Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Change in Plans

I hope you all are ready for a fun, long weekend. Our plans changed somewhat when I got a call from the school nurse on Thursday. My youngest daughter had a collision in gym classes and the base of her right hand took the brunt of the fall. Just six months ago we removed her cast for a fractured scaphoid bone in that hand. Back to the orthopedist we went. From the looks of things it's possible she's damaged her growth plate but unfortunately, her hand is too swollen to get a clear x-ray, so we're headed back next week. Until then, it's contained in a splint with hopes that it might just be a really bad contusion. Alas, this morning her hand still looks nasty and it's a hard kind of swollen - yech!

So we've had a change in plans. I'll be digging and she'll be putting plants into the ground. I snapped off a shot at the garden center when another customer said my wagon was pretty as a picture. They were right; don't these look lovely? They also smell great. For me, the scent of fresh basil puts me in the summer mood. There will be pesto on the table soon.


I'm hoping the mailman will deliver my sketchbook for the Art House Coop Sketchbook Project today; I got an email that said it's been shipped. I chose the theme, "This is not a sketchbook"; I figure that leaves things wide open for me. It should be fun and I'll have lots of time this weekend to get started. Anyone else involved in this?

The mailman did deliver something fabulous yesterday. I received an advance copy of the June/July 2010 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine and there, on page 75, is my "Inner Animal" challenge piece. Woo Hoo! I have to say that the QA staff sure knows how to take a nice picture -- my scan here doesn't do it justice. I'm so excited!



I think we'll go out for ice cream to celebrate ... and to soothe my daughter's spirits .. and to beat the heat .... I guess we'll be going out for ice cream more than once and that sounds like a fun weekend to me. What are your plans?

8 comments:

norma said...

Sorry to hear about your daughter. I hope everything turns out alright. I finished up all my gardening for now. All plantings are done, now it's just a matter of maintaing things.
Can't wait to see the QA magazine with your quilt in it. Congrats for getting selected. Have we seen this quilt?

Cindy said...

Hey, Vivien, I just got the magazine and saw your piece! I love it! Golden retrievers happen to my favorite dogs too! AND I also signed up for the sketchbook project and chose the same theme, for similar reasons. I was a little leery about the commitment, and if I get stuck I'll be contacting you for support! So sorry to hear about your daughter. Hope you can both enjoy some quiet time gardening together.

wlstarn said...

Hope your daughter has just a bad bruise. How awful to have something wrong on the same hand, and I bet she's not a lefty, either. Here's hoping the slugs don't eat all your zinnias again.

Marti said...

Vivien, congratulations on the QA mag!!! I cannot wait to get my copy.

Pamela Price Klebaum said...

Congratulations, Vivien! That piece is simply irresistible.

Vivian said...

Love the pooch ... he/she is just patiently waiting ... for what?

Judy Alexander said...

Just had a chance to look at my QA and a big congrats on you full page spread!!!!! Hope all goes well for you daughter.

Cathy said...

Ouch! My son broke his growth plate in his elbow when he was in jr high wrestling. He healed fine...and is now an Army officer and Ranger. I'll pray she heals rapidly!

Oh, I love the flowers in the red wagon!!!