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Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Giz

Hi to all in Blogland,
What does the photo of Gizmo have to do with quilting? Something and nothing.  This is what he looks like at 7 p.m. after a day of playing outside and doing Gizzie things.  He is pooped.  When he is pooped, he is not bothering me.  When he is not bothering me, I can normally do things like sew or quilt.  I say "normally" because this past week was anything but normal.  Last Sunday I got to visit our hospital emergency room.  I had what is called a Corneal Erosion Event.  Translated that means my eye dried out during the night and either I opened it or due to REMS, the outer layer of the cells of my cornea got ripped off because they stuck to the inside of my eyelid.  It feels like you imagine it would.  Also, because it was a huge area and over my pupil it left me pretty much blind in that eye all week.  I would not wish this on my worst enemy.  It is much improved now and I hope to be able to see well in Paducah next week at the quilt shows.  Anyway, hopefully my camera will turn up - it is currently missing and there will be guilt photos to post later.
To all my friends, I hope to meet up with you in Paducah.
Till next time...........

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Yo-yo Ladies

Last November before we moved back to southern Illinois, we spent two weeks there on vacation.   I know, usually people go away from their home, but not us!  Anyway, I got to spend part of a day with the Yo- Yo Ladies at the museum in Paducah.  This is Pat showing me her amazing version of a Dear Jane.  She re-drew it all to a size that suited her better  - I believe she made the blocks 6 inches square.  It is truly a work of art and she plans to hand quilt it.  It was wonderful to see it in person.
Here is Charlotte Roberts working on her project.  They meet on Wednesdays at  the museum and work on projects.  They are the best good will ambassadors the museum could have.  They said everyone wants to take their pictures.  I was no exception.
Here is Virginia Hancock at work.  All these ladies have wonderful sewing skills and are such a joy to visit.  I have enjoyed each and every encounter with them.
I can't believe it was last November when I took these pics and now the Paducah quilt show is just around the corner!  .
Till next time.............