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Monday, July 12, 2010

Still alive..... trying to catch up......











It has certainly been a long time. Where to start. The professor has finished all classes...now
studying for his comprehensive exams. Yeah!

The fabric shop I work at is closing at the end of August. I had been trying to catch up on quilting... to no avail. I was blessed to be asked to teach a Machine Quilting class for the Mississippi Quilt Association's summer gathering... a wonderful opportunity, and loads of fun with some wonderful ladies. All of our wonderful children and grands arrived for "Camp Grandbob" last Friday.... for a week full of fun. In fact, the oldest Grand, designed T shirts for Camp Grandbob, full of memories from celebrations past. The hillbilly pool was in place, we made homemade ice cream, had Birthday cake for all of our babies, picked blueberries from the wonderful blueberry patch, and tomatoes and squash from the garden. We ate watermelon, ribs, burgers and pizza. Played games, including guitar Hero and the Wii fit. We even had outdoor movies in the back yard, thanks to DS1 and his projection tv set up. Fireworks were set off... most of them safely....but at least one landed on the deck! I missed that one...as I was in the Emergency Room. DH sent me to the store on July 3, to get more citronella oil for the tiki torches...and whilst on the way there, another car, ran the red light....and slammed into me. Broken collar bone and displaced something or other. I am mending but very sore. So won't be doing much quilting for a couple of weeks at least. I am most sad, because the kids arrived on Friday...and this occured on Sat. So not much time to cuddle the two newest babies pictured here. The last photo is post accident... the kids weren't all cooperating...but I love it just the same. No makeup, sling, ice pack and all. Shame. I am picking this out with one hand... so must keep it short.

9 comments:

Melissa said...

I'm so sorry for your accident but I'm glad to see you were still able to somewhat enjoy your family. Take care and get better!

Beth said...

oh I'm SO sorry about your accident! Can you quilt with one arm??? (just kidding..but I know how frustrating it is to want to and not be able to) Heres praying for a speedy recovery! Looks like the kids had fun anyway...lucky girl you are! I'm still waiting for ONE grand! HA! Its gonna be a LOOONG wait!

QuiltingFitzy said...

Glad you're OK and on the mend. Thanks for checking in.

Micki said...

Glad that you are healing, and it was wonderful hearing from you. I enjoyed seeing the pics so much!
Take care!
Micki

Anonymous said...

Glad you and all had a good time!! Love ya,
Jeanie

Marylee Anderson said...

HI, Colleen--
I haven't quilted since the late 70s,. I went to youtube a few days ago and can't believe the advancements! No more paper piecing or using graph paper to figure out angles, or endless hand stitching tiny seams :-) I can't wait to get started again!
Take care of yourself--we aren't getting any younger! (but are definitely aging well!!!!)

Marylee Anderson said...

Of course I mistyped the name of my blog; it is
http://clayplaycafe.blogspot.com/

Karan said...

So sorry to hear about the accident - hope you are resting up & mending well & quickly.
Great photos. Looks & sounds like you all had a lovely time, despite the accident. Take care (((((gentle hugs))))).

Micki said...

Glad to see you back and so sorry about your injury! It is nice to see you posting again!
I am so happy that they askedyou to teach a class.
Micki