Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Happy Tuesday, April 30, 2013.  Can you believe it is the last day of April?  I must admit I am experiencing spring fever today here in sunny Monticello, Indiana.  I mean can you blame me?  It is supposed to be in the 70's today.  I am inside working  on a quilt though, even though I really want to be outside.  I'm just glad I can look out my window and see the sun shining brightly and an occasional boat moving along on Lake Freeman.

I have a few pictures of some quilts I've been working on by some very talented quilters, two Pam's and Shelley.  I always admire the patience the ladies I quilt for as it shows in their beautifully pieced quilts.  Please enjoy these beautiful quilts.  Whoops, now how did that picture of Eli get in there.
Blessings to all.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Greetings everyone.  I really haven't fallen off the face of the earth.  Life has shown me once again just how blessed I am.  God put his blessings on our family with my brother John having his eye surgery last week with a successful outcome.  I keep being reminded how blessed I am to be able to see, hear, walk, breath and have my family here.  In the last week two different families I know have been in car accidents and I am thankful that God's angels were with all involved and those friends are still here on this earth.  When I was eight years old my father was involved in a car accident.  He was hit by a drunk driver, yes even 52 years ago people were driving intoxicated.  God's angels were with my father that day and even though he had broken ribs, a sprained ankle, cuts requirying stitches, bumps, bruises, etc. he did recover.  But his accident left a life long fear in me and I always pause a breath when a friend or loved one is in an accident.  Life is so fragile and each moment is precious that we are allowed to be here on this earth.

I am ready for a quick lunch and then down to the quilting studio where beautiful quilts are awaiting my arrival.  I will post pictures this week of the lovely beauties that have been made so lovingly by their makers.  I can hardly wait to start quilting.

I will also add prayers to everyone who is traveling this week to Padudcah, Kentucky for the 29th Annual American Quilters Society show.  I am sad that I will not be attending, but that's okay I have beautiful quilts here that I will actually be able to touch since the white glove ladies aren't here.  I can touch these quilts that is as long as my hands are clean. Happy quilting/sewing everyone and have a great week.

Blessings to all.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Happy Tuesday everyone.  I haven't been on vacation or anything like that, but life threw my brother John a curve Sunday night and he landed in the hospital.  So Gary and I made a mad dash to Crown Point yesterday to be with John and my favorite sister-in-law Jane.  John is still in the hospital as the doctors try it figure out what caused the pulmonary episode. I spoke with him a little bit ago and he sounded like his old self again.  I don't take life for granted as I'm sure most of you don't either, but sometimes events happen that do make us pause to realize how blessed we truly are.  When you have your loved ones still with you that really is all that matters.  Gary and I have lost several of our loved ones over the years and we still miss them terribly but our lives go on they are just not the same.  So I say to you to take a little time and pause to remember just how blessed you are that your loved ones are still with you.

Blessings to all.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Happy, sunny Thursday here in beautiful Monticello, Indiana .  Just got back from the dentist and had my new crown set in place.  Gracious, I just want to smile so everyone can see my shiny crown.  Too bad I'd have to open my mouth wide open so it could be seen.  Just a little dental humor there.

Here is what is on the machine.  Isn't it a beauty?   I'll post more of it when it's finished.  Blessings to all.  I am free handing and using the Statler on this quilt.  I'm glad I can still freehand quilt, but it is fun to mix the freehand and the Statler.