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Monday, August 27, 2007

Lindsay is in Labor

Lindsay has been in labor since early this morning and we hope to have the new great grandson out in this great big world soon. Talked to her a couple of hours ago and she was about ready to go to the hospital. Now I want to get the baby quilt finished for him. Shay and her kids are planning to be in Denver for the Labor Day weekend and we'll get to see the new baby then also.
Here is Lindsay, Mom, and Kaylee at Thanksgiving.

I was actually able to get out in the garden, this weekend, to trim a few tree branches that were shading the veggie garden and pull and cut a lot of weeds, wild grass, and elm seedlings out of the herb garden and veggies. Amber and her younger sister, Makayla, came over and helped me clean house by vacuuming and mopping. I took them for ice cream at the Cold Stone place in Canon City to thank them. For some reason vacuuming is so hard for me, it pushes so hard, due to the suction, and leaves me breathless. My appointment with the Cardiologist is tomorrow morning. Please pray and send good thoughts for him to be able to help me.

I have also finally gotten enough gumption to do some more quilting. I have some projects I want to work on, and I've had the WOTB block for Deborah (the woman who led Israel to victory in the book of Judges) cut out and taking up space on the side of my cutting table since mid May, when I began having problems, so I sat down last night and sewed and fused it, to clear the decks for action. This block is for all you variations of Deb out there, since it is the Honey Bee block; Deborah means bee. I chose colors to go with the bee theme and really like the looks of this block. This is the 37th WOTB block I've finished. There are 15 more than need to be completed. At this point, I'm not sure if I will do all of them, but I do want to make the blocks for Rebekah and Rachel, and Ruth and Naomi. I have the base done for Esther, but need to do the star points which are made from tiny pieces and appliqued on. When those are completed I may decide to go ahead and design a layout for the quilttop. I don't have the passion to finish the blocks for some of the more obscure women and have begun the "Praying the Names of Jesus" Bible study and quilt block group and want to start making those blocks. At The Creative Cloth Closet in Canon City, I found a batch fat quarters of wonderful gold flashed print fabrics to use for these blocks; they have the look of medieval designs. Some day I hope to make the blocks from Carol Honderich's group "Quilting the Psalms". The appliqued blocks she designed are incredible.


Scrapmaker said...

Nice block Fran! Congratulations on the new baby in the family, hope all goes well. Sending prayers and good thoughts your way, hope the docs can help you. Jen

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Got a baby yet?

Allison Ann Aller said...

This block is a glad you're getting some energy back...and please let us know how you fare at the doc's and also how that brand new baby is doing!

Deb Geyer said...

Your blocks are all so beautiful! Your have a knack for combining fabrics.

I'm glad to hear that you are doing better and that there is hope for the future.

Congratulations on the great grandson!