This makes me cry, but also makes me feel better -
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you and whispered come with me, with tearful eyes we watched you, as you passed away. Although we loved you dearly we couldn't make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God ...broke our hearts to prove He only takes the ...best.
I do understand, Lois, because I lost my mom in 9-96 and I still want to pick up the phone and call her. We talked everyweek, taking turns calling each other. Though, I miss her, I have such good memories of our times together. I don't have the sadness that I once did. Hope that it gets easier for you in the coming months. First Thanksgiving and Xmas was the hardest. Take care.
Funny you should mention medical bills...I've paid several from surgery I had last month...but I'm sure there's several more to come. Did you get to the stitching? Now that I'm home from work and have my outside plant watering done (is Wed REALLY the first day of Fall??????) I'm going to work on the GFG quilt. Have a good evening!
Sure, you can call me OHG...it's a lot easier than typing the whole oldhousegirl thing. ;-)
Your wall hanging sounds gorgeous...I can't wait to see it. I've really enjoyed looking at your photos. I'm very interested in the big stitch quilting. Have you done it before? What kind of thread are you using? I'm machine piecing a quilt (scrappy Jacob’s Ladder) for myself to use when I travel for work. I guess I'm a fabric snob because I can’t stand those synthetic blankets in hotels. At home I sleep under a quilt my mother made and cotton feels soooo much better. I had thought about machine quilting it so I could get it done faster, but I’ve seen several magazine articles on big stitch quilting and it looked very interesting. I love the feel of a hand quilted quilt, but I’d like to get this quilt done as soon as possible so I can start taking it with me on trips.
Ahhhh! The Labor Day weekend weather is going to be wonderful! I know we're not finished with the heat, but this sure is nice.
Thank you so much for your kind words about my house. We moved in on Labor Day weekend in '94. It's hard to believe it's been 16 years!
Actually, I've done quite a bit of quilting/knitting lately. I had to have a hysterectomy August 3rd so I’ve been off work since then. I’m not really a “sit around and twiddle my thumbs” girl so I had to make sure I had several projects lined up to keep myself sane while I was confined to the house. I knitted 10 helmet liners for some marines stationed in South Korea, I made a lap quilt for a coworker that’s going through chemo for breast cancer, and I’m hand quilting an antique quilt top for a friend that was made by her great-grandmother. It’s a Grandmother’s Flower Garden and not well made (I actually had to reinforce the piecing before I could quilt it). However, this friend and her mother (who used to be my boss) are pretty special and they actually let me pick out one of the quilt tops for myself. The good thing is that the time has passed faster than I thought it would. I should be able to go back to work next week.
What have you been working on?
Yep...that's the grass. When you mow it, it just bends over and pops back up the next day...and you can NOT get rid of it, so I don't even try. The weather man said tonight that the temp is going back up next week. I really did not want to hear that. I'm ready for fall!!!!!
I'm here...I try to keep up with the posts...but I just haven't posted much. The heat here has been pretty brutal and we could sure use some rain. A couple of weeks ago we had a little afternoon storm that popped up and dumped at least an inch and a half, but that's about it. We're really enjoying the cooler temps though! I basically live in a pasture of Bahiagrass which cannot be killed no matter how dry it gets. I don't know how that grass survives, but I think it could grow in a desert. Have a great weekend!
Hi Lois! How are you doing? We finally got a break in the heat for a couple of days and a nice cool rain too! Woo Hoo!!! I haven't been sewing too much through the heat of these past few weeks....but still trying to keep caught up on the BOMs etc. Anyway....I just wanted to say hi since we hadn't chatted in a while! Take good care! xoxox
Worst part is the cats bring them in, we have four. The dog (1) gets them in her paws and comes limping in for assistance to remove them... what a sissy. Cats just take care of getting them out without any help. So walking in the house barefoot can be an experience sometimes.
Thank you Lois for your nice comments on my blog. I love your pictures here... some great shots and pretty quilts. You talked about walking barefoot in the grass... we live where sand rules and we have these little things I call sand spurs... no way I could walk out there barefoot.
Hi Lois! I have only just started quilting and this looks like fun. Always been afraid of applique! It's great here in NZ but COLD right now. I would trade you for some hot humidity any day of the week!
Hi, sorry we haven't been able to really get together for a very long time now but the show is finally put to bed and Mary will be taking over soon. Maybe we can get together soon for coffee but not at the center. Love your photos!
The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!