God, What gives with the rain?
Lord, I woke up this morning to rain beating on the roof. What's with that? I thought I left all that back in Ohio along with the chilliness. This is no fun especially since I had to go out in it to go to the chiropractor today. She asks on a scale of 1 to 10 how is my pain today. I answer 15!! It's raining...of course, my pain level is high! I came home and took a 2 hour nap along with a heating pad and Indie (a very cute Havanesse). Oh, dear Heavenly Father, please bring back some sunshine and heat to lessen my pain. Your will be done. Amen.
Before going to the chiropractor's office, I worked on Baptism cloths for church. My neighbor Audrey in Ohio had donated some linen and applique crosses and just in time. Pastor is using the last one that I had made previously on Christmas day for a baptism. I managed to get a baker's dozen from the fabric she donated. Thank you Audrey!
Saturday I finished a table runner for Pastor and his wife Susan. It was made from all the mistakes from Jan's table runner that I make last month. It turned out quite well. I also made 2 10-minute table runners for gifts later on. For a special little doggie named Indie I made a new placemat for her dishes. Her old one somehow got something spilled on it during their move. Here's the new one and Indie....Isn't Indie a cutie? I love her to pieces. She always has kisses.
Yesterday and today I worked on my 2008 retreat quilt.I'm using Civil War reproduction fabrics in sages and purples that match my bedroom. It requires the use of an X-block ruler. At the retreat I wasn't able to cut my blocks because my shoulders were frozen from the accident and I didn't have the strength to do the cutting. (Retreat was just about 7-8 months after the accident and I was still going thru rehab from my injuries.) It still created some pain trying to hold the ruler in place while cutting; but fortunately for me I'm only making a lap quilt. I only had to cut 40 blocks total and had to quit for several hours after cutting those 40 blocks. Today I bought the sizing (now the blocks are on a bias) so I could press and start joining the1/4 blocks to make 1/2 blocks. Can't wait for tomorrow so I can start joining the blocks to make full blocks, then I'm ready for rows. Just might be able to get this quilt done before I go home in the spring. Can hardly contain myself. My UFO for RWYS contest will be done! One down, ??? to go. I'm counting my chickens before they're hatched. Like I said I can hardly contain myself.
My friend, Jim is setting up his saltwater fish tank. This has been a source of fun and wonder this past weekend. He's added some interesting creatures...urchins, shrimp, anenomes, starfish, crab, snail, clown fish, bi-color angel fish, and 2 dragon fish. It's been more fun watching the fish tank than tv! He also has 2 artificial jellyfish. Now I'm having fun with my 2 older grandsons, Christopher and Noel. I texted a picture to them and told them I have a pet jellyfish that I'm keeping in Jim's fish tank. When I get home I have to set up my Beta tank and when it's ready, Jim will ship me my jellyfish. (I've already purchased one of the artificial jellyfish at the fish store.) They think it is really cool that Grandma has a jellyfish for a pet.! I also text them pictures of some of the other creatures in Jim's tank.Then when I get my tank all set up jellyfish and all, the boys and come over and see him. Here's the picture I sent them....I can't wait to see their faces when they see it floating in my Beta tank. Noel has been after me to get another Beta fish anyway. This is as good an excuse as any. Afterall, the tank will already be set up. So I'll see if Nate will take us to the closest pet store and let Noel pick out a Beta fish. He will be very happy. Especially since next winter he'll be taking it home while I come back to Arizona for the winter. And I have a feeling the Beta will not be coming back to Grandma's house!!! Christopher has a tarantula and Noel doesn't have anything. They have a normal pet too...Cesar, the dog.
God's blessings to you all for a good night or good morning depending on what part of the world you are in. Hugs.