Thursday, January 22, 2009

Beautiful Pie Safe

My brother made this pie safe for his daughter. I have put in my request for one also, only with glass in the doors. I think it will make a nice cabinet to display my quilts. I will have to wait awhile for it cause he has a "list". Then the next thing will be figuring out how to get it down here. Minor detail.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Snow, Snow, Go Away!!

I know this doesn't look like much compared to what a lot of the country has in the way of snow but it is sure a lot for this part of NC. It is cold and windy and just plain yucky. This county is not prepared to deal with any kind of snow, the schools were closed, the Marine base was closed and as the day went on lots of businesses shut down also. There were accidents galore, mostly because people in the South are not accustomed to driving on slick snow and ice covered roads. My son-in-law was involved in one of those accidents. He was on his way to Virginia for four months of training. A small truck lost control on a patch of ice and slammed into his huge truck. Brandon hit the other truck on the passenger side, his front tire ending up in the passenger seat. Thank God there was not anyone in that seat. Brandon is fine but the other driver is not. He was able to stand when the EMS got him out of the truck but appeared to have severe injuries. The least of all of it is that Brandon's truck is most likely a total loss. I am just so thankful that he was not hurt and I hope the other person fully recovers from his injuries. What a day!!
This is where I will be tonight. Counting my blessings and hoping the snow will be gone by tomorrow.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Cleaning, cardmaking and sewing

I made a couple of cards this morning. One is for a friend who's son was in a motorcycle accident and had to undergo reconstruction surgery on his face. He is doing well but sounds like a long recovery. Then I made Mason's birthday card. He will be four next week. Making his birthday card gave me a chance to play with my new Slice design cutter.
Also been working on the DWR again. I have quite a few arcs and melons together.

I heard on the news that it is supposed to snow tonight, 3 - 5 inches a couple hours North of here. I hope it misses this area. I had enough when I was home in Dec.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Top finished

This is the "planned" scrappy that I started at Alex's retreat. I usually wait until about a month before the next retreat to try and finish my project to take with me. So - I'm ahead of the game for a change. I am going to get the binding ready this evening and then try and get it quilted later this week. This is a Kaye England pattern. I took one of her classes a few years ago and have been wanting to get this quilt together since the class. Most of it was from my stash with a few pieces of Prairie Paisley to tie it altogether.


Saturday, January 10, 2009

I Spy

This is Arlena's I Spy quilt that I made her for Christmas.
Mason's was square, I think I like the square shape better than this long and narrow one. I have two more I Spy quilts to make this year. I was discussing the I Spy quilts with a friend the other day and she gave me her whole collection of I Spy fabrics. So - I'm all set for the next two.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

More Christmas Pictures

After leaving Northern In we went to Southern In to visit my oldest daughter and her family. This is Mason having a good time opening Arlena's I Spy quilt. He was so excited for her to get her own IS. He really enjoys his and now he won't have to share!!
It was a little brisk, but not the take your breath away cold that we experienced up North. The kids had a good time on Mason and Arlena's swing set.

The girls played nicely together.

And although none of the kids look too thrilled, we did have fun in the tent.


Saturday, January 3, 2009

Pictures from Home

We went to feed the cows. They will surely need those winter coats with the cold winter they are having. That morning it was 4. The cows are in the barn at the old home place that my parents owned. It's about a 10 mile drive everyday to feed and water them.

This picture shows the barn at my brother's house with "some" of the winter wood supply. He heats his house with mainly wood, having a wood furnace, a wood cooking stove in the summer kitchen and another wood heating stove in a room he built onto the summer kitchen. This barn is used for a garage and workshop. No cows allowed.

The barn was built in 1850 and the house about 10 years later.

The snow was covered in ice so there wasn't really an opportunity to get out and play in it. There was a pond that we could have ice skated on but it was just too difficult to get to the ice.