Saturday, June 30, 2012

KATHY

I JUST GOT HOME A BIT AGO. WHEN I GOT TO THE HOSPITAL KATHY WAS SITTING IN THE CHAIR NEXT TO HER BED IN THE CCU. SHE TOLD HER HUBBY AND SISTER'S TO GO HAVE LUNCH AND SHE WAS WAITING FOR HERS. SHE STOOD UP AND HUGGED ME. I THINK SHE WAS A LITTLE SURPRISED TO SEE ME BUT I TOLD HER I HAD TO COME AND SEE FOR MYSELF SHE WAS ALRIGHT. SHE LOOKED REALLY GOOD AND WAS MOVED TO A REGULAR ROOM AFTER LUNCH. I HAD FULLY INTENDED TO STAY THE NIGHT UP THERE AND COME HOME TOMORROW MORNING BUT SHE WANTED ME TO CANCEL AND COME HOME TO BRIAN, SO I DID. THAT IS CLASSIC KATHY THO, NO MATTER WHAT SHE IS GOING THRU SHE PUTS OTHERS FIRST. IT WAS SO GOOD TO SEE HER! SHE WILL BE ABLE TO COME HOME IN A DAY OR TWO. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR ALL THE PRAYERS ON HER BEHALF AND BRIAN AND I TOO. YOU ARE ALL THE BEST!! I TOLD HER TO CALL ME AFTER SHE GETS HOME AND FEELS LIKE IT. SHE HAS 4 SISTER'S, A BROTHER, DAD AND HUBBY WHO ALL LOVE HER VERY MUCH AND WILL TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER. WITH MUCH RELIEF AND PRAISE FOR OUR HEAVENLY FATHER, UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Friday, June 29, 2012

JUST GOT WORD....

MY VERY BEST FRIEND IN ALL THE WORLD...KATHY, WHO TOOK ME WITHOUT HESITATION WHEN BRIAN WAS FLOWN OUT FOR HIS HEART SURGERY, HAD A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK THIS MORNING. SHE IS IN THE HOSPITAL IN MARQUETTE, MI WHICH IS 90 MILES NORTH EAST OF US. BRIAN IS DOING WELL ENOUGH THAT HE SAID TO GO AND BE WITH HER AND HER HUSBAND AND KATHY'S FAMILY TOMORROW SO I AM GOING UP THERE TO BE WITH THEM MAYBE OVERNIGHT. MY FRIENDS, I WOULD ASK YOU ONCE AGAIN TO PLEASE PRAY FOR SOMEONE I LOVE VERY MUCH, THAT THE LORD WOULD INTERVENE AND THE DAMAGE WON'T BE AS BAD AS THEY THINK. KATHY IS THE KIND OF PERSON EVERYONE LOVES, WHO IS KIND AND PUTS EVERYONE AHEAD OF HER OWN SELF. I LOVE HER DEARLY AND CAN'T IMAGINE MY LIFE WITHOUT HER IN IT. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. I KNEW I COULD ASK AND YOU WOULD BE PRAYER WARRIORS ONCE AGAIN. I'LL LET YOU KNOW HOW SHE IS AS SOON AS I CAN. BIG HUGS, LORI

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

PRIMITIVE STAR QUILT DONE


JUST FINISHED BINDING THE PRIMITIVE STAR QUILT
THAT I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON. HERE'S A LITTLE PEEK
AT IT. I HAND QUILTED THE BAPTIST FAN PATTERN
OVER THE ENTIRE QUILT. I KNOW YOU ARE NOT
SURPRISED SINCE I DO THAT PATTERN QUITE OFTEN.
IT IS MY FAVORITE AFTER ALL! lol
I'LL SHOW THE QUILT IN FULL WHEN I AM READY
TO DO MY UPDATE. IT WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE
THEN ALONG WITH THE TWO DOLLS I HAVE YET TO
NAME BUT AFFECTIONATELY CALL "THE SISTERS".
I WILL HAVE A COUPLE OF OTHER GOODIES TO
OFFER ALSO SO CHECK BACK LATER FOR MORE
INFO ON THAT. NOT SURE YET WHEN THE UPDATE
WILL BE. IT DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH TIME I HAVE
TO WORK ON THE THINGS I WANT TO MAKE YET
BUT IT WON'T BE UNTIL SOME TIME IN JULY FOR SURE.

THANK YOU FOR THE IDEAS ON MY SPOON/WALL
BOX. I'M STILL THINKING ON IT BUT IT WAS FUN
TO SEE WHAT IDEAS YOU HAD. I APPRECIATE
THE COMMENTS VERY MUCH.

BRIAN CONTINUES TO GET HIS STRENGTH BACK
 A LITTLE BIT MORE EACH DAY. WE THANK YOU SO
VERY MUCH FOR CONTINUING TO KEEP US IN
YOUR PRAYERS AND FOR THINKING OF US.
LIFE IS ALL THE SWEETER TO BE SURE.

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Saturday, June 23, 2012

SO, WHAT DO YA THINK?

I BOUGHT THIS ANTIQUE SPOON HOLDER/WALL BOX
A FEW WEEKS AGO. IT'S IN ATTIC FINISH. I HAD THE
SPOONS ALREADY. I LOVE IT BUT HERE'S MY
DILEMMA....

IT'S UP KINDA HIGH ON THE WALL IN THE 
DINING ROOM CUZ I DIDN'T WANT
TO MAKE ANOTHER HOLE TO MOVE
IT LOWER. I HAD THE BLACK REPRO SPOON RACK
HERE AND IT WAS LONGER. SO, I HAVE 9" FROM
THE BOTTOM OF THE BOX TO THE LIGHT SWITCH
COVER. WHAT SHOULD I THINK ABOUT PUTTING
HERE SO IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE BOX IS
FLOATING UP SO HIGH? A SAMPLER? A SMALLER
HOOKED RUG? AN ANTIQUE SOMETHING? I'M
ALSO THINKING ONE OF DON AND PAT'S WOODEN
PLATES WOULD LOOK GOOD INSIDE THE BOX.

ALSO BEEN PLAYING A BIT TODAY. I'M TRYING TO
GET THE DUSTING AND VACUUMING CAUGHT
UP. COULDN'T RESIST PLAYING WITH MY GIFTS
FROM JULIE. THIS IS WHERE I HUNG MY DOLL HOUSE
DOLL. DO YOU LIKE HER HERE? SHE'S IN THE LIVING
ROOM ON TOP OF THE BIG ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
WHERE I CAN SEE HER AND ENJOY HER.

I MOVED THE HEART MAKE~DO FROM JULIE TO
THE TOP OF THE STACK OF ANTIQUE BOXES IN OUR
BEDROOM. I THINK IT LOOKS
BETTER CUZ THINGS ARE SPREAD OUT
MORE. ALSO I WANTED TO THANK EVERYONE
FOR THE SWEET COMMENTS ABOUT OUR RETURN
HOME AND MY NEW DOLLS. I'M GLAD YOU LIKE
THEM! I AM TRYING TO FINISH THE STAR QUILT UP
FIRST AND THEN I'LL GET BACK TO THEIR DRESSES.

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Thursday, June 21, 2012

SAFELY HOME & MY NEWEST DOLLS




WE ARE HAPPILY ENSCONCED IN OUR HOME ONCE
AGAIN! HAD A GOOD TRIP HOME. ZOE WAS THRILLED TO SEE
US AND WE WERE THRILLED TO SEE HER. SHE ROAD THE
45 MILES HOME FROM THE KENNEL ON BRIAN'S LAP AND
WAS A HAPPY CAMPER. WE ALL THREE TOOK A SNOOZE
THIS AFTERNOON FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS.

ON THE WAY HOME I TOLD BRIAN WHEN TRIALS HAPPEN
IT MAKES YOU MORE AWARE OF THE REST OF THE WORLD
CONTINUING ON LIKE NOTHING HAS CHANGED. I HOPE WE WILL BE
MORE ATTUNED TO OTHERS NEEDS WHEN THEY ARE GOING
THRU A TOUGH TIME AND NOT FORGET TO REMEMBER AND PRAY
AS YOU HAVE DONE FOR US. IT'S EASY SOMETIMES TO GET
CAUGHT UP IN THE DAY TO DAY LIVING AND FORGET THAT SOMEONE
MIGHT BE NEEDING SOME EXTRA LOVE, PRAYERS AND SUPPORT.
THANK YOU FOR ONCE AGAIN BEING THERE FOR US AND
PLEASE DO LET US KNOW IF WE CAN PRAY FOR YOU.

I'VE POSTED PICS OF MY NEWEST DOLLS MINUS THEIR
DRESSES.  I HAVE YET TO DESIGN WHAT THEY WILL WEAR.
I HAD FUN DOING APPLIED NOSES AND MOUTHS ON THESE GIRLS.
THEY ARE SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT TOO. I HAVEN'T NAMED THEM
YET EITHER BUT I AM THINKING THEY ARE SISTERS.
IT LOOKS LIKE I USED COFFEE TO AGE THEM BUT I DO NOT.
I HAVE A SPECIAL SEVERAL STEP TREATMENT IT TOOK ME YEARS
 TO GET JUST RIGHT. I WILL SHOW THEM AGAIN WHEN I GET THEM DRESSED.
THEY WILL BOTH BE OFFERED FOR SALE BUT IT MAY BE SOME
TIME IN JULY NOW BEFORE I CAN DO AN UPDATE. I STILL HAVE
A LOT OF WORK TO DO ON MY OFFERINGS.

THANK YOU MY BLOGGING FRIENDS FOR YOUR UNTIRING
SUPPORT AND PRAYERS. ONCE AGAIN WE HAVE BEEN
BLESSED AND ARE EVER GRATEFUL. ENJOY YOUR EVENING AS
WE SURELY WILL.

UNTI NEXT TIME....LORI

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

GOOD NEWS!

BRIAN HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL BUT IT WAS LATE AFTERNOON WHEN HE WAS RELEASED SO WE ARE STAYING OVER TONIGHT IN MY MOTEL ROOM AND WILL HEAD HOME IN THE MORNING. PLUS WE WOULD HAVE BEEN TOO LATE TO PICK ZOE UP. THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN CLOSED BY THE TIME WE WENT THRU SO THIS WAY WE CAN GET HER ON THE WAY HOME TOMORROW. BRIAN DOES HAVE AN ULCER SO THE COUMADIN EXASERBATED IT AND CAUSED THE BLEEDING. HE WILL STAY OFF THE COUMADIN FOR TWO WEEKS WHILE THE ULCER HEALS. WE COME BACK IN FIVE WEEKS FOR FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENTS FOR SEVERAL THINGS. HE IS WEAK BECAUSE HE IS ANEMIC BUT OTHERWISE IN GOOD SPIRITS. WE ARE HAPPY TO BE ON OUR WAY TO HEALING AGAIN. THANK YOU SO MUCH MY FRIENDS FOR CARING ENOUGH TO CONSTANLY KEEP US IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. I KNOW THEY HELD US UP AND SUSTAINED US. AND NOW I WANT TO TELL YOU SOMETHING FUN. I WAS ABLE TO GET THE PRIMITIVE STAR QUILT TOP TOGETHER AND BASTED BEFORE I LEFT HOME SO I HAVE BEEN QUILTING ON IT DOWN HERE. I HAVE IT HALF QUILTED. I'LL SHOW YOU MY NEWEST DOLLS WHEN I GET HOME. THEY NEED DRESSES YET BUT THEY ARE AGED. UNTIL THEN.....LORI

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

STILL WAITING...

FOR MORE TESTS. BRIAN HAD A BLEEDING ISSUE AT HOME ON SATURDAY AND THAT'S WHAT SENT HIM BACK IN TO THE HOSPITAL. THEY DID A SCOPE OF HIS STOMACH YESTERDAY TO BE SURE THERE WAS NOTHING GOING ON THERE AND THERE WAS NOTHING. HIS HEART HAS STILL BEEN IN A LITTLE AFIB. THEY ARE PLANNING ON DOING A SCOPE TOMORROW TO DETERMINE IF HE HAS ANY CLOTS IN THE UPPER CHAMBER OF HIS HEART WHERE THE AFIB HAPPENS AND IF NOT THEY WILL SHOCK HIS HEART TO GET IT BACK INTO NORMAL RHYTHUM. HE WILL STILL HAVE TO BE ON COUMADIN BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE CLOTTING. TRUTHFULLY, THIS IS HARD ON BOTH OF US BUT WE KNOW WE ARE IN GOOD HANDS HERE AND ULTIMATELY IT'S UP TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER. HE HAS BROUGHT US THIS FAR AND WE KNOW HE IS WITH US. CONTINUED PRAYERS ARE NEEDED TO GET US THRU WHATEVER LIES AHEAD. I'M NOT SURE YET HOW MANY MORE DAYS WE WILL BE HERE. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH MY FRIENDS. I'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN I KNOW MORE. BIG HUGS, LORI

Sunday, June 17, 2012

UPDATE ON BRIAN

WE MADE A DECISION THIS MORNING TO GO BACK TO MARSHFIELD, WI. BRIAN IS STABLE BUT HE NEEDS TO HAVE A SCOPE DONE AND WE DECIDED IT WOULD BE BEST TO GO BACK TO WHERE HIS HEART SURGEON IS TO HAVE HIM ON BOARD. THEY TOOK HIM BY AMBULANCE TODAY TO GET THE BALL ROLLING WITH PAPERWORK SO HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET GOING TOMORROW ON THE TESTING. I WILL DRIVE MYSELF DOWN THERE EARLY TOMORROW MORNING AND DROP ZOE OFF AT THE KENNEL ON THE WAY. THEY ARE NOT OPEN ON SUNDAY. AGAIN, I CAN'T THANK YOU ALL ENOUGH FOR YOUR CONSTANT PRAYERS AND CONCERN FOR US. WE THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR CARING. THE LORD WILL LIFT US UP AS HE HAS DONE. WE MUST PUT ALL OUR FAITH IN HIM AND BE CONTENT NO MATTER WHAT. PRAYERFULLY THIS IS JUST A LITTLE BUMP WE WILL OVERCOME. WE CONTINUE TO PRAISE HIM FOR HIS TENDER MERCY. THANK YOU MY FRIENDS. I'LL LET YOU KNOW AS SOON AS I KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON. IT WILL TAKE ME OVER 3 HOURS TO GET DOWN THERE TOMORROW. WITH MUCH LOVE AND APPRECIATION FOR EACH ONE OF YOU. LORI

Saturday, June 16, 2012

A BUMP IN THE ROAD

HELLO DEAR FRIENDS. BRIAN WAS ADMITTED TO OUR LOCAL HOSPITAL TODAY. WE THINK IT'S AN ISSUE CONCERNING THE BLOOD THINNER HE HAS BEEN TAKING SINCE HIS SURGERY. WE WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR PRAYERS. I THINK HE'll BE IN THE HOSPITAL FOR AT LEAST A COUPLE OF DAYS. I'M GLAD HE'S WHERE HE CAN GET THE HELP HE NEEDS AND I KNOW THE LORD IS WITH US. WE LIVE CLOSE TO OUR LITTLE HOSPITAL, JUST A COUPLE OF COUNTRY MILES, SO I'LL GO BACK AND FORTH SO I CAN LET ZOE OUT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR REMEMBERING US. I'll LET YOU KNOW HOW BRIAN IS DOING. BIG HUGS,LORI

Friday, June 15, 2012

GIFTS FROM A DEAR FRIEND

I GOT A WONDERFUL BOX IN THE MAIL YESTERDAY FROM
MY DEAR FRIEND JULIE OF PRIMITIVE HEARTSTRINGS BLOG.
SHE SENT ME ONE OF HER FABULOUS HEART MAKE~DO'S
AND ONE OF HER DOLL HOUSE ANGELS!
OH MY, JULIE'S WORK IS SO METICULOUS! SHE HAS
SUCH AN ATTENTION TO DETAIL.

LIKE HER SWEET TAGS.

ON THE BACK

MY HEART MAKE~DO IS RIGHT AT HOME NEXT TO MY
SCHNEEMAN MAKE~DO.

I LOVE MY LITTLE DOLL HOUSE ANGEL! SHE HAS A
SWEET LITTLE TAG ALSO, ON HER BACK.

AND THIS IS THE DARLING BIRTHDAY CARD JULIE
SENT. SHE TRIED TO FIND SOMETHING SIMILAR TO ZOE
BUT COULDN'T FIND THE RIGHT COLOR DOGGY. I THINK
THIS ONE IS SWEET AS CAN BE AND GAVE ME A GOOD CHUCKLE!

THANK YOU JULIE FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR
YOUR SWEET GIFTS AND YOUR FRIENDSHIP. YOU ARE
A DEAR FRIEND AND I SHALL TREASURE THE WORKS
OF YOUR HANDS FOREVERMORE.

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Monday, June 11, 2012

OLD LEATHER COVERED BOOKS

BEFORE EVERYTHING HAPPENED WITH BRIAN I PURCHASED
THESE TWO LITTLE NEW TESTAMENTS FROM THE 18OO'S.
THEY CAME WHILE WE WERE IN MARSHFIELD. I LOVE
HOW THE COLORS GO WITH THE OLD PANTRY BOXES IN MY
OLD ATTIC FINISH CUPBOARD. DIFFERENT TEXTURES BUT
THE COLORS ARE VERY SIMILAR.

ON THE INSIDE COVER OF THE LARGER BOOK IT SAYS:
HENRY STEELE, FROM A FRIEND, JULY 1847.
I LOVE THE OLD HANDWRITING.

BEEN WORKING ON THE PRIMITIVE STAR QUILT BLOCKS.
I ONLY HAVE TWO LEFT TO APPLIQUE. I MAY SET IT
ASIDE FOR A FEW DAYS AND DO SOME NEW DOLL
DESIGNS I'VE BEEN WANTING TO DO. MORE ON THAT
ANOTHER DAY.

I ALSO WANTED TO SAY A BIG THANK YOU FOR ALL THE
BIRTHDAY WISHES!  I MEANT TO DO THAT IN MY LAST POST
AND WAS REMISS IN DOING SO. I SO APPRECIATE ALL THE
COMMENTS AND EVERYONE THAT TAKES THE TIME TO
VISIT MY BLOG. BRIAN IS DOING WELL. HE IS MORE HIMSELF
EVERY DAY. I AM DOING GREAT TOO.  MY SINUS INFECTION HAS
CLEARED AND I HAVE MORE ENERGY. THANK YOU ONCE
AGAIN FOR REMEMBERING US. HAVE A WONDERFUL EVENING.

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Friday, June 8, 2012

TRUE LOVE & TEENIE TINY BIRDIES

ZOE IS USED TO BEING ON BRIAN'S SHOULDER OR
CHEST TO SNUGGLE WHEN ON THE COUCH.
OF COURSE BRIAN CAN'T DO THAT
RIGHT NOW SO YESTERDAY SHE FOUND A WAY TO GET
AS CLOSE AS SHE CAN AND SNUGGLED ON HIS SHOULDER
FOR A WHILE. I THINK IT MADE BRIAN FEEL GOOD TOO!

MY FRIEND REBECCA OF THE SIMPLE QUIET OFFERED
THESE TEENIE TINY PN BIRDIES ON HER LAST UPDATE
ON PRIMITIVE HANDMADES MERCANTILE. I COULD
PICTURE THEM ON MY DOLLIES LAPS SO I BOUGHT THEM.
REBECCA JUST POSTED A MOST WONDERFUL RENDITION
OF LORI BRECHLIN'S HEX & FREX ON HER BLOG.
SHE ALSO MENTIONED SHE IS MAKING MORE TEENIE TINY
PN PIECES WITH DIFFERENT MOTIFS SO STOP OVER
AND TAKE A LOOK. I LOVE MY LITTLE BIRDIES.
THANK YOU REBECCA!

I ALSO WANTED TO SHARE ANOTHER TESTIMONY OF HOW
GREAT OUR LORD GOD IS. SINCE I GOT
BRIAN HOME A WEEK AGO YESTERDAY I STARTED TO
GET A SINUS INFECTION. I'VE BEEN ORGANIC IN MY DIET FOR
A FEW YEARS NOW AND HAVE BEEN WORKING ON HEALING
SOME HEALTH ISSUES OF MY OWN ORGANICALLY.
THE ECZEMA BEING ONE OF THEM. SO ANYWAY, I DIDN'T WANT
TO PUT ANTIBIOTICS IN MY BODY WHEN I'M TRYING TO GET
OUT THE TOXINS SO I CHOSE NOT TO TAKE ANY. HOWEVER, I WAS
GETTING SICKER AND BY WEDNESDAY EVENING MY TEETH ACTUALLY
ACHED ON ONE SIDE. I EMAILED ONE OF MY SIL AND A DEAR
FRIEND TO PRAY FOR RELIEF. I PRAYED ALL NIGHT TOO WHEN
I WOULD WAKE UP. BY MORNING MY TEETH DIDN'T ACHE AT
ALL AND I HAVE BEEN GETTING BETTER EACH DAY SINCE!
OUR GRACIOUS AND LOVING LORD HAS SEEN FIT TO BLESS US
ONCE MORE AND I AM HUMBLED AND MOST GRATEFUL. TO
BE ABLE TO DO WHAT I NEED TO RIGHT NOW I NEEDED
TO HAVE MY HEALTH BACK. I KNEW HE HAD BEEN WITH ME
ON THIS WALK TO GET WELL AND HAD BLESSED ME
MUCH ALREADY SO I FELT HE WOULD HELP ME STAY ON TRACK.
NEVER DOUBT IF HE ANSWERS PRAYER!
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

TODAY.....


IS MY 55TH BIRTHDAY. I KNOW I DON'T NEED TO
TELL YOU I GOT THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL THIS YEAR
HAVING MORE TIME WITH MY SWEETHEART!
THE SWELLING IS GOING DOWN.
WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING PRAYERS.

HERE IS MY PUNKIN RUNNER RUG ALL DONE.
NOT THE BEST PIC BUT I DO LOVE HOW IT CAME
OUT. I ADDED THE MUSTARD ONE ON THE RIGHT.
I APPLIQUED ANOTHER WACKY STAR BLOCK
LAST NIGHT. FEELS GOOD TO BE DOING A LITTLE
NEEDLEWORK. I PLAN TO DO 13 OF THE STAR BLOCKS.
I THINK I HAVE 5 OR 6 DONE NOW. I WILL SHOW YOU WHEN
I GET THE TOP TOGETHER WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE.

HOPING YOU HAVE A MOST LOVELY OF DAYS
TODAY. IT IS A GORGEOUS DAY HERE. SUPPOSED
TO BE 71* I THINK. 

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

THE REUNION

OUR ZOE IS HOME! SHE WAS PRETTY WOUND UP WHEN
SHE FIRST SAW EACH OF US BUT NOW THINGS HAVE
CALMED DOWN AND WE ARE SPENDING QUIET TIME TOGETHER.
THE ABOVE PHOTO IS WHEN SHE FIRST SAW BRIAN YESTERDAY.
HE HAD A PILLOW ON HIS CHEST TO PROTECT HIS INCISION.
GOOD THING CUZ SHE WAS ALL OVER HIM!

THIS IS TODAY. SHE IS HAPPILY CUDDLING WITH
HER DADDY. THEY ARE QUITE THE PAIR, AREN'T THEY?
SHE SLEPT WITH BRIAN FOR A TIME LAST NIGHT AND THEN
CAME TO FIND ME IN OUR BED. HOW HAPPY WE ARE TO
ALL BE TOGETHER AGAIN!

I FOUND A LITTLE TIME TO HOOK ON MY PUNKIN
RUG LAST NIGHT. I FINISHED THE HOOKING (IT WAS ALMOST
DONE) AND TRIMMED OFF THE EXTRA LINEN. NOW
I CAN SEW DOWN THE WOOL BINDING AND STEAM
IT. MAYBE BEFORE BED TONIGHT. THEN I WILL GET
BACK TO THE WACKY STAR QUILT I STARTED FOR MY
NEXT UPDATE. I DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO PREPARE TO
TAKE ANY HANDWORK WITH ME TO MARSHFIELD BUT
TRUTHFULLY I DON'T THINK I COULD HAVE WORKED ON
ANYTHING ANYWAY. IT DOES FEEL GOOD TO BE BACK
TO SOME NORMALCY. BRIAN IS STILL DOING WELL BUT HAS
A LITTLE OF THE WATER RETENTION YET. IT IS GETTING BETTER
THO. HE MAKES A LITTLE PROGRESS EVERY DAY BUT KNOWS
HE HAS TO TAKE IT VERY SLOW TO BUILD UP HIS STAMINA
AGAIN. THANK YOU DEAR FRIENDS FOR CONTINUING TO
REMEMBER US WHEN I'M SURE YOU ARE BUSY WITH
SUMMER ACTIVITIES. WE KNOW ALL THE PRAYERS
ARE WORKING.

I WILL SHOW YOU MY PUNKIN RUG WHEN I GET IT ALL
BOUND AND STEAMED. SOME TIME THIS WEEK. 
TAKE CARE MY FRIENDS AND HAVE A MOST
WONDERFUL DAY. DID YOU TELL YOUR LOVED ONES
YOU LOVE THEM TODAY? PLEASE DO.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Friday, June 1, 2012

THE PATIENT

WE ARE HOME AND I THOUGHT YOU WOULD
LIKE TO SEE HOW GOOD BRIAN IS DOING.
WE GOT HOME BETWEEN THREE AND FOUR YESTERDAY.
IT WAS A BIT OF A LONG DRIVE FOR HIM BUT
HE DID WONDERFULLY. TODAY THE SWELLING
IS DOWN SOME SO THAT IS GREAT BUT WE NEED
IT TO KEEP GOING SO WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR
CONTINUED PRAYERS ON THAT. FOR ALL HE HAS BEEN
THRU JUST A SHORT WEEK AGO I THINK HE IS LOOKING
SPLENDID! TOMORROW MORNING A CLOSE FRIEND IS COMING
OVER TO VISIT AND SIT WITH BRIAN SO I CAN GO
GET OUR ZOE GIRL. WE MISS HER SO BUT THIS REALLY
WAS THE BEST THING TO DO. I GOT A LOT CAUGHT UP
AROUND THE HOUSE AND BRIAN IS SETTLING INTO
A GOOD ROUTINE. SHE WILL BE ONE HAPPY DOGGY!!
I'LL TAKE A PIC OF THEM TOGETHER AFTER WE GET
HER HOME. SHE DOES SPECIAL THINGS WITH EACH
OF US BUT SHE ADORES BRIAN AND LOVES
SNUGGLING UP WITH HIM SO I KNOW SHE
WILL HELP HIM IN HIS HEALING PROCESS.
ONCE AGAIN....THANK YOU ALL FROM THE BOTTOM
OF OUR HEARTS FOR YOUR PRAYERS, THOUGHTS AND WELL
WISHES. KNOWING YOU WERE ALL OUT THERE SUPPORTING
US WAS A BALM TO OUR SOULS.

OH, WE GOT A NEW COUCH DELIVERED LAST
WEEK WHEN BRIAN WAS IN THE HOSPITAL HERE AND
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME HE SAT ON IT!

BRIAN AND LORI