Friday, October 31, 2008

5 years

I almost forgot. I retired 5 years ago today. How the time flies!! Looking back I guess I would have to say that had I known what the future held I would not have taken an early retirement. On the other hand my life has been an adventure and lots more fun than if I had stayed at my job and in the frozen north. I love living in North Carolina, living near the ocean is a dream come true. I have made some wonderful new friends here and I guess I am kind of proud of myself for being able to survive on my own. It isn't always easy but it has been a challenge!



After a lot of trial and error I got this picture to post. Not the best picture but she was so cute.

Happy Halloween

Dylan is Batman this evening and Kendall is a scary spider. I will have to work on Kendall's picture. For some reason I can't get it to post. I haven't heard what the other 2 grand kids are doing for Halloween. Can't wait to see their pictures too.


Friday, October 24, 2008

It's Done!!

It's finally finished. My neutral Storm at Sea. I love it. My favorite quilts seem to come from Alex's retreat. I'm so excited to have this one finished in time to take to retreat. It will be here before I know it and I'm just about ready. I have been very busy getting this quilt finished, the project for this year's retreat all cut out and I also finished cutting out the last step for Orange Crush. I have that set aside to take too. I still have to make some lotto blocks, get the scrap swap blocks together and go shopping for some new jeans and tops. I didn't get the Double Wedding Ring finished for my son but I am working on that one now. I really need to get that finished. Guess I was kind of selfish for concentrating on the SAS but I'll work hard on theirs now.


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Snowman x 9 and the neutral quilt

One of my customers made her grand kids these really cute snowman wall hangings. There are nine of them, all meandered. So cute.
The neutral quilt is pieced!!! The binding is ready. I hope to get it quilted on Monday. I will not be taking care of Kendall on Monday since it is a holiday and Brandon will be off work. Now to concentrate on the double wedding ring. I know it is too much to hope for but I would sure like to get it done by the end of this month. I will be going to the Bay area in Nov. and would like to deliver it in person.


Sunday, October 5, 2008

Heartstrings Sew In

These are a few of the blocks I finished last weekend for the Heartstrings sew in. I think I have 36 total. I had intended to get them in the mail this past week but I failed. I will go to the PO in the morning and get them on their way.

Pink and Brown

This is the pink and brown string quilt that I like so much.
These are the fabrics I purchased yesterday for one of my own. I know I will have to get more fabric but this is a start. Sherry and Kendall were waiting in the truck for me so I didn't want to take forever getting fabric. I used my $20.00 free card and a little extra. This will get me started.

I have been working on quilting a set of 12 wall hangings from a customer and getting my last row on the neutral quilt. I finished knitting one slipper and started another one. That's about it for this week.