Friday, October 15, 2010

I really have been reading and following all my favorite blogs, but I just haven't posted one. My last post was on 10/4 (also my birthday) and my Dad was still in the hospital. He was released on Tuesday the 5th and I took him home. I got his meds and bought food and settled him in at home. My sister came in from California that same evening. After two nights and 3 falls out of bed Dad went back to the hospital.  Appears that his oxygen level was too low causing him to hallucinate. He was released 2 days ago to rehab for some strengthening. I teased him that it was his yearly pilgrimage to the hospital and rehab. It is the fourth year in a row that he has had an extended hospital stay in the fall and the third year that he has had a rehab stay as well.

I haven't done much stitching this week. I have been having some stomach trouble, hopefully it will be over soon. A couple of weeks ago I did finish stitching this top for the store. The pattern is from Buttermilk  Basin and I love these little snowmen.

I also finished a couple of table toppers from the charm packs I showed you recently. I was going to put another border on the Halloween one. The fabric line has a cute stripe that has spiders on it. I think it needs another border, but I am not sure about the stripes because they are light colors. Tell me what you think.

Last week Bee met at my house. I had to pull on the gloves and clean up my house. Yikes! We had veggies and dip, cheese and crackers, chips and dip. I also had hot spinach puffs (minis), candy, and nuts. When I was shopping for food I spotted cream puffs and I had to get those too. They were about 8 inches high with whipped cream....honest!  When it is your birthday month you get either 2 FQs or a half yard of fabric . This lovely little stack is what I got.

I also got a surprise in the mail. Swap blocks from Karen and this sweet little tote. Thanks Karen. I am going to use my tote for take along hand projects. I have two English paper piecing projects that I want to do. One is stars and the other is pies and tarts. I even have purple handled scissors...they are so going in that bag.

Today I did do a little sewing. I finished my snowbound block for this month.  I also had 10 pillowcases almost done for the 1 million pillowcase challenge and today I finished them up. Felt good to get a few things off my to do list.

I was playing around on my computer and stumbled onto Pat Sloan's blog. Right now she is doing a UFO clean up. Every Tuesday and Thursday between now and Thanksgiving she is giving a tip on getting rid of UFOs. I am not sure I can do the link, but the site is I have started working on tip #1. Anybody else need to clean up some UFOs???
Happy Stitching everyone!


  1. I saw that on Pats blog, I am thinking about jumping on board but then again I dont have any I want to part with, I just need more time in the day, or more time off of work at the least!

  2. I hope your dad improves very quickly! Having a loved one not feeling well always make one feel a little apprehensive. All your projects look great. I'll try to find time soon to check out the link to Pat Sloan. ---"Love"

  3. A yearly pilgrimage for your dad? That's a little scary, but I hope he'll improve quickly and be back at home again soon.

    All those projects are great. You've been busy. And it looks like maybe some of your bee friend coordinated their fabric selections? You've got some beauties in there!

  4. It looks like you are keeping your mind busy while taking care of your father's needs right now. When my dad was in the hospital, I sat at the foot of his bed and hand quilted whenever he didn't need immediate attention;)
    Love your stuff!!
    Happy Quilting!!

  5. Hope your dad is feeling better soon, sounds like this has been quite a rough patch for him and you.

    You have lots of fun stuff done, everything looks great! Love the little snowman, he is cute! The halloween table toppers are really nice, too.

  6. Sorry to hear about your dad. Hope he gets home soon. The fall table toppers are cute. I bought a charm pack today and your patterns are giving me great ideas.

    The redword is stunning. I wish I had the patience for it!