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Monday, June 29, 2009

Pets and Children

Why is it when our children move out we seem to treat our pets as chldren? My two darling children live close by us but our "furry child" is much more spoiled than they ever were...and our children would agree with that. Our mama cat was dropped off, so I started feeding her and my DH loves the Jack Russell..

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Spoiled Animals

Our pets don't think they're prts, they think they're just "furry children"..since the kitten came to stay the pup has to share her "blankie"....and doesn't always want to..

Yesterday the kitten was transformed from a girl to an it....was at the doctors office all day and on the way home her daddy was pitiful...."it's okay, baby, you'll be home soon, dad is taking you in the house so you can cool off"...all the way home...he never cared too much for a cat but when this one was dropped off by someone he took a shine to it...we live out of town and folks are always dropping animals out there.

We're dog people really and have 7 in the yard....we sure know when anyone approaches...

1. My children and family
2. My job
3. Plenty of food to eat (sometime more than I need)..

Love for now....yaya

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Beautiful Music

I wish all of you could hear what I'm listening to: our 24 yr old granddaughter singing "For God so Loved the World"..she has such a wonderful voice. She was recorded when she sang for DH's birthday 2007, and I still cry and get chills when she sings (I've listened to it 1000's of times).
God has blessed her with such a lovely voice and pleasant personality, my prayer is she'll use it for God's glory.

Monday, June 8, 2009

A bad dog !!

As Grammie to several "furry" children, sometimes I have to babysit. Well, this weekend Shelby didin't want to cooperate, she knew her mom and dad weren't home so she dug out of the fence several times...I gave her a swat but not near as hard as her mom would have.. how is it that "furry children" know these kind of things when they're not told.!!! even the other dogs quit eating like normal. I don't think my children told them they were leaving, altho that is what my DH does when he goes to work - "dad will be gone for a while, you be good, okay" but she doesn't always behave !!! But the kids are back home safely and the furry children will be normal again.

I got some more sewing done on DH's quilt for Father's Day..he's gonna be so surprised..I have to sew secretly so it's taking a ittle longer. I'll get back to adding sequins on the Christmas stocking when I get some white sequins, but right now Christmas seems a long time away.

Thank you to my quilting friends for reading my blog,, I'm so glad when you leave comments.

1. Good travel for my two groups of children who returned safely to the nest.
2. Little kittens, we still have 4 to give away.
3. My Mom...who's an inspiration...

Thursday, June 4, 2009


The picture is kinda small, but it's my Mom, me and my brother...I'll have to ask her what year but I'll guess 1958-59...we must have been dressed for Easter (we all have hats on our heads).
Last night I talked with my friend from TN for 45 minutes...we are the best of friends and we never know when we should hang up the phone. We always catch up on "the family" news and it seems like there's always soooo much to talk about. Her health isn't very good and I'd love to see her more often, I really need to fit that into my schedule and go visit, but for right now phone calls will have to do.

No sewing to post, I'm working on a "special" Father Day's present for my DH. I never realized it, but he says I've never sewn anything for him. who would have guessed it meant anything to him at all.

It's raining again today but after our hot, humid 97 degree weather for a week, it's nice to have the rain refresh the lawns and the few flowers in our yard.
1. Rain..
2. My job so I can pay for my little car, LuLu..
3. My Mom teaching me how to be grateful for what I have..

Monday, May 18, 2009

A Saturday Afternoon Tea

Isn't the table pretty? All of the decorations were so nice...

Saturday a lot of the females in our family went to my church for a Mother/Daughter Tea. It was simply lovely. I was lucky enough to sit by a lady who is originally from Wales and she explained the difference in "afternoon tea" and "high tea". We actually had high tea because we were served scones, cream puffs, chocolate covered strawberries and many more delicious goodies. Did you know you're supposed to put your milk or cream into a teacup first so when the tea is added it doesn't stain the cup? I didn't and like I said I really enjoyed sitting next to her.
The smallest girl grandchild went and she had goodies, fruit and her usual goldfish crackers, which she shared with her cousin. She doesn't go anywhere without her goldfish !!

We've gotten quite a bit of rain but today the weather is slightly cooler. The temp last week was 82-85 degrees and today we'll be lucky if it hits 65. The weekend weather was nice and sunny until mid afternoon.

I've done some embroidering but didn't get much done on the Christmas stocking. I'll have to post the tote bag when I get it finished.

1. My job
2. The love of my family.
3. My good health.

I've copied "the Gratitudes" from http://www.coveredporches.blogspot/ , she does that and I thought it was special...sometimes we forget to be thankful for what we do have....

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Busy Tuesday

The picture is our cat eating popcorn, she thinks she should eat everything we do, she especially likes supper leftovers, she had spaghetti for breakfast this morning. She has shown us one kitten (last week) but we haven't seen it since.

Went with DH to the doctors sure isn't good to get old....but it was a good check-up, he goes to the VA Hospital and we are gettingto see the same doctor each time, Dr W is such a nice man, honestly trying to help James and he remembers him from the previous time, and that always helps his feelings, as though someone really cares...

The only sewing I got to do was some while we were waiting to see the doctor. I'm using Gail Pans designs for BOM blocks but I'm adapting them to spring colors for a tote bag for someones birthday... I'll post when I get finished..

Monday, May 11, 2009

We all had a wonderful Mother's Day at our house. My GD had everyone over for fun and food, we had four generations of family and all off a sudden I reaized I was one of the older generations. I guess that was more noticible when all the"young" ones gathered in a different part of the room. That sounds like we were being ignored but no way, we weren't, but since we were the oldest we got to go to the front of the food line..Is that good or bad?? The food was wonderful and the fellowship was great !!! As my mom said, you could feel the love for each other in the room. We're all so fortunate that we get along as well as we do and can visit with each other, I know some families that can't. For that we are truly blessed....Some of my "heart" children called because they had other plans for the day, so all in all, it was an excellent Mother's Day..hope your's was too.

My Family
My Darling Husband
The blessings of God..

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mother's Day

What a wonderful before Mother's Day DD and SIL gave me a swing as my gift, I think I'll put it on the back porch..

It's Thursday already, I haven't finished my stocking yet, I've had the kit so long that the white sequins have turned beige, so I'll need to buy some. That will have to wait 'cause our Walmart doesn't carry a variety of sewing notions. But that's okay, it will give me a chance to finish other projects.
I'm attempting the iron on photo transfers, has anyone used it and do you recommend any special kind of placement of the transfers? I may just be trying to make it more difficult than necesary.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Still learning

Hi, it's been a while since I was starting this new blog...I'm still learning how to use all the "buttons"...

I've been sewing for some friends and haven't done much quilting. A few years ago I made Christmas stockings for all my grandchildren and now that we have a "new" little angel, she will need one of her own, so that's what I have been working on..They're the stockings made from felt and sequins, (you know,, the kits that are available)..
I think I'll use this blog fro journaling also..I've noticed a lot of quilters do that..

Have a great weekend..

Friday, January 9, 2009

I'm a Grammie with 8 grands, who are absolutely adorable.