Saturday, April 24, 2010

What are friends for?

To make your day brighter, of course! Look at the beautiful princess cake my friend, Kathee, made for my birthday. She is one talented mail carrier! In addition to being so cute, it's mmm-mmm good! There is moist chocolate pound cake under that gorgeous skirt. Thank you, Kath!

I am feeling mucho better today. Still coughing a bit, but I hear it's all the rage these days. It seems this bug is a bugger to get rid of. But, I worked all three days even though I didn't work as hard as I like to. Baby steps... Hopefully, next week I can do my usual five days in three.

I got home early today since it was part of my plan to take it easy. I really thought I'd go by Hobby Lobby and spend a little of my birthday card money, but I just wasn't "feelin" it. So, I stopped and picked up lunch for us and came on home. I really would like, and should want, to work on the police badge quilt. Here's a sneak peak at what I've started. I wish these were the only badges they wanted used on the quilt but there are many, many more. I'm still trying to decide how best to attach them to the quilt top. The quilt itself will probably be 6 blocks by 6 blocks. (Each block is formed with the plain light blue in the center surrounded by the darker strips.)

Now that I've caught ya'll up on my week, I'm going to take out my contacts and lay down for a short nap. Perhaps, when I awaken, I will have more energy to work on the quilt.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A little more K

One more shot of K in her little summer dress. I have not seen this little doll since last Wednesday. I've been sick since I left their house last week! I am definitely feeling much better and can't wait to see this baby girl! Tomorrow! By the way, the "table cover" on the round glass table is my snuggie. It was the closest thing to grab to cover the round glass edges so K won't hurt herself. We have old-fashioned furniture. lol We need what Rob and April have. An ottoman/coffee table covered in leather. No sharp edges.

This looks like the picture of the previous embroidered heart block but it isn't. It's another "shower of hearts" for another grieving online buddy.

I have been lazy, lazy, lazy since Thursday morning. Thanks to Leota and the others at work for covering for me the last part of the week. But, I think I really needed the off-time. Jim has been so patient and helpful. Thanks, honey.

So, I will go have another cup of peppermint tea. Yes, Judy, I finally took your advice :-). Since I have a pretty good sized little patch of fresh peppermint growing right outside my kitchen window, I should've been doing this all along. I really couldn't smell the first cup I had this morning but my senses are slowly returning. Have a good night and stay healthy!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hello, bloggerland friends!

Yes, I'm still here. First, let me say that taxes are done! Had to get that out of the way. This is the first year I have done them and I have to admit, it wasn't all that hard. With Judy's long distance help, Robert's local help with the 'puter and Jim making sure I didn't forget anything, we got 'er done! So, now maybe I can get back to working on some quilt blocks and crocheting.

I did have to get this little wallhanging done for a friend so it was a priority a few weeks ago. These blocks were made by older relatives in her family. She has two of the blocks and wanted them fixed up in order to gift them to special people.
These next three pictures are of my favorite little person! She got to spend the night with Grama and Papaw last Saturday while Mom and Dad went to the lake. In the first picture, she's looking at daddy holding a baby. I wonder if she thinks it's Kerrington he's holding? Actually it's my first granddaughter, Brittany, when she was a tiny thing. K was enthralled with the picture and would've probably carried it around with her if I'd let her.
The second picture finds her at the front door, knocking on it and calling "dada! dada!" Almost broke my heart. But she didn't cry at all while with us. She and her papaw are great friends.
The little zebra toy in the next picture was given to her by Auntie Judy. Someone gave it to Judy to pass on to K. She really enjoys it. By the way, the little dress is one I made her last summer hoping she'd be able to wear it this summer. Fits just right!

The final picture is a block I finished last night to send to a friend to ease her time of grief. I hope she feels the love we put in all our blocks to her.

Last, but not least. I am STILL sick! I went to the doctor last week and he diagnosed me with strep throat. I have been on antibiotics now for 10 days. The throat thing is a bit better, but I had to go back yesterday because I've been wheezing and coughing. Seems I have a viral infection due to allergies. They gave me a breathing treatment in the office which seemed to help temporarily and caused me to upchuck my dinner last night. Does it every time. I'm not so sure I'm going to work today. I hate to call in sick when I only work 3 days, but this is getting ridiculous! Yes, I rest, a lot, while staying with K, but I think I just need a few good days in the bed with nothing to do, as much as I love being with her. Jim has been so helpful. Bless his heart. He had to clean up my mess last night after he fixed my dinner! Please pray for his patience to continue. He's not feeling too hot either, what with some sciatic pain and all.

Alright, enough of the old folks health rant. I'm going to go shower and see if I feel up to getting to work. Have a great day!