well, I’ve tried for three days to get at least two cushions reupholstered but I’ve had the worst luck. I injured my neck quite a few months ag when I fell backwards into the bathtub. I was out of the tub drying off and the next thing I knew I was I the tub sideways. Hit my neck and head, I think I injured my back too but haven’t had that checkey.d out. It’s hurt since then, but gotten bad lately. Anyway, back on the subject, I’ve been trying to get my brothers patio furniture done. Since I hurt my neck, I can stay on the floor cutting ( that’s my cutting table lol. ) usually for an hour or two. This past week or two I haven’t been able to do it, no matterhowhard I try. Here’s a couple of pic’s of the mess I have.
Just part of the cushions.
Unbelievable. lol I am so grateful that God gave me my wonderful husband. He’ll put up with this mess until it’s done. Unfortunately for today it stays that way, I’ve got an ice pack and heating off and on, to ease the pain. I promised Bert a Carrot Cake two days ago and one way or another I’m going to get it done. OMG! I got the recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction and it’s the best carrot cake we’ve ever had! ( I’m sorry that’s not a link to her blog, I still cannot remember how to do that. Even as easy as it is.) I will post a picture of the cake when it’s done. We don’t put the almonds in it or around it, hubby doesn’t care for them so I use walnuts in place of almonds, crushed and pineapple in place of apple sauce yum it’s so good.
Sam made this pillowcase in school and did a great job. Then she moved on to machine quilting:)
She she came over to learn how to use my short arm. Well, I ended up learning from her. Lol when I explained how it worked, she just said “ok” and off she went creating her own pattern. Lol she did a great job, the quilt is on her bed now. I’ll try and post some of her drawings from college. She’s done very well with her art work and really loves it.
Many homes were lost , not to mention the wildlife.
It’s hard to believe we’re this far into summer. The days are so hot and we’re watching so many fires wipe out forests, wild life and homes, watching tree’s, yards and plants die. The fourth year into this drought, everything is dry and brittle. My heart, prayers and gratitude go out to those Fire Fighters in the 108 degree weather we had the other day, as well as all the other hot days. (like 102 or high 90’s) I know the good Lord is taking care of them, but I can’t help thinking about them. Those suits they wear are horribly heavy. Some have oxygen and masks as they fight the fires. Even those without the extra gear, the weight and heat inside those suits is horrendous. The heat from the fire alone is awful!! Please pray for these guys and gals, they work 24 hour shifts a lot out there, they haven’t seen their families for quite a while now. We currently have have 18 bad fires going, and I’ve forgotten how many smaller fires. I know it’s in the double digits though.
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I belong to a small group of ladies that exchange Churn Dash blocks and I wanted to show you the beautiful block’sI just received from Dorothy in Texas. The photo just doesn’t show how wonderful the colors are.
I’ve been away from my sewing machine far too long and thanks to my dear friend Susan’s support, Moira’s awesome BOM’s I’m going to get back to it. It’s been a rough couple of years, but I’m pretty much as back to “normal” (whatever that is!lol) as I can. I’ll continue with my PT exercises and that will help a lot. Anyway, here’s the first block I’m going to start with. Check out Moira’s Blog, The Quilted Snail
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
September block posted
The September block for my Block-of-the-Month has been posted.
I named it Lantern because it reminded me of paper Chinese lanterns that are often used in the summer time to light up patios after dark.
You can find the link to the pattern here –
The Quilted Snail
She is such a gifted quilter, seamstress and sooo much more. Not to mention the kind of friend I’m so grateful God put in my life. :)
The links I put up to get to “Be Prepared Channel” and “Chef Tess Bakeress 52 Methods” did not work. Thanks to a friend of mine (thank you Susan:) ) I was able to correct it. So now both links are working and I’d love it if you stopped by them both and see the wonderful information to share. HUGZ:) to all.