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Sunday, August 16, 2015

a Texas quilt and a happy little raccoon...

Friday my friend and I went to the Plano Quilt Show. She has been quilting for a while, but this was the first time she had a entry in the show. Her quilt was called, "Texas, our Texas" and it really looked beautiful hanging up on the wall.  Here's a picture of it.



I'm a very novice quilter, but the more I see, the more I love them. However, I like the kind you can cuddle up in ... lap quilts and bed quilts. Don't think I'll ever aspire to doing Quilt show quilts, but would like to make some for family and friends.  Like my pottery, I tend to prefer things "functional".





On another note, I went to the dentist to have my teeth cleaned this week. I really don't like going to the dentist... for any reason. Don't know why... guess it's a phobia... and apparently a common one. But my heart beats almost out of my chest the minute I walk into the office and all through the procedure.  We talked about it as I have to go back next week for a small cavity (and I haven't had a cavity in probably 20 years). She says it's very small and won't take but a minute to fix, but wants to fix it before it becomes a problem. I agreed to do it. She wants me to take a low dose Valium or Ativan before coming in... so I won't be so stressed. I've never taken anything like that, but agreed to give it a try.  Do any of you have this problem?

Cats (inside and outside) are doing fine. We have lots of baby raccoons visiting lately in the yard. One is fascinated by the cat toy (the circle ring that has a ball inside). Unfortunately he gets so caught up with playing with it that he doesn't see when his mother and siblings leave... then looks around like "oh no, where'd everybody go?"  We took this video with my iPhone.

If you watch it for a bit, you will see a little black kitten come out and wonder why the raccoon has taken over his toy...


video

(if you click on the video twice after it starts, it will get larger... a little blurry, but larger)


Have a great week!  

   

9 comments:

  1. I don't have a problem with dentistry, but my sister (the quilter) does, and the little Valium gets her right through it.
    I can't decipher the beautiful ribbon your friend won, a first? Congratulations to her.

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    1. Well, I hope something helps. I can make myself go to the dentist, but I can't control my heart beating out of my chest... and I usually end up with a migraine a day or so later.
      As for the quilt, my friend only got an honorable mention... but the quilt was really beautiful.

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  2. I don't like the dentist either, what a super quilt your friend made.

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I actually can't imagine anyone 'liking' the dentist... except possibly my DH... who has no qualms about going at all.

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  3. That quilt is stunning, your friend is talented!

    As for the dentist, even during regular cleanings I lie there with my hands clenched, knuckles white. I really loathe going for any reason too. I hope taking something helps you; I probably ought to do the same!

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    1. I'll let you know if taking something helps, Kim.

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  4. I enjoyed your little video. Raccoons are cute even if they are really destructive creatures. I don't like the dentist but for a cleaning I'm okay since I now trust her not to hurt me. If it's anything else, though, I need valium, which she told me she'd be happy to give me if I needed it. :-)

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    1. Guess it's not just me... but wonder why that is.

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