I am always shocked to discover that I actually accomplished something during past four weeks. Without exception I arrive at the end of the month tired and overwhelmed thinking that I haven't done anything....and without exception this exercise reminds me that I am most often wrong!
Tops to Treasures is still booming. As I write this I have 9 quilts on the shelf to do in August, and at least 4 more that haven't made it to my door yet but have expressed an interest. I don't think I will be board. July - saw 15 quilts slide past my leaders.
My efforts at writing patterns were rewarded with another publication on Moda Bakeshop.
and I finished writing my next pattern for them as well. It will air on August 4.
On other fronts....my boys are all home for the summer and it has been breath taking to say the least.
#1 son, Noah (nearly 21) quickly damaged his elbow. We thought perhaps he had torn a ligament and would need surgery. I can't count the number of times I have been down this road before with him....he plays hard. Three doctors appointments, and three weeks later we discovered that nothing was torn (Thank you God) but he did severely strain an interior ligament. Physical therapy has helped that a great deal and the Noah drama has passed....for now.
|A proof from John's Sr. pictures. I had to share it.....don't know where I got such a handsome boy.|
Son #2, John (17 1/2) has also had some drama going on. John is a quiet, thoughtful boy who doesn't usually have a lot of drama in his life. However, he has been having episodes of heart palpitations since last May. We've been trying to capture an image of it for the cardiologist, with not success....until yesterday. Hopefully we will have some definite answers soon...all we know for sure is that there are no structural issues with his heart. Good news for sure, but not an answer.
If any of you happen to have an athletic kid with heart issues I highly recommend a foundation called The Athlete's Heart. They have been more than a blessing through this ordeal.
With my heart in my throat I just keep moving....keep quilting....keep designing....keep praying that my boys will mend...which I know they will. Unfortunately I keeps me from posting here. Thank you to all of you who have been praying for us, and those of you who have thought to write and ask where I've been. You do my heart good.
PS I know I still have a week of July left...but I am headed out of town on vacation!!! I think I earned it. See you in August.