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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Thanksgiving is approaching

Emma's birthday was November 20th. She is 2 years old. We are expecting her and her mom to arrive Thanksgiving Day. Bric and his family will arrive on Friday. Since Emma's mom and other grandparents are Jehovah's Witness, they do not celebrate birthdays or Christmas. But we do! We will have her party on Friday. I have ordered a large cookie with Elmo on it because she loves Elmo. I made her a quilted sweatshirt with turtles. The two Santa pillows are for the little boys to use from now until Christmas. We are so excited about everyone coming to our house.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


This new series is based on vegetation.

Small quilts

These are based on old family photographs. One is of Nina Lindon as a young girl with a parasol. The other is based on a photo of Harry Lindon standing in front of an unidentified building.

Vote! Vote! Vote!

Today we went to Big Creek Fire Station to vote in the presidential election. There were only 4 people in line in front of us. We did see a couple of our neighbors. What an exciting election! We will watch the results tonight.

My eyesight has improved enough that I finally am sewing again. Yippeee!!!! I worked yesterday and today in my sewing studio. I made several purses and some small quilts. It felt great to be working again.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Wow what a wild ride this week. Mah Jongg friends came for the weekend to play. What fun!! Tuesday the opthalmologist told me eye was doing great and he did not want to see me for 6 weeks. On the way home we could not find any gas. Finally one Kangaroo station had some. Whewwwww! I can see out of my eye now even though it is blurry. The nitric oxide bubble is finally gone.
Today it was announced that I got Teacher of The Year at my little school. What a shock since I am only part-time. I hope I get a parking space of my own like everyone else.
The stock market has been a horrow story. hopefully that will get better.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Another week with the detached retina

I taught my classes this past week with sunglasses on so the children would not have to look at my eye. I see a pool of water through that eye. It is as though I am submerged in liquid up to the middle of my eye. Below the surface I cannot see anything but colors. Above the surface I can see but it is very blurry. It makes it difficult to negotiate steps and walking around. I have to be very careful so I do not slip down. Even though I am able to drive, my depth of field is very challenged. I know that the vision in that eye is better than last week, but it is so frustrating. I have not been able to sew or read. I can knit so at least I have something to keep me busy.
My son and his family came from Birmingham for the weekend. They just wanted to be with me and check on me. I am so glad they came with the grandchildren, It made me feel so good. My other son joined us with his girlfriend and her little boy. We had a wonderful day going to the applehouses. We all ate supper together here at the house. Tommy fixed his oven bbq ribs. Bric made fried sweet potato chips and I made a broccolli salad. Red velvet cake for dessert. Yum!

Dealing with Detached Retina

September 12th I had an appointment at the ophthalmologist because I had light flashes in one eye when I would turn out a light in a room. A gray veil had appeared near my nose in that eye. He dilated my eyes and called me back in to examine my eyes. He said that I had a detached retina with 2 tears. He insisted that I drive to Atlanta and that I could not wait for Tommy to come and I could not stop to eat or drink. The next doctor I saw said that something had to be done that day and he was associated with Decatur Hospital which had closed the surgery department to move it. He sent me to another doctor who also insisted that I needed surgery immediately or I would lose sight in my right eye. So I had surgery at Piedmont Hospital at 9:00 p.m. Peyton drove Tommy down so he could take me back home after the surgery. We got back about 2:00 a.m.I feel fine except I have a huge bandage over my eye and I cannot see very well with one eye. I had no idea that my symptoms were so serious. Yeeech! You never know. I just wanted to let you know what had happened.I have nitrous oxide gas bubble in that eye so I cannot change altitudes or fly. He said that I could not go to work for two weeks, but we will see. I will saw the "Decatur" doctor on Tuesday the 16th in Gainesville. He said my eye was doing great and that I could go back to work on Wednesday.

Moonbeams continue

These are fun little purses that can be used for many occassions.


These are my newest purses that are smaller than my "pursonalities". I have used just the face on each one. They are big enough to carry a cellphone and other essentials.

Humane Society

I created these purses for the Fort Lauderdale Humane Society auction. My sister-in-law is involved with this event and asked me to participate. These are the ones that I sent her. I hope they bring in some money for their cause.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

This is the quilt for my niece, Kyle. It is her gift for high school graduation. Hopefully she will use it in her dorm room at the University of San Deigo. Since she grew up in Fort Lauderdale, I thought the flip flops would be the perfect image for her.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

2 More

Moon Dog Tree

I added 5 more purses to my etsy store. It can be accessed at

Donation purse

This is the purse that I donated for the silent auction. This auction is a benefit for Justin Elliott who was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor at the age of 18. He has had surgery and started radiation treatment. Most of the treatments that might be beneficial are experimental therefore they are not covered by insurance. He is a fine young man who was finishing his senior year of high school at West Georgia College. He has been accepted at NYU and is determined to go there in the fall. the community has rallied around him with many benefits and fund raisers in process. There will be a large BBQ at Ellijay United Methodist Church on April 26th which will be a part of the fund raisers that are taking place. This will be the conclusion of the silent auction.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Moondogtree Continued

These are three more of the moon girls: Scarlett, Moon Talk and Minerva.


Emeralda Moon Autumn Moon
I have finally gotten enough work together to put a shop on I have started it with 5 of my purses, but I hope to add more of my work on it. It takes a lot of self motivation and discipline. I assume people set their "office" time and work during those hours.
I have decided to give my purses names which I think fits their pursonalities.

Monday, February 25, 2008

I had a commissioned work to finish during the month of February. A group of teachers in Toccoa, GA asked me to do a baby quilt for a friend of theirs. I met with one teacher at the quilt shop where we decided on the fabric. Since the juvenile fabric was printed with the Three Pigs story, we thought that it would be cute for a little boy. I cut and sewed the images so that they would tell the story in sequence. I took one of the images and made it into a small pillow to go with the crib quilt.