Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sundays Must be my 'new' day to Post!

Have I managed to do the 21 days of not complaining yet?? No, not yet, but I have done 2 in a row!!! Today, I am on Day 1 again.... let me get to day 2 again!! And beyond.......

This is an older picutre, I will update it when I get back - but these blks are my leader/enders right now. It takes 30 to make a throw, and I have 30+ made... was thinking I would do 2 throws for my girls for Christmas this year. But yesterday in my room, I thought, make a twin size or bigger quilt...... hmmmmmmmm. Plus pillowcases to match!! Or stick with the 2 throws and make them pillowcaes to match. This is how I get myself to start new projects while in the middle of one!!

Speaking of that - Bonnie Hunter has a new mystery "Roll Roll Cotton Ball" that I was not to sure what I would do. I like her mysterys. Well, fact is, I like her patterns!! And so I told myself I could download the project how-to's but not work on it! What did I find myself doing yesterday?? Looking through my scraps, FQ's and fabrics for pinks and greens!!! The ones I found, I bundled up in a messy pile and shoved into a spot to keep them out of my line of sight!!!!

Right now, I am working on my Chrismas throws and my Halloween spider wall hanging. Period. I am ignoring the fact that suddenly a rope bowl looks like an interesting thing to try (WHAT!!!) and all the mug rugs patterns that I keep seeing would be a quick thing to do.. (for me!?! Quick???! Uh, not so much!!!!) And then I have already bought the Gemini pattern I had seen in the Keepsake magazine. I really like it, and when I went into my LQS and saw it there, I took it home with me! Now, as I sew, I keep seeing the different ways I could make it - Christmas fabrics, how bought Halloween fabrics??, what colours should I use? Bali's?? bright colours like they have on the pattern??? Would flowers work??? Flowers and a solid as it's twin??? I really need to stop thinking of future projects and focus on getting my on the go projects DONE!!! Wow, do I ever have alot of things I have started......... And so many more that I have ready to go. This is something I have to work on. Uh, not starting things, not doing the Projects waiting in the wings!!!!
This is my next project to go to my long arm quilter for quilting!!This is one of the projects that was on my bed before I made myself stop. I have to sew the backing for it anyway, so as I pick up a project, I am planning on having something ready to give her to do..... Get 'em done!!

And I made a comment on my going somewhere earlier in the post. Yes, I am going back to Kelowna. My little sis is going in for an operation and I am going to look after her house and kidlets for her. Granted, she only has the one that needs me, and her older daughter could have done it, if she hadn't had to go in for an emergency operation herself!!!!

So, I am leaving for a week - going tomorrow and doing what I can to help out. The only thing I am not liking much is, Tracey is in Vancouver for the operation, and won't even be home till a couple days before I come home again. And having to do this in Vancouver, away from home and family and friends... I am worried about her. But that is how it stands. Her operation? Removing a kidney. She had major back pain a couple weeks ago - actually had to call her daugher to come and get her, she couldn't drive anymore. Took her to the hospital, and they told her it was kidney stones, go home. She said no, it's not stones. Another Dr. came in, took a looked at her and said, "I am keeping you for tests".

They found a growth in her kindney. Only in her kidney, and 98% of the time it's cancer. The won't check it while inside, that has made the cancer spread, so removale is the only thing they will do and check it when it's outside the body. Why Vancouver for the removale? Faster heal time, no scar and they do it all through the belly button.

This is my fitness freak little sister, healthy from the get go, doesn't smoke or do things like that and is always working out.
And as she is finding out this stuff for herself, that is when her daugher had to go in and have an emergency apendix taken out!!! With complications after!!!! Not funny, but man, It will be nice when everyone is out of the woods health wise in that family. So, I don't know what I will do there, but I will make myself useful and keep things up and running while Tracey is away.
I was planning on going to day - flights didn't work out. Tracey is under the knife tomorrow and I will be at her house tomorrow just after lunch. Flying is fast. Now to rent a car for a week......

So, this is my lates update. Maybe I will get to day 3 of no compaints while away! I will see if I can check in on eveyone while I'm gone. Am not sure about the computer use down there - I heard that hers crashed!!! When it rains...... I do know that they don't have TV, only movies and DVD things. This is a cost relatated reason. I am going on an adventure!! Talk soon!


  1. Day 1 again? :-) I probably wouldn't last an hour! Good luck with getting to 3 days~ and beyond!! :-) Have a safe trip! {{hugs}}

  2. Oh Brenda! When it rains is right!!! These things always seem to develop into more, to the point of overwhelming... I know!!! 8-)
    I hope your sister and niece are doing well and will have speedy recoveries...
    You keep focused on your "must get done" projects when you get back home girl!!! Soon enough we will both be caught up enough to start something new...
    A bunch of my gals here are doing the BH Mystery... Not me!!!
    Take care...

  3. I hope everything is going smoothly. Wishing speedy recoveries for your sister & niece. Even if you don't feel like you are doing much - you are! It takes a full-time person to run a household smoothly! I am sure your sister is very grateful that you are there. I am doing the same thing for my own sister right now. Cheers! Evelyn

  4. I have to tell ya girl, I keep checking for your Sunday updates, and you are just not getting it done!!! You must be a busy gal at the moment... 8-)
    Have a great weekend!