Im married for 34 years. We have 3 daughters and 2 Granddaughters (twins) . I left my job as a receptionist/medical biller at a local Optometrist, due to my Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Fibromylgia and osteoarthritis.... I love sports.My husband and I are Nascar fans. We do get to a few races during the year with our middle daughter and husband.Our Oldest daughter has 7 yr old twin girls and is getting married. Our youngest daughter is working and going to school part time. We hav a Dog, Rexie, hes part dashhound and yorkie mix. And a cat O'Malley. And our latest addition, Ozo, hes dashhound.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, hand quilting, machine quilting, general sewing, knitting, gardening, other
Mari, thanks so much for the congrats on my new grandbaby. She is just adorable and is the light of my eyes. I now have a permanent smile on my face. I'm so very lucky that she lives so close and so far I have seen her every day. Your granddaughters are just beautiful. Grandparenthood (not sure if that's a word) is a wonderful group to belong to.
Marcia, thank you for your comment on my quilt "Summertime Baby 9-Patch." While I would like to take credit for the choice of colors, this was one of the kits that Connecting Threads offered when they were doing the month long tutorial "Beginner Nine Patch." The reality is, yellow and purple (or violet) are complementary colors and will usually play well together.
LOL Mari, I just read your comment about a quilt retreat...I see you live in PA...in October a small group of us go to upstate NY for a quilt getaway. It's not an organized event but its really fun and quite reasonable. You're welcome to join us! (The one in March is completely filled) I love the retreats because they give you the materials and usually its something I wouldn't have picked...makes me do things outside my box! (P.S. I love PA, was born there, and 2 friends and myself are headed to Lancaster in March for AQS)
Hi Mari, Wanted to congratulate you on your FW purchase! They're such workhorses...I take mine everywhere (classes, retreats, sew-overs). I have a new Babylock that just gives me grief at every turn. It's a love-hate relationship.
I love your pictures, the materials you used on your quilts are awesome! and p.s. I have a black kitty too!
Have a great super-bowl sunday! I'm off to my quilt shop for a surprise project! Woohoo!
Thank you for accepting me as a friend Marci. I am jealous. I love snowmen. I am at work where I do sew all day so that's nice, but it is a little bit different type of sewing. How is your finger doing today? Happy Birthday...belated? Well, you enjoy your day off and get lots of sewing done.
My husband and I are also Nascar fans. In 2005 we went to the Vegas race and loved it! My husband has raced for 10 years. He raced a stock car for 4 years and then raced IMCA for 6 years. A lot of work and money. In the long run it was a lot of fun, met a lot of people and had a lot of family time. I will have to post pictures of his cars on my page. He is done with the racing now and has found music to be his next hobby. So he has some guitars and drums.