Tuesday, December 18, 2007


I attended a Christmas Party the other night. Somehow in the midst of carol singing and eating delicious snack foods, the subject turned to Grandparenting. One of the ladies mentioned that her granddaughter had threatened to run away. It brought back many memories...

Growing up, I had the good fortune of having my grandparents live just a few blocks away. My idea of "running away" was to show up at their house. Grandpa was always watching whatever Game Show was on at the time, or working on some old car in the garage. He'd give me one of his big bear hugs like only a Grandpa can give, and ask who I was mad at. Grandma was almost always cooking or baking something. I would hang out for a while and they would help me forget whatever the problem was. I remember many times of being there when they were snapping beans or canning something from their garden. They had a player piano that I would tinker with, or sometimes we would just sit and listen to Big Band music. I loved spending time with them.

We lost Grandpa almost 20 years ago, and Grandma 2 years ago. There house now belongs to someone else. I am dealing with some personal issues and sure wish I could still runaway to their home. I try to close my eyes and remember Grandpa's hugs and hear his strong voice reminding me not to let things get to me.

I think I got my love of "golden oldies" from them, but I sure wish I'd paid more attention to their gardening skills.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

October Goals

I know it's already 4 days into the month, but so much is going on here. I am going to post monthly goals for myself and see what I can get done.

1. Get things going on having the Lab Band Surgery. This is already underway! Have had a flurry of Doctors visits this week and should know next week what the surgery date is!
2. Drastically decrease my stash, trading out lots of yardage I don't want. This is underway too. So far I've got over 50 yards of fabrics going out to people with stuff I need coming back. Have pics posted in Quilting Forever and whatever isn't traded I will try to sell in the Quilters Flea Market group. If that doesn't work it will go into the charity quilt stash or get given away in Freecycle.
3. Make as many things possible towards the SWA craft fair booth in November.
4. Finish all the block swaps owed in 1 of my groups.
5. Clean out my extremely messy, junky car.
6. Finish the Charity top made with this hideous shark fabric. I'm making a dissappearing 9-patch.
7. Find all the Mapleleaf blocks and at least get them arranged how I want them and hopefully into a top.
8. Post a blog at least once a week.
9. Attend Church at least twice this month.
10. Decide what needs to be made for Christmas presents and get started on those too.

Monday, July 9, 2007

You gotta start somewhere....

Thought I'd give this blog thing a try....

Have the day off and am going to sew all day. David and I went to his folks for the weekend. 7 rounds of Skipbo and we beat them 4 games to 3. Funniest thing heard on their police scanner...." Mrs. Daniels wants someone to go feed her animals"....talk about small town.....