Sunday, March 11, 2012
So hard to believe that is now March....but we have been so busy. First we have been finished up decluttering.... packing up all the extra stuff to get our house on the market. As Dr. Bob, AKA the Professor, has been offered a job in Boone, North Carolina! So we will be moving sometime after he graduates in mid May. He is currently teaching 4 classes at Mississippi State University. Getting the house ready, meant fine tuning a few things we had started. And there always seems to be yardwork to do. Last week, I put out a for sale by owner sign in the front yard...and this week we received an offer.... accepted, signed a contract, and are in the appraisal and loan securing stage. It has all happened so fast that I can't quite believe it. So we are going to be looking for a home in Boone, soon. Hope to find some nice quilt ladies, and transitioning to Academia! Now if I can keep the house clean, staged until after all the walk throughs.... then pack up all the loose stuff. I had no idea I had accumulated so many things. I also am trying to get through with the customer quilts I had already committed to. A good feeling putting out the For Sale By Owner sign..... but the best thing was taking it down a week later! Have a great day!!!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
|Ricky Tims introducing his new fabric...|
|Jen Eskridge, of Reannalily Designs, with Colleen Eskridge and her mom, Karen Morello|
| Deb Tucker, who has some fabulous quilt tools to sell |
|Dear Daughter treated me to Wicked last weekend... wow have I had fun lately.!|
|I won this pattern by Karen Combs at her School House... she taught at my guild 2 weeks ago... Love her stuff. |
|Alex Anderson sharing some of her new fabrics|
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Our Scarecrow door greeter who stands on the old milk box...from my sisters front porch, see Birdie, I still use it !!!
Jen of Reannalily Designs in her booth, 2148 I think..... come see us if you are there.Later, off to work on another quilt.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Little LuLu in her tutu..... this baby loves girly things... as does her adorable cousins, The Princess and Elisie-Pie. I was definitely a tomboy, and Dana was halfway in between.... so not sure how to respond????
Monday, August 22, 2011
How in the world could I let this much time go by???? Life, I guess. The Professor is madly writing the last of his dissertation, and working full time here at Mississippi State.
I have recovered from the bone graft surgery on my collar bone, still battling with some
numbness and small issues, but much improved.
We have filled our free time with sdome home improvement projects, a new floor in out dining area, and a little deck under the big tree in our back yard. Bob even built a big flower bed for me to plant some flowers in. He did a really good job.
We have had all the kids here for "Camp Grandbob", did a few renovatoin projects, in preparation for getting our home on the market next spring.... post Job offer hopefully. I also have begun to pack up the unecessary items, or not frequently used items in the dining room and kitchen, as I know how long it takes me to pack things. I am also back to quilting with lots of breaks.
I have missed the creative side of quilting for my buddies. Many girls have been p
They had a ball...and what trip to Sharon would be complete,
without a trip to Daffin's Candy Store.... and see the chocolate room full of huge animals?
Then on to Pymatuming Dam to Linesville and the fish hatchery, the kids, including the Professor, were blown away.
We also couldn't pass up stopping at the Kids Mills Covered Bridge on the way home!! I think the bridge was a hit too. Aunt Birdie, my younger sister went with us, and we really enjoyed the day. Just wish we could have had a little more time to spend in PA. I so enjoy being around my brothers and sisters. Good times with family! Always a plus!
The kids at the "Punch Bowl", Linesville fish hatchery
Thursday, April 14, 2011
I haven't had the opportunity to blog much lately, been trying to catch up on home things and quilting. I had to have surgery on my broken collar bone, as it had never healed. The Dr. had to do a bone graft, by taking a piece from my hip to fit between the broken ends, then attach a plate and screws. I am most hopeful that this will make me better than new. I didn't get all the customer quilts finished, but the majority of them. We have painted the sheds, no more blue in our yard, just a pretty soft khaki. We also painted the built on addition white... so no more blue, and I painted the little computer room, a soft grey. No more hot pink!!! STill have slip covers to make for my chaise lounge, and some curtains for the bedrooms. But it will get done as soon as I am able to sit in front of the sewing machine. As usual I have managed to misplace my camera, probably with the paint brushes....or as the Professor says, in the oven! Why I can't keep up with some things, I may never know. But at least I have made some progress on the house. If all goes well, it will be on the market in a year, and we can enjoy the changes in the meantime.
The professor has sent out all survey materials for his dissertation, and has received about 25 % back thus far. His goal is about 100 more. So whilst I was in the surgery room, he was stuffing envelopes full of survey for the second mailing. This is very exciting as it means we are almost done, and can begin thinking about moving on with our lives. I believe it is time. These four quilts were made by my friend Judy Stokes, of Columbus MS, she is the president elect for the state guild and I had the privilege of quilting them for her.I adore scrappy quilts, and these were not only pretty, but well pieced also. I adore the balloon quilt made by Martha Dubard, it is so pretty. There are many more to share, if I can ever find my camera? Have a great day, I plan to... as long as the meds hold out. :o)
Monday, January 17, 2011
It seems to be time to return to quilting. I have been piecing a simple turning twenty for DD, which has just been quilted on the frame and delivered. and working on a stack a posie, and another sister quilt. The professor and I have actually gone to see True Grit, the scene in the cave scared me to death.... I had to cover my eyes! Our son sent us a couple of games for Birthday and Anniversary gifts, so we have been playing those as well. He has just successfully defended his dissertation proposal....so now is officially a Doctoral candidate. Woo Hoo!. Its crazy to think that we have lived in Mississippi for about 2 1/2 years now. We had a very cold spell here, snow and all, no photos... but the kids here sure enjoyed the snow day, and making all those snowmen. I had a valve go bad in my studio...and water began spewing from under the sink, but luckily, I had just gone out there when it started, no damage, I called my hero to come home and help...and stood in the doorway sweeping the water out. I had fabric to throw on the floor to create a mote, and very little water didn't go outside. He managed to shut off the main water valve, then get the defective part repaired. So thankful. I guess all those days under freezing was just too much for the shut off valve to handle. My most exciting news is that I just finished quilting a small quilt designed by DD in LAW1 for a magazine, I believe it will be in the August issue of Quilters World, along with the larger version which I also quilted.Can't share photos until the issue is printed. But very fresh and fun quilt. My DDIL has a quilt in this months Quick Quilt magazine, I didn't quilt that one. And in the April issue of Quilter's World she will have a bag or tote. She is so busy. jEN, our Resident designer...also has a book coming out soon. Can't wait to get my very own autographed copy! Life has given me so many blessings, I adore my wonderful family, and my Grandchildren are divine! We had so much fun with them over the holidays. In Fayetteville, AR we went to see Christmas lights with the Princess and little True, they even rode in the Cinderella coach on the square. The lights were so much fun, we had cotton candy, and it being DS2's Birthday, ate a decadent mud slide dessert at the Market Street restaurant. Yum, I could go for one right now!Then on to Oklahoma for a visit with my mom in law. That was fun as well. We then headed up to Kansas to see another set of Grands, and they being a little older, its a whole different set of things to do. We did a Cookie house, and Elisie Pie made cookies for Santa, there were games every night, and silly hats!!!! Even Grandbob gets into that act. And our sweet little Wee One and new little LuLu, we went to see them recently. Their dad has just deployed, the Wee One is missing his daddy, so DD ordered him a Daddy Doll, made from a photo of his Dad in his uniform.
He loves taking Daddy with him as you can see.
I also have several customer quilts done, these are a few custom ones I have just finished. I love them . I do enjoy seeing these wonderful creations, knowing I would never be able to piece them, but get to work on them just the same. Somethings in life to be truly thankful for, Health, loved ones and getting to do something I love. Thanks for sharing with me.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
This is LuLu and her Grandbob and the Oklahoma State quilt I made for them, it is just a little picnic/tailgate quilt...but shows the school colors!!! These are a few of the quilts I have had the pleasure of quilting during the last 2 + months... I have quilted a lot more. But this is a start of the Christmas rush for me.......It was fun doing each of them...and seeing the lovely work each of these ladies did. I have more to share...and hope to post again soon. Did about 50....since I started back to quilting after the auto accident. In order t
this one is mine... and I wanted th hide the poor piecing with lots of quilting.... It didn't work...but I dont' really mind.
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