Saturday, January 09, 2010

Greetings from Nevada!

I'm currently at my daughter's home, and she has graciously given me a computer for my use, so I can update my blog. Unfortunately, I don't have any photos for this post.

My daughter had surgery on Tuesday and is doing very well. She isn't having much pain, and is recovering nicely. There was one complication and we're waiting for lab results, which will be early next week. We're all keeping our fingers and toes crossed and hoping and praying that all the results will be good.

I may have trouble keeping her still for much longer! We're having fun playing games, watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Season 4), and just hanging out. Today we may look for/go through some of her sewing stuff. She doesn't quilt very much, but she does sew. That will be fun. They just moved into this place at Thanksgiving, so it will be an adventure in the garage to find her stuff. I think she'll sit and I'll look, and if there's anything heavy to be moved, son-in-law will have to be called into action, since neither of us can lift anything too heavy. Sounds like a plan!

When I got in to the airport at Reno, we had some time to kill, so we went to Borders. She had some Christmas money burning a hole in her pocket that she needed to spend. Of course, I did too! I found a new (to me) magazine from Stampinton and Company called Art Quilting Studio. It's only the 2nd issue of this magazine, so it is fairly new. There's some wonderful articles in there. I haven't read it all yet, but I'm enjoying it. There's some very inspiring photos and projects just waiting to be tried!

I also found a wonderful book by Lori Smith titled Fat Quarter Quilting. All the projects are small quilts that are 16" x 20", and mostly in Lori's signature style of antique quilts. Both of these are making my fingers itch to start stitching something! Maybe I can find something in DD's stash to play with!

One of the little Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative quilts I donated this past year is currently up for sale. You can find it here and here. Also, the January Slow and Silent Auction is also on now, until Sunday the 10th. You can see that here.

Speaking of the AAQI, the Liberated Quilters have issued a challenge to make some little quilts for this organization in the liberated style. I'm planning on participating at some point. I don't have any set ideas at this time, but there's some ideas rattling around in the old brain pan. It's lots of fun to make one of these little quilts - not a huge investment in either time or materials. I'm thinking it's a great way to use up some more of my scraps. I could probably make 100 of these little quilts and hardly touch my scraps!

Until next time, happy quilting!


  1. I'm jealous, is it warm there?!

    I LOVE that book by Lori Smith. She's my favorite quilt designer of all time I think.

  2. I'll add my prayers for your daughter - hopefully it will be good news. Glad she's recovering so nicely!
    I saw that Art Quilting Studio the other day, and resisted buying it. I may have to go back, lol.

  3. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to your daughter

  4. I didn't know the second issue of Art Quilting Studio was out! I have the premier issue; will have to keep my eyes open for the new one.

    Hope the lab work comes back with the desired results. It has to be a good sign that she's getting itchy to start moving around again though, doesn't it? Will add her to my prayers :- )


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