Tuesday, August 26, 2008


As I was looking through some old posts, I realized that in all the excitement that's gone on here lately, I forgot to post about receiving the winning from HobbyMommy and her 100th post giveaway.
I got this awesome charm pack! I love the colors! Brown has always been one of my favorites and this shows me how nicely some other colors go with it that I wouldn't have thought of.
I've been giving it some thought and I think I now know just what this lovely little package will make.
Since I am without a camera right now, I borrowed the pic from HobbyMommy so that you can see how cute they are.
Someday I'll show you :)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Hairy Pets

The nice people (Heather and Ivy) at Home Ec 101 are having a giveaway for a Furminator over on their site.

Ivy posted about it the other day and they offered her one to try and one to give away. You can hop on over there and enter if you like but I have to tell ya, this is another one I REALLY want to win...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Arggggggghhhhhhhhh Ugggggggggghhhhhhh

Does anyone out there know where I can buy a nice, cute, full apron and hot pad in either Halloween or Thanksgiving fabric? This was supposed to be the easiest breasiest swap so far and I am coming up empty...

Monday, August 18, 2008

Someone's having a 200th post giveaway

Check out Debi's blog. She just realized that she has had 200 posts and is having a really nice giveaway to celebrate!

Debi held a quilting round robin recently. Of course I thought about doing it but we all know that mostly what I do is think about it. I really liked the patterns and the way her quilt turned out.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Meet my newest Granddaughter

I went to Colorado Sunday night and Ang and Dan went to the hospital early Monday morning.

Adeline May was born at 1:57 AM on Tuesday the 12th. She weighed in at 8 lbs and 10 oz and was 20 1/4 " long. She took her time getting here but what a wonderful prize at the end of the wait! She is so soft and precious! I think she is just beautiful!!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

08-08-08 and a few words from me about China

The Olympics have started!!!!!!!!!!! I love the Olympics. I woke up this morning and this was my first thought. I knew the Opening Ceremonies were already underway because of the time difference.

I think this one is so exciting for me because it is bringing up so many fond memories of my trip to Beijing 5 years ago with my daughter D and son-in-law S. I started looking at pics we took on the trip and thought I would share a few. It really was hard to narrow down which ones to show, between the 3 of us we took nearly a thousand. As you can see here, we got a lot of the same shots. S thought it was funny that we were both looking so much like tourist. We had bought these great little cameras that were only about 2 inches square and worked very well.
It was the trip of a lifetime for me. It was my first trip out of the country and set a traveling fire in me that I hope burns the rest of my life.
I had talked about going to China since I was just a small child ( I had been told they eat rice there and I could eat all I wanted. Not true.) and never imagined that I would really do it but here I am on our first day standing in Tiananmen Square with a young man who walked up and asked if he could take a picture of me. My first thought was absolutely not. I am not a have your picture taken kind of person. I usually hid any time there was a camera around or made some really ugly face that now comes back to haunt me at the delight of others. When the kids told me it was a good thing to do, I told him he could take one of me if he would take one with me. His alone when I said that was worth a thousand words.
Welcome to China! This is going to be awesome!! I didn't understand that I was as different to them as they were to me. I just assumed they were used to tourists.

I've not been shy around cameras since. Especially when it comes to my grandbabies! I wish I had thought about that when my babies were little but I didn't. Live and learn.
They snapped this one of me about 3 steps from me deciding I had traveled as far up that Great Wall as I possible could go. What a wonderful experience!

I got one of the 2 of them right before D and I headed back down and S went all the way to the end, or at least to the end of the area on this section. I have never been so tired in my life as I was at the end of that day but I wouldn't have traded it for anything!

Thanks again guys! I loved every minute of it. Even the high rise shopping mall. :)
I hope you sit back and watch all of the Olympics you can and if you dream of going to China, do it. You won't regret it. It is beautiful and inspiring.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Here's Linda

Linda was the first person to come to my blog. She has helped me many times. She does some of the most beautiful crafts I have ever seen whether it is embroidery, quilting, cross stitch or applique work you name it, she does it and it is all just beautiful!

See for yourself.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

When all else fails...

I have tried several times to add some of my favorite blogs to the side like other people have. I haven't been able to get them to show up so I think I will just "showcase" them here.

I am going to start with one I found today called Mary Quilts

She makes quilts for charities and has put some of her photos and patterns on this blog in pdf form to share with others. She is very generous in many ways.

Take a minute and check her out.