Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I just grabbed the RSC button for 2015! I watchedthe fun with the Rainbow Scrap blocks all last year, so it's high time to join in! This month we are doing Blues-looks like a whole range of them too.
Scroll down and hit the RSC button and see for yourself!
Mary

Monday, December 29, 2014

DWM and Quiltville link-up

Time for more link-ups!
Hope everyone had a great Christmas!
I'm ringing in the New Year at the hospital...yes, I'm working! It's all good, I'd rather have all of Christmas off than New Year's eve. Any way, here's some photos:

 Thanks to Bonnie Hunter, we had the EASIEST CLUE EVER for Grand Illusion!!!!! This weeks clue was 4-patches, 4 of one and 25 of the other. Didn't take long, and I'm looking forward to finding out how these beauties are going to go together!

 Here are 4 of my coffee quilt blocks before the machine applique is done and the attic window sashing is put on. The applique fabrics are out of my scrap box. Kinda fun and wonky, I think!


Here's the quilt in progress on the design wall. Some of it is behind the ironing board. I settled on a brown TOT for the sashing. The green print will end up being the border...too busy for sashing!

Head on over to Quiltville and Patchwork Times for more link-ups!

Have a blessed New Year!
Mary

Monday, December 22, 2014

Grand Illusion progress and DWM!!

Here is my Clue 4 all done!
And here's the rest...1-3. Love the colors in this quilt!

This is what I just put on the wall today-Coffee Quilt! I plan on doing an Attic Windows setting and the alternate blocks will be appliqued with coffee cups and saucers, taking inspiration from the black coffee cup fabric. FUN!!



And here is Sadie up on top of my fabric bins with her current fav piece of flannel to sit on. She's a great little supervisor and quality control expert!

Linking this post up with Bonnie Hunter's blog and Judy at Patchwork Times as well!

Have a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!
God Bless-
Mary

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Almost the New Year!

Wow! How time flies! I caan't believe it's almost the new year!

I'm still plugging away at finishing things and starting new ones. It is the time of year for the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt, so that is coming along nicely. I finished step 4 last night. I'll get some photos later.
We are going to my brother's house today for a pre-Christmas family celebration and dinner. Bill and Ginny are going to her family's on Christmas.
I'm hoping to keep up with the RSC (rainbow Scrap Challenge) this coming year, so shoiuld be fun!
I will add a badge when I remember how! LOL!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

New Listings on Etsy!

It has been such a long time since I Listed something new in my etsy shop!
Here are 4 new listings:

Summer Apple Harvest:


Kittens at Play:

Kids in the Garden:

A Carol Doak block tablerunner:

I guess my camera/computer loading issues are solved!
Yeah!
God Bless
Mary

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Happy New Year-Belated!

This year is already in its second month! Gosh time flies! I am trying really hard to focus on quilting some projects from last year and not make very many new tops this year until those from last year are done. I need to put a whole bunch of new things in my etsy shop too. I'm having problems getting my camera to download photos, and I have not spent the time to figure out what the problem is. Well...hopefully I can show my finishes soon! This is just a short post to let everyone know I'm still here!
That last post...about my crazy night...sometimes I wonder if bedside nursing at night is for me, but I am going to continue until the Lord shows me another opportunity. I always seem to know when it is time to move on in my career.
Hope everyone's year is happy, healthy, and productive as I also wish that for myself and my family!
God Bless
Mary

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Night from HELL-don't read if you have a weak tummy...graphic description of a night in the life of a nurse...

I had a very difficult night at work...it started with floating to surgical...not so bad in itself, but first I had to bump the ICU RN that was already getting report. She wasn't too happy about that, but she got to go back to her home deptment. Then i'm going along, getting things done, and there was a whole bunch of orders on one patient that needed finishing up. OK,,, that's fine too. I had just gotten all the meds given and was hanging the TPN in one room when I'm told-here's an admit!  At this point it is a little after 9pm and I hadn't had a break. That's ok...still plenty of time. But no...I am doing the admit and am told I have to go back to ACU at 11pm. This means the whole group that I spent time getting to know and the admit, all have to be given to another RN. Then I go back up to ACU and take on a whole new group. So I must give report on the ones I have, and then get my new ones, meanwhile, the off going RN is waiting to go home.
So now I'm on ACU, the patients are asking for pain meds, and I'm making rounds on the new ones...it takes time to get organized, and I've had to do this twice now. Of course...NO BREAK! OK, so I'm settling in again, and got my assessments done, and the NAC pokes her head out of a room and says Mary I need help now! UH OH! The patient in the room had vomited blood all over the floor...NOT GOOD!!!! This person had Esophageal Varices banded awhile ago, so vomiting blood is really not a good thing!!! He also had bloody stool...
Well, I called the on-call provider and luckily, she is one who is very helpful and collaborative with the staff RN's. We had a whole boatload of new orders, and I'm one on one with this guy...even though I have 3 other patients, 2 of whom are on bed alarms because they can't remember to call for help and are fall risks. I had the charge RN, the NAC, and one other RN who came back to help, but I'm running!!! The patient who vomited the blood had to have a NS bolus, Vitamin K iv, and a Protonix drip all started right away, and also several labs drawn. He had a PICC line, so I could get those labs drawn as quickly as they were put in. Then, we found his Hgb was dropping a point every hour, so started FFP's and PRBC's. We were going to transfer him to ICU...the patient refused! His blood pressure was dropping and he needed more than we could give him, but he stated he did not want to be in ICU and be intubated again...don't know that it would have gotten to that point, but who knows? Well, the lovely on call provider came in and talked to the patient about being a DNR because at that point he was a full code. He agreed to recieve blood products and other meds, but no ICU and intubation.
All night...no breaks...12 hours. There's alot of details, and I must say, without the charge helping with the blood and documentation for that, I might still be there!!!
I called off sick tonight...I couldn't do it again...I might be getting to old for all of this!!!