I got home last night but didn't even turn my computer on. I was so tired I didn't even unpack the car. Heck I STILL haven't unpacked it! Maybe tomorrow. Ya'll sure were chatty when I was away. Over 270 posts on my bloglines to go thru! I've done all but 100 but I've mostly just skimmed and not left comments. Hopefully I'll finish getting around to the rest of the blogs tomorrow.
My Dad is somewhat better. If there really can be a "better" in his condition. He managed to pull his vent line out Sunday morning and the doctor on call REALLY wanted to put it back in but we're not allowing that. He's breathing okay on his own so they sent him back to his nursing home yesterday with arrangements for hospice to come in and help with his care and Susan headed home today. She's been there for over a week so I know she's happy to sleep in her own bed tonight!
We had the best visit. We spent a lot of time in the hospital of course but we also spent a lot of time doing other things. Like playing cards with my younger brother and his girlfriend. We're big canasta players in our family and are sooo happy to find that his girlfriend also plays. We had several nights of spirited play. We played partners, me and my brother against Susan and his girlfried. I won't say who won (5 out of 6 games!) but I will say I certainly enjoyed myself. :-P And to be perfectly fair and honest I have to say when Susan and I played one on one the one of us who lost in the doubles games won 2 out of 3 of the singles games. :-)
Let's see what else did we do? Oh yeah. We had RETAIL THERAPY! Yep we found a quilt shop. Beaucoup and Co. One that's been there for years but I'd never been there. When I lived there it specialized in heirloom sewing. At that time the fancy little girls dresses were really big in the area. And Beaucoup sold the fancy laces and linens and batiste used in them. And smocking supplies. Those were popular then. And a little quilt fabric. Very little. And they still carry the laces and stuff (a crazy quilter or embellisher would LOVE this little shop) and a nice little selection of quilt fabric. Not huge but big enough that we were able to find the fabrics we needed for a project we want to do. (More on that in a later post.) I was really very good considering I'd given myself carte blanc to spend whatever I wanted on this holiday weekend. :-) I bought 2 books. The last 2 I will buy this year. Both basic block books. I didn't have a block book and really liked the look of these. Couldn't figure out which one to get - so I got both. And no I can't tell you what they are cause they're still in the car. :-) And I bought 2 yards of fabric for a specific project I need it for - the rest of the fabrics had already been pulled from my stash but I didn't have anything suitable for the sashing and this was perfect. Then I bought 2 yds of a nice light green batik. I have so few light batiks for backgrounds and the ones I do have tend to be beige, yellow, or pink so the green is a good addition to help me use up some of my batik stash. So no frivilous fabric purchases. And a nice way to spend an hour between hospital visiting hours.
I spend a little time pulling a few things out of Mama's sewing room to bring home. LOTS of blog fodder to be doled out over the next month when I don't haven anything else going on. Be patient. It will be worth the wait. VBS
Again it's all still packed in the car so no pictures tonight. And I'm going to my quilt bee tomorrow night so probably none then. But first up will be the antique quilt I brought back with me. Another of the family quilts that went with the one Susan posted a few weeks ago. And she took the last one home with her so I'm sure she'll be giving you a glimpse of it soon too.