Saturday, May 18, 2013

Here it is mid May.....

almost 11 weeks after my fall breaking my arm and surgery and I still can't sew.  How depressing is that?!!!
So, got together with my daughters and future daughter in law  today.
My youngest who is expecting her first baby in October, me, my future daughter-in-law and my oldest daughter and we did this.....
Pickled asparagus. 
Yum....can't wait for the two week wait for it to get really good and then we can start eating it. 
Now for the quilting.....well, I have tried and tried, but the physical therapist is working on the range of motion right now for my wrist and that is showing some improvements, but the fine motor skills are taking a little longer.  I tried working with the rotary cutter the other day and my hand cramped up so bad, that I had to give it up.  I sure need to get something going soon as I will be going on a retreat mid June.  Maybe I will be going  without any projects and just going for the fun of  being with friends.  That really won't make me happy though. 
So...for now, no quilting taking place here.  I keep going into my sewing room and looking and touching and wishing and hoping, but for now I have been doing a lot of reading.
Here is a list of some of the books I have read recently.
Gone Girl
Hostile Witness
Da Vinci Code
The Secret Keeper
When the Bough Breaks
Forgotten Garden
Lovely Bones
The Shack
Loved them all even though they are very different from one another.
Right now I am reading...
The Bet
 A friend said it was funny and after the last one I read "Gone Girl", I needed something a little lighter. 
So....for now.... I am doing my exercises and trying to strengthen my hand so that I can get back to what I really love to do.....

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Guess who?

I just got home from a seminar given by these two people.
Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims!!!!
Real Alex.
Real Ricky!
WOW.....what a great three days.
Yes, it was all seminar, no classes, but highly educational, entertaining and just flew by. We even had a music concert by Ricky, too. 
If you don't already know though, Libby Lehman was, also, supposed to be at the seminar but just a day or so before we began, she had a brain aneurysm.  Ricky and Alex kept us abreast of all that was going on with her.  She has had two surgeries, one for the aneurysm, and another for swelling.  She has had a stroke and they won't know the outcome until after they get her out of their induced coma.  It was all very sad, but lots of prayers have been said for her. 
I took a few pictures of quilts, but mostly close ups because the applique and the quilting were just amazing.  I will share them here.
Alex's silk dupioni.
close up
Ricky's quilts/quilting
some sparkle
All I can say right now is that I am inspired and VERY tired.

I said I wouldn't......

I meant it when I said it. But I failed and ended up doing it. I picked up the knitting needles instead of getting back to my pile o...