Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sending it out to be quilted

I just don't have the time. So, I will send it out to be quilted. Makes me feel so bad, I should have found the time to do it myself.

Rain, Rain, go away!

This gal wants to play. LOL It has rained now for two days. Things are nice and wet and the trails are really muddy I'm sure. I may go to the barn today just to play with Bear.

I'm not sure how I am going to handle it when I have my surgery and can't ride for weeks. It's going to drive me nuts!!

Monday, May 25, 2009


Joshua, adopted a 7 year old retired AKC finished Champion Cocker Spaniel. Hozoni is such a sweetie, and seems to have taken to Josh already. She and Josh will be staying with us until Josh finds a teaching job and gets settled in a new apartment.

Hozoni on Josh's bed.

Bachelorette party

Because Amanda is not having any bridal party attendants, her future mother-in-law gave her the next best thing. We went as a group and pampered ourselves. We all got manicures and some got pedicures. Then we went to Olive Garden for lunch.

What a fun GIRLS day out.
Amanda and her pedicure

The group at Olive Garden.

Bridal Shower

Samantha and Jessica gave their sister a bridal shower. It was a great hit, and Amanda sure did get a lot of gifts. Amanda is in the Middle, Samantha is on the left and Jessica is on the right.
the three sisters.

Those are not real flowers on the top of the cake. They are hand made using gum paste. Aren't they pretty?

Friday, May 22, 2009


Skittles, my scarlet macaw, went to the bird rescue today. With our trip to the beach for a week, the wedding, the week before the reception, my surgery, and weeks of rehab we felt it was best. The house will be strangely quite. Skittle's was here 8 years and was a buddy. But the rest of the family could not interact with him and it would be just to dangerous for them to care for him alone over the next 11 weeks. Betty will take wonderful care of him, and I don't have to worry about someone getting hurt.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Counting the days

8 days until we leave for Ocean City
10 days until the wedding,
21 days until Samantha's high school Graduation
22 days until the reception here at home
26 days until my surgery

time is flying

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Need lady handkies

I am still looking for ladies handkies. If you have any that you would like to rehome please e-mail me. This is for a specail project for my mother.

Thank you


Thursday, May 14, 2009


Kelshey 4-11-1997 to 5-14-2009

If it should be....

If it should be that I grow frail and weak,and pain should keep me from my sleep,

then you must do what must be done,for we know this last battle can't be won.

You will be sad, I understand, but don't let grief then stay your hand,

for this day, more than the rest,your love and friendship must stand the test.

We've had so many happy years,what is to come can hold no fears.

Would you want me to suffer? So,when the time comes, please let me go.

Take me where my needs they'll tend,only stay with me until the end,

and hold me firm and speak to me,until my eyes no longer see.

It is a kindness that you do to me,although my tail it's last has waved,

from pain and suffering I have been saved.

Do not grieve, it should be you,who must decide this thing to do.

We've been so close, we two these years,

Don't let your heart hold any tears.

She will be greatly missed.


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Rose close up

Using colored pencils and blending different colors I experimented putting on some details on my roses. What do you think?

Saturday, May 9, 2009

More Graduation photos

Here are some more of Amanda's Graduation photos.

BSN in nursing, we are so proud.
Isn't the cake cute

Proud mom and dad

Bear and Mom

Some friends have asked for photos of Bear, my horse, and myself together.

So, here they are.

Roses are Done

I have been working on the roses for the "Now and Forever" block of the month that Beth Ferrier ( is offering on the Internet. There are 28 total roses, 4 roses from 7 different colors.

I also finished my leaves all 100 of them.

Now, onto the other 2 bom's that are waiting.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Amanda Graduates

Our daughter Amanda graduated from Mansfield University today, earning her BS in Nursing. She Graduated Cum Laude, and also received an monetary award from the Board of Directors of the Guthrie Clinic as the graduating nursing student who showed the most dedication to her patients, faculty and other nursing students.

Amanda will take her state boards before the end of the month. On June 1st she will be getting married to a wonderful young man we just adore.

She has also been hired as an Emergency Department nurse and will start her new job in July.

So, two children down and 2 more to go.