Just finished watching Yellowstone and now I’m watching 1883 but I can already tell this won’t be a series I like. It’s too shoot-‘em-up Western for me no matter who is starring in it. It’s too soon to tell.

Covid has hit our church and I went back to wearing a face shield today. I can’t afford to get sick and give it to Rick. We are heading to Mayo Clinic tomorrow morning for two days of appointments – his poor circulation has led to an ankle injury that won’t heal.

My little tree has nearly given up. Reader quilts:

I’ve shown you this red and white buzz saw quilt before – this year I’m enjoying it on the landing and still marvel that I made it. Sue’s quilting is just perfect.

Hazel found the little spot of sunshine – she’s my little spot of sunshine!

I pulled out this little bag to take along tomorrow – I have several but this one is still new. I looked it up on Ebay and to my surprise it is listed as a vintage 1987 Morris the Cat tote bag and priced at $69.99! I know I got them with labels from 9 Lives cat food when I had my first orange tabby named Morris. I wonder what else I have around here that might be valuable!

Good Night, Friends!

30 thoughts on “12-19-21

  1. Betty Klosterman

    Oh, my. Sometimes bones heal very slowly. There are things they can do to encourage the circulation. Mayo will know what to do. Hope it all goes alright. We just found out that my 68 year old niece has to have stents in her legs to help the circulation or she is going to loose her legs! Boy, I really feel lucky.
    Good luck and we will all be thinking about you and Rick.
    Betty in Rapid City

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Betty K – that sounds encouraging to me – I hope they can do something for him.

  2. Jo in Wyoming

    I do hope they can help Rick. Yes, you need to stay healthy for yourself and him.
    Looks like Hazel is a sunshine girl.
    The quilts today are just festive. I enjoyed all of them…thanks.

  3. Sandy Kolarik

    Love seeing all the projects and appreciate all your hard work so we can see them. Wishing you and Connie a wonderful Christmas and everything goes well at Mayo.

  4. Paula in Texas

    Safe travels and best wishes for a good medical visit. I hope Rick’s condition is able to improve.

    Merry Christmas to you Rick, Hazel and all your awesome animals and pets.

  5. Charlotte Shira

    Praying for good results from Rick’s appointments at the Mayo Clinic and for safe travels.
    Love the quilts today and your red and white buzz saw quilt is beautiful.

  6. Debbie R.

    Mary: I agree about the 1883 show. I was watching it as well but decided I do not like it well enough to pay for Paramount+ To watch the rest of it. Yellowstone is still my favorite series on tv right now. And the only show my husband will watch with me. We look forward to Sunday nights!! Love your red and white quilts!

  7. Janet S

    You are showing some wonderful, happy quilts today. This is the time of the year we want everything to be soft and cozy, but hiccups sure do happen with weather or health etc. Prayers to Rick, you know he is in good hands at Mayo.

  8. Linette Stewart

    Sending prayers for Rick’s appointments and for you to stay well. Have a blessed Christmas.

  9. Kathy in western NY

    Wonderful pictures of quilts made by your readers. It’s always a bright spot to see them in our crazy upside down world of lingering covid. My prayers for a good outcome on Ricks circulation issue. Medical advances are out there so being open to what’s available gives you opportunities to live well.

  10. Joy

    Thinking of you at Mayo! We were there this past Thursday. Should have coordinated that so I could have met you! Wishing Rick a good report with some answers and relief!

  11. Angie from Baltimore

    Good luck at Mayo. They are remarkable I am fortunate to have Johns Hopkins Hospital here we are blessed. So hopefully they will be able to get Rick on track. Just a lot of go here wait, go there and wait, and then go here and wait. But if the results are positive then I wait. We are all with you in thoughts and prayers

  12. Mary Hawk

    Best wishes for Rick, Mary. And what’s the word on your hands? I know Cedar Rapids has stopped elective surgeries again due to covid and staffing issues. Stay well!
    Fun quilts. What a cute snowman runner and love the buzz saw.
    Merry Christmas to you.

  13. Susan from Michigan

    Beautiful quilts. Is Marie C’s quilt with Santas and mice a Country Threads pattern? It looks like a great way to use buttons!

  14. Diane in WI

    My husband Bernard also had circulation problems in his right leg. He had a stent put in to help. Mayo is a wonderful hospital. A friend of mine recently had a report of no cancer found after a transplant. Good luck and have a safe trip. You’re on my prayer list. Merry Christmas to all.

  15. Dot

    Wishing Rick good care at Mayo, and fast healing.

    I have one of those Morris bags! I got two, wore one out, but the second is almost new. At my age, lots of my everyday stuff is probably valuable, like my Pyrex Gooseberry casseroles. I wonder whether the eBay seller will get his asking price for the bag?

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Dot – I really doubt he’ll get $70 for that Morris bag but it really tickled me to see it!

  16. Susy Boyer

    My best to Rick towards his healing.
    And, wow what a great bunch of quilts. Yes, the buzz saw quilt is gorgeous! And the snowman with the Shoo Fly blocks, I love it!
    Merry Christmas to your whole family. Warmly, Susy

  17. Diane, Squeak, and Buddy

    I hope everything went well for Rick at the Mayo Clinic. It is a great place. Good luck.
    The quilts are beautiful. I am glad you mentioned the quilting on Buzz saw. I looked more closely and it is perfect.

  18. Marie C

    The Santa and mouse quilt is from a quilt book from Norway. The book came from an exchange student my family hosted. It was supposed to be larger but I like to make small projects. It was fun to make.

  19. Kim J LeMere

    I hope Mayo can give some relief with his circulation. Hope you both can stay healthy this winter season, it seems the coughing crud and the flu have become an isssue here in TN along with the virus. Wear a mask, wear a mask is my new song, fa la la la la la la.

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