Saturday, November 28, 2009


We had the kids and their kids over for Thanksgiving. This is the first year in a long time that I can remember all three of them being here. I thought that I'd take this time to share some photos of them.
This is my daughter, Heather.....
Her husband, Kevin ........
Their daughter, Haley with her cousin, Dillon......

Their son, Kevin James.......

Dillon's parents, my son Wayne and his girlfriend, Jessi.......

And last but not least, my son Ryan with Haley.......

As usual the day went by way too quickly. It was so much fun to have them all together at our house for the holiday, to share all the conversation, laughter and good food.
I know this post is a bit late, but I had to work Black Friday and today at JoAnn's. The store was so busy, you would think that they were giving things away. I'm not complaining because that means job security. With the economy the way it is more people are making their gifts this year.
I hope everyone had a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.
Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Boring Life

After reading a lot of your blogs............

I've come to the conclusion that I must lead a really boring life. I daily read every one's blogs and for the life of me, I can't think of a single thing to say very often. The only time I seem to have anything to post is when I'm working on a project, which isn't too often lately. I went back to school which doesn't leave much time between homework and studying for tests. The teachers make sure that you never run out of tests to take but I'm really not complaining. The one regret that I've always had was not having gone to college and now I am. I consider myself to be very lucky to be going now even at my age.

I do keep checking in on all of your wonderful blogs as often as I can.

So now that I'm done whining, I'll share a couple of pics of the latest quilt that I've been working on. It's a Quilt of Valor that I'm doing for a lady who's been paying a LongArmer to quilt these for her. Some how I can't see charging someone to quilt something that she's donating to charity. I won't however presume to pass judgement on someone else. If this is her livelihood, she needs to make money and probably can't afford to quilt for free. I'm sure I couldn't afford to do too many of these myself.

I did the crosshatching with one of my new Circle Lord templates. I had a lot of fun playing with it. I'm also using my CL to put stars in all the solid blue patches.

I'm hoping to have it off the frame in a few days and I'll post a picture of the finished quilt.

Here's a picture of my current wool applique block. I'm not quite finished with it yet but I'm making progress.

That's all I have for now. Thanks so much for visiting.

Happy Quilting!