Sunday, April 3, 2011
Sunlight finally comes to Puget Sound
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.