Monday, August 31, 2009

Loss of a friend

My daughter just had to have her precious friend, Sheba Marie, of 19 years put down.
She got her at 8 weeks old and she has been her constant companion and best friend through thick and thin, the loss of her dad 6 years ago, and the abuse of a step dad. But she was always there, willing to play, chase cats and rabbits and get her belly rubbed and her "becial treats".
Since Nancy just lost her husband 6 weeks ago to illness, this is especially hard on her. I told her that Sheba has loved her unconditionally for 19 years and that it was time to love her unconditionally and have her put down.
She couldn't walk or stand. She would fall when she tried to walk and yesterday finally started going into convulsions so Nancy called the vet and took her in a day early. It was hard to have to wait the 4 days till her appointment. She had gotten that much worse just in 2 days.
She has crossed the Rainbow Bridge into a better place where she can run and play with her dad.
God bless you Sheba! I love you.

Thought you might like to see a Utube video that my granddaughter put together for Nancy and Sheba.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Works in Progress

I finished my ebay quilt but need to redo the's awful....looked great in my head but didn't turn out that way. I'm happy with the rest of it tho. This quilt only cost me $20 so I couldn't pass it up. You can click on the pics for a larger image.
Next up to finish was Sentimental Valentine (pattern from the 80's) that I started 10 years or so ago. All was done but putting the corner triangles on. Bout time I finished something!
Been a dead business since June but finally started picking up a little. So I've been working at some of my own things for a change.

Helped Joe and Lisa get moved into their new rental house. I am so glad they got out of that dump apartment. The kids need a place to get out and play, especially a 4 year old boy. You can't keep them cooped up all the time or all hell's gonna break loose.

Monday, August 3, 2009

It's been a while

My daughter, Mari, and two grands, Heather and Jessica, came for a two week visit in July. Mari was supposed to be deployed in Sept but she just found out that she isn't going. I'm glad about that. We went to Imperial Beach for the sand castle competition. That was the first time in a very long time that I had all 3 of my kids and the grands together in one place. That felt good!
Then we took a trip to Knotts Berry Farm for the day. I discovered that I am way too old for all that walking around and sitting while the kids enjoyed themselves.

Last night John and I went over to help Joe and Lisa move into a rental house. I'm so glad they are out of that apartment and the kids have some place they can go out and play for a change. And it also means I don't have laundry to do anymore. Since they moved into the apartment 2 years ago and couldn't use their washer and dryer, I've been doing their laundry for the last 2 years. A lot can pile up in the course of a week with 5 people.

I need some help on this quilt. It's been on the frame for 4 days now. The customer said she wanted circles so in the 15" blocks, I've quilted circles with triangles going out to somewhat replicate one of the patterns in the print but I am totally stumped on the squares and hst that are 7" but there is a 1" flange all the way around.

I hope everyone has a great week.