Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Get Well Flowers

Mom asked me to post this so that everyone could see the flowers that I got post surgery. 1st bouquet is from Mom and Dad and the kids and the 2nd is a reasonable facsimile (sorry, I didn't get a picture before they were kind of yucky) of the one that I received from Jim and Judy. I also got a 3rd fro Carlam that looked very similar to J & J's. Thanks so much everyone. BTW, I am feeling really well and took the last of my stitches out myself last night. I have been back on the treadmill twice this week going 2 miles last night. Might have pushed it a bit too far last night as I was sore when I finished and still this morning, but won't be at it again until Saturday so, should be fine.

Claire Learns to Quilt

So, two weekends ago Claire and I decided that she needed to learn how to use the sewing maching and learn how to quilt. Not surprisingly, with very little supervision and a very quick demonstration on how to work the sewing machine, she was away. I think the part that she liked the best was that she got to use math and graph paper to figure out how big her squares should be to get the finished product the size that she wanted. She made this lovely Magic Bag to heat up at night and sleep with to keep her and the kitties nice and toasty!!!
Claire sewing her squares together

1st set of squares

Claire ironing the seams on her squares so
that they are nice and flat

Claire lining up the seams with pins so that they all match when
she sews them together. Her's were perfect.

Claire and her finished product

Thursday, October 8, 2009

1st Official Snow Fall of Winter/2009

Woke up to this, this morning. I have been told by some that it is a beautiful refreshing site. I have to admit that I didn't feel that way. I felt like pulling the covers over my head and hibernating until spring. Claire and Daniel were super excited, Chester was super excited, Tipper and the cats were with me. Oh well, I guess we have to accept that Old Man Winter is coming whether we are ready or not!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Coyote Howls

Night sounds at the Patience residence.

Claire and Jorja on the Trampoline

Taken when Jorja visited at the end of August.

Race for a Dollar

Claire playing Race for a Dollar at the Street Performer's Festival in July.