Saturday, December 20, 2014

setbacks or just new material

i can't type much but i have to post something. i had carpal tunnel surgery and my laptop died. one of these at a time would have been all right, thank you. together they were a little much.

before surgery i made ornaments (similar to above, plus a tree), sold a set, and want to keep adjusting them to sell next year.

i promised myself after ten birds of the air quilts sales i would make a shelter blanket for project night night. (my tenth sale was the set of ornaments.) i love what they do: give kids age 1-10 a bag with a blanket, stuffed animal and book. i want to make a simple 5" or 6" block quilt using lots of fabrics from my stash. jane brocket's book is inspiration. so colorfully happy!

i must say, my sadness over [possibly (not sure yet)] losing all my photos and poems if data can't be retrieved from the deceased laptop, when compared to what one must feel losing a home or livelihood, is not much. here i am on a new laptop, provided by the university, sitting by a fire, recovering in the comfort of my home.


  1. I still have hope, Ruth, that all is not lost on your hard drive! (Is Erica's husband going to help with that?) In the meantime, yes, in the bigger scheme of things, perspective helps. Still.....

    That you are giving back to children who may not have a grandma like you (?) is thrilling beyond words. Grace and Peace and Joy to you these days...and a speedy recovery. I love you.

  2. Fingers are crossed that they can retrieve your data, poetry and more. I've been backing my old machine up on flash and hard drives like a crazy girl for that very reason. Which reminds me, I still have half of 2014 to save.

    I'm so, so sorry that you are dealing with the carpal tunnel. (I'm dealing with tendonitis in both shoulders, so I feel a variation of your pain). I love your giving project. It's beautiful.

    I send you lovely wishes for a Merry Christmas, for peace, joy, healing and a creative and prosperous New Year! Lunch again in 2015!

  3. Hi Ruth, I, too, hope your data can be recovered and that you recover quickly from your surgery. Though I've been absent a while, I still think of my bloggy friends. Wishing you all the best. Wendy (aka neighbor, etc. :) )

  4. Ruth, I, too, wish you a speedy recovery (of both hands and their tools). Fingers crossed for you. I've missed my bloggy friends in my absence and look forward to catching up again. :) All the best to you and your family in 2015.

  5. I have this book....So great!