Entries by Laura

Poppy Blocks in Different Sizes

This is such a fun block – so many possibilities. I originally made the 12.5”
unfinished block for a Facebook Group called Quilt Block Lottery 
And then wondered about different sizes. A little bit of thinking about proportion, a little bit of math and voila!

Christmas at the Colonnade – Experiencing our first craft show!

Sewing is my stress relief. When I first got sick with Myasthenia Gravis symptoms, we didn’t think I’d be able to crochet or sew again. My old Singer machine that I’d bought myself as a college graduation present oh so many years ago did not automatically thread, or cut. It took quite a bit of effort. But my husband bought me a beautiful machine – a computerized Brother with embroidery capability. Oh the stitches! Oh, the automatic threading! And, because MG is a muscle weakness disease, he set up a permanent sewing area – no more setting up and breaking it down.

I saw a post about a craft show on Facebook under Chattanooga Arts & Crafts. Asked David about possibility of signing up and he said sure, if I wanted to.

Shelby’s Last Day – Whistle Stops on the Train of Thought

Thursday, April 16, 2008 — It’s a date I will always remember. Fortunately, it doesn’t figure as prominently as it once did.

That morning, my six-year-old daughter, who’d been undergoing treatment for Crohn’s Disease (which turned out to actually be Ulcerative Colitis) woke up with a terrible fever. She was moaning and bumping into walls. We rushed her into the tub to get fever down. Called Pediatric GI answering service. The doctor on call said to go ahead and take her into ER so blood work could be started but probably nothing. Plan on seeing her Pediatric GI after leaving ER.