Friday Update, 3-5-21

I know the comments are not appearing correctly but please be patient. Kayla’s little boy, one year old Jasper, is in the hospital with pneumonia and he is far more important than this blog. So hang in there and we’ll all hope for better days ahead.

In the meantime keep sewing and quilting on projects that you can show to the blog readers when this is all fixed. That’s what I’m going to do! And say a little prayer for Jasper. Thanks so much!

38 thoughts on “Friday Update, 3-5-21

  1. Angie from Baltimore

    Blog insignificant next to sick baby. Hope he gets better soon and we can wait. Saying prayers for the baby and family

  2. Diane Bauer

    Prayers for Jasper 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Stitching bindings here in an attempt to get to a place where I can justifiably start something new!!

    1. Mary

      I’m at the same point – can’t start something new until I have finished a couple things!!!

  3. Janice Hebert

    Oh, poor little guy. I hope it gets under control soon. No worries, this blog can wait, I agree! I will do as you say Mary and start a small quilt. I did finish a few UFO’s recently, they aren’t all quilts but hooked pieces and a small quilt. Feels so good to get things finished! Bitter cold out here in MA today. But my hens are going to town laying eggs, we’re getting close to a dozen a day! I have fifteen hens, so that’s a pretty good number of eggs. They are just about a year old now. Two of the Icelandic hens are trying to go broody, not sure what to do about that! Don’t need any more chickens!! Please keep us posted on little Jasper’s condition. Jan in MA

  4. Launa

    Remembering JASPER in my prayers for a speedy recovery on this sunny morning. Thanks for sharing with us, Mary!

    No effects from my Wednesday second Pfizer injection! Arm is not sore to touch!

    Sun is helping to melt snow, but it may be 2-3 months before Old Sol gets rid of all in pastures up here!

  5. Diane and Squeak

    Oh gosh. Prayers for little Jasper and Kayla and family. It is so hard to have a sick little one or one of any age!

  6. JeanneH

    Omigosh! That’s terrible that Jasper is so sick! Hope he recovers soon. Keeping her and Jasper in our thoughts.

  7. Jo in Wyoming

    We will say a big prayer for Jasper.
    Patience is a virtue, we can wait.
    I’m kinda in a cleaning kick, if I haven’t used it in 20 years, I’m ok to throw it away! Time flies.
    Have a great weekend, and be thinking about little Jasper

  8. Lois A

    I’m sorry to hear about Kayla’s child. Thanks for letting us know the situation.

  9. Sheila in WI

    Absolutely, Mary. I think I also read on her mom’s blog that Kayla is also taking classes herself, so she’s one busy mama. Prayers and grace for all of them, but especially Jasper.

  10. Tanya T. in Houston

    Definitely thinking of Jasper and Kayla, their little family, and all of you. Hospitals and doctors have so many resources available these days! And kids can get sick quickly, but also can heal fast. We’ll send up some prayers for everyone. We bloggers will survive a few days without each other…

  11. Teresa from Port Coquitlam, BC

    Hi Mary, praying Jasper gets better quickly. I just wait a day to look for the comments and then they appear, it works for me. Enjoy your sewing day.

  12. Sandy

    Hi Mary, poor little Jasper, he has a few health issues, hope he is better soon.l enjoy reading Jo,s blog also.Very windy in new Zealand today, take care,best wishes from sandy

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Sandy – you might be thinking about Gannon who does have some health issues but I’m not aware that Jasper has any.

  13. Kathy in western NY

    Thanks for touching base with us and I know there are lots of us who will be keeping Kayla and her little guy close in prayer. Pneumonia can’t be easy to deal with on a 1 yr old lungs so lots of prayers for improvement.

  14. Betty Klosterman

    Poor little boy. Fortunately, the kids can be so sick, and they get better very quickly. Hope he is better already. Please keep us posted on his condition.
    Did you call Connie’s quilt “Sea Glass?” If you did, it is a perfect name for it. Very pretty. It would be great to make.
    I’m working at sorting thru the piles of fabric in the living room and getting things in order again. Harvey, the Easter bunny, is on his way to St. Louis in time for Easter and a tall snowman for next winter. I couldn’t believe the cost of postage!! I just love to see the old kitchen/household items you use to keep the pieces of your projects together. Especially the one we used to wash dishes. They do the job.
    Take care. Betty in Rapid City

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Betty Klosterman- I mailed a small box of fabric to a friend in Houston – it weighed 13 lbs. and cost $38.80 to mail. That’s way too much in my opinion! Why the fabric wasn’t even worth that much probably. Please refresh my memory – what household item did I use to keep the pieces together? Honestly, I can’t even remember. Guess I’ll have to go back and look now.

      1. Betty Klosterman

        Now I’m going by memory — the round enamel bowl/pan was about 15″ in diameter and about 5″ high. Mom called them the dish pans. She had 2 of them and we used them to wash dishes, making soap, cleaning chickens — and taking water to the wild ducks so they could swim a bit! They were used all the time.
        The box weighed 2 lb 2 oz andd cost $29.92 to Wright City, MO via United Parcel.
        Oh, Dad had found a nest with the duck eggs in the field and Mom put the setting hen on them to hatch. They had hatched just before we moved to Clarion and the ducks went with. The people who lived across the alley were raising 2 hogs. We were just 1/2 block from a cornfield in town. This was in about 1948….. Nobody thought anything about the hogs or the ducks. It was a different world. Betty in Rapid City

  15. Betty Klosterman

    This is coming from memory: The enamel pan was about 5′” high and 14″ in diameter. Mom had 2 of them and we used them for washing dishes, making soap, cleaning chickens (sorry, Mary) and lots of stuff.
    The box weighed 2 lb 2oz, went by United Parcel to Wright City, Mo and cost $29.92! I asked if Amazon paid that much — they get a special rate! Betty in Rapid City

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Betty – UPS is much more expensive than the post office. When I said postage, I didn’t imply shipping. Just last year a package was going to cost $62 to go by UPS. It was $12 at the post office. So think what my box would have cost today if I had sent it UPS!

  16. Jeanie S, Central Illinois

    Praying sweet Jasper recovers quickly. Having a sick baby is a terrible worry for Kayla and her husband.
    Thanks for posting, Mary. Have a nice weekend everyone.

  17. Joyce from NY

    Prayers for Jasper! Thank you Mary for keeping us updated. My comments come the following day & that works for me!

  18. Lorraine McGeough

    A child’s health is the most important. Prayers go out for Jasper and his family. We can wait and hope for a speedy recovery for the little guy. I can certainly keep busy with all of the projects I have going.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Jan – haha! Thanks / I need all I can get!! Think of you often!

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