Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Dorothy Hunter

My Mother, Dorothy Hunter was buried last Wednesday.  She was 100 years old and in good health until she caught the flu and pneumonia. It is very hard to believe she is gone.  We have finished cleaning out her apartment, taken the clothes to the Salvation Army, and given various pieces of furniture away to other family members. As we went through her things we found items we would love to talk to her about.  Where did this come from? We found love letters from Dad, ration books from the war, and her typing and shorthand certificates.  I will miss her a lot.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Mom Update

Mom is out of the ICU and on the gerontology floor.  She started physical therapy last night and is responding nicely. She is one tough old lady. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Mom is in ICU

Last Friday Mom was admitted to Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn with the Flu and pneumonia. They have her oxygen level up but her lungs are still badly congested. She gets quite confused and it is very hard on her.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

A Leaf Quilt on the Frame

I put my leaf quilt in the frame.  I saw a picture of this quilt in a catalog so I designed one like it for a queen sized bed.  It was a little tricky to get the leaves to look random. I cut each leaf out of graph paper and then glued them onto another sheet of graph paper.

I chose an overall quilting pattern. It is continuous, designed for machine stitching, but I am doing it by hand,  I am not that good on the machine especially with a queen sized quilt.

I had planned on making this quilt for Bill and Rejina because I thought it would go well in their bedroom.  After I got the top done I liked it so much I thought about keeping it for myself. I have changed my mind and decided to give it to them after all.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Another Quilt Retreat

Last weekend Carole and I went on a quilt retreat with the Crazy Crafters.  It was held at the Red Roof Inn in Lake Orion.  The hotel was not satisfactory so we will go somewhere else next time. We had a wonderful time though.  It is such a warm and friendly group of quilters. I worked on my "Dogs in Sweaters" quilt. my Color outside the Lines wall hanging and started another quilt I saw in Quiltmaker magazine. Quiltmaker is by far my favorite quilting magazine.  I have made several quilts from it.

By the way the snow is back.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Rain Rain Go Away

It has been raining for days with more to come. Mindy thinks it is a game when we towel her off when she comes back in the house. As long as the sump pump keeps running we know the basement is dry. The rain garden is full of rain.

At least all the snow is gone.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Knitting at Panera

Every Monday from 4PM until 6 PM, a group of 7 senior ladies meet at the Panera restaurant to knit. Panera has several groups that meet there.  I know that there is another knitting group that meets on Tuesdays. It is fun to sit and talk, sometimes we don't even knit, and we certainly don't tackle any project that requires serious concentration.  This Monday I got a Panera reward of $1 off my beverage and a birthday pastry. I usually bring home supper as a carry out.