Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Colton our new grandbaby

Since my last post (way to long) I have not been in my sewing room since April (so sad)  I have been working on taking care of me..... Not the family but me... since I was diagnosed with heart disease last December and had one stent, another one in March 2012 been a long year.  I have totally changed my eating habits (yes I do cheat, don't we all.....? lol) And I work out at the gym. And again I am finally in my sewing room again... Went to see my new grand baby Colt (colton) the beginning of December 2012 and totally loved spending time with my exceptional daughter and grandchildren Kevin and Lexus (they are 12) and Colton (new)... Did not want to come home... but here I am a week before Christmas and working on his quilt.
 This is Colton's quilt I have it 1/2 sewn together as of tonight.....Yeah

 Lenea (my oldest and colton sleeping.... so cute.... LOVE this picture
 Out day at Myrtle Beach... Loved it, a little cold My Daughter and grandchildren... yes  all three of them are mine and I love them, miss them and would do anything for them. they are great and love their baby brother.... Kevin is so hansom!!!!
 Oh yes this is me.... 54 and lost 35 pounds....
 My oldest daughter Lenea and my youngest daughter MJ.... aren't they beautiful?????
 Me and MJ
 Lenea out on the town with hubby Brandon,,,,, Beautiful!!!!!
 Colton is a chunk and I think this picture looks like my baby brother Pat?????
Big sister Lexus taking care of Colton, does not look quite and big in this picture....LOL But they are both beautiful to me!!!!

I am about ready to move to the east coast so I don't miss anything, they have been gone to long and grandma misses them every day.... they are so much a part of my heart...

Thanks for checking in
Merry Christmas

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Getting Healty

I started Cardiac Rehab this week.  3 days and I am going to work very hard at it for 12 weeks.  Since I now have 2 stents since December I have to be really careful.  Since the rehab is all monitored by nurses I feel better about it.  I was very active and walking up until November 2011 when I started having chest pressure. Since my first stent in December 2011 I have not had any caffeine, more fruits and veggies, more fish, less red meat, nothing fried or prepackaged.

Just got this put together this morning and 10 min of use, and it is hard. Took longer to put it together. Since this is a manual elliptical for home use I have to use my own body weight to make it go.  Harder than it looks.  But then again I almost fell off the treadmill in rehab (since I never used one)

Wish me luck on changing my eating habits and exercise.

Have a GREAT Day, now into my sewing room for some fun!
Thanks for stopping by Karen

Sunday, April 15, 2012

New Grandbaby!!!!

We are expecting a new grand baby in November and a new grand nephew in July!! We are so excited.  With all of my recent medical issues, it is even more important to get me healthy again.  That is what I will be working on.  My taxes are done and we break even this year, since the last dependent has left the coop last year, no deduction this year, so sad.  But when I heard the news, I started this one.......

This is for our new grand child, I have not decided about our grand nephew just yet but working on it.
Thanks for stopping, have a GREAT day! Karen

Sunday, April 1, 2012


I am in my sewing room, a few more blocks on my son in laws quilt. (Storm at Sea) Since I spent the last 2 days in the hospital for my second stent placement in 3 months, I needed something to do.  I have lots of projects to work on and have enjoyed all the inspiration that I get from everyone's wonderful blogs (thank you all)

Started this one just after the kids got married (will be 2yrs in June) boy does time fly by....
I have 10 sections done so far and will sew them together, I can't sit to long so I am going to get back to it! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Started Quilting

I finally loaded Mike's quilt on the frame.  This is the first one that is not a practice quilt, Yeah!! I started to use the panto boards until I got to the center...Black thread on dark background is a little hard to see but it does hide all my mistakes.  In progress and work on a few hours at a time, we will see.  Hope to have quilted this weekend or maybe next.... We will see.

I finished Mike's quilt last weekend. My first finished quilt for 2012, hope to get more done! Yeah!! I tagged it and presented to my nephew, he was so pleased...

Dog Bite

I had the most wonderful lunch with our youngest daughter today at my favorite sushi place "Kampai" we had a great time.  Then stopped by her house for a short visit.  Her boyfriend has two little dogs, a Yorkie female and she is so sweet, the other is a male mix of something about 7 pounds.  They were friendly enough until I got ready to leave..... The little male decided to bite me, through my pants on the back of my calf..... More of a bite and run..... he bit me than ran away...  I have been bit by a German Shepperd, a lab, a mut... all of these were big dogs, I love big dogs.... never been bit by a yapper.... Till now!  OHCH!!!!! Since I am on blood thinners, it only makes it worse.... but the pup is ok, no I did not retaliate! Thought about it, my daughter says it was because I told them that they were not dogs... they were rats... LOL guess since I am a BIG dog person not a little dog person

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Baby Brother

My sister has inspired me to update my neglected Blog.  This past week she has been taking care of our younger bother, day and night, at the hospital.  It was fortunate that he had great co-workers that new something was wrong when he did not show up for work.

He had a close call with uncontrolled diabetics and is on the mend. (it will take time) My sister has been with him the whole time, day and night at the hospital and looking out for his needs and care.  Faithfully updates all the friends and family several times a day.  Kudos's to you my little sister!!!

As she takes care of him I try to take care of me.  Having three family members in different hospitals at the same time is tiring for everyone.  As my brother gets better every day, I am glad and so glad that he has one of his older sisters to take care of him.


Lacy Lola Rose is our 8month old English bulldog.  She has had it rough and easy.  She is a sweetheart and we received her when she was 9 weeks old.  She has a mind of her own but don't they all. lol

She had a foot that was not developing correctly, after x-rays we found out that she had a genetic bone disorder and her right foot and leg were not developing.  This did not slow her down.  We had her spayed and this did not slow her down either.

Today she is off to the vet as soon as they open and hope she will feel better soon.  She can't keep anything down and has the run's.  We all know how we feel when we have that.

Lacy is about 40 pounds now and all female!!!!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Mikes quilt

I started another quilt by request of my sister in law.  This one is for mikie, was suppose to be done in November 2011, but low and behold, just after starting, I got sick. Yuck.  After 2 months and thousands of dollars later, I am on the mend. 

I have not blogged in a very very long time, but seeing the awesome job my sister has done on her blog I am inspired again..... We will try.  Anyway back to the new quilt with pillow shams even.

It too large to get a good picture on the wall but you get the idea.  Now have to get it on the frame and get quilted.  Still working on the pillow shams but have to get more thread.