We have been busy with opening the lake house. The weather is finally turning to the good. Getting flowers in and feeding the birds! We have a very rare bird feeding at our feeder...it is an Indigo Bunting. My hubby remembers seeing one when he was a little boy. Sure hope they nest in our bushes and stick around!…Continue
Just dropping in to say hello...
Really enjoying all the beautiful quilts lately. I have been designing a quilt for the lake, just need to get home and start making it!!
This week was our 44th anniversary...we have been dieting since the day after Thanksgiving. No sugar or carbs...we have done great...but miss a few favorite foods. So, hubby says do you want to go out to a fancy dinner oorrrrr grab a six pack of beer, a loaf of french bread, and a bag of chips!!! Can you guess…Continue
I went online to check out quilt classes at the local quilt shop....it has been a longgggg time since I have taken a class. They want $65 for a two hour class plus the cost of pattern and fabric. This is by a licensed instructor...what does that mean??? Is that the going cost now? Geez...
that means 8 more weeks of Paradise!!!! Looked up when there are quilt shows in the area. Next weekend there's one that I went to last year. It was beautiful...hope to take a class or two at the local quilt shop. Am thinking quilting, but the body says more sun!…Continue
We arrived in Fl. Spent the morning with friends at Blue Springs Park. Over 300 manatees came in to warmer water quite a site along with other wildlife! Orlando is a crazy place to drive, but it is so torn up that it is dangerous driving if, they ever finish it’ll be nice.…Continue
Good morning ladies-
I always look forward to a new year...mainly because we will be leaving for two and half months to Fl. It is a time for reflection and planning. Last year was good... but we lost dear friends and family members. We all know how difficult that is. Hoping this year will just be quiet and without so much drama in our lives as well as the world.
We are spending New Years stripping out three rooms of our house. Have contractors in while we are gone to upgrade…Continue
Good morning and Merry Christmas-
We opened our gifts last evening with the grandsons! They are definitely entertaining! They seemed to like their quilts but when there are toys to play with.....Continue
We had the grandsons this weekend,and we are dragging!!!! lol The topic came up, what was your favorite gift. Mine was this gorgeous bride doll. I cherished her...she went everywhere with me. Hubby's was his first BB gun.
The question today is...tell us about your favorite toy!
The difference between a gift and a present...
A gift is something you want the person to have.
A present is something they want and you bought it for them.
We bought a new car this past summer. We didn't notice it didn't have mud guards on it. I would've made that part of the deal(darn). So, yesterday we drove down to the local garage to have them installed. When I went to get into hubby's toyota truck, we discovered I couldn't get my knee under the dash. I had not been in it since I got the new knee. Soooo, stop laughing...we get the bright idea... I should ride in the back of the pickup! If, I were 5 that would have been heaven. We only live…Continue
I hope everyone is busy getting those holiday projects finished! BUT...let's take the time to post a message! We are a wonderful group of ladies and gents who share a passion. QWU has given us a site to share and make new friends. We don't want to lose this site...apathy has done that to many. I was off the site for a few months, but am so glad to be reunited with friends near and far.
So, ladies and gents let's hear from you...It doesn't have to be all about…Continue
We have been having unseasonable weather. Hard to stay home to get sewing done. Have all the shopping done, now comes the wrapping part. ugh, not my favorite part. The grandsons are getting older, so not as many gifts to wrap.
Our youngest grandson(8) loves army toys and especially helicopters. We bought him the biggest toy helicopter we could find with soldiers. This is his quilt.…Continue
I'm sure everyone is busy in the kitchen...we always host Thanksgiving. I am the only one in the family that likes to cook (and is the better cook)!! Bought gingerbread houses to decorate for the two grandsons. That should be entertaining. Also, putting two boxes together for two 8 year old boys in St. Croix for Christmas through Adopt A Family. We always take the grandsons shopping for charity, so this will be their project this year.
Have a wonderful holiday with family and…Continue
Our oldest grandson is a nascar fan. I found the scanned print of Jimmie Johnson on Ebay. He'll love it and will be a good lap quilt to wrap up in to watch the races. Have one more left to make the youngest brother. He is all army and camo. Have a great…Continue
I can't let a 60% off coupon go by without using it at JoAnn fabrics. I decided to get a new pair of gingher scissors. They were $59 and I got them for $28. Then, I got to thinking, is there a better brand out there that I am not aware of. What brand of scissors do you recommend? I'm always up for change!
It's been awhile since I posted. Thank you to the ones who sent me messages. The weather is finally turning colder... so closed the lake house. Down to one place to maintain at a time. The time just gets away...I did start a lap size quilt. Feels good to be back in my sewing room. Was in a slump this summer, but with the holidays coming up fast, I need to get busy. I promise to be better at posting!!!