go with my chrome dining table that I sew on. The bright yellow chairs with the turquoise cushions makes my heart sing!!! It's like walking into blue skies and sunshine. My sewing room needs color - it energizes me, makes me feel more creative. I'm so glad I went back and switched cushions.
And now I have some unsettling news - about mom. I took her to the heart doctor yesterday. She's somehow developed ventricular tachycardia, which is a rapid heartbeat on the bottom of the heart. They put her on new meds for it. I'm taking her for an echocardiogram on Tuesday, and they want her to have a heart catheter with dye. She's allergic to the dye. She got very sick the last time she had this done, before her major heart surgery, and doesn't want to do it. This is probably caused by a blockage in the lower part of the heart, and the only way to see it is with the heart cath. If they see a blockage, they can go right in and put in stents. If there's no blockage, they'll put in a pacemaker/defibrillator.
I talked to my aunt, the nurse, about this. First you get ventricular tachycardia, then ventricular fibrillation, then cardiac arrest. So we're trying to talk her into getting it done. She just turned 81, and is rather tired of all the poking and prodding, and of course ultimately it's her decision - but we don't want to lose her. I would like to ask you all to pray for her, she's been through so much, and this is hard news. She doesn't have a whole lot of time to decide, apparently. They want to do it as soon as possible.
Thank you my friends. Count your blessings today.