Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Quilts and kids

Hey there! How are you all doing? I hope you are good. We have been busy. Here are my kiddos. Yesterday was dress like what you want to be when you grow up. Ethan obviously is a soldier like his dad (this was a very popular outfit with the little boys - it was like driving up to Ft Benning at school pick up. Many little tiny soldiers dashing around). Emma is a movie star/ artist. Sam was angry about having to choose...he said he has too many years ahead of him to choose. No doubt, so he went as himself.

See, Emma has a paintbrush in her hair. Bamm she is an artist. Oh and her red dress? It was the dress I wore after my wedding on my way to Mexico with my new husband. I was the size of an 11 year old when I got married. Crazy.

This is Sam today on Hat day. Notice the patch? Well we are doing patch therapy. Turns out that his right eye is all but blind. We ordered his glasses, so they should be here by the weekend hopefully. Anyway the patch is to force his brain to use his right eye since at the moment the brain is just rerouting all signals to this good eye. For now the patch is just for around the house use. 

I think he can pull off the pirate look pretty well. Sometimes I feel like I do more nursing around my house than I did when I was in the Army. I have a mostly deaf daughter, a half blind son, a lame dog and 2 retarded cats. The Lord must feel I am up to challenges. 

Let's chat about crafty things now. This weekend was so beautiful I pulled my sewing out to the back porch. I took all the gadgets from the kids and used them to weigh down my quilt blocks

My little Featherwieght just humming along,  

My husband mulching the leaves

My kids playing

Another quilt top just about finished 

Best kind of weekend there is.

Some of my bird blocks have flown home to me from my Bee FF 12 group. I requested Liberated birds I love them.  Thank you ladies!

Happy sewing folks enjoy your blessings,


  1. You made me laugh when you were talking about your "lame dog and two retarded cats". I have an almost 14 year old dog, who is almost completely def now. I joke with my husband that now I know how he feels when he is trying to talk to me, and I just stare blankly back at him because I didn't hear a word he said.

    1. Here's to deaf loved ones! You and your dog must be quite a team. Xoxox

  2. aww I hope Sam adjusts well to his patch. My father is blind in one eye as well as an older brother. Some type of inheretid blind eye thing.
    I am so glad you got your birdies!! You have the most beautiful children!! and your improve quilt is very nice! :)

    1. Thank you so much lauraj. I adore your birds. Deafness, blindness and lameness are all trivial in the greater scheme of things I guess. It forces us to develop our other gifts.

  3. Taking the machine outside is a GREAT idea. I'll have to keep that in mind. My niece wore a patch for a while. One of her eyes was much worse than the other. I think it helped.

  4. I have worked with patients in the past who wore patches and it worked for them. We have high hopes.


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