My wonderful husband of 28 years, passed away March 10, 2015, after a year long battle with lung cancer. The last year has been wonderful as we spent many weekends at the Oregon coast, or just driving around the mountains, and also many visits with his family from California. The last 3 months have been a challenge as he was in hospice care at home, then the last month in the hospice unit at the VA hospital, as I could not manage all his care alone. I spent nearly all my time at the VA this past month, and was getting very worn out. Now I can start to pull my life back together, a week off of work to relax and do a few things for myself. Like the grocery shopping I haven't done for over a month, and catching up on laundry. I managed to go to lunch with a few of my quilting buddies and catch up with them, as I missed the last meeting of our art group. Next month is the UMPQUA VALLEY QUILTERS' GUILD Show, April 10,11, & 12 in Roseburg, Oregon. Fyber Cafe, our art group, will have a section for displaying the last three challenges we did over the past year. I have managed to work on a few little pieces, I'll try to get pics posted soon, a paper mache bowl, covered in the triangle scraps from the prayer flags, and progress on my "Flotsam" piece that will be in the show. One week of work, and then "Spring Break" off from driving school bus, so that will be FUN time, as I get back to my art work.