Monday, December 29, 2014

Last Project of 2014

This was my last project of 2014.  It was made in October for my niece for her birthday.   First and last t-shirt quilt.
I started with this:

And this is what it turned into:

She was happy with it.  They were all shirts she had collected over the years from special event and places.  She had chosen colors for the backing and the edging. 

I did not like working with knit.  So I won't do another one.  But it was a fun experiment.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

On My Shelf Now

These are on my shelf being read now.

Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton
God: A Story of Revelation by Deepak Chopra
Genealogical Proof Standard, 4th Edition by Christine Rose

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Getting Up To Date

Since I last posted a lot has happened. September 12, 2013 I had a seizure, or a series of several small ones, I think. One of the meds had built up on my brain and bang. All I remember is big headache then bang, nothing. I ended up at Indy for 5 days and do not remember 3 of those at all. Do you know how hard that is to deal with. NO Memory of what I did or said. I barely remember the last 2. Really scrambled brain for a while. I was afraid I might be ready for “the home”. Then the GVHD(graft vs. host disease) hit. I won't go into that. Just know that it is not good. I still have bouts of it but it is getting less and less. I am now at +262 days old. I am in remission.

The worse part of all of this has been the loss of passion, identity and the exhaustion. Short term memory is a problem but that could be related to the meds. I hope that improves as I get off of them. I've forgotten what normal is. Maybe it is not important.

My brother is my hero.

My cousin, Mike and my Aunt Pauline died in November. She had cancer too. I could not go to her funeral. I still cry about it.