" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth." Isaiah 40:28

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

Jesus said,
"For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

But if you do not forgive men their sins,
your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:14,15

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Finally, I'm sewing !

It's taken me a week to know what to do with myself when I come home without the hubster here ! 

Plus, it's been too cold to enter that sewing room, which I keep unheated.  But today, I got smart and set my featherweight sewing machine up on Kelley's cabinet in the living room, and I put my cutting mat on the kitchen table.  Also, the ironing board got set up in front of the pantry doorway, so I was all set to get back to work on T.J.'s quilt.  I made a run to the local little fabric store and picked out a background fabric, and came home and got to work. 

I'm not crazy about this quilt yet.........I hope I will like it when it's finished.  I surely am thankful to have most of the fabric on hand to make it without having to purchase a lot. 
I strip-pieced the background-sides onto the post of the letter, T, then I sewed diagonally across a square in each top outer corner to produce triangles there.  Then, I added the top cross-piece of the T.  
I've made 15 out of 28 blocks, so that's good progress for the first day back at work.

I tend to visit the hubby mornings and evenings now (Wanda, I hate that I'm missing your calls, but I couldn't even tell you a definite schedule to try to catch me right now), and I try to stay away during the hours when they want him available for therapies and baths.  He said that the walker definitely got easier to use as he went along today.

Piper has come to look forward to the visits, and people just love to see her.   A nurse brought orange juice to hubby a few minutes ago, and was surprised when something moved under the covers.  I had forgotten about Piper being covered up, and this nurse had never seen her.  She gushed over her properly and left smiling.


  1. piper is definitely worth gushing over...very cute!!! i bet a little sewing therapy was just what you needed....glad you got the chance....

  2. glad that you are doing crafts again, this will keep you busy and takes your mind of DH.

    wish i can be there to keep you company :) hang on girl.

    pls send my warm regards to him and Piper too (jsyne said)

    everything will be OK.

  3. hey got a magazine yesterday that is driving me WILD with 2 quilts i want to make one i have to order the kit but think i will splurge

    pretty easy to make except their way is weird
    will email you a picture of them so you can gush also

    take care

    jo ann

  4. 15 out of 28 blocks is great progress. It sure helps to have a creative outlet doesn't it?! Having a project going is a great release, and therapy of sorts.

    You dog is just darling:)I bet her visits really cheer up your hubby. Last summer when my hubby was in the hospital for 2 weeks with heart problems he missed our dogs since they were not allowed there, but when the therapy dogs came to visit him, it really perked him up:)

  5. I feel connected with reading your "juicy" posts :) It is good to keep in touch :) We've gone for months(?) without talking so what is a few days between friends. PS.The quilt is shaping up nicely!

  6. What a wonderful blog you have Dolly!!!


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