Fabric and String 8-18-2014

Good morning all!!! Well, it’s been a couple of weeks since Gwen and I went to the AQS Quilt Week in Charlotte. We had a FABULOUS time!!! So many lovely quilts and good company with the Burke Quilter’s Guild group. We left Morganton at 8 AM and got there about 10. We spent the whole day there, just looking, browsing, and buying. Yep, got a couple of books and a few fat quarters. I will be posting pics over the next few weeks, so stay tuned. We left the show about 5:30, and ate at Cracker Barrel in Gastonia. By the time we got back to Morganton and I took Gwen home, it was 10:30 before I got home that night. Was tired the next day, but oh so worth it.

OK, here we go with the pics:

 

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Beautiful quilt work on this next one.

 

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Sooooo many small blocks!!!

 

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Loved all the different stars in this one.

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Mama would have loved this one, she was such a lover of birds.

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Gwen was intrigued by the bags!!!

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And one of my favorites, since I’ve started working on hexies.

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Ms. McDonald’s Farm was so darn cute!!!

 

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Sorry some of the pics are a bit blurry. I say, not too bad for a $60 camera, lol. Hope you enjoyed seeing these gorgeous quilts. Like I said there’ll be more in the future. Next up will be the patriotic quilts. Until then, keep stitching, hooking, or whatever it is you love doing. Blessed be, hugs!!!

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Health Issues 8-18-2014

Hiya all!!! Well, doing pretty good lately. Had a bladder infection week before last, but it’s all cleared up now—thank goodness!!! Was supposed to see my psyche doc last Thursday, but he wasn’t in the office that day. So had to reschedule for Sept 10. It’s just that we were supposed to review my Straterra to see if it needed adjusting or if it was even helping. I haven’t noticed any difference, and I would still rather drop back on my other meds rather than add any new ones. And now I need to call him to refill my Straterra. He didn’t call in a refill for me on Friday, and I took my last one that day.

Other than that, I’m doing pretty good. My PA took me off of the Victoza and put me on Novalog to take before supper. This is helping keep my glucose readings in a good range. Had an issue with my bp a couple of weeks ago, where it dropped to 75/46. Got dropped back on a couple of meds, but have worked my way back up on them now and am doing fine. So that’s about it for now, take care, blessed be, hugs!!!

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Stormy Weather 7-27-2014

Hiya all!!! Hope I can get this post done before the power goes out. It’s a stormy evening here in western North Carolina, and it’s been stormy over a lot of the country today. We’ve got thunder and lightning, and have been under a tornado watch since about 6 pm. I’m heading to bed soon, lol.

It’s been a busy week for me. Had a job testing and interview on Tuesday. The human resources guy that I talked to said he’d let me know something on Wednesday; haven’t heard from him since. I absolutely HATE that. Just come out and tell me no, rather than lie about contacting me. I can take the rejection, just not the LIES!!!

Anyway, went to Job Club at VR on Wednesday, and had a doctor appointment Thursday morning. Nothing serious, just a recheck. Applied at a local hotel for a desk clerk position on Friday, hope to hear from them this week.

Barbara and Sput are off into the wild mid-west this week and next. They’re going to Sturgis!!! They are riding the Harley out there for some fun after returning from Haiti. The mission group had a rough trip this time, with one member having some leg issues and a lot of the members catching a stomach bug after they got there. The gentleman with the leg problems is back and in the hospital trying to find out what is going on there. The other sick members seem to be ok now, thank goodness. They’re already planning for their next trip, I think it’s in December. That would be their third trip this year. I’ve got to start working on dresses and stuffed animals and dolls!!!

I can’t wait until Thursday!!! Gwen and I are going with the quilter’s guild group to the AQS (American Quilter’s Society) show in Charlotte. IT’S QUILT WEEK. Am so looking forward to this day trip and having some quality time with one of my girls. Hope to have lots of pics next week.

Well, gonna get off here and go cuddle with my pups before we head to bed. Be safe, and have a great week, blessed be, hugs!!!

 

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Fabric and String 7-27-2014

HIya all!!! Well, got one of the tree skirt tops done, and the other one is over half done. Was busy with stuff all week, so I didn’t get to sew until yesterday. But then I only fixed a pair of jeans for Barbara, and finished up the first top. It was HOT in the sewing room. That room faces south, and this time of year gets rather warm in there. So this morning I worked on the second top. Here’s pics of the first one.

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It’s a neat, creative process to do with a wedge ruler. The pattern came from the book Quilts Without Corners. I now have to have this book. Will be looking for it at the AQS show this Thursday.

Didn’t do any crocheting this week, but have been working on the hexies. Starting to get a little baggie of them done. Wanna get a whole bunch of them done before I start putting the flowers together.

That’s about it for now. Happy sewing, hooking, or whatever makes ya happy. Blessed be, hugs!!!

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Health Issues 7-20-2014

Well, I’m on a new med—Strattera. I didn’t want to add any more meds, just adjust some. But my psyche doctor said we’d try this. I go back in 4 weeks, so I’ll give it a go.

Got sick Thursday night. Spent most of the night in the bathroom. About 7 Friday morning had a band of pain around my lower chest area. When I got up around 10, my blood pressure was 75/45. I got in to see my PA that afternoon. I was worried about my heart, but he was more concerned about a possible ulcer or a pancreatic stone. They drew blood work for a CBC, metabolic panel, and a pancreatic panel. I go in for a regular recheck on Wednesday, so I’ll see then what, if anything, showed up.

Blood sugar is doing good—goes up when I eat, goes down overnight. So, overall I’m doing ok. Will post next week how the tests went, and hope everyone has a healthy wonderful week. Blessed be, hugs!!!

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