Thursday, October 27, 2005

Sunshine on a Cold Day

I've been a bad blogger. Sorry.

Last week was pretty much about mourning the most recent loss, and the first half of this week was about daily outpatient treatment, in Edmonton (a 4.5 hour drive from here, each way). So it is official: the Bubble de Logan is no longer.

In the good news column, however, is that we have been ordered to keep the next three months as "strictly recreational" and in January, we go in for a massive amount of testing (my specialist calls it the $1000 testing) to try and find out why the Bubble de Logan and its predecessors all bit the dust in 6 - 12 weeks. Maybe some good will come out of this yet!

On the quilting front, I am right now feeling quite the itch to get back to my studio. I've tidied up the work area, but have yet to tackle the cutting table or the design wall. Plus, I'm slowly working my way through the piles of stuff I have accumulated that prevent me from standing back and perusing my fabric stash. It is coming together, though slowly.

We are having family (mine) here this Christmas, so I want to get the fabric/yarn room in enough order to put a guest bed in there if necessary - or at least to hide in there if the family gets rambunctious. What, my family, rambunctious? Oh, yeah, baby. We've been known to have fart contests at the table during Christmas dinner - that's what you get when you're the only girl.

My brothers, whom I love and adore, are big, brash, and not the least bit refined. You can dress them up nicely, but they're more likely to burp out the words to the national anthem than sing it. DH loves having them around, as all the standard rules of conduct go right out the window. They're not rude all of the time, just, you know, whenever we're dressed up and trying to be polite.

Anyway, I'm hoping to have a new quilt ready for the guest bedroom, a matching wall hanging, and a new wall hanging for the master bedroom as well, all done by Christmas. As well as the zillion or so gifts I'm knitting. And the new large square shawl (which will be a throw/wrap for the guest room). Oy. Better get started!

8 comments:

tocspaw said...

Knowing why burst bubbles happen can be a mixed blessing, but will at least allow you to formulate a plan! Best of luck with your upcoming testing!! (P.S. Have a karyotype run if you haven't already.)

Deborah said...

Glad you're back. Wow... that's an ambitious project list.

Deb R said...

What Deborah said! Welcome back, glad to see you posting. But a bed quilt, two wall quilts, and various knitting projects finished by Christmas? Yikes!! Are you planning to give up sleeping, eating, showering, or all three?? [grin]

cursingmama said...

Holy buckets - that is a big to do list! Might want to call the Yarn Harlot for a little support ;)

PaMdora said...

Hey why not think big? Anyway, sorry to read about your trials over the past month. I've had four miscarriages in the past five years, so know about the arm-poking-needles things. Hang in there!

deb said...

Recreation, eh?
You would be just amazed at what can happen when you are not paying attention.

Sonji Hunt said...

Nothing like having overwhelming amounts of stuff to do (not). I'm excited to hear about your quilting projects, though and of course, can't wait for pictures!
Also, very sorry to hear of your loss. Take care.

Nikki Quiltzenrides said...

Logan, I am so sorry for your loss. I lost a "bubble" 24 years ago, then had 6 wonderful, beautiful children, then in the last 2.5 years have lost 2 more bubbles. And even though I have a lot of kids, lost ones aren't any more expendable or less missed. I stay strictly away from the arm-pokers and private-pokers though, and leave myself and my babies to God. Feel free to visit one of my pages (with links to my quilt page and other nonsense)... One of Nikki's pages. My oldest daughter stepped in the baby making this year, having one just 6 months after my last loss would have been born. Weird to be a grandma...