Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
I spent the day keeping my honey company in the VA Hospital, he is on his 2nd round of pneumonia. They have been pumping him with various types of antibiotics, for days now. He is ready to escape and have real food. I haven't been doing any hand sewing while I am there, probably should take something, and haven't done anything at home. The best part of the day was sharing a piece of Red Velvet cake on his lunch tray. We also had a visit by about 2 dozen Grange members, from Southern Oregon, who brought cards, treats and a duffel bag with goodies. The bag included gloves, socks and a BEAUTIFUL HAND CROCHET AFGHAN!! What a treasure for Valentines Day! I have made, over the years, probably 100 Baby Quilts for our local hospital, women's shelter, and the Children's Hospital in Portland. Also larger quilts for returning Veterans, Camp Millennium(kids cancer) and other projects. It was such a surprise to be on the receiving end of this generosity of spirit. It sure cheered me up, and I NEEDED IT! I went out to the lobby and shared some hugs and thank yous, with a bunch of them. Quilters have always been wonderfully sharing with their time and skills, I Thank all of you who participate in these programs with your local guild or national projects, keep up the good work! Heartfully AMY. Also the Cancer Center has a whole basket full of hand knit hats, volunteerism lives on in America.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Click here for the Gardens It was a fun adventure, see the Fyber cafe blog for more details and photos click here for Fyber Cafe It was a great mid-winter adventure, the weather was beautiful, the company interesting and creative, and the show had a large variety to meet everyone's taste in quilting. 20 vendors enticed us into their lairs, to purchase MORE fabric, as if we really needed more. Walking around the gardens, lunch in Salem, shopping at Greenbaum's Quilted Forrest, and the art shop next door, wore us out. It was a full eventful day.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Red Orange Wolff her blog has lots of wonderful stamps she has carved, and how she has used them to make cards and stuff.
I am linking this to Nina-Marie's "Off the Wall Friday" click on the badge in the right hand column to see other wonderful textile artists!
here of all the fun we had.