Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hi! Everyone, Hope everyone is well and enjoying this early spring weather. Its beautiful here(So. Alabama), the flowering cherry trees and bradford pear trees are more beautiful than they have been in years. Solid white trees; of the mess that follows will come in a week or so!!!
Well, I haven't exactly been working on anything that would look exciting at the moment but hope it will help in the future. I've been spending alot more time with my EQ(Electric Quilt) software. Just finished ten lessons in a mystery quilt, each lesson teaching a different aspect of EQ. I completed all the lessons! And feel like it really help. I was particularily interested in learning more about the drawing features of the software, and the lessons really helped. Still have some practicing to do to actually being able to draw a block and know what I'm doing. Eventually, I would like to be able to sketch out a block from a magazine or pattern.
The GK's are doing great. Hannah is six yr. old and I can't believe it!!! Sarah will be five in April and Jamie, the only boy will 1yr old on the 28 of this month. They are such sweet kids and so much fun to be around.
Many of you don't know Jim had to have heart bypass surgery on 11/29. On the Fri night following the Ala./Auburn football game I found him in his recliner unconscious and barely breathing. Thankfully, God was with us that night because the sequences of events that followed wouldn't have been as good if He hadn't worked out the details, ie... the ambulance missing our house and my BIL having to chase them down to get them back to the right house!!! The surgery was a success and Jim is going back to work(another of God's blessings!) soon, and it couldn't be any sooner for me! Both of us at home at the same time, one of us would be going back to work.
So things are nearly back to normal and I'm looking forward to my evenings of sewing like they were before 11/29! Take care, Chris

1 comment:

  1. Sorry everyone that I've not been a better blogger but there just has been so much going on that the blog was at the bottom of the list. Last summer everything changed! My mother was diagnosed with recurrance of her cancer and she passed away in Oct. Thankfully she didn't suffer long but she still plays important role because there's not much that happens that Mother wouldn't have been an important part of!
    In Jan, my fourth grandchild, the second grandson was born. There were some complications which he quickly recovered from but it a scare few hours. While he was in the NICU, I got to see the projects that Threads of Love make for the Units in action! When I went to see him for the first time, the positioning aids we make for the Unit were placed so that he couldn't get his hands close to his face and pull out the tubes. I feel like all the sewing have done have been for this moment and how thankful I am to a close friend who recommend I go to the first meeting of Threads of Love almost four years ago. Never in my wildest dreams did I think about anything that I worked on for this group might help one of my grandchildren. It really changes your whole persceptive when things come so close to home!
    One good thing from all of this, is I feel like my quilting has changed. I finished one baby quilt for the group last month and I think it probably was the best work I've done so far. It was a neat feeling that I done something better and it was going to some baby who I didn't know. I never worry about what happens to the quilts after I finish them, I think its about doing what I'm supposed to do and God will make sure the rest is taken care of. I feel like the hand that gives shouldn't be worried over that item once it's given away!
    Well, I thought it was time for a new look for th blog. I wish I knew more about setting up a pretty blog like the ones I've seen but maybe its better this way. This is probably more like me than being pretty! Take care and hopefully I can do a better job posting more often.