Friday, January 30, 2009

Go sign up!

Judi over at Green Fairy Quilts is having an great giveaway! Not only is she giving away a quilted bag - but she is also including a yard of fabric and two fat quarter bundles.

Go sign up! Hurry!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Maddie update

Maddie is doing so well. She has only taken the Tylenol with codeine once - because we made her - the first night after surgery. Last night she took some motrin just to be safe. Her eye is swollen - but not swollen shut. She is a little black and blue but she was getting a black eye even before the surgery.

Yesterday she was able to sit and watch TV without having to cover her right eye. She said the double vision is getting better. She said things aren't as far apart as they were before the surgery.

We go back to see the surgeon on Monday afternoon.

Thank you all for your prayers. Please keep us in your prayers - that her recovery will continue to go well.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

News on Maddie

Maddie and Ian accidentally ran headlong into each other on Sunday night. The top of Ian's head caught Maddie right on the cheekbone.

We thought maybe she had a slight concussion but after a CT scan Monday morning, we have found out that she has fractured a bone in her cheek.

We had an appointment with the surgeon, Dr. Zadoo on Monday afternoon. He said she has fractured the very fragile bone that supports the eyeball. If it was just the fractured bone, he would just let it heal on its own. In Maddie's case, it seems like the eye muscle is getting caught in the fracture, making it painful to move her eye up and down.

We got to the hospital at 6 a.m. this morning and they took Maddie into surgery at about 7:30. The surgeon came out at about 8:30 and said everything had gone well. He said the fracture was more like a ledge and he was a little concerned that the fracture might have scraped or ripped her eye muscle. He said we will just have to keep an eye on it. He put some sort of absorbable thing over the fracture so that the muscle won't rub anymore or get caught.

We are home now and plan to sleep the day away!

Keep us in your prayers!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Headache Quilt

The January guild meeting is Thursday night and I want to be able to turn in this charity quilt. It is not that big of a quilt - about 60" square - and really shouldn't take that long to quilt. Right? Wrong! My poor little Voyager did not like the two layers of batiks. The thread kept breaking on me. Ugh! I was ready to give up and walk away. Finally I decided to get out the machine manuals and see what they suggested. Tried loosening the top tension a little tiny bit and that seemed to do the trick. Made it all the way to the very last little bit before it broke again. Phew! Very glad to be done with that one !

I would also like to get my Bonnie's stars quilt quilted for show-and-tell , but I don't know if that is going to happen. My parents are coming on Friday so I have to spend a little time straightening up the house. Plus I am subbing on Friday. Busy, busy, busy!

What are you up to this week?

Friday, January 02, 2009

I'm in love - again!

Photo is clickable for larger view!
These past three days I have been busy sewing for the first time since Bonnie's workshop here in Auburn in October. Sad - but true! Anyway - I needed to use some of the fabric that the guild was handing out from the stash of the lady who had passed away. They are to be made into quilts to donate to charity. My bag had a big pile of batiks - mostly in orange and blues - so I decided to do yet another Pineapple Blossom quilt. I LOVE how it turned out and will have a hard time turning it over to them! Bonnie - thanks again for all your great patterns!