Sunday, August 18, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
. I have a friend, Sue Goldfarb who was my very first collaborative teaching partner. She was just out of Cook College at Rutgers and started the Environmental Science Program at Mendham High. About 8 years ago she left MHS and moved into New York City. It was fun to visit her and it taught me to navigate in the city which I was previously petrified of doing. I missed her very much and then she made it even worse. She moved to California! Last Spring I got an email from her that made my day, she was coming back to New Jersey! We've had a few visits this Summer and it was so great to catch up and see her and her children again. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we have an opening in the Science Dept. and we can get her back at Mendham. The photograph here is a quilt that I made for her as a going away present when she left for NYC. It was the first time I actually designed a quilt myself. I called it "Earth in Harmony" since she is an environmentalist and has a true Earth Mother personality. It's difficult to see in the picture but the little squares that make up the yin yang are fussy cut animals of every kind and the blue print is an ocean scene. This is still one of my favorites of all the quilts that I have made.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
This is a part of the final layout of my 30's reproduction fabrics quilt. I made over 80 blocks! It fills the entire top of my daughter's California King bed. Granted, it will be somewhat smaller when sewn together. This is the first time I've even looked at my sewing since Red broke his leg. His second surgery is in 3 more days and all that horrible hardware should be gone. Hopefully he will be better able to move around with less assistance. This has been almost as big a challenge as it was to take care of my newborn twins and I was 30 years younger then!
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
At this very moment I should be dining looking out at The Caribbean Sea in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Instead I am playing post surgical nurse to my husband, Red who wiped out on his beautiful new Harley last Wednesday night. The first surgey put this inhuman apparatus on his leg. He can't bend his leg or put any weight on it so he is virtually bedridden and in excruciating pain whenever he moves. Hopefully after his next surgery in a week or so, he will be somewhat more mobile. He still won't be able to put weight on it until Halloween and won't be 100% until Christmas. I keep thinking of my Mom being permanently disabled a the age of 30 with 4 litlle children under the age of 8 ys. old. This is nothing compared to what she and my Dad had to do!
Sunday, July 28, 2013
This is my daughter Colleen's new horse Praline. Her other horse was no longer a happy camper at shows so he got relegated to my backyard fun horse. Praline and Colleen will compete in low jumper classes. She came from Aiken, S.C. and was formerly an eventer, doing coss country and dressage in addition to show jumping. The photo shows what an athletic jumper she is. They just missed being reserve champion at HITS a few weeks ago in a division of 30 horses. I hope they have lots more showing fun in the years to come.