Saturday, October 19, 2013


Bob Cousy has always been a cherished sports hero in our family of Boston Celtics fans.  This week he became my hero too.
Thank you Bob.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

AAQI quilts

One last time, the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative is taking our quilts to the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas.  The AAQI will be presenting over 2000 little art quilts to sell, to raise money for Alzheimer's disease research.

For the third year, I am honored to have my quilts among those 2469 quilts being exhibited and sold in Houston.

The AAQI is hoping to reach it's $1,000,000 fundraising goal by the end of 2013. I believe the AAQI project has been a wonderful success. The amazing idea of one creative woman; and a lot of people working together, each doing just a little, but together, doing great things.

It is mind-blowing how many quilters, from all over the world, have made quilts for the AAQI.  It is very sad to realize, that all of us, have been touched by this terrible disease.

Not all will be in Houston. There are still many beautiful quilts for sale on-line.   The AAQI campaign/project will be ending at the end of 2013, so you only have twelve weeks left to purchase a beautiful piece of fabric art and support Alzheimer's disease research.

Here is a little quilt eye-candy. It is one Grandmother's Flower Garden block from a quilt on which I am currently working. It is all hand sewn. Don't you just love the Kaffe prints too?!


Today, Mom had the need to introduce me to one of her aides, a woman who has worked with Mom for years, so someone I know too. 

If she wants the attention of someone, she yells "hey hey hey hey." And if she can, she'll wave her hand around, pointing at them.

"Hey!! Hey hey hey hey, her... her... she's my mommy."

Well, at least I was somebody special today.

Some other days, when she's feeling annoyed or upset, she'll yell at me and call me my Dad's name.  Great to know that she can still be angry and upset at my Dad, even though he's been gone a long time.

Yes, I'm feeling snippy and snide tonight.  Sorry.

I hate this disease, I hate it, I hate it!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

silly song

There is not much new with Mom. She continues to talk with scrambled words and have emotional outbursts.

Three of the teachers from her second grade team went to visit her earlier this week, it was so nice of them to make the trip to see her.  I was just leaving when they arrived. They were prepared for their time together: they brought photos and ice cream.  When I left them to their visit, they had just started singing a song that they use to sing with their second graders. Silly, silly song.

Of course I was crying as I left the building. It is the song I plan to sing at my Mom's memorial service. It brings back all the happy memories of my Mother the teacher.
(Here is a video of some Girl Scouts singing it.)