Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Whew!!! That's over!

So on the 29th of December (I had everything sewn, stitched, wrapped, bought) I had to have what was supposed to be minor surgery. Well, yes. that's what it was but it took me down for the next 2 weeks and 1 day and I couldn't sit, stand, lay without pain. It wasn't fun and I couldn't craft or do anything fun. But now I'm finally back and yesterday spent the day learning to crazy quilt. This is a dream come true for me as I've wanted to learn this art since I was 16 and my exhusband's grandma showed me quilting techniques. She was an amazing woman. She ironed and quilted for people and made homemade noodles. She raised her children by herself. A large intimidating woman, she let you know she loved you by how harshly she talked to you. I can still see her holding my beautiful baby girl who was only 6 lbs 1 oz at birth. She looked like a tiny doll up to this woman, but Grandma B LOVED those babies. So in honor of her and my dream I finally created an opportunity to learn this and had an amazing day with a new friend. I'm hooked: line and sinker!!! I'm totally addicted to it!! And I stayed up till 3am working on this piece. I will post a pic as soon as I get my computer back and can upload pics. Have a wonderful week. I'm finally going back to work tomorrow.