Organizing Continued Muahaha

Well, sometimes it is a mystery to me when I can’t find something, or it just disappears from it’s home spot. There are times when I’d swear I had a poltergeist in this house. lol if so, he/she’s a little stinker. Lol

Got a couple of ideas from people on organizing. Susan, over at
DesertSky Quilting had some good ideas. She suggested I take one thing, ie: living room, and tackle that one day and when done do some sewing or whatever I enjoy. It’s very much like an idea I had written down ( great minds think alike of course. Lol) only on mine I had sew for an hour first. So think I’ll try both ways and see which fits the best lol

DRAWING FROM GENERATION Q MAGAZINE

Oh, a year ago this past October, 15 months, I had won a subscription of Generation Q magazine and 15 FQ’s of Michael Millers Berry Shades. Well, I got the subscription, but due to some kind of blunder, I never received the FQ’s. I’d been in touch with Melissa there, but in between we couldn’t connect. Tonight, I txt’d on messenger with Teri and, Bless her heart, she jumped right in and is taking care of it.

The following is a bleep from Melissa’s letter about a year ago.

Here’s what it was: a fat quarter bundle of 14 Berry shades from Michael Miller Fabrics Cotton Couture line and a year’s subscription to Generation Q Magazine. The prize is valued at $100.

Melissa was always just a sweetheart and nice as could be, and I know it was one of those things that happens to us all at least once,:). I’ll post pictures when they arrive. Stuff happens to all of us.

So Teri, thank you ever so much, I really do appreciate you! I’ll write more about this when the FQ’s get here. Hugz:) to all. Be safe in this crazy weather wherever you are, it’s pretty scary in a lot of places.

Great Week!

It’s been a fair to middlin’ week. My pain level has decreased for the most, provided I don’t try do something stupid. (Like thinking I can reach up in the cabinet get something. (Not good, not good at all lol) Aside from that, I’ve increased my exercise and traction time. So I’m gettin’ there:)

I belong to a group of ladies that do a Shoebox Swap once a year. We fill out a form to share our likes and dislikes, like two colors of fabric you like, a little of everything. At the end of the year you end up with 24 FQ’s of you
Partners favorite colors. Anyway, I got my Shoebox the other day and wow! So many goodies! 😁 I’m going to try and post some pic’s now, so keep your fingers crossed.

These are the goodies in my box! I left out the candle and something else. ( it’s getting late for me, so my brain has all ready begun to shut down. Lolol

Here goes:

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Wow – What A Couple of months!!

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Do you ever have things all planned out to, but then you get in your own way? My friend Susan is one of those anazingpeople that sets daily goals, weekly goals and monthly goals. What a trooper, she usually manages to get the better part of them completed. Me? Well I won’t go there today, in fact I only go see the doctors etc. lately. Lol
Several weeks ago (about 3 months) I was pushed out of our bed by my Dachshund Taz😵 In the process of rolling out, I managed to hit the corner of the nightstand, then proceed to slam my side and then my chest on the hard edge of the nightstand. That kept me pretty much down for the next two days. Oh yes, on that third night I was reaching across the nightstand and as I reached a tad bit too far, I kept on rolling! I automatically had a death grip on the edge of the nightstand as I was going down. Even though it’s instinctive not to let go, hoping you’ll break the fall, the consequences were worse. I tore the muscles and ligaments in my shoulder down my arm, my back,as well as crunching up my neck and spine. Tada!!!😖 All in one swoop. Lol

That was the beginning of some of the worst pain I’ve ever had. lol I knew there was nothing they could do for the ribs, but after ten days and no relief in sight, hubby took me to the ER. Didn’t have to wait too long, but one minute felt like an hour. So getting on the gurney, off the wheel chair, then back in the wheel chair back on the gurney, then back to the wheel chair and again on the gurney again, my body felt like I’d just slid down a big hill with all sizes of rocks and boulders. My body was screaming in pain. Argh, so then the doc looks at the X-rays to say nothing was broken (I knew that much, lol), and I had a little tendinitis in my shoulder. Well yeah, I’ve had that for about 40 or more years! LolDon’t get me wrong, the doctor and staff were all sooo very nice, I was just in so much pain an army of cute babies could have come through the ER and I’d still have been grumpy.

So what happened after that? I was given Norco and one of my pills for nausea and sent home. Whooppie. I still couldn’t breathe right, every single move I made I yelled, it hurt so bad. I began to think I was going crazy, how is anyone expected to just “live” with that pain, I mean I know I’m not “The Rock”
( he is a cutie tho lol) but I have always had a pretty high tolerance for pain. Right then I was really doubting myself, when just getting out of bed caused mr to holler. Then the next week I saw my doctor, I got a couple of cortisone. Shots, set up with the physical therapist.

Now mind you, I wear braces, I have a Walker, then went to one with brakes, seat etc. I can’t use those with one arm. Sigh, even attempting it caused pain. Sooooo, I now have a wheel chair so I can get outside and truly know there’s a world out there.lol When I asked my PT how long it was going to take to get back on my feet, he just kind of turned his head sideways a bit, said you can’t move your head to the left at all, nor bend your head in any direction, and your neck and spinal column are scrunched together…….so it’s going to be a while. I really really love that about him, he tells it likes it is. No himhawing around, lots of support and always there.

So now that I’ve whined all night , the crackers and cheese were great thanks lol,I have to tell you I’m fighting this all the way. I do as many of the exercises I can tolerate a a day, trying to eat better (I’m a terrible eater)
And trying not to push myself too hard, that just sets me back a day or two when I do that.

I must be feeling better though because I pylled out some of my Fall and Halloween fabrics to play with. Lol

Fabric from Barb

Fabric from Barb

I haven’t been able to decide how to make a quilt out of this fabric without losing the beauty of it. So I think what I’m going to do is leave it, embillish it with stitching and put a binding on it. I just love this. It was a birthday gift from a friend several years ago and have been saving it.

The gifts from my Secret Santa SUSAN!!

Imagine my surprise when the package arrived from Susan and I was expecting some CQ Scraps, . It took me a couple of minutes of looking at it to realize she was my Secret Santa! lol  What a delightful array of goodies.  I keep going back to the box and looking at everything.  Thank you so much Susan I love every bit of it!

How do you think these look?


Ok, the floral print I fell in love with a long time ago. Then about a month ago my sister gave me a yard of batik that had exactly the right colors to go with this one. Only I can’t get anymore of it. Soooooo I’m looking for some mottled solids that will go with the floral print. What do you think of these two? If I went with just one, which would go best? I can use any help you have to offer. I’m really on the fence on this one. Thanks in advance.