Another Day, Another 50 Cents!

Published Thu, Jan 19 2012 7:17 AM

Good morning, God. I am trusting in You that this will be a good day. I have to go to the dentist, my feet are already swollen (again), and my body hurts as always. But thank you Lord massage therapist comes this afternoon! Praises for all the blessings You give me! My caregiver Barb, spent the afternoon with me yesterday to start working out a diet plan. Barb has been a great friend to me. What a treasure and blessing! Yesterday we also lost a good friend, Linda S. Please wrap Your comforting arms around her family during this difficult time. Now Linda is no longer in distress and is glorifying in Your Kingdom. I thank You for the wonderful visit I had with her last winter and that I will have that final happy memory of her.  Lord God, thank you for the many undeserved blessings and grace that you give me. Amen.

Good morning to all my quilty friends! The other day I finished the quilt for my granddaughter Hanna's 6th birthday. Even got it to the longarm quilter the same evening. I'm really ahead of the game as her birthday isn't till March 25. Normally I would quilt it myself, but my machine is in Ohio and I'm not. Besides this way I can work on other things. While Marlene and I were on our little (did I really say little?) shopping spree, I picked up some fabrics to make my little Indy some placemats for his doggie dishes and some pillowcases. His foster mom says he sleeps on a bed pillow. I also recently found some more doggie fabric and I'm going to make a little quilt for my sofa for him to lay on. Like my brother said the other day, Indy will be spoiled before I even get him home!! I can't spoil him too much, because once we've spent some time together and he is comfortable with me, we will be going into training for Indy to become my service dog.  Yes, I said we will be going into training. I have to learn all the commands, etc.  Once Indy is in training, he will be able to go everywhere with me.

I'm also, after taking a little break, back to work on my Reap What You Sew project. I'm almost finished with another pillow. We are giving this to the daughter of the alzheimer quilter, who has 4th stage breast cancer.  I've posted the 2nd quilt top if you haven't seen it. I will be taking it back home to quilt along with the first one. Once the pillow is done, all I have left is the wall hanging. I really need a lot of prayer about this one. It is so beautiful and I want to do it justice.

Looking forward to the Sewing/Quilt Expo coming up here in Phoenix and meeting Maggie, who is taking me. Maybe, we can meet up with Marlene and her friend. Oh what damage we could do!! Eh, Marlene?  I'm on the lookout for wide backing for the quilt I'll be making this summer for my guest room.  Always have to look at patterns.  Why? Who knows....I have more patterns than I know what to do with. I'll never have enough time to make them all. I could probably start a pattern store along with a fabric store. Hey maybe if I buy enough notions, I could have a business. I could call it....JoAnn Fabrics!!!  Oh yeah, someone already thought of that one! 

My friend just left for work saying, "Another day, another 50 cents."  Cracked me up!  Have a wonderful day!


# Kathy M. Boice said on Friday, January 20, 2012 7:47 PM

What type of services will Indy learn to do?

I hope to hear lots of stories about you and Indies new found friendship when you home again and have had time to adjust to each other. Hugs,