Friday, June 11, 2010
We've got a doctor in the house!
We are so proud of him. And to top it all off, he will become a first-time father this September. The sonogram indicates the he and his wife Hilary are expecting a son. This will be my first grandchild. I wish I had more time to get really, really excited. I know it will come.
For now, I'm finishing up 12 new quilts for the new Squares and Triangles book tentatively scheduled for release next spring (2011). I have 5 of them at the long-arm quilters right now, and still have one top to construct, and two that I will quilt myself. And all of this has to be finished before I go in for my knee replacement on July 7. This one is called "Love My Stash". Let me know what you think of it.
Yes, the knee arthroscopic surgery in February was a miserable failure. Still walking with a limp and a cane a lot of the time. It has been really disappointing and frustrating. But I've had a lot of great help. One of my former students, George P, is now 12 years old, and loves to garden. He helped me work the flower beds and plant my bedding plants and summer bulbs. Now, he comes over periodically to pull weeds. Another young friend has offered to mow the lawn, and his mother and George's teenage sister have volunteered to help clean the house. So things are looking up! It feels better just to have the stairs vacuumed, and the living room swept up, and the bathroom floor and fixtures scrubbed! Next: kitchen, dining room, family room and the guest room that will double as my recovery suite. Forget about the laundry room, quilt studio, office, master bedroom, Ken's office, and the two full baths upstairs! (Did I tell you I have a very BIG house?) Plus the finished basement apartment that is vacant and sorely in need of paint, carpet cleaning and walls and windows cleaned before we can start showing it. Whew! I'm tired just writing about it.