Monday, May 31, 2010

MemorialDay 2010

Thinking of all who have lost their lives for our country.We are so lucky to live in the land of freedom and choices. It is up to each of us to make the right ones!!!My only little project this month has been this key chain. I saw one made up on a blog way back when I first started blogging and wanted to do it but never got around to it. Here it is the last day of May and it is finished and shown here with some of my key collection of old. As I look at the old keys I can think of each one who served and they DO hold a key to my heart, Thank you !Blessings and hugs to all.Marie

Saturday, May 29, 2010


As we are preparing for Memorial Day we are so thankful for the many service men and women that have served our country.God has placed so many of them in my own househould,my loving husband Ray, my precious son Claude,Ray's precious son Darryl , My brothers,Jim and Darious,just to name a few. We are so lucky to have all we do. Thank you Lord for them!!! Hugs, Marie

Saturday, May 15, 2010

A New Day

The last few weeks have flown by and I am glad they are over. We are about finished cleaning out that house of hers and the the big yard sale is June 5th.I am so looking forward to getting all this stuff off my porch and out of my garage, seems it manages to come here to be stored as no one else has room. The best news is my precious Faith made JV Cheerleading at her school!!!!!!!!! She is so happy and so are we. One of her best friends made it too. Looking forward to finding my sewing machine among all the chores to do, missing it very much. Thanks all for bearing with me through the ups and downs of life. Bless you! Hugs, Marie

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all my friends. We have just returned from a Mother's day Ice Show which our grandaughter Faith was in, very beautiful, I love to watch her skate.We are going to dnner at the Outback with our daughter Mary and her family tonight.This has been a long week for us all cleaning out my mother's house and trying to put t hings to good use.I received a beautiful vase of Tulips from my son and his wife and a lovely text message from my other daughter in Ca.I think about one more week and the house will be finished and we can close it up and be done.Thank you all for the phone calls, cards and messages, they mean so much. Hugs, to all, Marie

Monday, May 3, 2010


Time is something I have lost this last week in my heart and life.With out too much life history for you,I was adopted somewhere around 3-6 months by my fathers parents who were the most wonderful parents in the world I was loved so much,I was truly blest. Now along with all of this I wasprivelidged to also have my birth mother knownto me and share my life. Even though she movedalot and didn't comeback into my life full time till a few years ago. She actually moved into my area. I talked to her a week ago on Saturdsay night about 7:00 or so. The next morning I received a call fromone of her friends whom she talked to each morning at 7:30 that she could not reach my mom, it is now 10 in the morning so I go to her house and find her and call 911- she had suffered a stroke on Saturday night. To not burden you with a long story-she was admited to ICU , many test,no responces and we had to put into hospice and she past away early Sunday morning May 2. I have no feelings, I am numbed still bu tgoing through the daily things I have to do . She would been 84 this week. Maybe after this week is finished and I have time to find myself I will be able to get back to the other t hings I love so much. I couldn't blog or think so I just have let everything go. Thank you for your thoughts. Hugs and prayers, Marie

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Creating Again

The procedure is over and they couldn't do anything but go in and look around and then say sorry lady!!. So here I go on my on road!! Yesterday I cut out the backing for 8 placemats and the battting. Hopefully today Ican get them together.This will not get me down ,Up is the only way and I want to do these things. Have a beautiful weekend. Hugs, Marie

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

First Wool Project

Here it is the day after the let down and I listened to my heart and got my boot straps up tighter and finished this pin cushion I had started last Saturday.Never before had I done any wool work so I was lost. Thanks Karen for the advice! I love it because I did it and it is called Summer Garden Pin Cushion by Bird Brain Designs. Now all my hand work is not just like the pattern but pretty close and I am tickled that I did it and I love it.Now I guess I can start something else after my procedure on Thursday where they will look for the blockages behind the knee. Thanks for all your good wishes, I will really try to have good thoughts!! HUgs, Marie

Monday, April 19, 2010

Not Good News

Sorry but I am really down in the dumps and do not have good news to tell you all about my appt. today with the ortho guy, He is refering me to yet another ortho man down south in our county, but isn't sure with the diabeties and all the other things against me that it is much use to replace the kneee and start over, which was my dream-- I sorta feel like someone defleated my bubble.Oh well I guess I just have to get my boot staps up and get myself going and do what ever the good Lord wants me to and be happy but right now it is just alot of tears-- I'll get over it in a few days but till then I don't realy feel much like doing anything. Thanks for all your prayers and thoughts,Good luck in all you do. Hugs, Marie

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I Won!!

Blogging brings so much happiness into our lives, wonderful friendships, and great gifts too!!Last week I heard that I had won a gift from Terry at Tery's Treasures and also from Sharon at Red Geranium Cottage.Talk about the happy dance(if only I could dance).Yesterday Ray walked down to the mail box and came back with the mail and I saw a package and of course I was excited--it was from Terry and what a wonderful package--two pieces of fabric, some emb. floss, a neat Christmas pattern and a pair of stork sissors with a neat fob hanging from them,good for me so I won't loose them.Thank you so much Terry your always thinking of others and I think you so much.To bring you up to date, I will be seeing the orthopedic surgeon on Monday. I already know that the rotator cup is torn in my left shoulder from my last fall and he is also going to be looking at my left knee that is so out of whack from the fall too. Indeed that was the worst fall I have had. Don't know which will come first, his doings or the one to see about the blockage--hey wouldn't it be nice to get it all done at once since I have to be laid up for a while.On the sewing front-- I have preped a piece for redwork and today I am going to get a wool pin cushion together. I want lots of hand work since I won't be able to sit and sew at least I hope to prop myself up in bed and do something other than go crazy.That's all from sunny Florida. Have a beautiful week-end and remember your loved very much. Hugs, Marie

Friday, April 2, 2010

Oh My Goodness

Well-- what an opening-- no surgery--- family call the life squad on me Wednesday night and it was a long night at ER and then admitted.I got the real BAD Bug ,didn't know where to put my head as it was just pouring everywhere. I have NEVER had this so severe. I was dehydrated and a mess. They sent me home from hospital about 2 in the afternoon. So disappointed that I could not have the procedure done. Now will have to wait another couple of weeks. I am very weak and still have a bad headache. My sweet grandson Alex got sick about midnight and now I found out my friend Carolyn got sick last night. It hits hard and is not very nice to us. They have closed down alot of the nursinghomes in our area because of this same bug. Hope none of you experience this crud. May you have the blessing of Easter and the love of Jesus in you heart. Hugs, Marie

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Faith's Birthday Quilt

It is a beautiful day in sunny Florida. I am so happy I have 2 more of my grandchildren here with me. They arrived safely just a little while ago and have had lunch and are on their way to Cocoa Beach. I hope to hold them down a bit and get a couple of pictures before they leave.To bring you up to date I will go in hospital on Thursday so this will be my last post for a few days. I am happy to show you pictures of Faiths ice skating quilt that I made her for her birthday, I make bad pictures and I can see we really need a new camera but try to visualize this pink,purple and blue quilt and her being very happy with it.Happy Easter to all . Hugs and blessings, Marie

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Tuesday we went to the Doctor and he will be doing a procedure on my leg somtime in the next two weeks. It is not a full time cure but will help me for a while. He can not use the main vein at this time as with my diabetes he will need it later. He will be going into both legs and removing any blockages he finds, which will be tricky as I have one full knee replacement in the worst leg and a partial in the other. I am excited to get this done and looking for great results. The kids just got home from the Disney cruise this morning and it is Faith's 11th birthday. She and her pen pal Ola (Anne Heidi's son) share this special day. Happy birthday Ola and have the best day!!! Will be putting the binding on her quilt today and post a picture. Yesterday I had a melt down in my sewing room, it is VERY small and nothing fits right in there so I just went off and now I feel better. Ray helped me move some stuff and do some little changes. He is such a saint with me and I am such a brat at times. Well off to fix breakfast then hopefully into the sewing closet(cause it is such a small room that is my pet name for the room) to work on quilt binding. HUgs, Marie

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Hello all my wonderful friends in blogland.It is a beautiful Saturday and the sunshine is just wonderful. I have been in a funk for a while ---again you say ---yes-- need to get out of it and stay focused!! I read all your blogs and see all the things you do and boy I am tired out by then, you all have so much energy and do alot. On the bright side I did put Faith's quilt on the machine and I have done about five rows. Maybe today will be the magic day and the juices will flow. Sure hope so.Have a beautiful weekend. Hugs,, Marie

Monday, March 8, 2010


Just got home from my sweet hubby having his colonoscopy and this was his last test before the Dr. would release him cancer free. We have waited for 5 years to hear these special words and we are praising God and so excited toight. Just had to share with all my buddies.Many hugs, Marie

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Blog Buddy

Today was a fantastic day, My daughter Mary, granddaughter Faith and I went to Universal Studio to The Hard Rock Area where I had the great pleasure of meeting Cindy from The Chicken Coop. We have been blogging the whole time that I have been blogging and she moved to Va. this summer to the same town that my son lives in and one of her sweet daughters goes to to school with my grandson, small world. We got to see Cindy's daughter Sara perform with her High School dance team and they won Nationals. So much excitement and they were great!!! I was so happy to meet them in person and have a short visit with them. Now when I go to Va. to see my son later in Spring I will hook up again with Cindy, can't wait. Mow on the quilting side I am ready to put Faith's ice skating quilt on the machine and do it. My sweet hubby will have his colenoscopy tomorrow so it will have to wait till at least Tuesday.
Till later, Hugs to all, Marie

Monday, February 22, 2010

Happy Monday

Morning,We had a beautiful weeekend with the 70's temperature and warm sunshine. I want to thank all of you for your thoughts about my physical health, it is an on going struggle that I will live with and I know I can do it. There is no medicine to help it but you know I have great hopes that someday with all the things they come up with that they will figure this one out too. My brother suffered many years and was in a chair the last years of his life and he was a great role modle for me, I miss him especially when I sorta get down but then you guys are always there to cheer me on--- THANKS so much for the encouragement along the road. I am going to sew on Faiths quilt for my little time up today so will close for now. I do see that if I do stay off of my legs more it is more comfty for me and the swelling is not as bad Yeah for that factor. Just have to learn to pace myself more. Have a great week. Hugs, Marie

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Just Me

I am off my legs most of the time and trying to see if I DO follow the doctors advice if that will really help me at this time.The swelling seems more controlled by this and maybe the leg seizures too. I had to resign from some of the things that I belong to and that was not a pleasant thing to do as I had been very active most of this year in my Eastern Star Chapter.I try to sew a little then back to the recliner and it will take a lot longer to finish my quilts but if it helps me then I shall do it. there is not any medicine to treat the problem and it will continue to worsen in time, I have very little feeling in the left foot . Well enough of me. I have almost half of the ice skating quilt strips sewed . Hugs to all, Marie

Monday, February 15, 2010

Picture Piecing

Last wednesday I too a class at my LQS called Picture Piecing by Cynthia England. What a fun class!!You use freezer paper and work on the top of fabric instead of back. If you have a chance to learn this by all means do you will be amazed at how forgiving this type of piecing is if you make a mistake. We did this butterfly sample. Have a great day and I will check in later after my appointment on Tuesday with the vas.dr. who will tell me more about my blockage and if they can do something about it that will help my leg, wish me luck.Hugs to all, Marie

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine Day

Today is Valentine Day and it is a very quiet day in our home so I decided to make a black and red table runner and I actually did and finished it up. Yesterday I cut out all of the ice skating quilt for Faith so I will be working on that next.Our weather is a little cool but I will ake it over the ice and snow anyday. Hope your sweetheart was sweet to you as mine was to me too. Have a great day and Hugs to all, Marie

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Another Finish

Two posts in a row-- I am really staying in the program I want us to have some new decorations this Christmas to go with the old ones so I have made two (2) snowmen to help with this wonderful winter weather that is visiting alot of my friends.Including a pic of them with the beautiful book that my son Claude sent me.have a beautiful day.Hugs, Marie

Friday, January 29, 2010

Big Finish

I am elated to have finished the quilt for Shaun Meadows. He is the special soldier that was wounded and lost both his legs one above and one below the knee. He has the most wonderful determanation . I understand that he is walking with his new legs and doing well.My son just sent me a book all about Combat Controlers --The title is CCT THE EYE OF THE STORM by Gene Adcock.My son went into the Air Force as a Combat Controler and had been through so much during his tours but he remains the most outstanding man that a Mother can be so very proud of.My next quilt will be started tomorrow and will be for my wonderful Faith. She will turn 11 on March 25th. Of course the theme will be Ice Skaters which is her first love.Here is a couple of pictures of my quilt for Shaun, hope you like it as much as I do.Happy Weekend to all. Hugs, Marie

Friday, January 22, 2010

Lemonade Stand Award Day

Today I was awarded a special award from Micki of Irish Muses called the Lemonade Stand award, Thanks so much,to receive this award you have to show great attitude and gratitude--wow,thank you, thank you. There are so many people who blog that show these things to all and I am pleased to know them !Now for my list of Special Nominees---

Cindy from The Chicken Coop
Anne Heidi from Piece by Piece
Peg from Happy In Quilting
Deb from The Angel and The Pukeko
Connie from Cootie Bug 2
Candace from Wraggedy Patches
Karen from Log cabin Quilter
Maria from Sew Love To Sew
Sharon from Red Geranium Cottage
Jackie from Jackie Stitches

Now it is your turn to choose 10 special people and nominate them for this wonderful award!!

Again thanks Micki for this award and please visit my nominees at their blogs.
Have a beautiful week-end everyone. Hugs, Marie

PS I just reviewed this post and the links did not go in please visit them from my side bar as I have to learn how to add this in , thought I had learned it but it didn't go in. Thanks so much!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sunny Days

Yeah, I am finnally feeling much better and today, DH and I went for a walk and it felt so good!!We are going to start doing this each day that the weather permits.Now I am off to my sewing machine to finish adding the last two rows and then the sashing. After that it will be ready for my quilting machine and walla---- first big project of the year will be done. I'm on a time crunch as I want to be sure to have a complete finish for this month and pictured and posted and all that good stuff! Better run-- Hugs, Marie

Friday, January 15, 2010

Wanna feel good!!!!!!!!!

We are still really under the weather here in our little house. I am on antibiotics but then DH is finnally going to the Dr. today. This has been a week from you know where. Really miss my sewing machine but don't feel like going in there and getting all the stuff out just yet. Our weather is warming up and what a relief. Yes I know you will hear us screaming about the heat this summer. Hope you all are out from under the blizzards ,etc. I am having to use DH's computer and it is so much more touchy than mine. They are coming on Saturday to do some re wireing in our home and then we will all be back on line yeah.Till then I will just be content with maybe a little look at a blog or two as all my favorites are marked on my computer but not his. Miss you all. Till neaxt time--Hugs, Marie

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sicky Happens

We were on a roll then this darn cold weather hit us in sunny Florida and first Ray got the bug and I still kept going like the the bunny as I wasn't going to let nothing get in my way but he likes to share everything and this is not what you want to have shared!!!I can't get warm and I generally have it all over so won't bore you with the details. Just hopes it goes away quickly as I am working a quilt for my biggie of the month.Hope everyone else is doing well and staying warm.Hugs to all, Marie

Friday, January 8, 2010


Now don't all fall over but the BIG choice I have made is to join OPAM group. I will be able to focus on a project each month and finish it plus others as the rules say. I really want to do this.Thanks Peg for working on getting this up again this year. Today I worked on putting the rows together on one of my unfinished quilts so I can finish it this month.I am putting alot of faith in myself and my health.This is a short post as I want to finish another row before I call it a night.Hugs to all, Marie
PS Maybe I am putting the cart before the horse as I haven't heard back from Peg yet but it will still give me a PUSH and I need this!!!!