Sunday, October 21, 2012

Autumn is following me

Driving home from DD's on Thursday 10/18/12 I looked in my rearview mirrow to find "Autumn is following me"...

At the same time, I'm thinking I want to go home and sew, am I pooped!  Vacation is over, and did I really make it through this week?  My big boy was off from school on Friday, so DD brought the boys to my house.  No morning drive for me.  The three of us had a fun morning together. Then lunch, short wait for Pop to come home (and the little guy took a nap) from his morning meetings, then off to the Pumpkin Patch for a little Autumn fun.

The maze was fun, and beautiful weather for a hay ride.  The boys slid down the slide a million times.  (at least that's what it felt like to me and youngest DD (AKA Aunti)).

In the Maze

Hay ride

Today is Sunday and we still haven't turned our pumpkins into "Jack O' Laterns".  We are all looking forward to some roasted pumpkins seeds.

Yesterday, Saturday 10/20/12 I got some good sewing in and today took the dog for a walk. 

My floor has a "Motorcycle" quilt for the little grandson, who "Loves" Motorcycle's.  Should have the top together this week, and plan on taking the border pieces to work on this week-end at Retreat.  

This is a small baby quilt for a girl of course.  It was a charm pack that I put together a couple years ago.  I think it's about time to be a quilt.  Also taking this to retreat to work on.  Really looking forward to a quilty week-end with quilty friends.  Until then, happy piecing.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Vacation, Sewing, Shopping & Tattoo's

This week is flying by, I need it to slow down, and as it fly's by I'm enjoying every moment.  I've been getting some sewing done, shopping done, visiting time with a small protion of family bonding time done.  I even fit in a little tattoo time.  The weather has been beautiful, rainy, beautiful.  Rainy is fine for sewing time, and shopping time

 I'm working on a motocycle quilt for the youngest Grandson.  I need more of the background fabric, so it will be off to Wal-Mart when I get home from vacation.  

Shopping in Rehobeth Deleware Tanger Outlets.  Got me some smell good, and some clothes.

Walking on the beach is always a vacation favorite, there were a few people in the ocean today.  The tempature was around 65 degree's!  I can only imagine what the water tempature was...Too cold for me I'm sure.

This afternoon I also found time to get a tattoo.  Tomorrow me and my man would like to go look at the 3 bedroom time shares, the one we have now is just a one bedroom.  The family is growing and we feel like we need more room.  

Anyway, for now I want to get some sewing in.  Tomorrow is another day, vacation rock on!  Happy sewing...

Friday, October 5, 2012


So not your normal vacation time, but one of my favorite times of the year to be at the beach.  Week 40 and my sweet wonderful mother gave me her Time Share for week 40.  Thank you Mom...This week in Ocean City is either Corvette week, or Hot rod week.  It's Hot rod week this year, which is fun, and the cars riding up and down Coastal Highway are beautiful and fun to look at, (I will post pictures later) but very loud. Corvette week to me is even more fun.  All the corvette's get to drive on the boardwalk!  I enjoy both, but corvetts ROCK!  Anyway, I am on vacation, which dog to feed, no little boys to watch, just me and my man, and seven days of walking on the beach, eating, drinking, and taking it easy.  This is what we want to do tomorrow.
These cars have been here before,  I know cause this picture was taken
two years ago. 

 Anyway, happy Columbus day weekend .  More to come later, until then Happy Sewing...

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Brother Embroidery

Ummm. Sitting here in my family room, all is turning down for the night.  TV just turned off, by my man.  One light on, dog sleeping peacefully on her bed, sounds of crickets, and a hoot owl outside, and AC humming (funny to have the AC on on October 3rd, but it was 80 degrees and humid today in the DC area).  And I am 50 or so years old, just look at my hair too and know humidity is high.  "Bee" this evening was as always fun.  And since becoming a member we are going to do our first quilt mystery between just the six of us.  Got our first clue of eight clue's tonight.  Thank you Pam.  Will have picture's to post later once I pick out my fabrics.

Dear Son in Law, is taking the next couple days off this week so you know what that means, I am off too.  I have mixed feelings about that. Will miss my boy's like crazy, but that is another story.  Tomorrow will be spent working on making things to sell at my guilds quilt show in March 2013, and maybe going to the Sewing & and Quilt Expo in Chantilly VA to visit my baby girl who will be working there on Thursday & Friday.

My big "Brother" sewing maching in action, making chapstick key rings in the hoop.  Embroidery Garden.  I haven't used my embroidery machine in a long time, so it felt really good to finish 6 of them this evening befor "Bee" meeting.

Good morning, Good afternoon, good evening,  Happy peicing, Happy sewing to everyone of you...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Found Treasure from the past.

Getting down to the sewing room every evening after watching the super busy little guy is proving to be a challenge.  I'm not complaining though, the two of us have tons of fun while big brother is away at school.  But when I get home and eat dinner, sitting in front of the TV is the overwhelming feeling I get not heading down to the sewing room.  I have started quilting my 2011 retreat mystery which by the way needs a name.  Any suggestions would really be welcome.  

I'm happy with the way it is looking, and I'm hoping to have my third large 2012 quilt finished before the end of October.  In addition to sewing I have been trying to get some of my sewing room cleaned up, and more organized.  While going through a pile of fabric on the floor "A found treasure from the past"!  

Double Delight...
Another Bonnie Hunter mystery from, can it be 2008? This was my first mystery with Bonnie. It just needs one more border, backing, and binding, and then I can call it a quilt.  This will be heading to the fall retreat later this month, for sure.  I'm feeling a little better about not getting down there to sew  this evening. 
So for now I must get some rest.  Happy sewing...

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