My newest boarder, MoEllen, a 5 month golden doodle puppy! And Telly loves her. She has not played with any dog like she has with Mo in years which makes us happy. Telly and Mo wrestle on the ground and chase each other round and round, giving us hope that the old Telly is still inside.
Mo discovered the swimming pool pretty much right away and a ping pong ball that she played with endlessly.
Notice that Roxie got a haircut yesterday. Today her name is Rat Dog.
Last Saturday I gave Sam the quilt for the baby – we had a small party on the porch knowing it would be our last one for the summer. The baby, Owen Charles Lund, was born yesterday and weighed 6 lbs. 3 oz.. Sam and Owen are both doing well.
I am feeling lots better – thanks everybody!
I’m still here – just under the weather. Last weekend I felt that nasty cough coming on and prayed it would hold off until after my fun day at Connie’s lake home. By Mondy night the handwriting was on the wall so to speak and Tuesday morning I had to call Connie and tell her I was too sick to come. Oh but I was disappointed! Went to the clinic but was told I probably had allergies. Really? So now I’m just hoping I can get well on my own.
Someone asked which Bernina we bought – here it is – a 740 and it stitches beautifully. See the wide throat area for machine quilting? It also has a scissors. It does so much that I will want to take the class this fall at Calico Hutch in Hayward where we bought them. One of our customers, Kathy from Rochester teaches the class – can’t wait! This machine is so solid I can’t explain it – it’s quiet – like a Lexus compared to a Chevy. Ha!
Just talking about it makes me want to go visit it.
Ben is turning 4 on Saturday the 20th!!!
First let me thank each of you who has kept Ben in your prayers over the past 5 months. I truly believe it has helped both him and his family. On the whole he has been such a trooper through his chemo treatments — he is currently in the hardest 2 months of the 3 year leukemia protocol. The worst (in my mind) is the strongest dose of steroids that he has just completed. Aside from being hungry all the time it messes with his energy and mood. Nina said he will get a monthly “boost” of steroids but it shouldn’t have this dramatic effect on Ben.
I want to give Nina loads of credit for keeping Ben healthy and fever free. Lots of hand sanitizer, a clean house, and being very mindful about outings! We were talking about how difficult it would be for those parents who have to work full time…and the challenges of finding daycare on top of all the clinic visits, etc. Not easy!!!
I made a “race car” quilt for Ben’s birthday (that was the theme) along with toys and clothes. I followed the pattern with the exception of adding side borders. I wanted it to be more square than rectangular. The pattern called for a charm pack but I have loads of fabric so once I had those collected,it was off to the races. I even quilted it on my new Bernina with straight lines. The coolest fabric is found on the back. This Happy Birthday fabric came from a quilt shop in Ames, Iowa. I love the fact that it could be used as a tablecloth – or whatever.
It is raining today so no work in the garden area! It is also Roy and my 44th wedding anniversary. We were babies when we said “I do”! Tonight we celebrate with his sisters and husbands. Enjoy your weekend and keep prayers coming Ben’s way.