Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Our son graduated college earning his second masters degree, this one was in education. In the same week, he was hired by a local school distract as a 3rd grade teacher. He loves his classroom and when he shares stories about his day, his face lights up with excitement. He seems to have finally found his calling. He re homed an older Cocker Spaniel named Hozoni, giving us a granddoggy. She is so darn cute, lol.
Our oldest daughter also graduate college earning her RNBSN, she had a name change and we gained a son in law. She started a new career at a local hospital Emergency Department and we now have a very furry grandkitty named Boo. It is so much fun watching these young adults live adult lives.
Our middle daughter graduated high school and was accepted to attend a local college. She is also earning her degree as an RNBSN. She became engaged to a very nice young man and the two are planning a long engagement. They both understand the importance of higher education and plan hold off marriage until they graduate college.
Our youngest daughter turned 16 this year. Holy cow! that was a shocker. I'm not sure I'm ready for her to grow up. You want to hold onto the youngest for as long as you can. LOL That won't work with this one. She has become very goal oriented and has excelled in school this year. She has started to explore career options and has investigated some colleges. I'm not sure how I will handle the whole "empty nest" thing, but I have 2 years before I find out. lol
Things were slow at Randy's plant this year. So, like many companies they had a huge layoff. But, he was spared and wasn't one of the over a hundred they let go. This is such a rural area that when the plants let workers go, it hits everyone hard.
I had vascular bypass done on my leg this year. They removed a vein from my right leg and transplanted it into my left leg. All I can say is Thank God for modern medicine. The surgery has changed my life! I still have limitation, but they are nothing like they were last year.
So, as you can see we have had a great year. As a family we can't wait to see what 2010 brings.
So, From our family to yours
We wish you all a happy and healthy New Year.
Friday, December 25, 2009
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
We're wishing you a Christmas Full of laughter, love and light,
We're hoping you receive Delightful gifts to make you smile,
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
By Joanna Fuchs
Monday, December 21, 2009
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Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I saw the quilt on the internet and I'm working on my own version using Eleanor Burns's "Radiant Star Quilt" book and amish colored Kona cottons. My background isn't as cream colored as I would like so I am planning on Tea Staining the entire quilt top when it's finished. I'll keep you posted as to how much I get done today.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Here is my Wickedly Easy top made from 1930 reproduction prints.
The project is a pineapple quilt. I need 60 ten inch blocks.
The center blocks are only 3 inches square and set on point. Then the set triangels to set it square again. Then I put a boarder of 6 inch blocks around that.
Next, I put a boarder then set 9 inch blocks on point again. Followed by set triangles a boarder and an outside boarder of 12 inch blocks. It's rather large but leaves nice open spaces for really neat quilting.
That was a lot of fun and the dumplings didn't say to long.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Of course I still have my quilts. Quilting has saved my life in so many ways. There were times, when the pain was at it's worse, that I could only sew for an hour at a time, it still gave me something to keep my mind busy. It's pretty hard to feel sorry for yourself when your using a rotary cutter. LOL There is something that happens to me when I sit behind a sewing machine. Concentrating on following a pattern, getting the seams right, making sure your fabric is in the right place, that keeps your mind so busy you don't have time to think about anything else. Maybe this is something only another quilter would understand. I am Blessed
So, today has been a wonderful day, it's been a long time coming. I wanted to share how good I feel. I AM BLESSED! I AM BLESSED. Thanks to God I AM BLESSED.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
So, here are two more that have gone from shoe box to quilt top.
The fabric for this quilt was purchased in Delaware back in June. I snuck away one day while we were in Ocean City and hit the quilt shop. LOL I started the top back in June then put it away to go onto something else.
This tops was started around Feb. of this year. It is made from fabrics that were left over from another project and I wanted to work on something that didn't need much brain power. Nine Patch blocks are so simple. I added the applique to give the quilt just a little punch. It got the seal of approval from my Chloe, my big dog. lol
I will pull two more from the cupboard tomorrow so check back in a few days to see what I'm working on.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sure is bright isn't it? This will be pretty when done.
Check back in a few days to see the finished top.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
In the pile on the left there are 22 queen/king size. The center pile has just 2 tops in it, they are queen size and will be hand quilted. The pile on the right has 13 twin/full size tops. There are 4 tops on hangers that didn't make it in the photo.
I guess I have my work cut out for me. I really should stop sewing and start quilting. LOL
Have a wonderful day