Thursday, July 24, 2008

Check out the Book!

Hi Everyone!

I got an advance copy of my new book! I'm very pleased. They say I will have some in a few weeks. I'll have a giveaway when I get them so stay tuned!

I'm just stunned, but they tell me the pre-sales have gone so well that they are having to reprint before it ever gets to market! Who knew???

Here are a couple of pages for you to look at. Let me know what you think!

Blessings ~

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sneak Peek!

Gosh! I almost feel like I'm getting my life back!! Here's a look at the new tablerunner using the Rise 'N Shine fabrics. It'll be in an ad in American Patchwork and Quilting. I'll let you know when. There will be a kit available for it as well.

I actually got a few more things listed on Etsy! See some of them on the sidebar. Hopefully more to come soon.

Blessings ~

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Update on Mom

Things are improving with my mom. She's started going to the dining room again for meals and seems to be getting some strength back. I will discontinue her private care after this weekend. I received a letter from the Director of Emergency Services at the hospital that we had such nightmares with. She was very apologetic once again and assured me that her discussion with the nurse had helped her "grow personally and professionally." That's all I wanted.

I think we are going to be able to move her to a wonderful facility that will have great care in the nursing center when she needs it. Thanks to all of you who have been thinking of us and praying for us. I am so grateful for you!

I've actually been able to get a little quilting done! I'll give you a preview when it's far enough along for you to tell what it's going to look like. The new fabric is great fun to play with!

I found a way to post some of my Etsy listings on the blog sidebar! It'll take you directly to the item listing. These feedsacks are selling faster than I can get them listed! Keep checking for new stuff if you're interested.

Until next time, have a great weekend!

Blessings ~

Friday, July 4, 2008

Something Fun!

Happy 4th of July!! I hope you all are having either a terrific day with your friends/families or able to enjoy a bit of laziness and doing what you like. My mom was a bit better yesterday! I'm trying to get her down to the very lowest dose of the anti-psychotic needed to control the hallucinations, but not make her feel 'rum-dum' as she calls it.

I had to show you what I received in the mail a couple of days ago! It's my newest fabric line called 'Rise 'N Shine". Of course there are a lot more pieces, but I just wanted to give you a teaser. I think I'll have yardage in a couple of weeks to start working on.

I have to have a pattern done for it by August 1 to include in an ad coming out in American Patchwork and Quilting. Yikes! Keep your fingers crossed that I find the time to do it!

Blessings to each of you on this special day that we celebrate our freedom. And unceasing prayers for the young men and women that are not able to celebrate with their families today because they are doing their service for our country.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Another Quick Update

Boy! What a tough week so far! I talked with the Director of Emergency Services yeserday for a half hour on the phone and vented every one of my complaints. She absolutely agreed that everything was poorly handled and will investigate and get a letter off to me with the results. She also said that there are ways around the HIPAA laws and that the nurse I spoke with will be instructed on how to do that. If nothing else, she should give the matter to her superior.

Sadly, my Mom's hallucinations were back yesterday. It seems like they are going to return when she is not receiving the anti-psychotic drug with a sedative. Just makes me sick. Only time will tell if this will be resolved. She's going downhill quickly. I'm OK with that and I know she is, too. She has been ready to be with her Lord for a long time now. I just want to make sure that she's comfortable and safe.

I visited a Nursing Home yesterday and talked to a couple more. There are probably only 3 or 4 that I would consider for her and of course, they're all full and you get on a list if they're even taking names! It's so frustrating and sad. I know that God will work this out and I must be patient. Meanwhile, I found a great gal to help with her until something comes along.

Thank you so much for your wonderful notes and support on this! I treasure each one of you whether you post a comment or not.