Sunday, December 13, 2015

Staying Busy

Have been staying busy with the Holiday things, decorating ,baking,  and playing in my quilt studio. This is a hard time of year without my sweet Ray but I am staying busy and trying real hard to savor all my sweet memories. I know there are so many that are going through the same thing so I try not to dwell on it. I made a table runner that I really like and cut and finished a large fleece blanket. I want to make a couple more of those for some of my family up North. I believe I will play in the kitchen today, a friend shared a simple cookie recipe and it sounded good to me. Hope all of you are enjoying each day and celebrating  the love of your family and friends. I wish for all a beautiful Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Many hugs, Marie

Friday, November 13, 2015


As we approach this beautiful season we have so many things to be very thankful for. This has not been an easy year, but with the love of my family I am making it one day at a time! I have learned so many lessons along the way too. Have been trying to get my home in order,  It is not always an easy task. Yes I clean and try to put things away but then as we do when we get older, forget where I put them! I almost have my Christmas table runner complete, I love it. Will try to do some pictures for the next post. I love reading all your blogs and especially love it when I see a comment on mine from you. Sending many blessings along the way. Hugs to all, Marie

Monday, August 31, 2015


Hello to all, I have been going into the studio a lot but don't have  anything to show you at this time. Two weeks ago I was hit by a hit and run driver and it totaled my car, I wasn't ready to get another car but I have and I am happy with it. My beautiful bruises are going away and I am shocked I walked away from it as well as I did. Insurance Company said it was close to 20,000 to fix it so it was totaled .Now I have my Basque Red car and it is beautiful. I sure hope the jerk that fled the  accident has a karma life. Our weather is still very warm but the kids are  all back in school so I have that Fall feeling already and have put a few things out. Fall  was always Ray's and my favorite time of year.  Till later enjoy life and take care. Many Hugs, Marie

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

In the Mood

I have been in the sewing studio a few times in the last week or sew. I have a few pieces cut out and actually one row on a pinwheel quilt put together. All this stuff was in a box on the shelf and I could see it looking at me and saying hey what about me? Opened it up and have been working on it again. I don't want to start something new just yet, still sorta rusty and need more time before that but I do believe I am on my way.I had my daughter come by yesterday on her way home as I couldn't reach the bolt of white that I want to use in between the rows. I think when we added the studio and Ray helped me put things away he put all the bolts on this one shelf that was in like a closet and it is too high for me.I am lucky to have the kids nearby to help me out.We have been having lots of rain every afternoon so things are green again. Hope everyone is doing fine. Until next time,take care and sending many hugs to you all. Marie

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day

As I sit here and think of all I have to be thankful for it brings a smile to my face. Today was always a wonderful day for Ray, We were all as a family thankful for his service and for all the men and women that  have served our great  country. I not only have my son serving in the Air Force but now I have a granddaughter in the Navy. PROUD is a wonderful word.
Since Ray passed I had a lot of trouble going in the sewing room and doing anything. Then I went to a meeting and they were asking for people to do things and I have a hard time with the word NO so up went my hand and I had 50 red bandanas to make for dinner decorations for a Wild West Stampede. Got them done and the  serger  cleaned up and oiled again. Now I am going  to tackle the mending and etc. before I get to my quilting again .Got a pile of it and I have some quilting I really want to get on too. Maybe this is just what I need in my life right now.
I have enjoyed reading your blogs and I haven't been responding like I should have but things are slowing getting back to normal  in my life and I am so thankful for my family, they have been by my side and helped over so many hurdles. So now to all of you,  have a great day and hope to hear from you soon. Many hugs to all, Marie

Thursday, January 22, 2015


This is a hard post to write, last Saturday afternoon at 4:49 P.M. my precious beloved husband went to join the Angels and spread his wings in heaven. I am numb, I am lost , I am alone, but not alone, I am sure you understand. My son came home on Sunday and left last night , my girls have been right by my side and son-in-law too. Rays son got here early Saturday morning so he had a few precious hours with his Daddy . Ray was so tired and struggling for the last two weeks, but through it all he knew me ,loved  me  and I was always by his side . I treasure my every moment that I have had with him through these years, He was my rock, the link in my chain that held me together. I will get back to my things in time but my thoughts and concentration is not there. Until then ......Many blessings,Marie