Saturday, November 22, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

I have been very bad about blogging .... Too much going on.
And something has changed with posting here, I can't get any of my pictures to post... So have to work on that .

Just want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving...... Stay warm and safe....
We will chat again soon.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October 8, 2014

October is here... The weather is changing ... We are preparing for winter...  I hate to think of days and weeks of snow.
I went on a bus tour to Des Moines, Iowa to a quilt show.  Had a great time ! Looked at so many beautiful quilts and I always admire the talent and the time it takes to make them.  I have never entered anything in a show and probably never will, but I love to see what others make.  Of course I did some shopping too !  My girlfriend and I decided that we want to learn wool appliqué.  So... We got a few kits and patterns and now we just need some more time to learn and sew.   I also want to learn to do hand appliqué.. And of course I have a pattern all picked out that I want to make.
Now our shopping sprees are our way of "stash building for retirement".

Quilt Market in Houston is coming soon... Quilt Market is a great time for shop owners to see all the new things and plan the coming year for their quilt shops and plan classes and projects.  I am always amazed at the new fabric and patterns to add to the shops and make available to the customers to foster their love for sewing and quilting.  I wish my Grandmothers could see all the fabric and tools and patterns that we now have to design and sew our quilts.  I wish that I could show my Grandmothers the quilts that I have made and that they would know that is because of them that I wanted to learn to sew and knit and make things like I saw them make. I am lucky to have quilts and doilies and things that they made.. I treasure those items and they are very much a part of me.

Time to get busy and see what I can get done today.

Monday, July 21, 2014

July 21

And I thought June went by fast ?   Unreal how fast this month went.  I really want time to slow down..... I can't keep up.  Remember that saying "The faster I go, the behinder I get."  How true.

I went to a visitation today to say good-bye to a long time family friend.  Ruth celebrated her 100th birthday last February.  I had known this lady all my life.  I remember her coming to visit my grandmother, they would visit and have a little lunch and coffee.  I even remember her mother. (I really am not that old, I just have a good memory of things that took place 50 plus years ago.)
I remember going to her apartment a few years ago... I went to see a quilt that she had pieced the Dresden plates many years before.. And she was working on sewing them onto blocks it to get it finished... She didn't know it at the time, but her daughter-in-law was going to quilt it and surprise her with it at a birthday party.
That quilt was there today and the story about that quilt -it was 40 years in the making- was written in her hand writing telling the story of that quilt.
In recent years I have come to know her daughter, and 2 of her daughter-in-laws. I see them from time to time because 2 of them are quilters.... amazing how quilting weaves it's way into our lives and into our memories.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Trying to copy pictures..........June 1

Photo: A little quilting to do ths evening.

How did it get to be JUNE already ???  I am not even ready for spring !  Time goes too fast.
Last night I quilted this little quilt.....table topper or wall quilt, or whatever you would like it to be.....I love these little things.
Some days I like BIG pieces.....some days I like LITTLE pieces. 

Cloudy and humid here today.......going to be 81 they say.  Our weather is all mixed up.....didn't really have spring.....went from cold to HOT.  And the poor plants and flowers are all confused.  The flowering crab didn't bloom well this am hoping Photo: A little quilting to do ths evening.

How did it get to be JUNE already ???  Iam not even ready for spring !  Time goes too fast.
Last night I quilted this little quilt.....table topper or wall quilt, or whatever you would like it to be.....I love these little things.
Some days I like BIG pieces.....some days I like LITTLE pieces. 

for a deep pretty pink tree next year.
I did get most of the flower beds cleaned out......well, sort of, but it was too cold and wet to move around some iris....and now they are about to bloom.  They just grew overnight.

So.......lots I need to work on I better get busy !!
Happy June everyone !!!


Photo: A little quilting to do ths evening.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Can't post pictures

Happy May.............well, it is over half gone already.

I finally have some pictures to post, and something is going on with my computer and it will not let me post the am going to have to get some help with that.

Hope you are all getting nice weather...........we get a nice day.............then it turns cold again.
Sunday was beautiful !!  ........I should have been outside working, but I had a couple projects that I needed to finish......and then it rained Sunday night. I have to wait till the flowerbeds dry up again.
One of these days............

I will try to get this thing fixed so I can share some pictures.
Take Care........

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Now where did that go ?

I did a post the other day.......thought I got it on the blog.......but it doesn't seem to be there.

So.........Just a quick HELLO till I have time to sit and write something and maybe take a picture or two.

Happy Easter to all !!!
The weatherman says a nice weekend coming up........sure hope he is right.
Take Care.............

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spring ? ........... Really ?

Well, the calendar says it should be SPRING .......but it is really slow in coming.
We had a couple really nice days......and tonight they are talking snow - and tomorrow they say we could have "challenging driving conditions".   So....we will see what tomorrow brings.

I don't know where the time goes......but I do know it goes too fast. 
I have been busy working and trying to keep up..... Jeff is enjoying his new keeps him very busy and very irregular hours...but that is OK..... it is what it is.

I should be taking some pictures to share here........I will try to do better at that.

I was reading through some of the blogs that I follow....seems they are all behind too. 

Maybe we are all just slow to get going again after the long cold winter.

I better keep moving and try to get a little more done before I head to work for the day.

Happy Easter !!  I hope it is SPRING where you are !

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March ?? How did it get to be March ??

Even though it has been a long cold winter.......can't believe it is March already !
Still snow and icy out.....but one of these days - it will melt !...

Here is an article that I was featured in for a section in our paper called "It's my Job"

I was happy to do this for our shop...... good advertising for Rae-Bon.

Hubby is working hard at his new career and loving it.
Dogs are fine, cats are fine.
I am busy sewing.......
I will try to post again soon.
Have a good day !
Happy Birthday to my daughter and
Happy St. Patrick's Day coming up.

Friday, January 31, 2014

January comes to an end.....................

January comes to an end.................well, that is has been a VERY cold January here.
I am tired of this really cold stuff.  (insert UFFDA here).

Last Thursday, Jan. 23 I had gall bladder surgery.  Got there at 5:45am and was home by 1:00pm.  Everything went fine and quick !  They just run you right through.  Everyone there was VERY nice and I was well taken care of.  I slept most of Thursday and Friday and then felt pretty darn good.

I went back to work yesterday and did OK.  I will get caught up on my naps over the weekend.

I suppose everyone except ME will be watching the Superbowl Game....... I am just NOT a football fan or any kind.  I will do some sewing and take a nap.

Jeff has his first listing ! Yeah !!!  He has been showing it and hoping for a buyer very soon.  There are not many houses for sale here in the the ones that are for sale.......are quick to go.

I better get the hounds in...........too darn cold out there.

One of these days I will take some pictures to add here !!!
Stay Warm !

Saturday, January 11, 2014

January 11.......

January is just flying by......... I have one finished project to show......

This is a purse that I made for a store sample.  We will be having a "Bag Lady Breakfast" and show off all our fun purses.  We will also be teaching classes on all the purses.

We have come out of the deep freeze .....for now.....who knows what will come.  It was so sloppy and messy the last couple days, but it freezes at night.....and then the roads and streets get slick.  Just can't totally win !

Guess I better let the hounds out now after they have had their breakfast.
Have a great weekend !

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year !

So begins another year................ Rollie was looking out the window......don't you just wonder what they think about ?.......Is he wishing for warm sunny days.......or planning on hunting something in the back yard .......waiting for the dog next door to come out ?...... And it is just plain funny him sitting on the arm of the chair. 
Happy New Year !!!   What are your plans for the new year?.........each year I vow to make the year better, do more, get more organized......and a hundred other things. 
I will try to live each day to the fullest and enjoy my day no matter what I do.....or don't do.....I will be grateful for each day I wake up and have the opportunity to enjoy another day.

Brrrrrrrr the cold and snow !!  This was -24 degrees when I woke up...... now at 1pm it is warmed up to a balmy -17.  BUT the sun is shining and there is not much wind. be worse.  Sounds like the east is going to get a snowstorm starting tonight. 

So.......there will be lots of new "firsts" for us this husband starting a new career......
(Be sure and let us know if you need to buy or sell a house !! )  I will continue to work at my job.....staying busy is not a problem there...... There is just not enough hours in the day to do what I want to do.  January 23 I will be having gall bladder surgery.....I think I am out of removable parts now.  That is not the way I wanted to start the new year.......but the Dr. thinks it is best that we take it out and eliminate any more problems.
Working in earnest in downsizing........... I think you spend the first 50 years of your life collecting stuff.....and the next 50 years getting rid of it.  It is very hard for me to let go of "stuff"......but I come by it grandmother and my mothers were savers....."because you might need it someday"....well.....someday is here.....and I haven't used it yet !!  So.......Peter Walsh - wherever you are ..............HELP !!!!.......
Wish me luck !! I will keep you posted........
There now that I have publicly spoken about it....maybe I will have better success with this project.  LOL

I better get my hounds in before they freeze................
Please let me know how your January is going.

Stay Warm !