Wednesday night my DH got extremely dizzy with high blood pressure and low heart rate. I took him to the ER about 10:15 PM and they did some tests and admitted him. His heart rate was 38! Long story short, after two days of tests, it was determined that his body had started reacting to his blood pressure meds that he had been on for quite some time. He has new meds now and is feeling soo much better! I think it came on slowly at first, but then he crashed - not all the way, thankfully!
Luckily, I had some hand projects I could work on in the hospital. I did some more on the grandmother's flower garden. I got one block almost finished and now I can't find it. It must have fallen on the floor in the hospital room, so I will call them to see if anyone found it. It was made with the hexigons on the right below, with yellow in the center and a pretty turquoise blue next.For some variety, I made yo-yos for some more trivetts.
Yesterday with DH feeling better I went ahead with my plans to attend the Four Score and Seven Quilts Ago quilt show in Fort Worth, TX put on by the Bear Creek Quilters Guild of Keller, TX. A dear non-quilting friend went with me and we spend the afternoon being amazed at the beautiful quilts. I especially wanted to attend the lecture by Brenda Papadakis, author of Dear Jane. There were a few Dear Jane quilts on display also. It's the first time I had seen one in person and they are wonderful. I don't know if I will ever make one, but I think I will purchase her book when the new revision comes out this spring. You can find out more about the story of Jane Stickle, who made the original quilt in 1863, at www.dearjane.com. I would love to go to Vermont to see the original some day.
There were also a lot of quilts made of reproduction civil war fabrics. I think I've got a new favorite! I'll have to wait a while till I get a couple other projects finished though. Anyway, it was a wonderful day all the way around - even good weather and finding a good parking spot when the building was mobbed with men attending a gun show at the same time!