I didn't take as many pictures this year, I'm still fighting with my new camera and there was just so much to see! … Continue
Added by Cheryl / NC on February 26, 2011 at 12:27pm —
Hello Friends! It's that time of year again! I'm headed off on a bus trip with the local quilt shop, to the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival tomorrow to spend the day! Are any of you going to be there? I would love to meet up with you and say hello if you are! I'll take lots of pictures and share again like I did last year, it was awesome to see! So many quilts! And so many vendors! I'll be like a kid in a candy store! Can't wait!
Added by Cheryl / NC on February 24, 2011 at 9:37am —
I'm so proud of her I could just bust! My 6 yr old granddaughter finished her first quilt! She picked out all the fabrics for this herself! (wouldn't let me get a suggestion in edgewise!) Then she went through all my quilt books and found a couple of… Continue
Added by Cheryl / NC on January 24, 2011 at 9:00am —
In some respects, it's been a rough year around here. We all have our own crosses to bear. I'm still job hunting after more than 18 months, work for DH has been hard to come by most of this year, money is tight, (isn't it always?) we've lost several family… Continue
Added by Cheryl / NC on November 24, 2010 at 7:17am —
I wrote this last year to honor our veteran's, hope you enjoy it!
To our Veterans on Veteran’s… Continue
Added by Cheryl / NC on November 11, 2010 at 5:30am —
I really did! I was working on a block yesterday, trying to catch up with the rest of the girls in the Country Junk'tion Block of the Month group, sewing happily and watching Oprah when the local station had a "Breaking News" story about a church daycare van involved in a head on crash and all involved being transported to the hospital. When I got a look at the name on the side of the van I thought my heart had stopped, it was the van from my granddaughter's after-school daycare program! I was… Continue
Added by Cheryl / NC on September 18, 2010 at 9:30am —
I got this in an e-mail, don't know where it came from but considering the cold we are ALL having, thought you would all appreciate the chuckle!
Added by Cheryl / NC on January 9, 2010 at 7:09am —
Just for fun, I answered a discussion back on the 4th of July about the clever acronyms we use on this site. I know we have a lot more new people now who may be scratching their heads over some of our 'shorthand' so I thought I'd post it here on the main page. Hope this helps with the language! lol! If you know of any more, please add to the list! Here are most of the ones I found on this site:
Some of these are pretty funny!
~Quilt With Us
~Dear or… Continue
Added by Cheryl / NC on January 1, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Just wanted to say Happy Halloween Everyone!
Added by Cheryl / NC on October 31, 2009 at 7:01am —
Hi All! As everyone I've been chatting with knows, my youngest son got married this Saturday to his long time girlfriend and mother of his… Continue
Added by Cheryl / NC on October 5, 2009 at 2:18pm —
I just put the last stitch in the binding of my son's wedding quilt! I'm very pleased with the way this turned out, it's a Colorado Log Cabin pattern, all… Continue
Added by Cheryl / NC on September 25, 2009 at 8:00am —
Good morning everyone! I finished my grandson's first "Big boy bed" quilt and delivered it to him last night right before bed time. He loves it!
Here, he's pointing out to mommy all the tents and canoes on the pillowcase. He was so tickled with it because they are going camping this weekend!
All the fabrics in the quilt and matching pillowcases are from… Continue
Added by Cheryl / NC on September 3, 2009 at 6:24am —
My dear friends,
I have a prayer request. I just received an e-mail from my cousin in Ireland. Her mom had a tumor removed from her bowel last week and the tests came back as cancerous. This dear lady, lost her husband 2 years ago to the same cancer and my cousins are very frightened for her. Her operation was three years to the date from the same one her husband had and she is more worried for her children than for herself. She is in her early 70's, a mother of 8, a grandmother of… Continue
Added by Cheryl / NC on August 19, 2009 at 9:30am —
My children have been here this morning, my youngest came with the whole family, to say Happy Father's Day and to have lunch with my husband. They have all gone off now to see the other "Dads" (FIL's and uncles and such) and I've been in my sewing room making a quilt for my grandson. I love my quiet time, it gives me time to ponder. Today I have been remembering my Dad.
I lost my Dad to colon cancer almost 25 years ago, he was only 53 at the time. I have learned how to celebrate this… Continue
Added by Cheryl / NC on June 21, 2009 at 3:00pm —
No Kidding! I got my first black eye yesterday courtesy of...my CAT! Did you ever have one of those days when you were just in the wrong place at the wrong time? Well, that's what happened! I have 4 kitties, only one is allowed outside. Gracyn is a beautiful, soft gray, love bug who was a stray that arrived in my heart several years ago. Although he is a cuddle cat and loves to be inside for his naps and at bedtime to sleep on my feet all night, I still can't convince him to be an inside kitty… Continue
Added by Cheryl / NC on June 10, 2009 at 9:21am —
Hi everyone! The doors on the bottom cabinets haven't been installed yet, but I've been busy filling them anyway. It's not even close
to full yet! (The rest of the fabric stash is still in the closet.) But I was so excited about the room being done, I wanted to share it with all of you! The rest of the pictures are on my page if you'd like to see them. I've been so busy sewing I haven't gotten my quilts back up on the walls yet,… Continue
Added by Cheryl / NC on June 1, 2009 at 8:44am —
I wanted to thank all of you who sent comments and congratulations on my graduation with honors post last week. Your words of encouragement and praise meant the world to me! It has been a very busy week with family from out of town and the graduation ceremony on Monday. My mom and oldest son came from out of state and my granddaughter sat with her great-grandma for the ceremony. Mom cried and Madison clapped. It was wonderful to have all of my boys together again for a few… Continue
Added by Cheryl / NC on May 20, 2009 at 8:50am —
Hi Everyone! I'm sorry it's been so long since I've blogged but it's official, I've lived through my final semester with a 4.0 to show for it! (I apologize for sounding like I'm bragging, but I'm so happy right now I'm giddy!) Grades were posted yesterday and I'm graduating on Monday. Went to graduation rehearsal last night, and picked up my cap and gown. When they handed it to me someone else called my name and as I turned around, the woman handed me an honor stole. It didn't hit me until that… Continue
Added by Cheryl / NC on May 13, 2009 at 4:59pm —
The mailman just beeped the horn, which can only mean there's a package, and look what just arrived!
My bundle of Mama's Cottons 2 and my EPP pincushions! It's just like Christmas when my CT orders arrive! I couldn't wait to open it and spread it out to feel it! (Perfectly timed thankfully, as DH is not at home to witness this!) LOL! Thanks CT! Your little boxes of goodies bring such JOY! The kitty agrees too, he's already climbed up…
Added by Cheryl / NC on March 18, 2009 at 10:00am —
Not to worry, I'm GETTING A NEW SEWING ROOM!!! It is a small bedroom that has held my sewing table since my youngest son moved out. I ran out of space for my fabric and "stuff" years ago, and DH has been promising me shelves when he had time. He decided I've waited long enough and I guess I've been good :) because he's remodeling the entire room! I'm getting floor to ceiling shelves and cabinets on one whole wall, new sheetrock, paint and carpet! He's telling me not to get too excited, (Yeah… Continue
Added by Cheryl / NC on March 14, 2009 at 9:07am —