Tuesday, May 2, 2017


Hello Again,

Seems like my good intentions of writing more often didn't pan out. Things are running smoothly in my household and I really do like that. I actually have been working on Katie's quilt and also finally learning my embroidery machine (bout time on that thing). I was able to get away to Ohio in March for one of my granddaughters wedding and  it was so good to see so many of my Ohio family at that time. I also just returned from Grand Chapter for Eastern Star that was held in St. Augustine. I was honored to receive the chairmanship of the Cancer Fund for our State, This means so much to me as I feel so strongly after so many of  my family have passed away from this dreaded  disease. Now we are almost to the big graduation day for Faith and  she will be off to college. Wow where has the years gone, Ray and I have watched her from the beginning and he would be so proud of his BABY GIRL, that is all he ever called her, never used her name. I hope all of you are doing well and staying busy with your projects. Till next time and I hope it won't be so long.. Hugs, Marie

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year

I wish for all my sweet friends and family many blessings for this year. I sure hope to get more work completed in the Sewing Studio. I completed a really neat fall quilt and have tried to post pictures  but can't get them to download, will have to wait till my sweet son-in-law is here. Things have been moving right along here at my home, had the new fence installed , sprinklers put in, popcorn ceiling taken down and ceilings are beautifully completed. Our weather has been very warm, I am not complaining since I saw the weather up North. Hope every one had the best Christmas and all will be good for them. On a nice note, I have been seeing an old friend of ours for a few months and we have really enjoyed each others company. My daughter has invited us to go on a Valentine Cruise with them and we are going to do just that! I am excited, I know in my heart that Ray would not want me to sit home and be sad, it is something we had talked about a lot and my kids are happy for me so we will see how this part of my life pans out. And the greatest thing is he has learned to sew and has already made his first quilt .Until  next time many hugs to all. Marie

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Real Happiness

Good Morning sweet friends, have missed chatting but have been reading your blogs. We have had some sickness in my family and it is pretty serious, my Father in love from my first marriage has had a very serious stroke, and I ask for prayers, he is in his 90's but has such a strong love for his family and he is fighting for them each day. I am so lucky that I still have the love of that wonderful family.

Now to my new happiness-----drum roll please---yesterday I purchased a Gammill Classic Plus long arm quilt machine!!!!Have I lost my mind, well yes, I still am living the thoughts of 20 some years ago, can I still do this, well yes I think I can, and I will!!! I have always dreamed of owning such a machine with bells and whistles but the one I had before was a Singer that had been converted into a short arm and when that hit the dust we got a Juki and used it till it was no longer serviceable. so here I go again. I tried it out and fell instantly in love! The only BIG problem is the loading is so different but a few tries and I will get it (I hope).

I went to Va. to see one of my granddaughters graduate and got to spend some time with my son . It was a  happy time for us. Katie will be leaving for Auburn to go to school and her brother is in school there and I believe he graduates in December. And here in my home town my sweet Faith will begin her Sr. year in High School, we are all so excited for her to see what the next chapter will be. The rest of the sweet Grands  in Ohio are doing wonderful,I am a lucky Granny!!!

I must get off this computer and do a few chores and then off to my Happy Place and work on a quilt. Enjoy your day and many blessings to you.

Hugs, Marie

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Memorial Week-End

Today I celebrate the loves of my life giving so much to their country. I am so proud  of my sweet Ray, my son Claude, my brothers Jim and  Darious, and my granddaughter Meredith, you all are so precious to me.My son will be leaving Wy. the end of July for his new assignment and he will be back in Washington,DC, and boy is the mama happy because it is so much closer than Wy.I have enjoyed my time in the studio working on the Auburn quilt and doing up some tea towels. I have this crazy idea that I can do a show again--now where did that come from??? We are having such beautiful weather, the sunshine is so nice. Till next time,have a great day. Hugs, Marie

P.S. This is my wonderful son!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Baby Steps

I am proud of me for going in the studio and working on the quilt  for Alex. It is a big work in progress. Takes me forever to accomplish any block  even  though it is not a hard block. My thought  process  is so much slower than before. Hope everyone is doing well. They have put Ray's headstone in and it is beautiful ,went up yesterday to see it. Our weather is beautiful and I would love to be outside but  know better than that when I am alone. Really do enjoy everyone's blogs they fill my day with smiles. Take care and many blessings to all Marie

Friday, April 1, 2016

Precious Memories

After much time waiting, the Veterans Cemetery was opened in our county and I was able to have Rays remains interned. My sweet Mary Lisa and her Brian went with me and it was very special to finally complete this time of my life. All the memories flooded my soul and it was a beautiful sunshiny day..I know God takes care of us all after this time has been done.

I am still working on my Auburn quilt but it will get done. I know I am slow but I will get faster again one day soon. Must put things in order in my life first, and believe me I am cleaning out and working on it.

Love reading the blogs and visiting with you all, I have a little trouble with getting some of the comments going through, I will have to spend more time and investigate that. have a beautiful day and   Happy Quilting to all. Hugs, Marie

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Beautiful Day

The sun is shinning and no rain in sight. I have been at the sewing machine again and it feels so right!Hope  all my sweet friends are doing well too. Not much to report here. Oh yes I have been trying to respond to some of my friends who have word press and I can not get it to go through, yes I have signed up and password stuff and still to no avail. Has anyone else had that problem? Well I need to get busy but wanted you all to know I think about you and read your blogs and love to hear of what your up to. Have a beautiful day and your in thought. Hugs, Marie