Saturday, September 29, 2012

Saturday, Saturday, Saturday Night's Alright...

Didn't get any sewing in this fine Saturday night, but did enjoy a nice simple dinner and a movie with my man here at our house.  Yesterday however I got lot's of sewing done, thanks to my man going to our High Schools football game, so I ate left overs for dinner alone.  Which is alright with me.  

Progress on Orca Bay is slow, but I love how it is looking! This is a panoramic picture from my iphone, also love this new phone feature.  My Ocean City beach vacation is coming up soon, so I'm sure more progress will happen then.  Redskins are away this sunday, (Tampa Bay here we come) so I will be in the sewing room then too, but for now hoping to stay awake long enought to watch Saturday Night Live.
Happy piecing, good night...

Friday, September 28, 2012

Beautiful Friday!

Enjoying a beautiful Friday with my little Grandson. Will be heading over to their house soon, but wanted to add a couple picture's of my recent finishes.  Sewing time here lately has been hard to come by since Kindergarten started for big brother Grandson.

This Fall Table Runner was started last year at my "B's" fall retreat.  So I was able to finish it up pretty easily.  The pattern came from Fons & Porter's Quilting Celebrations Fall/Winter 2011 magazine.  I really like it.  

My Step-Mother's memory quilt finished!  All I have to say about that...

This is not a recent finish, but just a realy cute Halloween wallhanging I did a couple years ago. (no label).  

This also is not a recent finish, but from the same Fons & Porter's Magazine as the table runner.  Just trying to do some decorating for Halloween!

So reading time is requested from that adorable little boy now.  So happy peicing, and happy Friday.  It's a beautiful one here on the East Coast so enjoy!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Let's Go Redskins!

Are you ready for some Football?  I am ready to tailgate at FedEx Field tomorrow for the home opener!  Tomorrow's kick off is at 1:00pm, and we will be there in the parking lot by 10:00am to start our tailgate.  It'll just be a small group tomorrow, me and my guys, my gorgeous husband of 34 years, and my equally handsome son.

This is the quilt I made for my husband for our 30 year wedding anniversary.

This is the back of the anniversary quilt.

Made in Redskins colors, Hail to the Redskins! Go Burgundy & Gold!
Hope to sew a little after we get home from the game, but I'm not counting on that.

Anyway, HTTR (Hail to the Redskins!), and happy sewing!
If Life gives you scraps, make a quilt!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A day to remember...

A day to remember...

What were you doing 11 years ago today?  I remember running late that day, and thinking "it's such a beautiful day today, if only I didn't have that one appointment at 10:30 am., if I didn't have that appointment I would have called in sick".  And then sitting at the light at Rt. 201 & Rt. 193 thinking "am I in the Twilight zone?" as I sat at the light listening to DC 101's Elliot in the Morning saying a plane had flown into one of the towers of the World Trade Center! As I sat at that light looking into the near by cars windows wondering if anyone else had just heard what I had heard, thinking this is not happening.  What is going on?  Now I just need to get to work, and get some answers.  When I walked in the front door to the Hotel I was working at, the Desk Clerk on duty said to me "The World is coming to and end!" I didn't have an answer for him, and just mumbled something like "don't be so dramatic, you're going to scare people", and went into the restaurant which was closed, and turned on the TV.  As I stood there crying my eyes out watching the news and the second plane fly into the second building, and finding out about the Pentagon I knew these events were going to change my future.  My husband was on active duty in Japan, and my son had just signed up for the Army in August 2001. 

Today at 7:00am...Must fly the American Flag before I leave for the day! American's will never forget this day...

There was a meeting going on in one of our meeting rooms which had started a 7am.  The instructor came in the restaurant having no idea of what was going on.  That meeting ended shortly after her finding out about the attacks.  My 10:30am meeting took place.  A young bride planing to marry a Navy man in September 2002.  She booked the date she wanted put a large deposit down on the date, but all the attendents in her wedding were also in the Navy and her wedding took place earlier (at another venue) than she had planned because everyone in the wedding party had gotten deployed.  At that time I had asked her to wait, I would hold her date, but "no" she had to have that date.  I thankfully was able to rebook her date and give her a refund.

After my "meeting" I went home...My son was home, and was in shock just as I  was, asking me how I'm doing?  When I got home, I went out on my front porch and flew my flag crying uncontrollably.  Numb, and wanting my husband home here with me, not in Japan.  All flights into and out of the country were stopped. Please God, make this day go away...I will never forget...

Monday, September 3, 2012

Well, today is Labor Day, and I'm sorry to say "I didn't finish quilting my Step Mother Lucille's Memory Quilt".  Oh well, I'm more than 75% done, and should have it done sometime this week. I've been trying to sew a little and then tie off the thread ends.  That's the part I least enjoy of the quilting, so I'm trying to get it out of the way a little at a time instead of all at the completion.  

My photo is a crocheted Flag that was in an American Legion building in Odenton Maryland. 

I can hardly believe that summer is over, I don't want the summer to end.  I love summer and everything about it.  Anyway, as the saying goes, "all good things must come to an end."

Happy Labor Day, and Happy Sewing.

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