Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family and friends.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Always sucked in...

There is another Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt Along starting at the end of November.  I was thinking that my Atlanta Thimble buddies would be sucking me in to do this with them... (Karin).  I have loved doing her mystery quilts, but also like seeing what others around me are doing.  Well to my surprise Patsy here in West Monroe asked if anyone was going to do the new mystery quilt along.  Got sucked in...yup...need to figure the colors I will use. I think we might have a few others join us too.
I have been working on my LQS's boms that have ended this month. Trying to get them sew together to make the tops...then my machine decided it didn't want to do the embroidery blocks..so Matilda is in the shop to get "fixed".
Everyone is doing well...4 and 2 legged family members.  Going to be quiet around here for the holidays, but that is fine.
Been knitting alot lately...who knew one would need knits in LA?
Here is Toby modeling a cowl I made:

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The closing of...

I have recently received emails of 2 well known quilt stores closing...one is "public", Country Threads.  I love their quilts and blog. The other store is not publicizing their closure for another week.
I understand that Connie and Mary would like to retire....totally get that, but I will miss shopping online for their fun patterns and kits.  I do have a number of kits that I haven't finished from their store....so I guess I should get busy!
One needs to go over to the Aurifil blog and check out my friend's BOM for the Aurifil Designer of the Month...Pay Wys. Love it!
On another note, I have become involved with Ravelry... an online knitting community.  I am making projects for "Plucktember".  What is Plucktember you ask?  It is an event that one knits objects with Plucky Knitter yarns and enter contests.  This is a great group of people and customer service is out of this world.  The yarn is very popular and only available during the Plucky Knitter updates...but it is to die for. I have a few projects planned....
It reminds me of planning for Thimbles Summer Stitch-In...what to make in an allotted amount of time although the f2f is not there which is okay because I do get more knitting done...lol

Saturday, July 5, 2014

New start...

Kevin has his hearing aids!!! He has not worn them since he was 10 or 11 years old.  He was unfortunately made fun of and never adjusted to them no matter what mom and dad did.
So a few weeks ago we went to the audiologist (he is still on DH's plan) and he said he needed to wear hearing aids...his hearing has progressed to the severe stage.  I started to tear up because he had never said he needed to wear them. Hoping this is a new start for him in "opening up".
Insurance paid for part of the visit and that is it...yes the rest is on us, but so worth it. These are the latest ones and hook up to an app on the Iphone...so we had to get one of those also and it had to be the "5" because my "4" would not work the app. This is okay since he is excited and kept asking if the lady called about his hearing aids every day.
So here's to a new start for a young man.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Renewal...

I know I have waited to do this, but thought for the $, I best do it....yes, renew my certification in GA.  One never knows what the future holds and I have all the information and PLU's or whatever they call them now. (Eventhough this year one doesn't have to have the required PLU's).
So I got everything together....even had the form notarized that I am who I say I am and uploaded the file and paid the $.  Now to wait to see if they need anything.  Not 100% sure I did it right, but gave them anything I saw on the list.  I did try to call the GPS, but was on hold for a while and gave up and emailed them.  Now to wait...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

You wouldn't believe it...

It looked like a storm was coming when DS and I went to get Peanut's stitches out from a growth he had removed. Every thing was fine with him.  It started to rain on the way home and was quite windy. I saw my neighbor sweeping her porch and she started to "mime" to me something in the back yard...so I looked. 
You wouldn't believe it...another one of their trees fell onto our fence and in the end of our yard. One has to laugh since it is all to familiar to what happened last year. She said they were going to get that tree removed and the lone standing one also.  

I said I would call DH at work and let him know she was going to get the process started with their insurance. I call DH and laughed and said at least it wasn't two trees in the yard like last year.

Oh well...back to walking the 5 dogs on leashes for a while...they are good about it, but they love to run better.
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