Wednesday, May 26, 2010


And the culprit for all my slowness is still that silly 'ole Achilles Tendon! Unfortunately, I failed the "cam walker" a/k/a "the big black boot from hell," terribly and am now saddled with this!

Yeap, that silly Doctor decided on a hard cast, which has proven to be shere misery. At least with the boot, I could cheat and take it off ... which was probably the problem (LOL). My color choices were "black, pink or blue;" and I obviously went with the later. Did you know that casts are extremely slippery??? That's what the tech told me, so I just had to see if he was correct; and I'm here to tell ya he was! I could very easily skate on any hard surface, so to avoid having to wear the little shoe that comes with it all the time, I decided to put on a hospital sock :) Cut the toes out and it works like a charm :) The good news is I'm one third of the way done ... one week down and only two to go :)

Now for Dolly Darlene in her cute purple bow :)

Oh I know I'm terribly prejudice, but isn't she just the cutest!!!!!!!! Wishing everyone a blessed Holiday weekend :) With a little luck, I'll actually have something "quilty" to show when it's done.

"Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. " (Psalms 57:1)

Thursday, May 20, 2010


If I only posted when something exciting happened down here in what is quickly becoming "wickedly hot Davie," I'd never post, that's for sure! I usually have something "quilty" to show though ... but today I have absolutely nothing in that arena either, soooooo you get this ..............

Our poor pitiful mailbox! Exciting, don'tcha think (LOL). It's a sorry looking thing, I know; but that's cuz it's been hit and knocked down more times than I can count. I'm not quite sure why either cuz I've never hit it ... not even once! Gene was the first offender bringing it to the ground before we even bought the house 19 years ago and again shortly after we moved in. Since then, I can't tell you how many times I've opened up the front door to this exact same view. It's the sorriest looking mailbox in the neighborhood too, but we learned a long time ago it simply wasn't worth replacing, so we just continued to stand it up time and time again. This time, however, the poor dilapidated thing finally bit the dust ... and for the biggest news yet, this time the lady who knocked it down actually knocked on our door to tell us she knocked it down; and she even put a new pole on our front porch the next morning, renewing my faith in my fellow man :)

Oh and I've got this too ... Dolly in her purple bow! Well shoot, Blogger isn't cooperating and won't allow me to upload any more pictures, so you'll just have to wait and see her cute self another day :)

"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. " (Mathew 7:12)

Monday, May 10, 2010


Now, now ... get your mind out of the gutter on that little "quickie!" OMG, did I just say that??? Did I just think that??? (LOL) Oh well ... such is life :) Anyway, the subject is "queeelting" and the "quickie" is a "Disappearing Nine Patch" that I've been wanting to make ... several of my friends have made one recently, and this weekend I was in the mood to do the same.

Having had two whole days to work on it, I really should be showing you a "finished top," cuz it does really go together quickly; but I didn't give it as much attention as I had planned on giving it. Summer has landed big time in Davie and I'm having a bit of trouble adjusting to the heat again ... I'm also still dealing with that silly little achilles problem and my friend the last few weeks has been a "headache," sooooooooo it ended up being a "lazy kinda two days." Now that I'm back at work, I wanna be sewing on it again (LOL).

On another matter ... that being 7 to 8 inches ... OMG, your mind just fell back down into the gutter didn't it!!!!! (LOL) You all either need to pray for my soul or I need to get back in bed, roll back out and start this day off again!!!! Anyway, I was referring to the length of my hair ... it being a major "mop;" but I'm happy to say that I took the plunge and had about 7 to 8 inches cut off last week. I decided it was time to stop rebelling against old age and it feels sooooooo much better. Not the best picture in the world, but I put a new one of "yours truly" up in the left hand corner :) My honey took it as I was leaving this morning :) I feel so liberated without all that mess!

"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace." (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)

Hope this week treats you all with kindness :)

Monday, May 3, 2010


Even though it's soooooo close, but still not finished just yet ... I had to go ahead and show it to you anyway :)

It's all done except for one final border. It was my goal to finish it before time to head back to my office this morning; but by the time last night rolled around, I was just about out of steam. I knew if I continued onward I wouldn't have the energy left to bathe Dolly, feed my honey and wash my own mop, so I decided to call it a day in the sewing room. Anyway, here 'ya go ... the "One Border Shy Scrappy Hearts :)"

If you "double click" on the photo, you'll be able to see it a bit better.

I've really enjoyed the process and am soooo happy with the results so far :) It's gonna be a hard one to let go of, but I'll be saying goodbye to it soon.

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5)

Blessings to you and yours! Jan