Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hello; Whoppeeee  finally figured out how to upload pictures from my ICloud to the blog. At least, I hope I have. LOL
I wanted to show some recent finishes so here goes... keep your fingers crossed.


These two were sent to two very special ladies that previously worked for me.  In appreciation of all their hard work.

 This was started many years ago, I don't know why I thought I needed a million blocks. I used what I had already done and made a nice lap quilt for fall. Bear Paw variation.
Cute pattern.  Sparklettes.  Very easy and quick to go together.

That's all for now.  Have a great day.

Friday, November 18, 2016

I cannot wait for Turkey Day!!!  I love having the family over and the traditions that we have created.  It is really a happy THANKFUL day!

This year has seen a lot of changes in our household.  Early this year, we realized, my sister could no longer live on her own.  She has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.  She has no other family, served our country for 20 years in the military and never married or had children.  So she has come to live with my husband and I.  My sewing room is now her domain.  It has been an adjustment, but we have all settled in and are all fine with the situation.  She will stay with us as long as possible, because it is what I would want someone to do for me!  It is a very sad disease and I wish every day that a cure could be found.

A few weeks ago, I made a major decision to retire.  I took my own advice , so often given to my associates.  "When the time comes where you no longer enjoy your work and can do nothing but complain, it is time to leave."
It is quite the adjustment after 32 years with one company.  Also, I have worked since I was 15 years old, with only a few months of no employment, due to pregnancy.  It is an adjustment, I am enjoying the time, trust me.  But many times during the day, my thoughts go back to work, and I think often of checking my email.....lol
I will get adjusted, I finally have time to sew all I want, and most importantly, I have peace of mind.


I have many, many things to be thankful for and I try to remember that everyday.

I have another finish to show as well,  This is ready to be shipped off to the recipient.
Next post,  I am having trouble showing pics, will have to work on that.

Monday, November 14, 2016

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Good Morning!!!  Where has time gone?

I have officially retired from my job!  I hope to have some time to get my house in order and QUILT!

The first quilt top I have (almost finished) is a quilt to thank one of my associates for their hard work and dedication.  I hope to have two done before Christmas.



Here are a few of my finishes for this year.  I hope to get back into bogland again as well.  I so enjoy everyone's blogs, I feel I should contribute.






Sunday, September 20, 2015

Saturday night finishing second!

Felt really good to finish up two UFO'S this weekend! They even have labels!  My goal this year---- no quilt is finished until it has a label!

Friday, November 7, 2014

New addiction

New addiction. I love having handwork to do when I can't sit in front of my sewing machine.   I have discovered Lucy Boston EPP blocks!  More to come as I get back into blog land

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

THAT LONG????

Wow has it really been almost a year? Well, it doesn't mean that I havent' been sewing. I will have to try and do a little quilt show on all the quilts I completed last year.
First though, let me tell you about the wonderful weekend I had at our quilt retreat. A few of my friends and myself attend a Quilt retreat in Starke, Fla. It is hosted by Gloria Parsons who previously owned the Old Green Cupboard Quilt Shop in Jacksonville, Fla. It is just a wonderful way to spend a relaxing weekend. The scenery is beautiful and the facilities are wonderful. It is located at Camp Blanding in Starke.
I was glad to see some new faces and some familiar faces again. Gloria had two guest teachers this time, Pam Burda from Heartspun Quilts and Lyn Hagmier from Kansas Troubles Wonderful teachers.

More to come, I will get some pictures uploaded and post.... Happy Belated New Year!!!!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Weekend Project

Hi everyone. This is what I spent my free time completing this weekend.  Finally, got to sew something I have wanted to sew for a long time.  Don't you love the cheerful fabric.
Great pattern by Terri Atkinson.  I keep it in my van so all my odds and ends are near to hand.