Thursday, December 28, 2006

Ostrich showgirl

My ostrich showgirl from Natalie Hamade internet class is finished and ready to go out for New Years Eve in Las Vegas. She is so fun!!!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

old dolls

I love the old dolls that I played with as a child. Now I'm going to help another person enjoy a doll from her youth. I'm selling this doll to her. Isn't she a beauty?

Quilt finished, too

Being laid up allows me to finish some projects anyway. Here is a picture of another quilt that I got binding on this week. Now I'm working at finishing up my Ostrich Showgirl from Natale Hamade class. You will love her. This quilt is from Miriam Gourley's book.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


I don't have a cast. I have a brace to keep everything lined up in my ankle but I can walk on it as much as the amkle will allow.
And I can take it off to shower. It's hard to remember what it's like to bathe in a sink. But because I was off my feet for a week I got a quilt bound. All I had to do is hand sew the binding on. I can do that without walking. So here it is. Or at least part of it. As you can see it is tesselating cats.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

still sitting

Yep, I'm still sitting in a wheel chair or on crutches. Several more weeks I guess 'til I'm on my feet again. DRAT!!!

Posting some photos from our family get together in Salem, OR from which I was traveling home when I broke my ankle.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

still here

Yikes, it goes on. I'm still sitting here in my wheelchair!! And my studio is not set up to accomodate this. Getting things with which to work is extremely hard as I have used my space to the max. So quit whining. It could be so much worse!! I am going to try to work today.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Oh what a trip

Here I sit in a wheel chair having broken my ankle at the Portland, OR airport. I was in Oregon to be with my kids and grandkids for a holiday visit. It was fabulous until I headed home. I go to the orthopedic guy next Monday to see what's next. I'm in a splint now. And I had a panic attack last night due to tightness on my leg. I just wanted to take that thing off!!! NOW!!! Well I got over it by loosening the splint around the calf of my leg.

I can't go to my mom's where my sisters and brother will be ;-(( but I will take it easy in December.

I have to get well for Dorit's class in January!!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Party, party

It's the season for parties and we do them well. Today we had the Embellishment Belles party at Diane's house. Gret food, lots of desserts and fun gifts!!!
I didn't want to open mine because the box was so beautifully done!!! But when I did I got a beautiful hand decorated frame with a nice holiday greeting. I'm so happy!

Also got dolls ready for a buyer. These are the ones she wants to go with the one hanging from the chandelier that she purchased before.

Now to finish putting together a quilt top. It will be a busy night!!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Oh what a day

Just spent a delightful day in Boulder City with good friends. The Doodle Bug bazaar was good this year. I found a wonderful hand crocheted shrug for my mom. What do you get a mom??? But I think this will make a hit.

Of course we made our required stop at Fiddlesticks quilt shop and had lunch at the little tea house. We love Boulder City. It's about 25 miles from where we live in Las Vegas so we regularly make a day trip to the only small town around. Fun, fun, fun!!!!