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.