News

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 7, 2014 by madelincwolf

Today is a beautiful day!  It will get pretty warm here, so it’s time to break out the sandals and lightweight dresses.  In addition to my regular quilting and restoration jobs, I will be working on my entry for the Berkeley Library Quilt Show which begins on May 1 at the Central library.  If you get a chance stop by for a visit.

Thank you for stopping by.  I know my posts have been sporadic, for which I apologize.  Life has gotten in the way as it does to all of us at some point.

The Latest News

Posted in Cancer, health care, Musings, quilt restoration, Quilting, Quilts, T-Shirt Quilts with tags , , , , , , , on September 17, 2013 by madelincwolf

Well, just when I thought my life was getting back to “normal” I injured my lower back this time!  I have had two weeks of pain, excruciating during the first week, and am still using a walker.  Needless to say, this has compromised my ability to work on my project.  I am trying to find a good message in all this.  I am improving, slowly.  Maybe this is a wake-up call to take out some time for myself.  Who knows.  More will be revealed!  Thank you to those who stop by to review previous posts.

IT’S TIME

Posted in Computer Woes, Goals, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 17, 2014 by madelincwolf

It’s time for a lot of things in my life to change.  Spring has always been a time for me to make, or attempt to make changes in my life.  This year signals that changes in physical activity and a revamped eating plan are in order.  After two bouts of forced inactivity last year, I have lost a certain amount of fitness, which was not that good to begin with.  Exercise for the sake of exercise alone has been one of my life-long dislikes.  More so that it takes away time for other more cerebral pursuits than an inherent dislike of moving my body.  Alas, now it is necessary to forgo the reluctance to spend time on this pursuit and get with it.  Walking is my choice.  Aiming for the advised goal of 30 minutes a day is what I am committing to.  Wish me luck!

Another biggie is getting a new computer.  I am frustrated with my current computer and want a new MAC.  I’ve thought of fixing my other old G5… new power supply and mother board (new RAM did nothing).  I would spend less money but would it be worth it?  This problem has caused me to stop blogging and that is definitely something I want to change.  Everyone keeps telling me to just get a cheaper PC and be done with it.  I am in a quandary not sure which way to go.  So, I am almost through with this post and so far Safrari hasn’t quit yet. Woo hoo!  More will be revealed.

2013 in review

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 31, 2013 by madelincwolf

Thank you to those of you who visited my blog in 2013.  I have had a rough year and not posted much due to issues with my health and my computer’s health!  I hope that 2014 will be a better year in all regards and that I will be posting regularly.  So, may you have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous NEW YEAR!

OH!  Just to let you know, I have a piece in the latest issue of  Cloth Paper Scissors magazine’s Mixed Media Stitch challenge.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,900 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 48 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Sunshine Award Answers

Posted in Musings with tags , on October 7, 2013 by madelincwolf

I was nominated for a Sunshine Award and have chosen to just answer the questions posed to me instead of making my own nominations.  I don’t know 10 people who blog that aren’t already nominated.  I suppose we could just go round and round with different questions….  Anyway, here goes.

1.  What pivotal event in your life changed you for the better?  Taking care of my husband as he battled cancer.  I was amazed at how strong I could be for both of us.

2.  Oldies? Opera? Country? Hip Hop? Blues? Jazz? Contemporary Christian? Rat Pack? Polka? Other? (please specify): Rock and Roll, baby with a splash of Blues, especially my husband ‘s version of “Walkin’ to my Baby.”
3.  Spring or Fall?  Spring
4.  What is your favorite comfort food?  Make that plural: My Mom’s Southern Tea biscuits loaded with butter (she obtained the recipe from a restaurant on a road trip somewhere in Kentucky in the late 40′s).
5.  What is your favorite creative activity? Collage making; bookmaking… too hard to choose just one and more wanted to be listed!
6.  Looking back on your life, what era would you like to live over? 1978 – 1981 when I was an art student at UC Berkeley
7.  Barefoot or slippers? Barefoot
8.  How would you describe your home dec style? Eclectic (read: found furniture, clutter bordering on hoarding, art materials everywhere, lots of books, artwork hung gallery-style on multiple walls.)
9.  What evokes emotion in you? Seeing a couple holding hands, a beautiful sunset, a love story, friends who care about me, memories of my sweetie, Doug.
10. What one thing do you want to accomplish before your life is over? Living to a ripe old age making art every day having a love to accompany me on the journey.
So there you have it….and GO!

Improvement

Posted in Back pain, health care, Musings with tags , , , on October 7, 2013 by madelincwolf

The last couple of days give me hope.  I have been improving in spite of waiting for tests.  I am in less pain and able to walk some without the walker.  I finally got an appointment for an MRI… on November 1!  Wonder how much more I will have improved by then.  I am so anxious to get back to normal.  Working, cooking, walking… the list goes on.

Better

Posted in Uncategorized on October 3, 2013 by madelincwolf

Today is a sunny day.  I got good sleep last night and was surprised to find that I can walk a little better!  I am encouraged that I am getting better.  My MRI is scheduled for Nov.1… really?  I will probably be healed by then.  Ah well, I just will have to go with the flow.

One Month and Counting

Posted in Back pain with tags , , , , , on September 29, 2013 by madelincwolf

I wish I could say that my back problem is a thing of the past.  Such is not the case.  Pain is such an all-consuming, life-eroding presence in my life.  It is not well controlled.  Waiting for approval for an MRI and PT appointment is, literally, agony.  Because I am not improving any more, I am worried that irreparable nerve damage is occurring.

I hate being dependent.  I hate the way my pain makes me short-tempered and crabby and depressed. I hate that I can’t be in my studio working.   Will I have this pain forever?  Will I be disabled?  Can’t I just grin and bear it making the best of a bad situation? No.  Today is crap.  Maybe I will feel better about it all tomorrow.  One can only hope.

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