Saturday, December 08, 2007

I've had a busy week, which I suppose is the norm for this time of year. Every day at work we're flying low ,fast & hard, as the cases seem to just keep coming. It's because of all those people who have met their deductibles, decide to get their elective surgeries done before they have to pay the deductible again. That means the OR is busy until New Years.
The pictures above & 2 below are the samples I just packed up & shipped to Michigan, for Threadpainting & Reverse-A-Purse classes I'll be teaching there next September. I'm not sure if the classes are going to be held in Muskegon or GrandHaven, but it'll be somewhere in the area.


Last weekend I emptied my refrigerator, putting everything in coolers out on the deck. Twice the guys from Lowes attempted to bring the new fridge up the hill on our road to deliver, & twice they didn't make it. So I put everything back in the old fridge. They called again yesterday & said they were trying again. I said fine, but I'm not emptying the fridge until the get here, so of course they made it this time. I was also in the middle of making turkey noodle soup & 3 loaves of bread.

They brought it in & plugged it in. It works fine, but they don't install the door panels, so right now it's a plain white refrigerator. They didn't open the panels for the front, so when we opened them we discovered that the 2 top doors are what we wanted, but the bottom drawer panel is wrong. It seems I have bad appliance Karma. Remember the dishwasher fiasco?
At least it's in & working nicely, & when I get the panels installed I show a picture.
On Thursday my DD Michelle flew in from Seattle. Here she is on the right, with my youngest son Corey in the center, & his girl Tasha on the left. I haven't seen all 3 of my kids together since about 1991, & this is the first time Corey & Michelle have seen each other in about 9 years.
Michelle has spent a little time visiting her girlfriend Debbie, who has been doing battle with breast cancer, but yesterday & this morning she has been working on her FIRST QUILT! She calling it a Punk Rock Baby Quilt. The background fabric is a micro fiber fabric in a dark chocolate brown, that I bought to make purses with, but even with it front & back I still have plenty. I showed her how to fuse web on to the bright fabrics, she drew her funny skull designs, & cut them all out then fused them on,
& we pin basted it all together, now she's quilting the whole thing at once. It's quite cute.
I'll get a shot when she's all done.

15 comments:

Jeri said...

your daughter's quilt looks really cute! Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

do you live on a steep hill like the road up to Flat Top?

Dianne said...

The little bags look great!!! And look at all that snow.......

QuiltingFitzy said...

Isn't it funny tho, when the kids want to sew. All those fabrics I had "been saving for something really special" are the ones they choose right off. I'm tickled they like them, and they seem not so important to me anymore!

Can't wait to see the finished photo.

Merry Christmas!

jenclair said...

How good to have the children home! Love the bags, Deb.

Wow, around here if we had snow, all deliveries would be canceled; hope you enjoy your new fridge.

Em said...

Michelle sure looked like you when I scrolled up that photo!
Is Warren coming with you in Sept? We'll have a new baby by then! How long will you be in town?
I hope you have time to come see my house!! Love, Em

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

yep, sooner or later the fruits of our loin understand what quilting can be about.

Eve said...

Love the bags! My 8 year old daughter is also a quilter.

Gaia Quilter said...

I love to see pictures of the "daughter" quilting. Looking forward to the "sample" package arriving, but as I look at the pictures I think I could have put all the gifts together you've made me and gave them a "sampler" package from my house. I am sooo lucky!

Jenn-Jenn said...

Hey Aunt Bee! I miss you! How is everything up there?

Kay said...

That's going to be one unique baby quilt! I'll be eager to see the finished pictures.
If you go to Grand Haven next summer, maybe we can meet--

Granny Fran said...

How wonderful to have the kids home. That is a cute quilt and quite original. How can we get you to do a class in Colorado? Maybe Ricky Timms could invite you to have a show at his gallery. You'd love La Veta and I'd love to see you in reality, as opposed to virtual.

Janet said...

Hi there: Enjoy having your family around - those times are so special.I love the saga of the fridge delivery - what a busy life you lead!!
Janet in cold and snowy nova Scotia

Shelina said...

Your samples look wonderful. It is sure to be a great class.
I'm glad you have the refrigerator in the house at least, and hopefully the rest of it will be quick.
I'm glad you got your children home, and that they got to each each other again. I love it when my daughter decides to sew something. I think she would do it more if she didn't know I liked it so much!

Michelle said...

Can't wait to see the finished quilt. And, how joyous for you to have your kids there!!!

Happy Holidays!

Barbara said...

I think you enjoy being with your kids! Wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Looking forward to a creative 2008 here !
HUGS Barbara