Monday, May 30, 2011

Latest Events

It's been a busy month so far. So many things going on . My work schedule has changed to allow me some additional flexability to help my parents. Dad has a lot going on right now and I need to be able to go to their doctor appointments.  I now will be working 20 hours in the ER per week and 20 hours from home coding patient charts.  The time at home is extremely flexible so I can work and be able to go with my parents. 

Mom and I have been working a project to help with a mission trip that some of the doctors and nurses from my ER are doing.  One of the doctors asked if we could turn some mesh laundry bags she purchased into some smaller mesh bags for hygiene kits they wanted to give out.  So off we went.  The first one took a little longer to figure out, but we made 275 total......whew......thanks to mom for all the help.  I cut and layered and she serged the edges.  Then we added the ties.  We started off turning down the tops to make a drawstring, but boy did that take tooooooo long.  We decided if we were going to get them done we would have to tack the draw strings to the outside and let them tie them together.  It worked great and we were able to move alot faster.  We finished Friday evening and Dr. D came and picked them up while I was working at Greer ER.

The first picture here is of the first few we worked on and putting the casing in and drawstring.

 This is mom working diligently on the serger.  See the stacks of blue, red and green bags that we are working on.
 This is Jax....he is Dr. D's dog and he was so excited with all of the bags he decided it was nap time.
 And here are the bags filled with the bars of soap, tooth brushes, toothpaste and deodorant.  I think it looks great and hope that they add a great blessing to the mission group.

 My flowers in the garden are looking great.  These are some of the tiger lillies that were from my birthday party last year.  All 8 of the plants we planted flowerd this year.  Don't you just love the color variation of the flowers.
 And the white easter lilly also bloomed this year.  It was also one of the plants someone gave me at the party.  What a wonderful blessing to see these beautiful blooms.
Hope you are having a great memorial day.  Thanks to each and everyone of the service men and women who ensure that we can live a safe and free life.  Life is good because of each one of you and the sacrifices you make everyday.  GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Happy Quilting,

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day
to my
Mom Betty
all of my Peeps!!

I hope that all of you have a wonderful day with family and friends.  Life is good!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Wonderful Weekend

This weekend was set aside for quilting.  Friday night Suzanne and Mom were able to come over for a little Bee time.  We had a great time.  I had to work until 7 p.m. so mom came up early so her and Suzanne could get started. 

Saturday Suzanne and Ginny were at Mauldin Fest to sell tickets on our guild's opportunity quilt.  But mom and I were here sewing.  Remember the Roll, Roll Cotton Boll quilt mystery from Bonnie Hunter?...........Yes we are still piecing on that thing.  Each of the red blocks has 61 pieces in them and there are 30 of those blocks to piece and each of the string pieced blocks have at least 32 pieces in them and we have to piece 20 of those for the center, plus 18 half string blocks for the sides and 4 quarter string blocks for the corners.  WHEW!!

Below is a few of my blocks on the design wall.
 And below is my little 75 year old mother just piecing away like a little hamster on a wheel.  She wanted to get this thing done!  So she pieced and pieced and pieced.
As she pieced I would iron and square up the blocks for her.  Actually for all the tiny pieces in these blocks I think she did very good with her piecing.

Below is the first few rows sewn together.  It is confusing for me at times putting it together on point, just looking at the picture and thinking sideways......dah!

 We both were getting tired, but she continued to piece the rows together and I pinned and pressed for her.  Below is what we had accomplished by 9:00 p.m.  That's enough she said.......we'll do the border next time.  I think her quilt middle looks GREAT!  Way to go mom.
 My hubbie and son were in Richmond, Virginia for the race this weekend so I had full time quilting time.
Roger Jr.

My honey.
 Richmond Raceway.
Hope you have had a productive quilting day and weekend.
Many blessings,