Saturday, August 24, 2013

Try Again!

I have tried to get the pictures out of my camera onto my computer and to no avail! So  here goes from my cell phone. It will take me a while longer to finish this quilt but I feel so much pride in making this and I know my son will be very proud. I have named this Warriors Road . Have a good day all. Hugs, Marie                                                                                            

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Late Posts

Here it is half way through August and I kept saying I need to post but one thing after another took over. One Big problem is I kept thinking I have to have a finished something to show you  but that is not so. I do have the baby afghan finished thanks to my sweet daughter-in-law. They all came down to see Ray after his long hospital stay and she can crochet up a storm so she put the edging on for me since my mind was completely  blank as to even how to start it .I was so glad to have some family here, Ray had been so sick , his kidneys had shut down and he had no memory of any of us for seven days, I was so beside myself ,nothing seemed to help. His kidneys have some  back to 60% and his memory is about at 85% and the culprit was the statin meds he was on. Now we have all that changed so he is on the mend. Meanwhile the last couple of weeks I have been working on the military quilt for my son. I showed you all the center design in the last post and I was lost as to what I was going to do with it. I have beautiful Civil War fabrics so I went to work with them. I have also added tiny crosses all around the center panel for the fallen soldiers that were in Iraq when he was there and used this emblem. I also have been trying to work on some of my hand work as I have several blocks of the months that I bought and I love them. I will try to make a couple of pictures so you can see. Hope you all are doing well. My sweet Faith has started High School this year and we just can't get over that, the years have gone too quickly. must get back to my machine. Hugs to all, Marie
P.S. I tried to download the pictures so you could see my work and it won't download so will try to use my phone camera tomorrow and post pics.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

New Beginnings

Here we are again, wondering just where my time has gone. Many of us are involved in many things that take us different places and we become so involved in them that we spread ourselves to thin and forget what is most important.Well yes you guessed  correctly, I did just that! Between taking care of my husband, being very active in my Eastern Star Chapter as secretary(that's like a full time job).I thought just going to the meetings and maybe the minutes was it but oh no more and more! I am not a complainer  just  think I didn't see it clearly at the time. Well rolling right along comes lots of meetings to get our  52nd Class Reunion going, now that has been fun and it will be wonderful to see them again. I chaired the 50th and they didn't want to wait till the 55th so we decided to have a 52nd. We have a lot coming. Our class was very large and we several hundred in it. The reunion will be next week-end .Along  with all this we decided to paint the inside of our house and you all know how that goes, one thing leads to another and  so on, new front door and of course I had to have it painted Cherokee Red  ,I  love the  look!! With all this going on, I fell and took a big tumble, broke a couple of ribs, some cuts and some bruises to my arms and my face too. We also decided it was time to let go of the big quilt machine and bind all since it had not worked in a long time. They were very old and worn out so I had very big withdrawals as they left and for some time afterwards. With all the goings on, our grandson from Ca. came to stay with us for a few weeks, we enjoyed it very much but you all know what it is to have an 18 year old that is very active and loves to eat(oh that requires me to cook).Ray and Cody spent some time going to the beach and they both enjoyed that a lot. Cody got to see the places his mother had lived and where she had grown up . He got to know his East Coast family as well as a trip to Ohio for him to have some quality time with his family there. Fast forward to May. Faith went to Spain and competed in World for ice skating with her team, they finished 10th,so proud of them. Our other granddaughter Katie came in 3rd in nationals in gymnastics. Very  proud of my girls. Alex has finished his first year of college at Auburn .And  so happy that my son is home again from the Zone and I so hope he doesn't have to go back again. He has had to spend a lot of time there and that was his second time in two and half years .Here  it is the middle of June and I haven't done much creating but that will start right after we get home from the reunion---- I just got the new Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond Deluxe and I also got the  Quilters Design 5 D. I loved my SE but this one has so many bells and whistles and Peg has told me she will be at my front door if I don't come to class and really learn this machine. YES I AM EXCITED about this new toy and it WILL be used. I told  Ray he has to get himself a real comfy chair if he wants to visit me as I am going to be in my studio a lot. He can come in there with me and visit and watch his old Westerns too. Well my sweet friends I have taken  up your coffee time, so glad you came to visit and please come back soon. Many hugs

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Is this The Year?

Hello my sweet blogging friends,it has been a long time between posts.Seems like there is not enough hours in our days to do much of anything.Ray is still undergoing alot of problems but I wish I had his great attitude.Friday he will have another test to see about the cancer.Our grandson from Ca. is coming to live with us until he leaves for the Marines this summer. We look forward to having him.My son is deployed again and that is always a worry but I have learned to lean on God and He will see me through.My big quilt machine is no longer with us and I  am not sure if we will be getting another one.It was really worn out and would have cost way to much to fix and was so outdated. I do know what I want but not sure it is practical at this time. Even my Bind-all has hit the dust. We had some company and one of their kids decided to play with the settings ,they thought it was so neat that things turned on it---YIKES!! I will take a day soon and try agin to undo the dammage and see if I can get it to work again.I have been working with a comm. for our 50+2 High School Reunion. It is so wonderful to catch up with some of the kids we ran around with.I did make a baby quilt for the Starlight Childrens Foundation and I am crocheting a varigated blue afghan which I will give to them too. The quilts for my son and granson are still works in progress.This fall brought me a wonderful honor as I was appointed Grand Representive of Nebraska in Florida. This is a two year appointment  through Easter Star. I belonged to Rainbow girls while growing up then went into Eastern Star at 18. I love the work we do and I am proud tohave my daughter as a member too. Well I am going to leave you with a couple of pictures of what I did and what i am working  on. Hope youallhave a beautiful day filled with love and sunshine. Many hugs, Marie