Thank you & Slice of Life ( Happier ) Since Kanga Passed

Thank you to everyone for all of the kind comments in regards to my last post about Kanga. The majority of you have all gone through the same thing with your furbabies and know what it is like.

I was kind of numb and depressed and zombie-like for a few days, even though I knew her death was imminent prior to it occuring. That and the heart wrenching stories about the immigrant children separated from their parents…so much sadness.

But this is a Slice of Life post that encompasses emotions on all spectrums this week :)

So  don’t laugh ( or go ahead ) but I was still using an iPhone 3 and it finally died at the same time as Kanga. It actually didn’t die completely….it just couldn’t access the cellular network anymore. AT & T support was wonderful….they sent me a new SIM card / lots of on-the-phone support, but in the end I had to finally bite the bullet and upgrade.

I used Cricket and got a bargain on an iPhone 6 and am adjusting to that….I took a few photos of some pretty flowers around the neighborhood on my morning walk to see how they worked out and would do in editing…

Then as many of you will know if you are immersed in sadness a distraction will help.

I hadn’t seen my youngest son or his dog Koopa for over two weeks. Koopa had played with a dog whose fancy name I don’t recall but she was a pregnant mix of mastiff and something else.  She gave him a very nasty bite wound on his cheek and ear.

The vet doesn’t sew up bite wounds due to concerns about infection so Koopa had to be treated with peroxide and antibiotic creams and my son had sent me this picture of Koopa with a cone on ( which I edited a bit ) Look at my poor baby missing me :)

Well on Thursday Koopa’s wound was scarred over and he could bring him over to cheer me up.

I don’t know it you remember but awhile ago I’d posted about this quilt. FINISHED: BOTANICAL ALBUM QUILT has all the details but here’s a collage of it.

Well,  dear friends and neighbors got engaged prior to it being finished. Upon their engagement I gave them a choice of the recently completed Scrappy Granny ( full post about Scrappy Granny HERE  )  or this Botanical quilt when it was completed.

They did love Scrappy Granny but chose to wait for the Botanical Album quilt to be completed.

This weekend was their wedding :)

I was invited but chose to be part of the support team staying behind so that my son and DIL could just go on to Harrisburg and have family watching the kids, dog, cats, house,etc.  Sometimes it is good for a marriage to just have fun with that marriage / just the two of you and friends :)

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I can assure you that their dog  Merle was spoiled here and didn’t miss them one bit :)

The happy couple that my quilt went to :) All wedding photos from my DIL :)

Again, thank you for all of your kind comments and support and I’ll catch up with you all soon :)

Indoors & Out : Sewing & Blooms

The Rainbow Scrap challenge color for May is Pink. I English Paper Pieced a pink Star Flower and appliqued it. Two more Star Flowers that had already been sewn awhile back were also appliqued.  The Rose of Sharon quilt saw a bit more hand quilting progress here and there over the past week.

Linking up to So Scrappy for RSC Saturday and Kathy’s for Slow Stitching Sunday

Now for a bit of purple…the lilac bush is slowly coming in to bloom and my first little iris is beginning to open.

Just a few blooms remain on the crabapple tree:

Koopa is still running around it and jumping at the branches.

He’ll do a few runs and jumps around the tree then dash across the  yard to run up to me on the porch, then back to the tree he goes.

He’s here for the duration / thanks for all the support in regards to my last post :)

Meanwhile I wonder how much sewing I’ll get in for awhile, between the grass and weeds growing like mad and this book! :)

This is a TOME! It is about 9 x 11 with small print covering every page and it not for the faint of heart unless you are really in to this stuff. I am, though and thus far I find it fascinating.

“At over 540,000 words, this lengthy and eclectic treatise is considered to be one of the greatest ever produced in the field of esotericism.”

She delves in to ancient religions and societies and how they affected or influenced the religions and secret societies of today. While I am familiar with some of the material due to other writers or documentaries on You Tube, etc. much is new to me and highly detailed. I foresee many hours of reading out on the porch with pen and highlighter in hand :)

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