Thursday, May 28, 2009

Great Grandma's Visitors

I got a phone call this morning from my Grandson and Granddaughter saying they were bringing Asher out for a visit today. I was absolutely thrilled. Asher will be 7 months old in June and I am amazed at his progress. He now sits up and crawls all over the place. In fact you could not keep him on the lap quilt that is on the floor anymore. He is even trying to stand up along the couch, but just can't get that yet. There is no doubt in my mind that he will soon though. Asher and I talked for a long time til he got tired and fell asleep in my arms.

On another note, I started quilting my Road to Dixie quilt yesterday on my sewing machine. When I get done I will show a picture here on my blog.

Til next time---

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

On this day I think of my Dad, Mother and Sister. It may seem odd to others, but I talk to them and tell them how much I miss them. I know that I have three guardian angels. I also think of other family members that have served our country. I am very proud to be a part of a family that was full of love, joy and happiness.

Happy Memorial Day

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mama Two's Block

We have elected new officers in NNNQG and that means the outgoing President chooses a block of her choice as the President's Block. Mama Two chose "snowmen" and the kicker was that she wanted to have the snowman showing the makers personality. It took me awhile to think of how I could do my block for her. We all tease in our quilt guild and give each other nick names and at times I have been called Queen, because of my antics I pull. I also have a collection of frogs and all but one were given to me. I carry my family of frogs to retreats so they won't miss me. This explains why my snowman is wearing a crown and has a silly frog beside her (note the mischievious look on this frog). I could not resist to also add some wording to Queen Snowman. (or rather snow woman).

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Another UFO Bites The Dust

Today I finished piecing the Mystery quilt from the NNNQG 2008 retreat. Now I have both 2008 and 2009 retreat quilts pieced together. I still have to do our President's block for our outgoing President, but after that I plan to do some quilting on these Mystery quilts and my Road to Dixie Quilt. It seems I stay behind in everything from piecing to the finished quilting. Plus I like to machine embroider. I guess that is better than me just not doing anything. I am more than glad to have these quilts put together. Shown to the right is the 2008 Mystery Quilt called "Cat's Meow".

Monday, May 11, 2009

My "Great" Darling

Trey, who is now 8 months old, came to visit Great Grandma and Grandpa yesterday on mother's day. He can now sit up and scoots around. It won't be long now and his Mama and Daddy will be chasing him. When he sees something of interest, such as his Daddy's drink, he will scoot to reach it. He was a joy to watch how he is maturing and growing so fast. He now has his first tooth on the bottom. It is so neat to hear him jabber, laugh, and watching his eyes. He is so observant and his eyes really show his personality.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

New Blog Sites

I have posted on the sidebar some new blogs (to me) that I found interesting. Check them out and see what you think. You might find a new idea or project that might interest you.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

NNNQG Retreat 2009 Mystery Quilt

Here is my version of the Retreat Mystery Quilt. I have had the focus fabric (outside border) for many years. Phyllis, owner of the Chickasha Quilt Shop, Steelman's, helped me pick out the rest of the fabrics for the quilt. I think she did a really good job. The quilt is called "Trail to Paducah". Believe me I did plenty of "frogging" (rippit) on piecing this quilt. I am doing a "happy dance" now that it is put together. Now it goes in the pile of quilt tops for the final quilting.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

More Socks

I finally finished the mate to the first sock I made. The first sock I made to0 big and have since learned where to stop on the foot measurement for my foot. Now that I am getting the hang of it, I am on to knitting my third pair. I am really enjoying making socks now. We have had plenty of rain this morning and now can see the pond from the living room window. It's not a day suitable for outside work, so guess what--that means it can be a quilting or knitting day. Yeah! Doesn't hurt my feelings any. LOL Until next time--Happy quilting or knitting--whichever it might be.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Retreat Has Come And Gone

Our NNNQG Retreat was last weekend and I think we had 21 ladies attend. We all had fun, but don't ask about how we did on the mystery quilt. Several of us had problems turning our blocks wrong and just plain sewing them wrong. Believe me I had my share of mistakes. The quilt pattern was called "The Trail to Paducah". Karen was the first to be done.

Carol finished second.

And for guessing the time of the first quilt to be done, Sue received some trinkets for her ear.

Of course, it is expected at our retreats to pull jokes or pranks on each other. Well, this next picture it sure looks like it, but I really think they were just in a conversation. I interpret this picture as saying--Tina, "honest Sue, I did not do it" And Sue is saying "Uh, ha" But, Tina, you have the wrong hand up because when you swear to something, it is usually your right hand and not your left. LOL

Then there is Sarge and her troops where Sarge is showing the girls how to exercise.

One of the main attractions at Camp Canyon are the goats in the Canyon. The herd has grown now to 17. We have seen the black ram knocking his horns with the others. We love the goats.