Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Refrigerator art

My 2 year old grandson came over to spend the day.  Jack had fun making an Easter chick to hang on the refrigerator....don't you love that cheesy grin?  My daughter had knee surgery a week ago, and she is still imoblized and it is a bit hard to run after a 2 year old on crutches!   Lots of physical therapy this week, so on my days off, I try to help out with driving her to the appointments and taking care of Jack.  So, not much sewing going on in the sewing room!

I did manage to finish a pillow that  Jan Patek offered on her website... I think this is the link for the pattern.  It was nice to do some hand-work and hand-quilting, although something is wrong with my right hand...lots of pain.  That's the other reason for no sewing or cutting in my sewing room... wahhh!
Thought I would let it get some rest and see if that helps, it is not an injury, just a pain that has been coming on for the last few months and has become much worse.  Arthiritis????  It really has me bummed out!  Guess I should go to the doctor, but that is usually a last resort for me....I just don't feel like they listen or try to figure out what is going on...guess I have to find the right one!

Last weekend, we took a much needed little trip...Spring Break!  We traveled to Nashville and Memphis.  After the show at the Grand Ole Opry, we took the back stage we were walking down the hall, Trace Adkins walked out of his dressing room.  Now that is one tall dude!  And I did not have my camera with me....wahhhh!  During the day, we went down Broadway and visited the Honky Tonks, listened to music....who knows, maybe we saw the next country superstar???  On to Memphis, to visit Graceland.  I was surprised at how ordinary Elvis's mansion is...and of course it is stuck in the 70's decor.  

Hopefully there will be some sewing room time soon!  I am so far behind on my Civil War blocks.
Off to do a bit of blog-hopping while Jack naps!


Carol said...

Sounds like a very fun trip! Love your pillow!

Cheryl said...

Wishing your daughter a speedy recovery. How wonderful you are close enough to help out. Hope you find out what your pain is due to...ain't aging fun?

Sandra said...

Jack looks like a sweetie! Grandkids really are the best:)

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love the art work. :) I have arthritis in my hands and I fight the pain a lot but ibuprofen helps. blessings, marlene

Vivian said...

Adorable smile from Jack.
Thanks for the link to the pillow. We can never have too many patterns, can we?
I got distracted and stopped making my CW blocks too many weeks ago. Time to get caught up or give up. I vote for catching up.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Jack has the best grin--- must be because Grandma and Grandpa are spoiling him big time! Hope your daughter is feeling better soon and you too!

Love your prim log home pillow thanks for the link.

Hugs, Carolyn

Lori said...

I think I like your pillow better then the one I made in the new magazine! Sorry your hand is bothering you so much. I'm the same way when it comes to Drs. Ask a few friends for recomendations.
Nice of you to help your DD while she is recovering.

Eileen said...

what a busy life you've been living!! hope your daughter heals quickly. that looks like one tall 2 year old and the grin is perfect. love your pillow. how fun to make your trip--sounds so fun. thanks for sharing and have a great day

Sandy said...

You have been a busy gal! Hope your hand feels better or at least you can find out what is wrong. We need these hands for sewing, etc! Love the chickie art!

Karen said...

The saltbox house is a perfect design for me! Love it.

Kathie said...

love that pillow, I just love saltbox houses.

well jack is just adorable, isn't it funny how kids go thru stages with their smiles!