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Making progress on THE MAN quilt :)

Learning to mark these busy blocks has been a hurdle… to be nice ๐Ÿ™‚

See how I did it on my guest blog post at Celebrate Hand Quilting blog here!

and… Evie got to go home yesterday!ย  Yipee!!!!ย  She is recovering well from her surgery ๐Ÿ™‚ย  See how happy she is here that she got to leave the hospital pretty and pink! lol

My honey is still creating in the wood shop… we shall see what ideas come forth!

Have a blessed rest of your week… as for me… I am quilting! lol


So much to share :)

My honey has been super busy!ย  Making things for me now!!! Yippee!

I got this gorgeous sign to hang over my design wall…

but I also got this great ruler organizer too!

the triangle isn’t wonky… I just had a wierd angle on the camera ๐Ÿ™‚

I have been slowly cleaning and straightening my stash and quilting accoutrements… and now my quilting and computer area in the Florida room looks like this!

The design wall is simply a frame built out of 2 x 4’s with a flannel backed tablecloth stretched and stapled to the back side… but it works perfect and I can pin into it without hurting the stucco wall behind it ๐Ÿ™‚

Meanwhile I have been on a quilting adventure… I would love to share with you what I am doing with it and will soon ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Suffice it to say I am making GREAT progress on this quilt for my honey!

Evie, my niece who had to have open heart surgery is recuperating well…

Thanks for your prayers and thoughts for her over the last few days!

The cactus bloom has remained intact even though we had freezing temps one night…

It is getting plenty of sun and is soaking it up…

but the littler one isn’t getting as much sun… it looks tired…

Do something for yourself this week… something you enjoy!


This week for me has been about gaining perspective on life….

You see my computer basically died for about 4 days ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Yep… that is a smiley… it still worked it just didn’t do ALL it was supposed to do…

Thus the reason I haven’t posted.

While the computer was down…ย 

My cousins sweet 3 month old baby girl Evie had open heart surgery this week… so the computer wasn’t missed much and I posted on facebook so all my homies knew what was up… you all were just out of the loop… sorry!

Here is Evie..

almost 3 months old… and only 9 1/2 lbs… before surgery

ย They found a murmur when they were investigating her inability to gain weight… they found initially she had a hole in the bottom part of her heart called a VSD… then they found she also had a narrowing that is a fairly common heart defect called Coarctation of the Aorta.

This was my baliwick!ย  This is the unit I worked in when I worked… now I am 700 miles away but am happy my view isn’t of her post op in her bed healing … but rather healing like infants should… like this!…

first post op feeding by Mom ๐Ÿ™‚
Later that night more alert with dad!

Also… while the computer was down…ย 

I reached 32 feathers completed out of the 49 on the quilt!ย  That is over 65% complete with that part… so time to work on the blocks… I will write a post later today on my adventures getting my first block stitched! lol

Also … while the computer was down…

My honey made several doxie bowl sets to sell… from our ad I made that looks like this…

and he made a cat bowl set for my daughter… thinking of adding chihuahua faces to change out with doxie faces…. but my thoughts are find our market then diversify the product… we are new at this and we have to find our niche market… doxie stuff sells… we are asking a good price for these we think… but have yet to find a place for easy sales… we aren’t shipping yet… so there is still Etsy and Ebay which is what most of you suggested that kindly took the time to comment on that post… much appreciated out loud! lol

Also… while the computer was down…ย 
I realized how much I appreciate each of you readers of my blog and love the comments… not being in blog land for almost a week with no notice it is about to happen (like this week when the electricity went off and it was a cool winter morning on Florida’s east coast! lol)

I couldn’t ask for you to pray for sweet Evie in her time of need but she still needs and her family covets your prayers for complete healing with no need for future surgeries!!!

I couldn’t celebrate a milestone on the quilt in pics like I do… was totally uninspired to take pics without the quick satisfaction of making a post from them would add to your day… and my perspective of the project!

So take time to look at your life… enjoy daydreaming times.. and times to focus and not daydream… but balance that in your life… life isn’t all about how much we accomplish… but what we learn as we accomplish ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for joining me for this look at perspective from my perspective! lol