Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fun Show and Tell

First thing I want to tell everyone is that my Mom is recovering wonderfully from her quadruple heart surgery.  Family and friends have come through with visits, meals, cards, flowers and plants.  It is nice to have such caring people around because my Mom is at the top of the totem pole for "caring about others".

Every once in awhile I get a surprise in the mail from a fellow quilter.  This is my granddaughter's new doll quilt that Juni Bailey sent me to give to her.  It is an "I Spy" doll quilt.  She makes "I Spy" quilts for charities and she made a miniature one for Rowan.  I love "I Spy" quilts and have been saving scraps to make one some day.  My "some day" list is HUGE!

Thank you Juni!  My granddaughter Rowan gets this tomorrow when she comes to visit.  She will love it!

Jennifer of  just completed my Happy Halloween design.  I love the cool block background material that she found.  She finished it in time for Halloween 2012. Yea!

Thank you Jennifer for sharing your photo!

Christine Fager sent me a photo of my Cowboy design that she made for her grandson.  Lucky grandson! I have not seen the pattern made up in the cowboy twin quilt.  I made up the twin quilt pattern in the cowgirl design for the pattern cover so this was really fun to see.

Thanks Christine for sharing!

Three weeks ago my electric hedge trimmers and I were attacking my bushes in front of my house.  At least that's what these two praying mantis thought as I took off the top layer of their home.  My husband hates how I make neat little squares and circles out of our bushes.  He likes the natural look and I think this couple would agree!  What exactly were they up to under those leaves!!

This is my go-to-bar for scrumptious delicious calorie laden goodness!  They are called S-more Bars and you can find the recipe here.  WARNINGdo not make these for home consumption!!!  Take them somewhere to share.  Your thighs and hips will thank you.

Have a great week!  Amy

Friday, October 5, 2012

Thankful This Week!

Mom wanted to get knee surgery.  Her doctor prescribed all these tests to make sure she was healthy for the surgery.  Will those tests showed that she should see a cardiologist.  The cardiologist prescribed another test this last Monday.  It showed she had three blocked arteries and one was 99%.  The next day she had quadruple bypass surgery.  Two days after that she was up walking.  Modern medicine is wonderful!  I can't even think what might of happened if this wasn't caught.  I am so glad for all the preventive tests that these two doctors performed.  My Mom is doing well and she should have so much more energy.

My Mom is sad though that she will miss Market in three weeks because she has gone to every market except one in the last 10 years.  My daughter Ashley, Mom and I have so much fun gabbing all the way to Houston and back.  Yes, we can talk for 12 hours straight. That is our drive from Lawrence to Houston.  I believe there will be many cell phone calls to Mom!