Tuesday, August 05, 2008

virtual toe-tapping here....









I'm tapping my toes and thanking goodness I don't bite my nails or my fingers would be bleeding. Roger is going in for a cardiac catheterization tomorrow morning. I have a million things to do and can't focus on anything so I imagine his head is just about spinning right off his head as well. We are hugging each other close and praying for all to be well. Thanks to all of you who were nice enough to send me e-mails with good thoughts. You make the day much brighter. In an effort to keep my mind from going in even more weird directions than usual, I have been checking out what everyone is up to and looking at the stash enhancement that came home with me from Pennsylvania. The bag was still sitting on the floor untouched so I opened and fondled a bit this morning. Above you will see only two of the things that jumped into my bag. The applique-looking square was all by itself and looking for a home. Since I doubt seriously that I'll be doing anymore intricate applique-this will fill the bill and look pretty hanging on the wall without too much more than a bit of a border. They attached panel with a bunch of leaves as part of the purchase so I'll probably just machine applique them down on a small border and call it pretty. I found the Posh fabric by Moda that I had been looking for(yay) so I can attempt to make a basket quilt that looks even half as good as Nicole's of Sisters Choice. I have coveted that quilt ever since I saw it months ago and now I can make one myself..sometime. Posh fabric is not available anywhere but some nice lady from Virginia had one fat 1/4 pack left and I hemmed and hawed about it and finally ran back and bought it. I also got a couple of white on white small pieces just because I love having them to work on between things and then they look so pretty. One of several that I got is a Christmas wreath and I'll try to get that sandwiched together soon. It's a great take along project and they are only a large 12 inch square so it's mindless stuff when you're looking for that kind of relaxing thing.

This morning my friend Tommy has pictures of her yearly golf outing and they not only made me laugh but for a while I was speaking in pirate lingo since that was the theme of the costumes this year. I'm not sure but I think last years costumes were medical themed- I know they were funny as well. Anyway, I've since calmed down a bit but once you start that "ahoy matey" stuff it's very hard to let go...yarrr. The pictures are hilarious and make me wish even more that I lived near Tommy. Between the cooking and the parties there's never a dull moment around the Fitzsimmons house.

I could show you more stuff but since I've accomplished nothing sewy or quilty I'll parcel out the pictures more another day. If you have a minute and feel so inclined, say a little prayer form my darling. He's everything to me.

Hope your day is a lovely one.





8 comments:

Terry said...

I am thinking good thoughts for Roger and for you. Interesting how we distract ourselves from serious worries with fabric! It may sound superficial, but there is, I think, something immensely comforting about the fabric habit. And, of course, since worry never helps, it's good distraction.

Take care of yourselves.

Suzan said...

Thoughts are with you and prayers are offered. Best to you both.

Gerrie said...

How about a big prayer!! I can only imagine the angst that you are feeling, but this is so good that Roger knows there is a problem and something is being done. Fondling fabric is very therapeutic as are the dreams of what you will do with ot one day when your life calms down.

Hangeth in!!

Kay said...

I'll be thinking about you both, and checking in on you. Good luck.

Janet said...

I'll keep you and Roger in my thoughts, and send out positive vibes for everything to go as planned.

Cindra said...

tommy's group makes me want to golf!
I am so loving your Moda stash... I love their fabrics.
Take something with you tomorrow to work on to keep your hands busy. I will have you in my prayers. I have good feelings about this.

Quilting Journey said...

Heartfelt thoughts and very best wishes to both you and Roger. Don't forget, Dee...you 'knew it all along'.....("When you come to the edge of all the light you know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is KNOWING one of two things will happen: there will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.")Everything will be all right. Just feel that in your heart, as well as in Roger's!

Darcie said...

I hope that you and Roger can feel that awesome power from all of the prayers that are being said...whether small, large, whispers, or song.

Many, many hugs to you....