Thursday, April 16, 2009

A huge gift

Today Randy took me for a new saddle. The local tack shop had three that were my size and would fit Bear. It was so hard, but it came down to the black King Series Western Pleasure Trail saddle. It has a gel padded seat, for those long trail rides, and shock absorbing sturups.
I rode in it for about 3 hours this afternoon and then again an hour this evening after dinner. It feels great and it really fits Bear.
I am like a kid on Christmas day.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter


I have been doing some window shopping

These would be a treat to myself, they are made by the Tucker Saddle company. The saddle has extra gel in the seat, and a wider tree for Bear's comfort too. It will be a while before I can afford them, but hey we all have to have dreams. Maybe this fall


Friday, April 10, 2009

Be a Donor

If you are a follower of my blog you know that in the near future, I will be facing vascular bypass surgery in my leg . After extended research and guidance from the Dr. I have decided to receive a vein from a human donor. The Dr has requested that the donor be younger than 30.

Yes, my new vein will come from someone who was generous enough to sign his or her organ card. It's not just hearts, kidney's lungs and livers that saves lives.

When you become a donor they also use your veins, skin, and soft tissue to help others live normal lives.
For the first time in 10 years I have the hope of living a normal life again and it's due to the fact someone, or their family, was generous enough to choose donation. If you haven't become a donor yet, please consider giving the gift of life, you never know who's life you might be saving.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

rehome this quilt

For a small fee of $400.00 you can re-home this lovely 92 inch x 110 inch navy blue floral and cream colored quilt. This is not a panel, they are sewn individual pieces of fabric.
Shown here on a queen size bed. Made in Northeastern PA by myself and also machine quilted by me. Using 100% high quality cotton fabrics. This quilt would make a lovely wedding gift or a family treasure.
E-mail me for more information.
Thank you

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Step #3 blocks are finally done

It took me forever, but they are finally done.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Mountains to Climb

I can almost see it That dream I’m dreaming but There’s a voice inside my head saying,

You’ll never reach it, Every step I’m taking,

Every move I make feels Lost with no direction My faith is shaking

but I Got to keep trying, Got to keep my head held high

There’s always going to be another mountain I’m always going to want to make it move Always going to be an uphill battle,

Sometimes you going to have to lose, Ain’t about how fast I get there, Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side…It’s the climb…

The struggles I’m facing,

The chances I’m taking Sometimes they knock me down but,

No I’m not breaking, The pain I’m knowing, But these are the moments that I’m going to remember most yeah Just got to keep going And I,I got to be strong Just keep pushing on,

There’s always going to be another mountain I’m always going to want to make it move Always going to be an uphill battle,Sometimes you going to have to lose, Ain’t about how fast I get there, Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side…It’s the climb…

And keeping the faith, I'm keeping the faith.

These are the lyrics for a new song by Miley Cyrus.

The words made me think about what I am going threw with my leg. The up hill battle that I am struggling with and keeping the faith that God is here walking beside me. God knows what I need, and he has a plan for me. I am not afraid of what lies ahead. I also know that I have the strength to climb those mountains that lay in front of me. It won't be easy to recover from the surgery, I will have to take things one step, one hill, one mountain at a time. But, with my family, friends and my faith behind me to give me a push now and then, I will make it to the top.


our horses

Some of you have asked to see our horses. So, here are photos of Mr. Ted E. Bear my Overo Paint and Ms. Dessy Red Head Jessica's Pony.

I have had Bear for 3 years and Jessica has had Lucy for just a year. We really do enjoy the time we spend together.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Up Early

It's 4:30am here in PA, I woke up early with a lot on my mind. So, I went into the sewing room. I put one set of borders on the nine patch quilt, I will start the applique work tomorrow lol or later today. I also pinned a wall hanging onto the grace frame. I need to get that finished and sent out soon. So, I am setting a few small goals for myslef today. Get the rest of the borders on the nine patch quilt, finish my bom blocks, and try and figure out how I want to quilt the wall hanging. And, if the weather holds out maybe, just maybe I will go to the barn today and mess with Bear. Gosh I miss that big brat.
Hope you all have a great day and get to spend some time with your sewing machines.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Spring has sprung

It was such a lovely day here today. Near 70 and sunny. The crocus are in bloom and we have seen gold finches at the feeder. Even though I didn't make it to the barn today, I did work around by gold fish pond for a little while today.
I hope your weather was just as nice

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Not the outcome we had hoped for

After being in the Operating Room for 2 hours today the Dr. was unable to open the stent and return blood flow in the main vain in my left leg. So, in two weeks we will go back to Rochester Ny to see the vascular surgeon to discuss bypass. This is not an easy decision, most vascular bypasses fail within the first year and this is MAJOR surgery. I will more then likely be in the Hosp for 4-5 days and the recovery period is weeks. Your continued prayers and support would be a blessing in this difficult time. The next few weeks will be rough.

I want to thank all of you for your love and support. God has truly blessed our family with the love for each other and the support of loving friends. I lean on my Lord, my family and you my friends when I have these health issues and I thank you for allowing me to do that.
God Bless all of you