Oh my Cindy! You and your family have certainly had more than your share of medical scares this past year. Indeed, we have an awesome God! I see prayers answered every day.
You and your family will certainly be in my prayers in the coming days and weeks. Everyone here at Gifty will be happy to hear from you whenever you have a spare moment to jot us a few lines. Please take care of yourself!
Cindy, got the book today! Thanks for the card, too. I've been perusing the projects in it & several look like fun. Those nesting baskets look like fun & those decorative pins on page 7 are a real hoot! Not sure I'd ever put a quilt on the floor but, the coat hanger & scrappy potholder are definite possibles. Thank you sew much, my friend!
Cindy, thanks for the friend request. I just thought of an idea. See what you think. We could each make a flower of some kind and send her a bouquet. There are lots of different fabric flowers out there.
Hey, hey, hey Girlfriend! Got your message and will respond tomorrow... So sorry to hear about Gayle having surgery. I need to write to her too because I didn't know anything about it. I miss you and being online at Gifty too. I can't believe that Mari is talking about the new Gifty season already! You're so right, time does fly (whether or not you're having fun). Love the new profile pic - I want my hair that color! Hope you're doing okay today. Take care and let me know what would be a good time to call you next week. Love you so much. Rusty : )
Hi Cindy, It was nice to hear from you. Don't worry about time delay in responding to messages. I'm not on here every day either. My hubby plays senior softball and we were out of town for the week end. I am the team score keeper so that keeps me involved in the game.
I have a friend who just left on a 5 month motor home rode trip. I think that would be a lot of fun. Where will you be traveling once you retire? I cannot imagine what it would be like to sort through that many years of living in one place.
I hope the test results were good.
We did the Crater Lake century ride a couple of years ago. When then did the ride around Lake Tahoe. I think Crater Lake is more beautiful maybe because there isn't as much building around it. Where did you live in Oregon? We were in Medford for 8 years. When we moved into our current house I said this is the last move I want to make. It is in a retirement community with so much to do it's almost like living in a resort. I just don't have maid service and I still have to cook. :(
Hope you have a blessed week and happy sorting/packing.
I honestly don't know why you cannot comment on my blog and I understand how frustrating that can be. Wish I could figure it out! Anyway, I will enter you in the drawing for a book/pin! Sending you hugs...Colleen
Thank you for your comments Cindy. I machine quilt my quilts. I need to start hand quilting, and maybe that would slow me down! (I counted, and I finished 16 quilts in 2012, and have already finished 4 quilts in 2013.) I'm definitely an addict!
Oh my gosh, I have to go, I just glanced up at your slide-show...I have to see them all!! Your work is so beautiful!
Thank you for your kind comments about my quilting. I sew/quilt every day. Also have a megaquilter that I quilt my tops on. Also do a little for the small group of quilters. We get together once a week and work on group projects or on our own. We do Quilts of Valor and lately have put together quilt tops made from blocks that were made in the 1960's by ladies that got together and quilted. I sewed clothes and dance costumes so I had a lot of sewing experience but then got a book and started quilting and haven't stopped as yet. I hope they have sewing machines in Heaven. Take care
DH and I retired here about 6 years ago. We have a triple wide that we bought and moved here on 522 acres of family property. Pasture cows here in the summer and just watch it snow in the winter. DH works part time at the Post Office-just 4 hours a day. Retired from the PO and then applied for a part time position. Keeps him busy. Summer time we are busy getting wood from the property and our garden. Short growing season and can't plant until after June 1st and then sometimes we freeze out. But we love it.
What remote area of Washington do you live? Remote Southern Blue Mts of Eastern Oregon here. We don't have cell service because of a bute that blocks our house but--drum roll here--we can go over to a dirt road by our house and between two stumps you can get cell service. We call it the Phone Tree. LOL. Small town 5 miles away with a groc and gas and there is a tavern. But main shopping is 50 miles North or 60 miles East. Love it and I have lots of time to quilt also but only been quilting about 10 years. I am still a beginner. Mystery Quilt is the first I have done and picking out fabric for another one. Love it.
Thanks, Cindy, for commenting on the DWR. Glad to know we're not the last ones to get cell service! :D Actually we get along fine without it. We do have cell phones for when we go places. Living in remote areas has its perks if one isn't attached to technology. I am grateful for the internet connection, though.