Friday, December 6, 2013
(Above photo from Internet, 1959 Broadway play, wikipedia).
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
This new computer is working nicely, and it is so easy to post on this blog now. I've only had an "oops" or two while trying to learn a whole new way of doing things.
A lot of people around this area put up their Christmas trees on Thanksgiving. It is very common to see SUV's coming down the mountain with a trussed-up tree tied on top of the vehicle. We have always put our old artificial tree up on the 2nd week in Dec., but ever since we brought Earl Grey into the house, we have not decorated much. Last year I put out NOTHING at all!! Earl Grey is very rowdy, and I hate to think of what he would do to our precious old ornaments and stuff. I'm still debating about this year. He is three years old now, but still as destructive as ever. Putting things "up higher" is not an option, as he climbs quite well .( By the way, the photo is one I gleaned from the Internet.) My all-time favorite Christmas movie is "Santa Claus. The Movie (1984), how about you?
Be happy...enjoy your blessings, and God Bless!!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
I had thought about it a long time...my son advised me not to, but with his assistance, last Monday I "killed" this blog. The rest of the day I went into mourning. It was like the death of a friend. All day yesterday, I thought "Gee, that would make a great photo for my blog, etc, etc." Too bad I hate taking pictures, eh? Well, you get the message, and I'm back. Who knows if I've done the right thing. I enjoy looking at other peoples blogs (especially those related the quilting). Now if I could only figure out why I get this stupid "Error on page" message. I've got a lot to learn!
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
I have spent the whole summer working on quilting UFO's (that's unfinished objects to the non-quilter). I finished three full size quilts from Block-of-the-month kits from JoAnn Fabrics and Hancocks from 2004 and 2005. Whew! Glad they are finally finished, and I will get my son to take pictures of them soon. (I HATE taking pictures, and it is obvious when you look at how poorly they turn out!) Have not quilted them yet, though. Hope you have a wonderful day.......God Bless!
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
According to the weather people, it was 63 degrees here this morning. Feels like Fall out there for me. It has been an exceedingly strange summer. Hope you are enjoying your weather...whereever you are. God Bless!!
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
I'm still here. Slowly getting back to "normal". Still on the inactive list though. No patience, no progress, not much accomplished. Sheesh! Hot weather arrived yesterday, at the drugstore in town it said 93 degrees F, at the phone company it said 100. It felt more like 100. One day at a time, trust God, things are bound to get better.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
It has been many years since I have made a cloth doll. I used to be "famous" for them. I made Raggedy Ann and Andy's by the dozens (and sold them, sadly I didn't keep a set) when we lived in Raleigh. It was a lot of fun. But somehow I got sidetracked by ceramics and then quilts. Well, you know the story, we do move on, don't we? My great pleasure in the mornings is to look at blogs.....all kinds of blogs, and lately I found one I really like called Ravenswood Whimzies. I saw the Doll Challenge and it sparked a rememberance in me about my love of cloth dolls. I copied off the pattern (it is free) and will most likely give it a try. Click on the sidebar to go to the pattern and information. I made my first cloth doll from a book of my sister's and I was about 7 or 8 years old. Kathy and I used to play "little house on the prairie" and her mother made hers. My doll and her dress was all hand-sewn (by me) and I guess it got left in Michigan. I'll let you know how things turn out! God Bless!
Monday, April 8, 2013
On another note, I have decided to stop making Prayer Shawls for the hospital. I will still make some on my own to give away, just not for them. I am instead going back to my "first love"....the watch-cap and scarf project for Seamen's Church Institute in NYC. I began giving items to them in 1990, and enjoyed it very much. The POSTAGE is the only drawback.
The last couple of days have been so wonderfully Spring-like! I saw a small brown bird this morning trying to fly away, carrying something in his beek that looked like quilt batting, or somekind of insulation. He/she was determined! Guess it will insulate the nest. God Bless!
Friday, March 29, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
To all of us who are Irish or Scots-Irish...Happy St. Patrick's Day tomorrow. I'll be wearing green, (even though I am German)! God Bless! ( By the way....Happy International Quilting Day...today!)
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
I got out the almost-forgotten Tupperware box of Civil War Diary books and blocks (solid colors and white) yesterday. Old Abe Lincoln stared at me and said "where have you been all winter?". I think I will work on these this week. More rain, more wind, possible winter weather..yuck! I have stayed in lately, and now have 10 Prayer Shawls to deliver soon. I keep busy. Take Care, God Bless.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
Well, it has happened again.... Every year I kind of shut-down and disappear between mid-November to mid-January. Guess I just cannot cope with the Holidays...none of them. I "wake up" sometime around the middle of January (usually during a snow storm) and wonder where Christmas went!! Well, at least I am consistent, and now I am ready to get busy...uh, maybe later. I need some more hot tea!! Happy New Year, God Bless.