I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, June 17, 2016

Small World

Hi everyone! My world has shrunk down to almost nothing these days, as the severe pain I am having in my hip joints just seems to be out of control. Many days I don't leave my bed, as lying flat has the least painful results. Then some days I manage an hour on my deck , sewing Dotties if it's a good day,

Dotty 365 Diary
or just sitting and counting the big ships, if it's a "poorly" day.

The huge ships must come and go but they seem to just endlessly sit out there, ''lying off  the roads'' of the shipping lane. A common number is a dozen, but as many as 16 can be lined up waiting to come or go at the Port of New York or possibly Port Newark.

These two red tankers are always there! Weird.

Every once in a while, late at light, I see a gloriously lit up ocean liner /  cruise ship go by, steaming off to the east, going the other way against traffic. I have an app on my phone that shows each ship, its name/ cargo/ home port.

Gully sits on the lamp post some days. Bet he wonders what the heck is my problem.

Mo's walker took him to visit the koi today!

I did finish my May P2 block. I sewed the sun and added a fun cheddar barn star to the house.

And I have this wonderful wagon train fabric scrap that I so want to use for the center of this month's Westering Women. [if and when I can again do some sewing....]

It is very anachronistic, a repro of c. 1930 apron fabric or little boy's shirt? while the WW project is c. 1850. Use it? Or lose it, because I'll really regret ''cutesy'' a year from now?

 I don't enjoy blogs where the writer constantly whines about being sick, so I'll try to keep my posts fun here, or shut up and get better.



gone to the beach....

It's out there and I am NOT. :-(