Friday, October 31, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Chopped Off...

After another long week, last week, it was nice to find out the day I requested to take off next month was approved.  It is my last personal day off with pay for the year.  It was getting to the point of either use it or lose it.  So I am going to use it.  That is something to look forward to, in addition to the paid holidays coming up.

I'm thinking of starting a block of the month or a mystery quilt to share on my blog, but I need to do some research before I dive into it.  I hope to be able to post it each month for others to participate in and show off their finished quilts when we are done.   I have thought this might be a good project for the guild I attend too, but again, I need to research it all before I present it.

I'm letting my hair grow out again.  It got to the point it was beginning to bother me and one day I got up from a nap and when I looked in the mirror, I pulled my bangs down and chopped off about 2 inches.   So last week, I went to the beautician and asked her to trim it up, straighten it up and thin it out.  It was getting pretty unruly, so she cut in a lot of layers like a shag haircut.  I'm happy with it, I can usually just blow it out, after washing it, and run a comb through it and it looks fixed.

Last night we had three baptisms at church and I saw a friend I worked with for 20+ years.  It was good to see her.  I haven't seen very many people I worked with at my previous job since I started working in another town.   Then today, in two different stores, I saw three more people I either use to work with or had connection with through my last job.  Then this evening, at two different stores, I saw family members I haven't seen in a few months.   Truly a blessing.

As my family and I were on the road this evening, David was driving, and I was able to take a pic or two.

I got this picture of this old house as we drove by.  I honestly didn't know if it would turn out as we were picking up speed as we went by, and I was turned towards the back of the car with my window rolled down trying to get a picture.  I think it turned out pretty good though.

I've updated the following tabs today.

  • My Walk
  • What Is It?
    • last week's may have been unfair as it was of something we don't see very often, and hopefully this week's pic will be easier.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014



I saw some beautiful fall color today.  As I was driving back to work on my lunch break I saw a tree with a little green, but mostly red, orange and yellow.  The sun was shining on it just right and the colors popped.  :)

I hope to get some pretty picture of the color change soon.

I've updated the following tabs.  Check them out.  :)

  • Crochet, Etc.
  • Giveaways
  • What is it?

Until next time,
Have a great day!


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Set backs and Progress

Today I stayed home from church.  I started feeling bad Friday night and things weren't any better this morning.  So, I had church with 1st Baptist Rogers on t.v. this morning.  It was a good message on how with Jesus Christ you can become new.  They showed a video that I really liked.  I've shared it on the "My Walk" tab.

It seems of late, things happen that keep me from my family and my church family.  Things like being physically sick, or having to work long hours.  It's like I'm sinking and am having trouble coming up for air.

While I was laying on the couch this morning, trying to get warm under a throw, my tabby came to lay down close by.  He covered his eyes with his paw and proceeded to fall asleep.

A blog or two back I mentioned a Christmas stocking I had started.  I've made progress and hope to have a finished product by the end of the week.
So until next time,
Have a great week!

....  Don't forget to check out the video on the "My Walk" tab.  :)


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Nip in the air...

Hi, it has been a beautiful week thus far ~  cool breezes and sunshine.  When I stepped out this morning, there was a nip in the air and I thought Autumn is truly here.

micro soft clip art

I've updated the following pages.
- What Is It?
- My Walk
- Giveaways

Have a great rest of the week!


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Scarecrows watching...

It was cool day today, according to my standards.  :0)

I stepped out earlier today and took a pic of some leaves that are beginning to change. 

This is my favorite time of year.  I have decorated a bit for the season.  In the living room I decked out the piano.

Then, in my sewing room the scarecrows are keeping watch. 

It won't be long and we will be getting ready for Christmas.  Since I have finally finished the log cabin quilt, I have time to work on other projects.  I'm happy to say I have finished a small quilt that has been on my heart for some time.  The lime quilt however, is still waiting for me to finish it up.  The top is done, I just need to add batting, a backing, and I've decided to tie it.  So that will happen in the next week or so (I hope).

Right now, I'm working on a Christmas stocking, for the guild's Christmas party this year.  We are going to exchange stockings.  

Here's what I've got going on.  It is being made out of felt.  I will line it with cotton or flannel fabric after I applique the trees and the snow man on the front.

I'm going to decorate the trees, the snowman and stocking with snowflakes and beads. I think it is going to turn out cute.

I have updated the "What Is It" page.  Check it out.

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Quilts and more

Earlier in the week, Thursday to be exact, a storm blew through.  After the worst part was over the sky had a orange hue.  I stepped outside to take some pictures and there a beautiful rainbow was in the eastern sky.  My camera didn't pick up all the colors, but it was beautiful none the less.  The sky continued to churn and lighting continued to snap.  Here are some of the pictures I took over about 20 minutes.

Yesterday morning, I stepped out to check the Autumn wreath I had just put on the front door and noticed a bee, of some sort, going from flower to flower.  So I came back inside, got my camera and went back out to take pictures of him at work.

I've updated the following pages.  Check them out.
  • My Walk
  • Giveaways, Etc.
  • Quilts

Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

In Progress...

Over this past weekend, I found 6 quilt blocks, 16" square, and rescued them for $5.

At first I thought a blue fabric would be what I would add, but after I got the blocks home and auditioned a few fabrics I decided to use white instead. 

I have updated the Quilts, Etc. page with more on this quilt in progress.  It is going to be a small quilt and I will tie it.

I've also updated the What Is It? page.  Check it out.  You will see what last week's pic was and there is a new one to try to figure out.

I hope to have the My Walk page updated by next week.

That's it for now.

Until next time, 

Beauty of Giving