Thursday, May 14, 2015

Quilty Thankful Thursday #22

Hello all, I'm hope everyone is having a wonderful week.  It's time for my list of thankful items.  I will admit that I struggled this week, not because I have no reasons to be thankful, but because I just generally grumpy this week. But I know the best time to list out what I'm thankful about is when I grumpy, because it helps me focus on the good.

1. Sharla's eyesight.  We went back to see the eye specialist on Tuesday and her eyesight is getting better. The swelling in her left eye is down about 50%, and since the shot should last 7-8 weeks, they decided to give her a shot in her right eye to get the swelling in it down. She was actually able to see some of the letters on the eye chart with her left eye. We go back in three weeks for them to check again. Here is a photo of her at her first appointment, I call it her pirate photos.

2. No Bad Storm Damage. Sunday morning we woke up to storms, and threats of flash floods. I had to run into the office because a sever was down, and it was raining but not bad. Then in the afternoon the warning sirens started sounding. I turned on the TV and the weatherman was saying if you live in Denton take cover. So I got Sharla and the little dogs into the pantry, woke up my nephew Cole and told him to take the big dog into his bathroom. Then I went out on the porch to see what was happening. Sharla wasn't thrilled at that, but I just couldn't sit and wait.  I made sure she was safe, since she is slower moving. They are saying a tornado touched down about 2 1/2 miles from us, but we only lost a few shingles. So I'm very thankful for that. We had to run an errand when it was over and we checked out a local creek that was and is way over it's banks.

3. My Job. Ok to be honest I've not been very thankful about it or for it this week.  I spent most of my days off working doing stupid stuff because others are so unorganized. But in reality I'm very thankful that one I have a job and two it lets me be flexible enough to take Sharla to the doctors when needed. I was once told that I should be thankful for the hard things in life because they will make me appreciate the easy things. This week has been hard, so hopefully next week will be easy.

4. New Books. I rarely buy book books these days, I always seem to buy electronic ones to read on my ipad. But I recently got an email about a sale of real live books and I couldn't resist picking up a couple. I just need the time to sit down and read them.

5. Fabric. I'm always grateful for fabric, because I love it so much. But I've not gotten anything new, insert sad face here. But then I realized I had never shown ya'll this fabric. When I saw the previews of Fresh Cut by Basic Grey, I knew it would be a line that I would want. The colors are so pretty and it has great prints in it. I'm not sure what I'm making with this bundle, but for now I'll just be happy looking at it.

Now if I can get some actual sewing time I will be very very thankful. But this is my list for this week and I'm linking up with Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl.


  1. I am glad that Sharla's eyesight is improving and that you are all safe with the storms that rolled through! And I am super thankful you write and link up each week. :)

  2. I know what you mean by having a grump week. It's not that I'm not happy, it's having this miserable cold/sinus/ something or other that makes it all harder. To boot, I must have passed it on to another family member even though I tried to be careful. Being thankful things aren't worse, is also being thankful. I get you, Shauna.

    I'm glad you've found a treatment that's working for Sharla.

    Stay safe,

  3. So glad the storms passed you by. I was in Canada once when a tornado touched down 2 miles away and it was scary! We tend to get he tail of hurricanses here and not so much of the twister kind thankfully. i love that basic grey line and have the Christina Camelli FMQ book - she''s a brilliant teacher!

  4. I look forward to your posts each week, so I'm thankful you write them! :) Storms always scare me, so glad you are safe. That bundle looks wonderful!!

  5. I am grateful to hear from you. Your posts make me think about the things I should be grateful for. My prayers to you and yours that the storms continue to pass you by, that you are safe, and the Sharla's vision continues to improve.

  6. Glad to hear that Sharla's eyes are getting better. When I had problems with my eyes, I really did consider a pirate patch (maybe with a few diamantes stuck on). I thought it would be silly and fun and cheer me up. Maybe Sharla would like to give the pirate look a go while she is on the mend.

  7. That is a crazy amount of water, I am so glad that you and your family were safe. I love your new fabric.


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