Friday, July 18, 2008

Additional Passion needed

I need about 3 more rows of these squares for the Lavender Passion. This is the result of sloppy planning and not following a pattern. That would be me all over. Not a problem. I have enough fabric to make a few more rows. and I'll tackle that soon. I'm showing this because I was sewing in the Quiltalong with Judy. Wish I could say I got more accomplished but just getting all the rows together is as much as I could get done these past couple of days. I did a lot of work on a redwork embroidery piece as well but I don't have a picture of that to show yet.
I just got to thinking and wondering if I'm supposed to be sewing the quilt that Judy is making or is this a day for just sewing anything? I'm so confused. She has both these things going. Oh Well! I'll have to go back and check her blog.
We had our Thurs. quilting evening last night and despite the super heated temps, it was a funny night. We were all very silly and had a lot of laughs. It was really good to be together. My friend Terry is finishing a Christmas stocking for her son that she started when he was little. He's nearly 30 now and she's having trouble seeing the cross stitch. I mentioned that I had a table cloth given to me to cross stitch by a former MIL from another marriage-I won that round!Of course being older than both of them gives me a somewhat unfair advantage. I've had longer to accumulate crap.
Well, I'm off to the store for some veggies and such. It's a million degrees and humid so a nice salad is called for.
Hope you have a great weekend.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Hangin' in the ER with my Honey.

Here's a picture of the newly renovated Huntington Hospital. We had made it our business not to go there for any reason for a very long time. The other night Roger got strange fluttering heartbeats and racing pulse so I took him to the ER. Unfortunately we picked a night when they were so over-loaded with patients that we wound up at the front desk. Roger on a gurney and me waiting. They did put him right into the action since cardiac patients are triaged first. Got him hooked up to various machines and turned out he had A-fib. That's where his arterial chambers were not firing in sync with the others. We got there around 8 Sunday night and I finally saw him stabilized and left for home at about 4 am. It was a long evening and the hospital was so full that he wound up in the ER room where I picked him up in the a.m. after a visit from his cardiologist. He was most happy to see me. Among the other visitors to the ER while we were there was a screaming 17-year-old crack addict who called the nurses really vulgar names and had to be restrained by several of Suffolk Counties finest. It was quite the night.
Good news is that we were out of there by 11 the next morning and now Roger has to go for a nuclear stress test tomorrow morning. Other than that he feels good and it was not a heart attack-best news ever. Apparently this has more to do with a racing pulse and he is now being medicated for that.
It's so very interesting how we take each other for granted sometimes-until something like this happens. He's a wonderful husband and father but also the best friend I've ever had. I never knew the meaning of true friendship until I married Roger. He is devoted and loving and always on my side. That's a gift greater than words can express. I am thankful for him every moment of every day and ashamed that sometimes I forget to appreciate how very much he means to me.
Anyway, all is well and that's what I've been up to. Hope you have had a few peaceful days with no medical interruptions. I'll be back soon to chat.