Thursday, October 27, 2011

As we were leaving the hospital today after our visit with our daughter Ruthie, we were pleasantly surprised to see (and hear) that a concert was taking place in the lobby.  Houston Symphony Orchestra in costume, playing beautifully for anyone who cared to stop and listen.  What a nice break from the everyday that was!  There were lots of people enjoying the beauty of it.

Miss Ru is improving and getting stronger every day.  We are just so thankful and humbled at the goodness of the Lord.  It did not start out well, but this visit has been a good one.  The plan is that she will be coming home next week sometime.

Lemons from our very own front yard.  Aren't they gorgeous!  You should taste them. 

I've taken the exterior shutters away from the sewing room window, the better to enjoy the view now that the extreme heat of summer is gone.  Doesn't Claude look contented?  Mr. Muddling has been surprised to see the change in him.  Claude has gone from being so wary he would not let me near him, to greeting me when I go out to feed him, rubbing against my legs and mewing to be stroked.  He is such a loving cat.  I don't know what happened to him before he decided to live in our back yard, but I can tell that the tip of his tail has been cut off and that the tail seems to have been broken in at least one place.  As you may be able to tell, he's also moved right into my heart.  I'd like to get him to the vet to be checked out, but I don't know when or if that will happen.  We're taking it slowly.  I don't want to scare him.

Don't you love this fabric?  I saw it online and had to order some.  Miss Ru has a friend coming to the wedding from Great Brittain next year and I'm going to make a quilt for him.  I don't know exactly what I'm going to do yet, but the cowboy boots may just figure in it.

I have a date with these strips tonight.  We have plans. 

I saw on Wanda's blog that she uses a closet accessory to organize her strips and I liked that idea.  Mr. Mudding and I picked up this little folding laundry rack when we were out and about yesterday.  I think it might just work.

I'm off now for some therapeutic sewing.  Hope you're finding something to do that makes you happy!

Hugs and kisses,


Exuberant Color said...

I'm so happy to hear Ruthie is improving. I'm sure she is ready to come home.

I can't even imagine growing lemons in my yard!

Your rack holds a lot of strips and better view than mine. I'm looking forward to seeing your project.

Anonymous said...

So glad things are looking brighter and that you are keeping up your therapy.

Karen said...

What a special treat to have the orchestra playing in the hospital. Love that idea.
Lots of good news in your post. Great to read. Have fun with your fabrics!

Margaret said...

Music is good for the soul and what better way than to bring an orchestra into a busy hospital. Happy to hear the Miss Ru is steadly making progress, a box will arrive in a day or two so I hope that is the day when Miss Ru comes home so that you can enjoy together.

Oiyi said...

How nice that you can still get lemons. We had a surprise snowstorm over the weekend. Luckily, we are okay, but a lot of people have lost power.