Friday, June 01, 2007

The Gemini Chronicles


The Gemini Gang, otherwise known as my whole fam damily and assorted friends of the family are in the throws of the birthday season. I decided a couple of days ago to make a table topper for Terry, who has the house of my dreams, and can put pretty things on her table for people to OOOO and Ahhhhhh over. Her house is a Queen Anne down in the village with an actual turret in her bedroom. The bad news is that the turret leaks, but it looks pretty anyway. Her husband built in all cherry handmade cabinets in the kitchen and they have the Mexican tile floor that I covet. Did I mention tha they own the hardware store in the village??Anyway, she loves handmade things and this fabric, which I think is from 3 Sisters for Moda(???) is a favorite of hers. Thus-the birthday table-topper seemed like a good idea. It's about the only thing I've worked on lately except for the donation hearts quilt binding. I hope she likes it. I usually give her a bunch of fat quarters as well and I try to make them a little unusual. She gets a big kick out of a challenge kinda thing and always comes up with something outstanding. I'm not being boastful when I say that I dragged her out of the traditional, albeit beautiful, place she was in. Terry's son is an artist and I think she is fascinated with the art quilt and trying something new and unusual. Terry is like me- no confidence- tends to stay in a comfort zone. She makes beautiful things and so I will look for something in the way of fabric a little "out-there" Maybe Kaffe Fassett or Anna Maria Horner or Heather Bailey. I'll bet she will do something unexpected with it-can't wait.

On the medical front-Roger is scheduled for surgery on the 11th. It will be at the surgical center as an out-patient. Next week he has to have the bloodwork and see a cardiologist for a stress test. He's not a happy camper. I don't blame him. This has been a long uncomfortable haul. His surgery is the day after my birthday and the day before James's. I'm hoping it will bring him some relief-he has been in a lot of pain for a while and pain meds make him like a zombie.

On the exercise front- they are still waiting for the new air conditioning unit at my Curves. I'm still going but it's a real struggle since the last few days have been like a dirty wet dog. It is humid and hot(welcome to the island)and I'm going slow as molasses but I'm going. Lots of water and as early in the morning as I can.

Have a great weekend-not sure if I'll get a chance to blog until Mon.

6 comments:

Rian said...

The lil table topper is right purty. Have a great weekend! It's freezing (low 60s) where I am, makes working out a lot nicer. Neener neener.

Gerrie said...

What is worse than having personal medical problems? — a husband with medical problems!! I commiserate. Hope you are having a mahvelous week-end/

Finn said...

Hi Thea, glad you got some time to do abit of sewing...seems to help deal with the 'real' life stuff. I think she will love the new birthday gift..and you are such a sweetie to find time to make it for her.
Enjoy what there is to grab, good look with the surgery for DH..DS looks great in that recliner..LOL..Hugs, Finn

Scrapmaker said...

Good thoughts to you and Roger for a successful surgery and recovery. I'm with Gerrie, it's even harder when it's your husband than when it's you.
Lovely topper, what a perfect and thoughtful gift! Jen

Rosy said...

Hey Dee, I'm so glad we found each other again hahahah....I had taken a long break but now I'm back to my old tricks...your piece is lovely....

Darcie said...

ROFLOL!!! You say Fam Damily too?! Is that a German thing or something...my Dad says it all of the time...as do my brothers...and me.... ;-)

Love your gorgeous blossoms/blog header!