January 14, 2016

A few dreses

To keep my mind busy I have made some American girl doll dresses.Stay warm j

January 10, 2016

2016 a new year.

We have not started off our new year the best. Tom ended 2015 with health issues. COPD has been diagnosed. In June he had pneumonia, then was troubled with pleurisy .In Oct he had more pain with the pleurisy.During these months he has had 5 x rays. In June it showed the pneumonia and then the pleurisy.
 Thinking things were better till he went out to blow snow just after Christmas and could not catch his breath. Now he is unable to much of anything. We have an appointment Jan.26th to see a pulmanloagist.(sp) They drained a pint of fluid off a sack they spotted in the x ray.Thought we were on the mend but the fluid is coming back. Thus the reason to get to a specialist in Waterloo. We have been told there is no mass. We also have to make a trip to Ames to the thyroid doc for biopsy. Good news that there is no mass but not knowing and having to wait for 3 weeks is not good for his health nor mine.The driving to to cities in 2 days will be exhausting. I pray God's will be done and  for God healing hand on Tom.

I have tried to keep busy but my mind wanders. I have made a couple of Valentine doll dresses. I am thinking of doing a simple strip doll quilt. Something that takes little concentration.

The birds keep my mind busy.
Morning dove
purple finch

January 5, 2016


Ziva got a bath and hair cut today. She has the hairiest feet on a dog ever. She doesn't like to go but does not make a fuss,Does she look Happy?Nope. She does not like her picture taken.

 Look at those hairy feet. She had so much hair on the bottom she kept falling down the wooden stairs to the sewing room,We put carpet on them so she would not get hurt.
It has been a stressful few weeks. Waiting for tests results is NOT a thing I want to do often. Got good results but you know how your mind goes in to dark places. God is good and things will be fine. Have a great week. j