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The Crud, My Farm and FMQ with Lisa

Yesterday was not a good day for me. I had one of those viral cruds with fever, aching joints and general malaise. I didn’t do much except some work on the computer. I went to bed really early and felt better today except for lingering swollen glands. To top it off, the temperature was 100°. Lisa went to Sauvie Island with Steph and M & M. They picked blackberries and chilled in the river.

This morning, before it got hot, I took my old lady dog and Lisa’s wild thing puppy to the Rhodie garden for a walk. The three of us are a sight to behold.

We got out my Babylock sewing machine which I think I will give to Lisa and set it up for free motion quilting. Lisa is very good at this as you can see from these photos. I wonder if I would be better if I had started at a younger age. She has pieced a baby quilt for a friend, using vintage fabrics. It is very Lisa.

It isn’t finished, but it is looking good. She is quilting with white cotton, something I would not do, but she wants the quilting to show!!

Remember this plan that my son made for a veggie garden in our backyard?

It is starting to take shape.

Steve refers to it as my “farm”! It may be ready for a winter garden.

Today, I had my first appointment with a physical therapist, Phillipe. He speaks wiz zee French accent. I liked him very much. He thinks that perhaps my problem is sacroiliac syndrome rather than piriformis syndrome. The treatment is pretty much the same unless it is caused my a misalignment in my pelvis. Today, that was not indicated, but today, I was not in as much pain. He says that it can come and go. I am to do some exercises, limit my walking and ice the area for two weeks and then go back for further evaluation.

The Barnes family is here chilling with us, watching the Olympics. M & M will spend the night as it is cooler here. We had salads, water melon, chips and hot dogs for dinner – minimal cooking.

7 Responses to “The Crud, My Farm and FMQ with Lisa”

  1. Judy says:

    LOL: loved Kristin’s comment! My sentiments are zee same, but she says it much better than I!


  2. Kristin L says:

    My fingers are crossed zat Phillipe can get you pain free! The quilt and the “farm” are all good though!

  3. laura says:

    Gerrie, feel better soon!
    The plan for the farm looks great! It took me years to convince Michael that raised beds were preferable to rows, now he’s a fanatic. Of course he made his square. sigh.
    Lisa’s baby quilt looks awesome. Please show up a full shot when it’s done.
    be good to yourself.

  4. jenclair says:

    Oh, my! The crud on top of a painful back is just too much. Your immune system must be whirling!

    Love the way Lisa’s quilt is looking.

  5. dee says:

    I’m so sorry you aren’t felling well. My BIL Rich lives out your way and told me the temps were up around 100 again yesterday. That’s enough to make anyone sick without all the other problems. I’m sending you cyber hugs and hope you get some relief soon.
    Lisa’s a natural but that’s to be expected. Great looking quilt.

  6. rayna says:

    Gerrie – what is going on? I am sorry to hear you have not been feeling well again. Please, please take care of yourself. Hope the physical therapy helps and you can let somebody else do the cooking for a while.

  7. Reva says:

    Sorry you weren’t feeling well! Of course the heat doesn’t help.