Sunday, June 4, 2017

Variegated Spools, Lost Sheets and Lost Coins

Hi Everyone!

Watched Cornerstone on my computer this morning while Mom watched TBN in her room.  Fixed lunch for us, did some laundry and worked on my new quilt.  Mom watched more TBN.  Later, we went outside for a walk and to sit on the patio.  She sits on the glider and I, of course, swing.

I have been sitting on my electric bed since finishing the dinner dishes trying to find SOMETHING to watch on the internet, when it dawned on my lighting fast mind that I have a BLOG, and I can talk to all of you here.

Let me run upstairs -- I sure need the exercise -- and snap a quick pic of the Variegated Spools.  Hold on ..........

I did a video yesterday -- or was it the day before -- talking about my new quilt.  Here it is if you haven't seen it.  You can watch it while I go get the picture for you.

Okay.  Here is what I have done as of this very minute on the V-Spools:

I am so glad I took this picture.  I see I have two yellows together.  I spent over an hour "shuffling" these spools so the colors wouldn't be together.  There are eight different color combos. The first two rows are already sewn, but I can still move the rest around.

The borders and appliques really make this quilt.  I am anxious to get to that part.

My Mom is so funny tonight!  Her bedroom is all the way down the hall from mine.  She keeps walking up and down the hall looking for me, and she is walking WITHOUT her cane.  We have put the walker away in another room as she is not using it at all.    

She came in awhile ago and told me she needed me right away.  She said she could NOT find where her new sheets were.  I told her they where in her bathroom in the linen closet.  She said she looked EVERYWHERE, and they weren't there.  I followed her back to her room and into the bath and opened the linen closet doors to show her the new lavender sheets.  She was very happy.  Then she walked out into her bedroom with me, and I started to leave.   

She said, "WHERE are you going?"

"I'm going to my room, Mom."

"And WHAT are you going to do when you get there?"   She was right in front of me, face to face, and she broke into the cutest smile  -- like she had just said something funny.

I swear, if it wasn't for her mixed-up brain, she is in really good shape.  She actually ran a little ways down the hall after me yesterday.  I go to sleep at 9:30.  She goes to sleep at 10:30 or 11.  

Mom has ALWAYS been a fanatic about the laundry.  She loves to fold clothes.  She wanders down the hall many times a day into the laundry room to see if there is anything washing or drying.  Late this afternoon she opened the dryer to see what was going around in it.  She found a very CLEAN quarter and dime that had fallen out of Jerry's jeans that were still going around inside the dryer.  She came to find me to ask me what to do with the 35 cents.  I told her to just put it on the bar in the kitchen.  

Later, when I was fixing dinner, she told me that she had LOST 35 cents and asked if I had seen it.  I told her she didn't have 35 cents.  She said she DID have 35 cents and it was in HER pants.  She asked if she could go look in the dryer for it.  I told her that Jerry's pants were in the dryer -- not hers. 

It is several hours later now and she just came down the hall again.  She wants to know if I have seen some BRAND NEW change that was in her pants.  It was 35 cents and was very shiny.  (-;

If she asks me again, I'll just go get it out of my purse and give it to her.  So cute!

Nothing else to tell you tonight.  All is well in my world, and I hope you can say the same about yours!  

Until next time, enjoy each brand new day.

Hugs, Joy


  1. your quilt is looking good:)

  2. Just love your spool quilt. I have been working on mine for several months now. Can't seem to get it finished as I am spending a lot of time with my 101 year old mom. I loved your last vlog. The fabrics are beautiful. Did you take it down, it is not showing up? God bless you for taking such good care of your mom.

    1. I did delete one post because it had my address in full view on the refrigerator. Katrina in Germany pointed it out to me. Too much trouble to edit it again and wait all night to upload it.
      Wow! 101 years old. Does she have dementia?
      Hugs, Joy

    2. She was too totally in her right mind until her last stroke in February. Now she doesn't have a good memory and gets worse in the evening. I am so thankful to have this time with her as her personality changed for the better after the stroke. She used to be very hurtful with her words. Now she is very appreciative of the things I do for her and laughs. I had not seen her laugh in years. God is so good for he has healed the hurt in my heart. Take care.

  3. Hi Joy,
    I so love your Spool Quilt! The colors are beautiful, it is arranged beautifully and I think the bird is the cutest thing. Great job. I wish I could talk to you. I used to live in San Antonio and go to Cornerstone Church. We started going there in 1988. We live west of San Antonio now and watch, like you, via TV. I have been installing Patternmaster Boutique 6 from I have had the program since the 90's and loved it even when it was really hard back then. Now it's a breeze. You put your measurements in the chart and design your tops, pants, dresses, etc. I bought Curves today and that has a place to make bras, underwear, swimsuits etc. The printer prints the pattern and you tape the pattern together or glue it. I so love it that I want you to look and see if that might be something for you too. I am not affiliated with them but do use the programs. Also, you give me so many nice things to look into, I though you might like this. I have Glenda's Patterns too. Anyway, look up Judy Kessinger at She has a book out now that is so great. The book has different styles of clothes you can make with her patterns (like Glenda's patterns with a lot of sizes on them) and the neat thing is that there is a barcode on each style in the book. What is that? You use your phone with a barcode scanner on it and scan the barcode on the styles in the book, then the barcode opens a video and explains and shows you how to make the clothes further. It is so neat. I think you will love both items as much as I do. The book is $125 but it plays videos for you and has different styles, so I think it is worth it. My husband and I watched your YouTube video on the 6 tops you made and they are so pretty. Great job. Your Mom's top was a lot of work and it is beautiful. She is so blessed to have you. Sara

    1. Thank you Sara. I will look into that book. Sounds fun for sure. I really like it when there are videos. I love to make different styles if I have something to go by.
      Hugs, Joy


TO COMMENT: Scroll down a bit and find the word "comments". It may have a number in front of it. Click on it, and you will be able to leave a somment. I realize you have to choose Google, Facebook or Anonymous or ? to post a comment. If you choose "Anonymous", you will be able to post a comment, but please leave your first name in your comment so I know you aren't a machine.

I do enjoy receiving comments, especially, when they are to answer my questions!

Hugs, Joy