Okay, I AM still here, everything is going well. I am spending lots of time with my husband, did a bit of sewing with friends and some teaching... I am on holiday. I have spent about 20 minutes total on the computer in the last two weeks - so completely unlike me. Sorry I've been negligent.
I have a long list of things to blog about and it's overwhelming me, so I'm just going to tackle the quickie stuff in this post, rather than keep putting off posting because I don't know how to get to it all.
I taught Introduction to Free-Pieced Letters at the JaM Patch last week. It was soo much fun. A small class but that was great for me because this was only the second time I've taught letters. My students were camera shy, but I'm allowed to show their work.
Joan decided to add letters to a much larger Christmas quilt. Here she is sewing peace:
Felice made this totally fun boo quilt - she left lots of space for some fun quilting. Isn't this owl fabric a hoot? (sorry, had to go for the pun). The owls are so cute and adding this blue fabric completely made the orange quilt sing.
Kathy finally got a chance to use a Halloween fat quarter that she'd been unable to cut up. It really is fun fabric as is this Boo! quilt:
In Pokey news, she is active and happy. The specialist vet said that her kidneys were small and misshapen and she either has kidney stones or calcium deposits; he suspects she's had them growing in there since she was a kitten. Not good news. Putting her under anaesthesia to remove them would be dangerous in her condition. So the only thing that can be done is to treat the Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) and hope for the best. She'll never get better, but we can hope she doesn't get worse for a long time. She hasn't yet developed the anemia or high blood pressure which CRF cats get.
We've been taking Pokey to the vet for her subcutaneous fluids. She started squealing and jumping when my husband and I were doing it, making it harder and harder - there was no way I was going to be able to do it by myself. She doesn't like going to the vet's but she's no longer cowering under a bed for hours after we get her home. She's bouncing right back. Whew.
I've received all sorts of fun packages in the mail and I've been horribly remiss in thanking the senders and showing you all pics. Sorry, sorry, sorry. I have to get that all sorted on and on the blog!
Gotta go now, take care.