Friday, March 1, 2013

It's Been a While

I haven't forgotten this blog, but I just don't seem to have too much to say if it doesn't pertain to sewing/painting/crafting these days. I wish I could come up with some cool blog posts, but the ideas have sort of just evaporated into thin air. In lieu of a specific topic, I'll just post more random thoughts....

We await the arrival of our precious little Klaire Allyse next month. I've helped fix up the nursery and sewed the bedding.
This child's closet is as full as mine already. She'll never be able to wear all the clothes hanging in there! And I'm sure she will get more since there is a baby shower on March 10th. Oh the fun of little girls!! I was blessed to be able to go with my son and daughter-in-law to a 4D ultrasound. It was amazing!! I can't even fathom how we can actually see what the little darling looks like. See for yourself!
It's a bit fuzzy because it's a picture of a picture, but you get the general idea. She opened her eyes, moved her hands and fingers around and even grinned. We were totally in awe. Well, me and the other grandmother. For our kids, it's common place now. They didn't even do ultrasounds when I was expecting unless there were concerns.

LMW is growing in every way. He forgets nothing and is like our conscience following us around. It sure keeps us on our toes and reminds us that we are witnesses and have a duty to lead him in the path of righteousness.

The weather in Arkansas has been  crazy, but then it always is. One day it's in the upper 60s and the next down to 35. Here there is a common phrase regarding the weather..."If you don't like the weather, just wait a day or two and it will change!" We haven't had the problems of our friends in the plains or north though and that's something to be thankful for. The jonquils are blooming and it's the first of March, so I expect to feel Spring weather. The local meteorologist tells me I'll have to wait as the ground hog was mistaken.

I've finished a quilt for my sister-in-law and had planned to surprise her with it this weekend, but she had treatment this week and wasn't sure if she would feel like having guests. I'll have to wait a little while longer before I present it to her. Disappointment.

I don't have any pressing quilting jobs now, and have been doing some fun paper piecing blocks. I'm running ahead of my block of the month sewing, but I get all excited to do something new and rush ahead. My sewing partner Janice is the same way.

My father-in-law's Alzhiemer's seems to be progressing more quickly now, and it's very hard on my mother-in-law. Please keep them in your prayers if you would be so kind. He's not an easy patient and it will get much worse. Her health isn't the best, and the stress is hard on her.

That's all for now. I hope you all have a great weekend and get some good weather!

1 comment:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I absolutely love the baby's room - the pink and greys work so warmly with each other - your quilt is just darling. As a caregiver, best advice - take advantage of help to give yourself an occassional break!