trying to unlurk (again) rather long

trying to unlurk (again) rather long

Post by julias » Wed, 19 Aug 2009 00:16:32



I am never far away and always looking at and reading the digest each
time they arrive here. It just seems that I never take the opportunity
to just sit down and scribble a note to everyone.
 I suppose that the biggest problem is that I would have to get up and
leave my sewing machine to come over to the computer, then take the
time.

I have been sewing and quilting up a storm here lately.  I finished a
baby quilt just the day before yesterday and sent it off to its new
home yesterday afternoon.  I have another quilt just about finished.
This one is for my Aunt Mary.  When I finish this break I figure I
should have it done in about a week.   I have 2 more backed and pinned
and ready for hand quilting.  I also finished a King Size Sunbonnet
Sue/Sam earlier in the summer and I machine quilted and stippled it.

  Other than the quilting I also found a very dammaged Lane cedar
chest at a garage sale for $5.00.  So I bought it home and re-did the
whole thing. Now it shines and looks brand new.  I am waiting for the
hardware to arrive from Lane any day now.  Fortunately their products
have a lifetime guarentee and this poor chest had all the hardware,
including the lock and latches destroyed.
  Health wise I am doing better than I have for more years than I can
count!  I make myself walk everyday which has helped a great deal.  Of
course I will alway have serious health issues to work through and I
will just keep on pluggin' on those.
  Jerry (DH) is holding his own.  His Altzheimer's disease seem to be
at a stand still to me right now.  I don't see currently much of any
change for the last few months.  I of course know this stand still
won't last forever.

  Oh yeah, I also have been making a bit of progress in getting my
sewing studio straightened up. I suppose the fire we had in July
pushed me in that direction.  I know I haven't said anything yet about
the fire.  The important thing there is that the damage was mimumial
and we all got out safely.  DH had a few 3rd degree burns but is
mending well.  Of course it was a major clean up.  Good new all my
fabrics were safe and away from the fire area and behind closed
cupboard doors that protected them.  I am finially past the point
where I freak out just thinking about it.

I am so learning to put things in order in my brain and just take
things a day at a time.  My quilting continues to be a prayerful
experience for me, every stitch continues to be a prayer.

  This summer has also bought a horrible tragedy to my sister.  Those
of you who have been here for a longer time may remember that my
sister's fiance died only a few weeks before her wedding 3 years ago.
Well she is finally to a point where she is moving forward and was
planning a move to NC with a friend who lives near Boston.  Those
plans have now changed.  Two weeks ago last Saturday, her friend's ex-
boyfriend broke into her home and killed their 6 years old daughter.
My sister and her friend have both had their worlds turned upside down
to say the least.  My sister asked me if it would be possible to make
a quilt for the little girls casket but there just wasn't enough time
to do it.  For all of us it will take a long time to heal.  Even in
this indirect way, this has had a devastating effect on all of our
family and it will take a very long time before my sister and her
friend (Deb) and her other children can move forward.

  Enough of the sad stuff.  My grandchildren are growing like weeds
and I love it when they come out to visit.  Emily loves to bring me
toys and quilts to 'do surgery' on.  I always laugh with how serious
she is about these projects.  Her biggest concern is keeping her
little brother away from her treasured  quilts.

  Well hopefully I will be able to stay unlurked for more than just a
little bit.  I just wanted to let you all know I am still very much
alive and doing better all the time.  When I think how far I have come
since my last stroke and when every thing was just falling apart, I
know, that the support of all of you here helped me to get through the
hardest of times.

juliasb

 
 
 

trying to unlurk (again) rather long

Post by Robert » Wed, 19 Aug 2009 01:07:50


Good to see you Julia! And what a story -that fire must have been
terrifying. The death of that little girl makes me angry. So often
children have to suffer for the spite of ***s.
Roberta in D

On Mon, 17 Aug 2009 08:16:32 -0700 (PDT), juliasb

Quote:

>I am never far away and always looking at and reading the digest each
>time they arrive here. It just seems that I never take the opportunity
>to just sit down and scribble a note to everyone.
> I suppose that the biggest problem is that I would have to get up and
>leave my sewing machine to come over to the computer, then take the
>time.

>I have been sewing and quilting up a storm here lately.  I finished a
>baby quilt just the day before yesterday and sent it off to its new
>home yesterday afternoon.  I have another quilt just about finished.
>This one is for my Aunt Mary.  When I finish this break I figure I
>should have it done in about a week.   I have 2 more backed and pinned
>and ready for hand quilting.  I also finished a King Size Sunbonnet
>Sue/Sam earlier in the summer and I machine quilted and stippled it.

>  Other than the quilting I also found a very dammaged Lane cedar
>chest at a garage sale for $5.00.  So I bought it home and re-did the
>whole thing. Now it shines and looks brand new.  I am waiting for the
>hardware to arrive from Lane any day now.  Fortunately their products
>have a lifetime guarentee and this poor chest had all the hardware,
>including the lock and latches destroyed.
>  Health wise I am doing better than I have for more years than I can
>count!  I make myself walk everyday which has helped a great deal.  Of
>course I will alway have serious health issues to work through and I
>will just keep on pluggin' on those.
>  Jerry (DH) is holding his own.  His Altzheimer's disease seem to be
>at a stand still to me right now.  I don't see currently much of any
>change for the last few months.  I of course know this stand still
>won't last forever.

>  Oh yeah, I also have been making a bit of progress in getting my
>sewing studio straightened up. I suppose the fire we had in July
>pushed me in that direction.  I know I haven't said anything yet about
>the fire.  The important thing there is that the damage was mimumial
>and we all got out safely.  DH had a few 3rd degree burns but is
>mending well.  Of course it was a major clean up.  Good new all my
>fabrics were safe and away from the fire area and behind closed
>cupboard doors that protected them.  I am finially past the point
>where I freak out just thinking about it.

>I am so learning to put things in order in my brain and just take
>things a day at a time.  My quilting continues to be a prayerful
>experience for me, every stitch continues to be a prayer.

>  This summer has also bought a horrible tragedy to my sister.  Those
>of you who have been here for a longer time may remember that my
>sister's fiance died only a few weeks before her wedding 3 years ago.
>Well she is finally to a point where she is moving forward and was
>planning a move to NC with a friend who lives near Boston.  Those
>plans have now changed.  Two weeks ago last Saturday, her friend's ex-
>boyfriend broke into her home and killed their 6 years old daughter.
>My sister and her friend have both had their worlds turned upside down
>to say the least.  My sister asked me if it would be possible to make
>a quilt for the little girls casket but there just wasn't enough time
>to do it.  For all of us it will take a long time to heal.  Even in
>this indirect way, this has had a devastating effect on all of our
>family and it will take a very long time before my sister and her
>friend (Deb) and her other children can move forward.

>  Enough of the sad stuff.  My grandchildren are growing like weeds
>and I love it when they come out to visit.  Emily loves to bring me
>toys and quilts to 'do surgery' on.  I always laugh with how serious
>she is about these projects.  Her biggest concern is keeping her
>little brother away from her treasured  quilts.

>  Well hopefully I will be able to stay unlurked for more than just a
>little bit.  I just wanted to let you all know I am still very much
>alive and doing better all the time.  When I think how far I have come
>since my last stroke and when every thing was just falling apart, I
>know, that the support of all of you here helped me to get through the
>hardest of times.

>juliasb


 
 
 

trying to unlurk (again) rather long

Post by Joann » Wed, 19 Aug 2009 01:41:04


So sorry to hear about the terrible things that have happened lately.
You will all be in my prayers for healing and better times to come.
Thanx for sharing with us.
Take Care
Joanna
Quote:

> I am never far away and always looking at and reading the digest each
> time they arrive here. It just seems that I never take the opportunity
> to just sit down and scribble a note to everyone.
>  I suppose that the biggest problem is that I would have to get up and
> leave my sewing machine to come over to the computer, then take the
> time.

> I have been sewing and quilting up a storm here lately.  I finished a
> baby quilt just the day before yesterday and sent it off to its new
> home yesterday afternoon.  I have another quilt just about finished.
> This one is for my Aunt Mary.  When I finish this break I figure I
> should have it done in about a week.   I have 2 more backed and pinned
> and ready for hand quilting.  I also finished a King Size Sunbonnet
> Sue/Sam earlier in the summer and I machine quilted and stippled it.

>   Other than the quilting I also found a very dammaged Lane cedar
> chest at a garage sale for $5.00.  So I bought it home and re-did the
> whole thing. Now it shines and looks brand new.  I am waiting for the
> hardware to arrive from Lane any day now.  Fortunately their products
> have a lifetime guarentee and this poor chest had all the hardware,
> including the lock and latches destroyed.
>   Health wise I am doing better than I have for more years than I can
> count!  I make myself walk everyday which has helped a great deal.  Of
> course I will alway have serious health issues to work through and I
> will just keep on pluggin' on those.
>   Jerry (DH) is holding his own.  His Altzheimer's disease seem to be
> at a stand still to me right now.  I don't see currently much of any
> change for the last few months.  I of course know this stand still
> won't last forever.

>   Oh yeah, I also have been making a bit of progress in getting my
> sewing studio straightened up. I suppose the fire we had in July
> pushed me in that direction.  I know I haven't said anything yet about
> the fire.  The important thing there is that the damage was mimumial
> and we all got out safely.  DH had a few 3rd degree burns but is
> mending well.  Of course it was a major clean up.  Good new all my
> fabrics were safe and away from the fire area and behind closed
> cupboard doors that protected them.  I am finially past the point
> where I freak out just thinking about it.

> I am so learning to put things in order in my brain and just take
> things a day at a time.  My quilting continues to be a prayerful
> experience for me, every stitch continues to be a prayer.

>   This summer has also bought a horrible tragedy to my sister.  Those
> of you who have been here for a longer time may remember that my
> sister's fiance died only a few weeks before her wedding 3 years ago.
> Well she is finally to a point where she is moving forward and was
> planning a move to NC with a friend who lives near Boston.  Those
> plans have now changed.  Two weeks ago last Saturday, her friend's ex-
> boyfriend broke into her home and killed their 6 years old daughter.
> My sister and her friend have both had their worlds turned upside down
> to say the least.  My sister asked me if it would be possible to make
> a quilt for the little girls casket but there just wasn't enough time
> to do it.  For all of us it will take a long time to heal.  Even in
> this indirect way, this has had a devastating effect on all of our
> family and it will take a very long time before my sister and her
> friend (Deb) and her other children can move forward.

>   Enough of the sad stuff.  My grandchildren are growing like weeds
> and I love it when they come out to visit.  Emily loves to bring me
> toys and quilts to 'do surgery' on.  I always laugh with how serious
> she is about these projects.  Her biggest concern is keeping her
> little brother away from her treasured  quilts.

>   Well hopefully I will be able to stay unlurked for more than just a
> little bit.  I just wanted to let you all know I am still very much
> alive and doing better all the time.  When I think how far I have come
> since my last stroke and when every thing was just falling apart, I
> know, that the support of all of you here helped me to get through the
> hardest of times.

> juliasb

 
 
 

trying to unlurk (again) rather long

Post by julias » Wed, 19 Aug 2009 01:44:54



Quote:
> Good to see you Julia! And what a story -that fire must have been
> terrifying. The death of that little girl makes me angry. So often
> children have to suffer for the spite of ***s.
> Roberta in D

> On Mon, 17 Aug 2009 08:16:32 -0700 (PDT), juliasb


> >I am never far away and always looking at and reading the digest each
> >time they arrive here. It just seems that I never take the opportunity
> >to just sit down and scribble a note to everyone.
> > I suppose that the biggest problem is that I would have to get up and
> >leave my sewing machine to come over to the computer, then take the
> >time.

> >I have been sewing and quilting up a storm here lately. ?I finished a
> >baby quilt just the day before yesterday and sent it off to its new
> >home yesterday afternoon. ?I have another quilt just about finished.
> >This one is for my Aunt Mary. ?When I finish this break I figure I
> >should have it done in about a week. ? I have 2 more backed and pinned
> >and ready for hand quilting. ?I also finished a King Size Sunbonnet
> >Sue/Sam earlier in the summer and I machine quilted and stippled it.

> > ?Other than the quilting I also found a very dammaged Lane cedar
> >chest at a garage sale for $5.00. ?So I bought it home and re-did the
> >whole thing. Now it shines and looks brand new. ?I am waiting for the
> >hardware to arrive from Lane any day now. ?Fortunately their products
> >have a lifetime guarentee and this poor chest had all the hardware,
> >including the lock and latches destroyed.
> > ?Health wise I am doing better than I have for more years than I can
> >count! ?I make myself walk everyday which has helped a great deal. ?Of
> >course I will alway have serious health issues to work through and I
> >will just keep on pluggin' on those.
> > ?Jerry (DH) is holding his own. ?His Altzheimer's disease seem to be
> >at a stand still to me right now. ?I don't see currently much of any
> >change for the last few months. ?I of course know this stand still
> >won't last forever.

> > ?Oh yeah, I also have been making a bit of progress in getting my
> >sewing studio straightened up. I suppose the fire we had in July
> >pushed me in that direction. ?I know I haven't said anything yet about
> >the fire. ?The important thing there is that the damage was mimumial
> >and we all got out safely. ?DH had a few 3rd degree burns but is
> >mending well. ?Of course it was a major clean up. ?Good new all my
> >fabrics were safe and away from the fire area and behind closed
> >cupboard doors that protected them. ?I am finially past the point
> >where I freak out just thinking about it.

> >I am so learning to put things in order in my brain and just take
> >things a day at a time. ?My quilting continues to be a prayerful
> >experience for me, every stitch continues to be a prayer.

> > ?This summer has also bought a horrible tragedy to my sister. ?Those
> >of you who have been here for a longer time may remember that my
> >sister's fiance died only a few weeks before her wedding 3 years ago.
> >Well she is finally to a point where she is moving forward and was
> >planning a move to NC with a friend who lives near Boston. ?Those
> >plans have now changed. ?Two weeks ago last Saturday, her friend's ex-
> >boyfriend broke into her home and killed their 6 years old daughter.
> >My sister and her friend have both had their worlds turned upside down
> >to say the least. ?My sister asked me if it would be possible to make
> >a quilt for the little girls casket but there just wasn't enough time
> >to do it. ?For all of us it will take a long time to heal. ?Even in
> >this indirect way, this has had a devastating effect on all of our
> >family and it will take a very long time before my sister and her
> >friend (Deb) and her other children can move forward.

> > ?Enough of the sad stuff. ?My grandchildren are growing like weeds
> >and I love it when they come out to visit. ?Emily loves to bring me
> >toys and quilts to 'do surgery' on. ?I always laugh with how serious
> >she is about these projects. ?Her biggest concern is keeping her
> >little brother away from her treasured ?quilts.

> > ?Well hopefully I will be able to stay unlurked for more than just a
> >little bit. ?I just wanted to let you all know I am still very much
> >alive and doing better all the time. ?When I think how far I have come
> >since my last stroke and when every thing was just falling apart, I
> >know, that the support of all of you here helped me to get through the
> >hardest of times.

> >juliasb- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

Boy oh Boy you have it right on the head!  I am so thankful for the
life I have!  I am thankful for the gift of being able to quilt to my
hearts content.  I can't begin to express all the mixed emotions I
have about Kaitlynn Griffin's ***.  What holds us all together is
knowing that this little angel is free now.  I don't know that any of
us can do anything but go between the anger, disbelief and bargining
right now, then back and forth.
  This afternoon the plan is to get busy on the purple quilt for my
aunt and do my best to get it done. That will give the sewing machine
a break.

julia

 
 
 

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Post by Michelle C » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 04:05:26


So glad to hear that you are doing so well!

As for the *** of your sister's room mate's daughter, I can't begin
to imagine the horror.  My heart goes out to them and to you on their loss.

Best regards,
Michelle in Nevada