Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The year is almost over

Where did it go? It sure has brought some life changes for the Streeter house hold.

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

I am now a .com

That's right, My daughter and future son in law gave me a .com for Christmas. So, I invite you to be the first to check out
Penny's Patches on line at

I am thrilled. This is a work in progress, so ignore some of the test photos.
Check back often.

Thursday, December 24, 2009


The, "Turning Twenty" top is now a quilt. I made it through my first pantograph quilt pattern.

I don't like to work from the back side of the long arm, but if I really really had to I now know that I can.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

From My Family to yours

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
We're wishing you a Christmas Full of laughter, love and light,

With delicious holiday foodsTo excite your appetite.
We're hoping you receive Delightful gifts to make you smile,

With family and friendsTo love you all the while.
We wish you a Merry Christmas;

May your Christmas dreams come true,

And when Christmas is over,

Happy New Year, too!
By Joanna Fuchs
Merry Christmas to our family and friends. God bless you and keep you safe.

Monday, December 21, 2009

It is now a quilt

I am in love with my long arm!!

My, "Wickedly Easy" top is now a quilt. I will put the binding on tomorrow.

I have my, "Turning 20" quilt top pinned on now. I will get it quilted over the next few days. I have to get my wrapping done for Christmas. LOL

Friday, December 18, 2009

WOW a busy Friday

I just took a lap quilt off Lola. It wasn't anything special, just made from scraps from another quilt. It and two others I will donate to the local personal care home.
This morning I pinned on my, "Wickedly Easy" quilt top. I had a variegated thread that matches the 30 reproduction prints perfect. I am doing just a stipple and loops but it sure is fun.
Enjoy the photos.


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Meet Lola

After 5 years of waiting Lola, the long arm, is here. She is an APQS Utl II and runs like a dream.

As you can see in the photos, I still have to paint the walls and hang some curtains on the window, but that can wait. lol