Monday, April 25, 2011
We are both exhausted, got to the hospital at 0530 with surgery scheduled at 7ish. I drank so much coffee while he was in surgery that I was having palpitations while I sat and knit on a sock in the surgical waiting room. I sure didn't want to keel over and have a cardiac arrest from too much caffeine so I threw out the last of my third huge cup and promptly became overwhelmingly sleepy. Finally I got the call that all was well, I could go to the post recovery area and sit with him and then take him home.
We are having a quiet rest of our day, napping and making phone calls to family and friends. Dinner is already made and I think a big glass of wine for me is just what the doctor would order if she were here. Pain pills for the mister and a piece of home made apple pie a la mode. We're so happy that he got to come home!!!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
We are so fortunate here in Western Washington to have glorious fields of tulips growing each April in the Skagit Valley around La Conner and Anacortes. Yesterday afternoon, our first sunny 65 degree day of the year, Dennis and I took a drive up to the tulip fields. We left our house in the early evening and got up there when the crowds were leaving so we had a wonderful hour of wandering and photo taking.
Happy Easter and happy Spring
Thursday, April 14, 2011
I'm on a roll these days. I decided that I was tired of looking at my unfinished business and so have gotten busy doing some finishing. The hedgehog is actually a new little project because I am better at starting something than finishing it. He was easy and completed while I watched a marathon session of NCIS repeats. Mark Harmon inspires me to be a better person. heh
These socks are another matter. I started them last October maybe? I'd have to check on Ravelry, however I lost interest in the second sock towards the end. Even though I knit them at the same time, I just couldn't manage to finish them. Well, yesterday I said enough is enough. It is cold out and I need some new socks. So...I got them done. They feel great and will be worn a lot here because Spring in the PNW is not warm.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Red roses for love and to celebrate a working fistula with great blood flow. The Mr. doesn't need to start dialysis yet but this will be his lifeline when he has to start. The plan is to go with continuous nocturnal peritoneal dialysis first with the fistula as backup for hemodialysis if the need should arise. A good site to read about this is here.
Lastly...I've been quilting again for the first time in about 30 years. I'm about 2 weeks away from finishing hand quilting my first project and have been itching to get at some more fabric. I want to make a mini quilt/wall hanging so that I can practice machine quilting with my new walking foot. So, I went down to a local shop called The Fabric of Life run by our friend Carol Schillios to get some fat quarters to start making a new project. I love the idea of this shop. Carol helps young women who have been living on the streets of Mali Africa by sending them to a craft trade school there called 'Here Je' to learn a trade and then helps them obtain a micro loan to start their businesses. She brings the wares to her shop in Edmonds to sell, all staffed by volunteers. The fabrics are hand dyed and stamped with designs - they are so beautiful. Now I'm off to give them a wash and start cutting.