Thursday, March 31, 2011

New England Bound

It seems like a long time since I last posted, but it's not because I had nothing to say, I just have had a lot to do. Life happens. Today my Dad called with his biopsy results, & he has lung cancer. His attitude is good & he is still working & in pretty good shape for the shape he is in at 90. I hope to get home to see him again some time soon.

The hand is feeling better, but a bit encumbered by the brace I have to wear to avoid the pain that happens when the  tendon snaps when I move my thumb. I actually screamed a couple of times in the shower yesterday while washing my hair.'s better than crying!

We are getting ready to go to Rhode Island this weekend to visit family & go to MQX East. I'm excited about the blogging friends I'll finally get to meet face to face. I'm sure we'll all be blogging about it.

I have been working on a few small projects & a customer quilt, as time & pain allowed. I finished this little Chickadee for Marsel, who won the drawing for my 600th blog. You'll have to wait to see the whole thing until she gets it in the mail.

This is Wendy Trasky's quilt, that I finished quilting & binding today. She made it for a new grandson.

The green swirl fabric gave me fits, with skipped stitches. The Milsoft suggestion from Deb Levy seemed to help quite a bit. Once I had sprayed it with a mix of Milsoft & water the skipping wasn't as bad. Thanks again Deb!

Spring-breakup seems to have arrived here in Alaska. The days are bright & warm (in the 40's).
Snow is melting, though still a good foot or two deep in our yard & on the deck. Broc seems to be bothered a bit by the sunlight, but I am enjoying it, & looking forward to seeing green in New England.


vivian said...

Sorry to hear bout your Dad. I hope you have a great time at MQX East.:)

Steph said...

I'm so sorry about your dad. Hope you have fun on your trip.

Kramer seems to be loving the extra daylight and has more energy lately.

Delighted Hands said...

Hope the brace will give you some relief-no fun. The news on your Dad is sobering....hope all goes well. The 'skipped stitches' quilt is a beauty-glad you could solve the problem; it is worth it! Marsel is going to love her little chickadee!!!

Anita said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad, Deb. Hope you can use your longarm with the brace on. Enjoy Rhode Island and the MQX show.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Have a wonderful time at the show back east, Deb...sending prayers and good thoughts to you for healing, for yourself and your dad...xox

Tracy said...

My heart and prayers go out to you and your father. Good luck, Deb. Enjoy your trip.

Deb Levy said...

I'm so sorry to hear the news about your Dad, Deb.

Enjoy the show!