Saturday, November 29, 2008

ALQS Received

I got my quilt from Becca. It is really pretty and her hand quilting is really good. I am trying to learn how to do it. Now I have a real good inspiration. Thanks Becca.

Thanksgiving was good. I sure was loud here. All 11 grandkids were here at the same time so Melissa took a picture. It is hard to do that many people at once.

Jeff and Becky flew to Phoenix Friday so we have their 2 kids Lucas and Cortney for the weekend. After we take them to school on Monday we are free again. Yeah. They haven't been bad at all. It is just out of our routine. I am just glad I have 2 computers, a game cube and a telephone!!

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. Now to get ready for Christmas.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


I know for some of us it hasn't been the greatest year. We still have tons of things to be thankful for. We are all truly blessed.

The kids are coming over later in the day. With kids and grandkids we will have 19. Unless a couple boyfriends come but haven't heard of any yet. The big group of all aunts, uncles , nieces and nephews will be Dec 6 or 7 at my youngest son's house. It combines both Thanksgiving and Christmas.

For an ear update. My stitches are out. The only restriction is I can not get water in it. I have to put drops in it twice a day for 2 weeks. The drops are supposed to dissolve the packing. I will see the Dr in 2 weeks. All in all it hasn't been to bad.

Have a Happy Holiday!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Busy Weekend

I had a really good weekend. I haven't been out much since my ear. Which is doing good by the way. Stitches will come out Tuesday.

I started out by going with my 2 friends to The Creative Stitch in North Manchester. It was Jo Morton Saturday. Christine had a tea just like they had way back. Her and her family are into reenactments of the civil war. It is really quite interesting to hear her talk. She had her son Jonathan come in and give a first person talk about Willie Johnston who was the youngest person to ever receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. We had pound cake and tea. Chris said they would serve pound cake only if they had saved enough butter and sugar. She also said their tea came in bricks. We got our new patterns and will meet again in 2 months.

Saturday night Tony and Cindy came over for supper. They brought 4 of the girls with them. Chloe came later. I think Haylie was on a date. They usually don't come over unless everyone is here. This gave us so time to just visit with just them.
Tony and John planned out a wishful motorcycle trip out west. John is ready to go anytime but Tony would have alot more trouble going between money and time off. It sure would be fun for them to do it though.

Sunday we brought the 3 kids home with us from church. Melissa and Wes had a meeting and they came later. It is fun to have them sometimes when their parents aren't here. After lunch Jonathan and Grandpa fell asleep watching football, Sara went in to watch TV. Later she baked big Amish cookies. Isaac wanted to sew some more on his quilt. He could finally see some progress and he was really having fun.

He was singing and having a ball. I told him that he should name is quilt "Joy to the World" because that was what he was singing. But he didn't like that. He wants to name it "Isaac's First Quilt". He got all his blocks done. I told him I would square them up and next time he could start sewing it together.

After I had had enough Isaac was still in fabric mode. He started going through my stash picking out fabrics he wanted for an eye spy quilt and to see what he could find for the back of his quilt. He loves going in there and nose around. But it keeps him occupied.

I was tired by the time they all left Sunday evening but it really was a fun weekend.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ear Surgery

I had the hole in my eardrum fixed Friday. It wasn't to bad. Dr. said he did a little extra to try to make sure it worked this time. I had tried a paper patch before but it did not work. This time they cut me behind my ear and laid my ear open. I put if off for a long time because it was a little scary. But it wasn't bad. My ear started bleeding though Friday night. The Dr. on call said to change the bandage it would be OK. Well a bandage only lasted about 2 hours.

Saturday morning we were in the emergycey room for 3 1/2 hours. They ended up having to cauterize a corner of a flap the Dr. used in fixing the eardrum. The Dr. said it should not have any affect on the original surgery. I sure hope not.

Today it is just sore. I sure hope it works this time.

I finished 2 birthday blocks but didn't get them in the mail. I am running late as usual. This week I am going to get caught up with all the little projects. I have way to many BOMs. It is really hard to keep up with them.

This is Stacy's block. I really liked the purple.

This is Peggy's block. I thought it looked like a pretty butterfly. I hope they like them.

It is snowing tonight. I like to watch it snow. It is sticking to things but not staying on the ground.
It is nice when it starts but after a couple months you can't stand it anymore.

Well off to watch some TV and fall asleep again.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Karly's Birthday

This is Sandy. She likes to sit in my flower garden. Sandy and her sister Cassie knock down my fence. Right there in the corner is where all the kids in the neighborhood run by. Sitting in the sun is nice too. Sandy is really starting to show her age. We think she must be around 10.

I found a give away. Dana at Old Red Barn is giving away 3 quilts. I would love to win one. But I know I won't.

Today is Karly's birthday. She is 2. She loves babies.

I finished my ALQS quilt and mailed it off. I also sent my quilt in a bag off to Dee in Austrailia. She will make me a quilt and send it back. I told her to relax I am not picky. It should be fun. Here is the fabrics I sent.It will be interesting to see what she comes up with.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Not the day I thought

I have had a rough day. I thought I would get my ALQS done. All I need to do is put on the binding. I wanted to mail it tomorrow. But it never happened. I will finish it tomorrow.

What happened instead. My son-in-law wanted me to make numbers to put on wrestling uniforms so he could keep tabs on them. I wasn't sure how to do it because when I started I did'nt have the uniforms. So I made labels. He said he wanted a set from 1 - 20 and I made them Saturday. This morning at church he said he needed more. Another set of 1-9, 1-15, and 1-13.
I finally got them done. They came over after church and helped turn them right side out. But he also wanted me to sew them on. Over all I had over 8 hours making these little devils. I am tired!! But everyone is happy.

Tomorrow I have to pick out my colors for the Mini Quilt in a Bag. I had them picked out but I changed my mind. I am waiting for Dee to contact me with her email. I am a little nervous about doing it but it should be interesting.
Well I am off. I have a real busy day tomorrow. I think I will go soak in the tub for now.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Doll Quilt

I got my doll quilt from the swap at Penny in Utah made it. I have admired her quilts ever since I joined the swap. I am really glad I have one from her. Thanks Penny.

Isn't it pretty?

I could have had my ALQS quilt done by now but the weather has just been so nice. My husband and I took off on his motorcycle instead. Yesterday we went south, today we went north. It was so nice riding. He really likes me to ride with him but sometimes it is nice for him to go and I stay home and sew.
When we got home I lost him. I looked everywhere and couldn't figure out where he went. I finally found him.

It was really hard to see him. He was sound asleep. Don't pay any attention to the messy house. We haven't had time to pick up. (Sounds good doesn't it?)

We went out for supper with friends. It was so much fun to just sit and talk after we ate. I think that is one of the hard things to get used to when you retire is not seeing other people. Ron and Sandy just retired about 6 months ago. I can't believe my husband has been retired for almost 2 years now. It has been about 18 months for me. The time sure goes fast.
Well have a good evening.