Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Nature always has the last laugh

Have you ever not asked yourself "Where has the time gone?" 
It just doesn't stand still... no matter what, no matter how much we try to slow life down, it just rolls on. 
Sometimes leaving us to 'dust off' and get on with our lives even when life throws us on our backsides. 

The good part of all this is that time does not drag for the caretaker who is not hospitalized.  I've hardly been home for the past month except to unpack and repack the car, do some laundry, grab a snack and go - to teach, to nurse, to nurture...  and hoping that I don't fall asleep at the wheel!

So, what have I been up to? 
learning how to blog with the 'new and improved' blogger... again!
researching drug interactions (not for myself!) and driving hubs back & forth to hosp & dr visits
finished a beautiful quilt on commission...

teaching 50+ active youngsters ages 3 to 10 for a week of craft projects
 ...these are the kids in the t-shirts that I silk screened...they added the colors!
these are some of my 'best boys', above....

making a few quilted postcards...
making a few of these class samples...
prepping a couple dozen kits for Quilts 4 Kids (similar to these, for others to sew, hopefully!)
Greensburg Modern Quilt Guild with their quilts for "Quilts 4 Kids"
and two quilts for new baby boys ready to deliver soon to Jonathan
 and... Wyatt

such precious little bundles...

making a big batch of paper clay for molding faces, etc.... not very photogenic stuff, really!

adding to a 'round robbin' online/mail quilt exchange
 I just added that simple bit at the bottom... click the link above to see others in progress.

...and this being the season for weed pulling - which I know is futile, as Nature always has the last laugh, but mostly Nature laughs in flowers. In my yard, morning glories....  And that reminds me - I have more seeds to plant!
 loving my pink petunias!  yes, planter is an old work boot...  now for sunflowers and nasturtiums!

bye for now! time for lunch with friends...


  1. I agree and can say bin there dun that to about 80% of those things lol.
    Hope the hubs is feeling better and meds sorted which is a law unto intself in my opinion.
    But remember to take care of yourself, rest and eat your veggies.... hugs sheila in very very cold Aus.

    1. oh, but I'm sooooo tired of broccoli!

  2. you are a whirlwind! love the flowers in an old boot!
    I haven't been able to access your blog for a while-don't know if it was me or blogger, I'll blame blogger for now!
    have a great summer

  3. ummm, probably Blogger - I was having trouble with it too!

  4. Stewart had a friend in college who believed sleep is for the weak. I think you two would have a lot in common. Clearly, your work benefits from these spurts - everything looks fabulous!

  5. I need a nap just from reading your blog post. What an action packed life!!!
    Love the camp kids an d the projects you are working on. The quilt is beautiful.
    Hope things settle down for you a bit, at least on the caretaker front.


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