Tuesday, 15 January 2013

One day at the time

Yesterday was a long day, but my daughter made it through surgery with flying colours. Thank you for your prayers and happy thoughts! Now we are facing a six week recovery period with no baby lifting for mom. Like at all. Some of you might remember we went through something similar just a few months ago, so it will be all right, we know what to do. Both boys are used to being here, and now that grandbaby has started kindergarden, I will have a few hours a day to myself, providing some much needed relief for my less-than-fabulous knee. 

The good part is that I get to see them all a lot, and I will have to get more structured about getting quilting related work done, making time count. Most days I don’t even bother to start on anything unless I have hours of free time ahead of me, and I have wanted to change that.

I did get a head start on Project Making Time Count this weekend. Husband took grandson bowling on Sunday, and while they were gone, instead of slouching in front of the telly, I got started on a challenge piece for our upcoming guild meeting on Wednesday. 

I even finished it after grandson had gone home in the afternoon, so now I am all set for the meeting and quite proud of myself for making use of a little time here and a little time there. I’ll be teaching a Kvist class before the meeting, thank goodness the kits are done or I would have been in big trouble indeed.

Grandson and I also spent a happy hour painting. We used to do so quite often when husband worked every weekend, but now that he spends more time at home we do other things. First I had to clear away the Christmas decorations; I am ashamed to say they had been waiting on our dining room table for more than a week.

We had bought some new paint which turned out to be water colour paint rather than acrylics. Note to self: read the package! There were some difficulties getting the paint to stick onto the canvas, but not adding water helped.

I’m thinking this will work very well as a basis for experimenting with creating fog as it does have some nice layers and textures.

Oh well, I’d better get on with my day (or rather tomorrow as I wrote this last night; I have a feeling this will be a regular thing for the next 6 weeks). Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Good to hear your daughter is doing fine Nina Lise!

  2. Wishing your daughter a speedy recovery.

  3. So glad to hear she is doing well....you'll have you hands and heart full....enjoy this time with those beautiful boys!

  4. So glad your daughter is find and will have recoup time. Knees, well that stinks so make sure you take care of grandma too. Love the paint filled canvas. It did make great texture so far....Have fun with the boys. xox

  5. I alway learned alot about painting when I painted with my grandgirls. (Then they were 2 and 5 and very uninhibited.) I loved the colors they put together and their nonchalance. I taught them a few techniques I'd learned - salt and resist with crayons... but I learned more than they did. (I have all the art classes done for a BFA at the time.) So the art classes you will be taking from your Grandson may turn out to be a help to your artistic life... and some very fond memories.

  6. Glad to hear that your daughter is on the right side of the operation, and that it went well.
    Now you just enjoy the time with boys. You will soon enough realize the time flies, and soon they will be men..

  7. Looks like you have been busy again. You are such a good grandma painting and playing with those cute boys! Glad your daughter is doing well and I hope for a speedy recovery.