Hello lou ann, i am delighted to be your friend and thank you for the kind comments, i do love spending time with the children, it takes me back to doing the same things with their daddies. How are things with you, has life become a little less stressful, life seems to throw things at us when we least expect it. I am holiday at the moment, much needed after my op and have to go in for another one on my return, just a little anxious.....i suppose its natural, but when they have made one mistake it does'nt fill one with confidence. Well im going to enjoy this holiday, although it is much cooler that we thought, but will just get on with it, have brought some hexies to sew together, good. Bye for now, take care, marianne
Hi, hope u have managed to enjoy the Easter break and things begin to get a little easier for you, have time o become in your hobby, you are so very accomplished quilter, time will pass when u r absorbed. Bye Marianne
Good morning Lou Ann, I have just read the dilemma about the insurance running out for Dickerson, s care at the nursing home. I just felt your stress, it is not easy. But, there is a large family, would they all committee to giving a regular weekly amount to help until he is well enough to come home, I do hope so, it's important that families pull together at such a time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Marianne U.K.
Good morning Lou Ann, I just feel so much for you having to do so much driving and giving out so much emotionally to feeling as you do. It is important to try and put comments that is made out of your mind, knowing that it is being said through his illnes, oh how difficult for you. Please remember you are doing a great job, just being there, even if he want more, you can just give what you can, you need to look after yourself too.
Prayers and wishes are with you. Regards Marianne UK
Hello Lou Ann, I am so sorry you are having such an emotional roller-coaster at the moment, hope your husband gets the treatment he needs and deserves. It sounds as though things are becoming more difficult coping with the bad weather, everything comes at once.
I am holding you in my prayers - dont stress and you will get through this, its patience I am afraid, and thats not easy when you are in the middle of things.
I just happened to read your post on one of the "group" postings. I have taken Methotrexate for R.A. for 11 plus years with great results; I have absolutely no side effects (i.e. nausea, hair loss, etc). Have liver function blood work annually and all is normal. I am so thankful that I continue to be in remission for so long and maybe forever hopefully. The only thing doctor can't figure out about me is these nodes that keep growing on my finger joints. When one begins growing it is red and sore but subsides when node stops growing. If the nodes keep me from doing what I want with my hands I could have them removed. As long as I can keep on quilting, I'll put up with the nodes. Happy quilting and good luck with Methotrexate.
Thanks for inviting me to be your friend. I am enjoying being part of the Emb. Group. I have finished all my blocks, it is a very simple pattern for my first attempt. Each time I use my machine I am getting more confident.
Many thanks for your reply, yes it was Jenny Beyer I was trying to think of - how wonderful that she has a shop and you are able to visit it. I would love to do one of her designs one day. I am gong to the Harrogate Show next week, so I may take some photos at the show and send them to you, they do some wonderful work some of the exhibitors - I am not sure if you can get the show up on your computer it is called the The Knitting and Stitching Show at Harrogate North Yorkshire - or you may puyt in Twisted Threads - if you are interested. Almost bed time, hope to chat again. Regards - Marianne UK
I love the pattern of your quilt in the background, can you tyell me what is the name of the pattern, it reminds me of one of the American designers - oh forgotten her name. Love your photos too, you all look very happy
Lou Ann, just wanted to say I am happy someone else has the stink bugs,,,we have got them bad here in Ct. they are terrible. I have them all in my windows, and in my house,,and you know what they do stink.!! We are glad we are not the only ones,,,but dish soap? how nice to know that! I was reading gifty galore, and we seeing everyone comment.-Joanna
Lou Ann - Thanks for your kind comments on my kaleidoscope. I have the top and backing finished and have the batting. I just need to practice, practice, practice my machine quilting. I'm not going to do anything difficult or fancy because it's busy enough as it is but, FMQing is still scary for me - LOL!
Thank you for your warm welcome to Gifty! You are absolutely right! The group is a lot of fun even if I'm so far behind. I'll get there though. I wouldn't be surprised if we were able to organize a sleepover. Stranger things have happened! I really enjoy your pics too. What part of Maryland do you live? I'm originally from Laurel, MD from community called Maryland City. I haven't been back since leaving in 1974. I know a lot has changed! Have a great evening Lou Ann. It was so sweet of you to contact me directly. Hugs!
Thank you Lou Ann. I do appreciate the IA Quilter group more than you can imagine. They are like sisters to me. So caring and supportive. I feel fortunate to have won the blocks and am proud to display their work.