Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Lesson Learned

This is my disappearing 9 patch for Halloween. It is from a charm pack by Moda called Spook Tacular. I decided to stipple quilt it, now I haven't done too much of it, but said--give it a go, how bad can I do. Well did I learn a Lesson the hard way. I stippled and I stippled some more, and the runner can almost stand by itself LOL Next time I will remember that LESS IS BEST.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Mixed Up C actus????

I don't think my cactus knows what season we are in. Its a Christmas Cactus and is now in full bloom. I have 3 of these plants, only this one bloomed

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Lakeside Parade & Halloween Party for the KIDS

The weather co-operated and the rain held off till after all the festivities. It took place at "The Point" in our Bayside community. Its a lovely spot, right on the water and in the summer its where the weekly concerts are held. The Home Owners Assoc. puts it together for the kids. They have games, ex: hoola hoop on the pumpkin, pin the nose on the pumpkin etc. All children got a goody bag and after the games they had the parade. Soooo cute, even some of the animals got dressed up. The big surprise of the day---- our local Fire Company came with their New Fire Engines and gave all the kids ( adults too) a ride. It was really nice. The sun was out but it was really windy near the water, its such a beautiful place. Lots of benches to sit and relax on and just enjoy the Day. Its where most of the boats are docked and also where the beach is. We can use it at any time even though we live in Lakeside. Thats Katie dressed as Vampira and the last picture is DH Larry and our friend Joe (who with his wife Phyllis just moved down) posing and reminising about their days as Firefighters. Joe was a Captain and he and Larry have been friends for a long time. Joe hung up his golf shoes for a rest and they are having a ball fishing. Thats what retirement is all about, Right?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Hurry Hurry Hurry, a great post

For a fabulous giveaway go to right away as it closes on the 31st and will be drawn the next day. She has some very nice things in her shoppe, stop by and tell her you read about it on my blog. I read about it on Pat's blog

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Rain, Rain go Away

I thought you would like to see where we dock our Pontoon. In the first 3 pictures you can see the walking docks under water. You also can see right thru the pontoons. Picture 4 shows the water spilling out onto the parking lot. Picture 5 is our Bayside Beach, no sand to be seen, it looks like picnic tables in a pool. It has been raining everyday for over a week, pretty soon we will need water wings. Its not really a serious situation, just something to share. It is really nothing compared to the losses our friends in American Samoa have suffered and they have no where to go. I pray for them daily and hope they get the help they need soon. A lot of our wonderful Blogger friends have sent packages, but they need lots more. Please remember them in your prayers

Friday, October 16, 2009

Flu Shots

Its that time of year again. My DH and I both got our flu shot last week, the other for the swine flu hasn't arrived yet here in Delaware. Guess we got it just in time as my Grandson Brandon has been home sick all week. He went to Dr on Tues, its the reg flu, no strep. It knocked him for a loop. Boy was he upset that he had to miss school all week. The school has their work and homework online so he can somewhat keep up the work. Schools are being strict as well they should. I know its hard for working Moms or Dads, but one sick kid in school can infect many many more. Here he is looking better than he does this week

Friday, October 9, 2009


I have had a great time being in a few block swaps. Its so interesting to see what ideas our Blogging friends have. I was also in a friendship bag swap. A small, cute little bag and so easy to do. I was late on sending the bag and I do apoligize for that. My dear Janome machine is yet again at the dealers being fixed. The purple is the one I did, the orange is the one my swap partner sent me!