Monday, September 26, 2011

Design Wall Monday & etc

Today is my Victor's birthday. The time sure goes.  It is bad enough for me to have birthdays but then my kids have birthdays and the grandchildren keep getting older.  How could I possibly be this old.  Happy Birthday Vic and may you have many more (me too).

I have quilts on my design board but I have shown them before so am waiting to show them again when they get farther along.  In the meantime...... yesterday I made pillowcases for my grandchildren.  I sent them in the mail today.  Click on the picture and you can see it in a larger size.  The spider webs with big eyeballs is so cute. 

I went to lunch today.  I had catfish.  That probably doesn't surprise anybody.  I always eat catfish.  That is one thing about living here, most any restaurant has catfish. Some are better than others but it is rare that it is not good.  I also had a baked sweet potato, loaded.  So many calories, but oh so good.  Since I have been tied up with this back problem I have not been out a lot.  I actually went to Wal-mart today and walked all around it and did good.  I am on the mend.  Life is going to get back to normal.  Hooray!!!!!

Hope all is well on your end...........

Monday, September 19, 2011

On My Design Wall...........and etc.

I sew with 6 other women during the week in the evening.  One of them has a huge game room.  She has converted it to a quilting room for us.  We decided to make this little 12 inch quilt.  Each of us are making one and the decision is up in the air about what we will do with them.  This is not one of my designs, it is from the Quiltmaker magazine (My Easter Dress). 

Look at this little guy.  Isn't he cute?  I took his picture then I poured water on him.  It has been dry, I thought he might like a drink.  He was just outside my back door.  We have a creek that runs near by and we do get turtles every now and then.  I guess we had an alligator once also.  He followed the creek and some how ended up in the parking lot of the nearby grocery store.  They called the alligator people and they took him away.  I certainly would not want to open my front door and see an alligator smiling at me. 

Next week I am off to the dr.  I should get rid of my brace.  It will be so nice to get life back to normal.  It has been a long summer. 

Hope all is well on your end...............

Monday, September 5, 2011

Surgery is done and I am ready to quilt.................

copyright Sharie Paulson
It will be 3 weeks tomorrow since I had back surgery.  I am ready to get on with life.  I have been quilting a bit.  It helps to make the time go by.  I have to wear a brace, cannot bend, twist, stoop and etc.  I have 3 weeks of this to go.  In the meantime, I can run a sewing machine.  I am not suppose to sit for more than 20 minutes at a time.  I have a kitchen timer that I set and when it goes off I get up and walk around a bit.  Since I cannot stretch, I cannot put blocks together from off of my design board, so I am in the process of making blocks.  That I can do.  I created another pattern and have thus been working on that.  The colors in this picture have much to be desired, but you get the idea. 

I am still working on another log cabin and have nearly all of the blocks made for this quilt.  I would like to get the rows together but I would really have to stretch to get to the blocks and that is a no-no. 

copyright Sharie Paulson

Smokey is my sewing buddy.  Most of the time when I am sewing, Smokey is near by.  So is Jack, the dog.  

We survived tropical storm Lee.  We did have a lot of rain and it did blow a bit.  The rain was not a problem in Lake Charles as far as I know.  We have had drought conditions, so a lot of the rain soaked in.  I am sure that there were probably areas and streets that accumulated water.  It is blowing today, but the sun is shining brightly.  And the temps are wonderful.  It is 84 degrees at the moment (2:45 p.m.).  You could not ask for much better.  The next few nights it is going to be cool (temps in the 50's).  Fall is coming and I can't wait.  One thing nice about cooler days and much cooler nights is that the gulf will cool off.  If the gulf cools off, if we do get a hurricane in the gulf, chances are it won't be as severe when it lands.  Lets hope so anyway. 
I hope to post more often now.  Do come back soon...............Hope all is well on your end.........