Friday, September 29, 2017

Excuses, excuses

Please excuse the pause while I reconfigure life with a new computer! My old faithful laptop bit the dust with a loud thump! It was so old Apple no longer makes parts for it and when your motherboard goes, well, that's it.

I bought a new desktop version.

No DVD port so I had to buy a supplemental DVD player to reload all my graphic programs which are on CDs. Hopefully they will be useable. Lets say a quick prayer for my mainstay photoshop. And now for Indesign. I can't afford any of this with doctor bills coming in. I may have to start a go fund me account.


And the little man had to have emergency dental work, 15 teeth pulled. Yikes, poor guy. Luckily dogs have 42 teeth so he manages dinner and milk bones quite well.
Expensive little guy but I still love him.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Updated quilt blog

I have posted a few newly finished quilts on

Detail of Joe in the Garden of Eating

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Just a sample of the thread selection going into 26 Tires. Since the size is 72" x 41" this will take a lot of thread, depending on how dense I stitch it. So far it is pretty dense especially the road which is little pebbles of circular stitches in a varigated gray thread. Thanks to Joann G for a gift certificate to Barnes Sewing Center , they have a huge selection of thread in different weights and colors. You can't have too much thread!

Here is a closeup of Ed and his bunnies.

Life is good, I am regaining strength. Bobby is going for walks and Skittles is getting her stall cleaned (by me). Thanks to Nancy and Julie for caring for her while I was laid up.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bobby loves his mommy

He may stick his tongue out but he loves us all!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Dog Pile

I guess this is a nice picture of a dog pile.

Two weeks ago Bobby investigated skunks, I don't think he  was sprayed directly but he did smell. He came running in the house and  went directly to the comforter in the spare bedroom. So he got a bath and the comforter had a trip to the laundermat. It now lives on the top shelf in the closet. Silly dog.

26 Tires has more stitching the rabbits are done and part of the truck. Not sure how the brown streaks appeared in this photo, it is a black and white print.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


It's my new middle name.
Big move, I threaded my sewing machine, I have not turned it on. Shame! I get a half hour's worth of fluid antibiotics in the evening and that seems to do me in, I go to bed and sleep for 12 hours straight. I had surgery on the toe Friday and today I go to the wound care center for a bandage change. I hope I can get a shoe on. I want to dead head flowers and pull some weeds.
Bobby is hoping for a walk.
Good thing I got him before all this happened as he is good company. He can sleep for 12 hours too!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Hit and Miss

It's been a while. 26 Tires got some very minimal work done and then I spent 7 days in the hospital battling a foot infection. I am not out of the woods yet. On IV antibiotics daily and weak as a kitten, I have said hello to the floor or wall once or twice. It will take some time to get my self regulated to being diabetic. Goodbye Pepsi.  Poor Bobby's walks are around the yard. We were set to go for a walk this morning and someone's dog was loose and went after him. Same dog was loose and killed a cat in front of my neighbors house yesterday. Nice!
Life goes on, prayers are always needed and thanked!

Ever have a day where you just don't feel like yourself?