Friday, December 31, 2010

Ring Out The Old,

Ring in the NEW. May the New Year bring to all of you Good Health, Prosperity, Happiness and Peace to All. Enjoy your Quilting passion and Thank You for sharing it with us.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Can you imagine! Snow from the North down to the Deep south, snow in towns that seldom see any snow, snow snow snow. Here in Delaware we had some snow on Christmas Day and it was so festive. It started again at about 5 am and after 12 hrs we have 12 and 1/2 inches. It doesn't show any sign of stopping either. I just pray we don't have any power outage, I HATE TO BE COLD! Its better than where we came from in NY, their forcast is for 1 to 2 feet, now those days I don't miss. Christmas here was wonderful. Larrys siatica is easing up and the MRI of the tumor shows it has shrunk significately and the mid line brain shift has gone back to normal. The surgery couldn't remove all the tumor as it was too dangerous. Radiation and chemo sure did the trick. It was by far the best gift we could have gotten. Thank you all for your prayers and Thank You God for listening. I wish for all of you a Happy and healthy New Year. Sorry no pictures, having a slight camera problem, hope its fixed soon

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Sorry I haven't been posting, but I have been reading, just so much going on. I just couldn't let the day go by without wishing all my wonderful Blogging friends a Very Merry Christmas and a Healthy, safe and Happy New year!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Twice I put this picture in and lost it both times ??????? Its Brandon, Katie and their Mom Pattie!

We sure had a busy Thanksgiving week end. Thanksgiving was wonderful, Turkey was delicious and the desserts, oh MY. On saturday we celebrated my GD Katie/s Birthday, she will bne 10 on Dec 4th and my GS Erik will be 11 on Dec 3rd. We had two cakes and each blew out their own candles, it was fun. First Picture is Erik, Katie and Eriks dog Snoopy Brandon is holding the cake. The 3 Muskateers next. Erik and my DTR Kathy and Katie with her Mom Pattie and brother Brandon. I messed the order of the pictures, the one of Pattie and the 2 kids belongs at the end.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have never a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone !!

Happy Thanksgiving

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fall Blog Give A Way

Is anyone else having problems posting a comment on the fall give a way? It happened several times yesterday and again this morning as I started with Creative Urges. Has this happened to you?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Brian & Jessicas Wedding

The Wedding was held in a Gazebo in Sterling Park in Virginia. The Brides Grandfather married them and it was a beautiful ceremony. Weather was ideal and reception was right there in a Lovely old Building. My sister Pat and her hubby Frank,Parents of Brian. About 1/2 hour before the Wedding this handsome Gentleman played the Bagpipes. He was there till end of the reception. It was awesome, and so beautiful to hear "Here comes the Bride" done by the bagpipes. Pictures are in reverse order, i have to learn how to do them better. Last but certainally not least is Larry and I with my nephew David. He lives in Texas and it was so good to see him and my sister Peggy as we dont get to see them often


Sorry its taken so long to write about the wedding, but we've had a really bad week. My poor hubby had his brain surgery, chemo and radiation and came through all of it with flying colors. Everyone especially his Doctors were amazed b y his strength and attitude., Then his back startred up again, He has been in excrusating pain all week. Pain starts in lower back and then down the leg. Went to back specialist, had a MRI and x ray. He haS SPINAL STENOSIS, scar tissue from back surgery in the 1990's. deteriating discs etc. He went yesterday for pain management shots and so far it hasn't helped. I'm at a loss what to do next. Please pray for him and that he gets relief.Pain pills don't help either.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Great time coming up! We are going to Virginia for my nephews wedding. We leave tomorrow and will be home on Sunday. 4 of my 5 "kids" will be there. Son # 3 Skip will not be there as he just started a new job after being out of work for 9 months. All my sisters will be together (4 of us.) That doesn't happen often as Peg, the "Baby" lives in Texas. I just made and froze 2 BIG trays of Manicotti for the rehersal dinner on Thurs nite. Hope to get lots of pictures to share with you all next week. Have a great weekend, think of me as we p a r t y!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Katie Wins

Our local Food Lion had a Back to School coloring contest and our Katie won first prize! She used colored pencils instead of crayons and did an awesome job. The prize was a very nice and sturdy blue & white back pack filled with all kinds of school supplies paper, pencils, glue, b&w composition books,construction paper, crayons, even 3 boxes of tissues and hand sanitizer! The poster for the contest was hanging from the ceiling so it was hard to get a good picture of it. She was so excited when the store called. Thank You Food Lion for sponsoring the contest and thanks for being such a community oriented store.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Say a Prayer Today

The Anniversary of that tragic day. Lets just pray for the Families of all the victims and never, never forget what they did to this Great Country of Ours. We pulled together then and we need to do it again and bring our Country Back. GOD BLESS AMERICA

Friday, September 10, 2010

Radiation is over

Well,its over and Larry did great. He is a real positive person, and had a good time kidding with the tecs and his DR who is a woman. While getting the radiation he got chemo by pills. He has been blessed, had no sickness, no reaction to anything, just lost a bit of hair. He looks and feels great. In the picture l to r-- Michelle one of the tecs, Larry and Dr. Mills. Lucky Guy!!!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Spooktcular Swap from 2009

I participed in a fun swap last fall, but didn't get it put together till this week. I have the names of 5 of the people but can't find the 6th person. They are Lisa Timmer, Anne Martine,Whitney, Ohio, Tricia Totten and Freid's Hive. If you recognize one of the blocks as one you did please let me know, so I can put your name on the block. Its a great WALL HANGING AND I lOVE it.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Getting Ready for Halloween

My son Larry from Virginia was here for Labor Day weekend. As he left he said, Mom you're slipping, its time for your Halloween Decoratioins. He's right, but we have had so much going on with DR's & treatments and my knees are giving me pain but I'll get it done! Here are 2 of the wall hangings I made for my grandkids. All were made with scraps and I really like how they came out.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Do you Remember?

The first day of school, so exciting. Seeing old friends, making new friends and a New Teacher or Teachers. Brandon turned 14 in July and is a freshman in High School. He has a full schedule with 3 Honors classes. Hes a real good student and a very nice Young Man. His siaster Katie will be 10 in Dec and she is in 4th Grade. She also is an excellent student and is in the excel program. My Daughter spent a small fortune on school supplies. The back packs were FILLED and oh so heavy. Good thing most of it stays in school. They both have no homework for this week, then it starts.Do you remember your first day of the school year? I do and always looked forward to it. The first picture shows the filled back Pack, next are both of them leaving for the bus and finally the Happy
om, my dtr Patricia

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

WOW. It was a Big Wave

This couple went out for a leisurely afternoon of fishing and enjoying the bay and the sun. I guess they were a little too close to the Coast Guard Station area. There are no signs to stay away and a lot of people go in that area. A large CG boat came in. a bit fast I might say, caused a huge wave that actually destroyed the Pontoon. The force of the wave knocked off one of the pontoons and the water almost sank the Pontoon. Luckily only the boat was injured, the people were shook up but fine. Certainally wasn't the afternoon they had hoped for!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Softball World Series

This past week has been so busy with softball. Delaware was host to the Girls softball World Series for girls 13 --17. What exciting ball playing and talent, it was won yesterday by San Antonio Texas girls. My Grandaughter Katie who is 9 played in the small fry division for 9 & 10 year olds. They were in trhe finals on Friday nite and lost to Laurel Del, 13--9. The locals officals and workers are to be commended for the class act they put on. It was hours of work preparing and Delaware indeed should be proud of them. Started on Sunday and ran thru yesterday and the championship was televised on ESPN. Congratulations to all the teams who participated, you are all winners!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Here are the pictures

No Red Tomatoes

Well, thank goodness its a tad cooler this week, not so much heavy humidity. The garden is doing great, but all the tomatoes are still green. They'll probably all get red together. We have eaten delicious zucchine and cucumbers and hopefully the tomatoes soon. I almost forgot the green peppers look good too.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I Need to Pick Some Brains

I really need some help. My Grandson Brandon is a very dedicated and enthusiatic Boy Scout. He has started working toward getting his Eagle Scout Badge which is the highest ranking badge he can attain. It takes a long time and a lot of hard work but I have no doubt that he will make it. Last year when our Lakeside Ladies went on our retreat to Lancaster PA I found this awesome fabric and need your help!!!! I don't have a pattern to make a Quilt for the Eagle milestone and would surely appreciate any help or suggestions you may have for me. Thank You

Love this Pattern

This is a Birthday gift for my friend Phyllis, We have been friends since we were 15 years old. She and her DH moved here to Delaware last August and as we grew up together, we grow old together. My DH and hers were on the Fire Dept together and are like brothers. Everyone needs a friend like Phyllis.

The picture of her and I was taken last year at my surprise 50th anniversary party.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My Guess was Good

A couple of weeks ago Linda dropped her pins and they were in a pile and I guessed 174 and was the closest to the actual number of 166. She sent me some great fat quarters, and was I happy as I have no fruits or veggies in my stash. She sent garlic in a brown and white coloring,bunches of green grapes, red cherry peppers, green peas and an adorable fat quarter of Ladies hats or should I say chapeaus. It was a real lucky guess for me, Thanks a lot Linda, I Love them all

Monday, July 19, 2010

Block # 11

11 down and 1 to go! I can't believe we are almost finished with the Moose on the Porch Quilt Blocks. The next block will be in 2 weeks and then the instructions about putting it together. I am very pleased with my Jelly Roll, all the strips are awesome and look well together. I saved all the instruction sheets as I will probably do it again.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Block # 10

Its hard to believe we are up to block 10 in our Jelly Roll Sample Quilt Along. Each block is from a different designer and we are supposed to make the blocks all from the same Jelly Roll. I have really enjoyed this project and will be sad when its finished.

Friday, July 9, 2010

OOPS, forgot Uncle Larry

Sorry Larry I lost your picture, but here it is !!!!!!!!

Brandons Birthday

Brandon was 14 on Thurs, July 8th. He was so excited because being 14 allows him to get an ID and drive the Golf Cart without an adult. He knows that if he abuses the privelege or breaks the community rules, he loses it. He had two cakes, one his Mom got and my friend Phyllis made him a chocolate, his favorite. The 1st picture is the store cake, 2nd the home made, next his Mom Patricia and his sister Katie and then Aunt Kathy and his cousin Erik. He enjoyed it all.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Birthday Celebration at Baywood

The Ladies of Lakeside celebrate our Birthdays on one Day. We go to Lunch, eat great food, chat and then we each get a gift. We buy one gift, number them and then pick a number. This year I got an adorable apple basket and inside was 4 fat quarters in red, white and blue. I Love my gift, Thanks to whoever brought it. Next time we go to lunch at Baywood I will remember to take pictures of the Restaurant. Its on the Golf Course. Its decorated very plush and the prices are reasonable. In addition we get a 25% discount on our bill because we are residents of Pots Nets. How cool is that?

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Patriotic Pieces

These are 2 Tablerunners and a wall hanging. I did these my 1st and 2nd year of Quilting

Happy Holiday

I'd like to wish you all a Safe and Happy 4th. Lets pause and remember the reason for the celebration and pray for all Our Service People who are protecting this Wonderful Country. God Bless and keep them All safe.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Our Meetings

This is the runner that Pat showed us at our last Ladies of the Lake meeting. It was dobe with 1 1/2 in strips and went together in no time' Our Guild has a brown paper bag swap. Put 4 fat quarters in the bag with your name inside. Leave your bag and take one bag. Using that material and some of yours if you want, make something out of it. I made the strip runner and hope the recipient likes it. ps: The top picture is for the brown bag swap

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My Flip Flops

I really like flip flops, but unfortunately cannot wear them anymore. Today they come in all colors, with bling, in gold,silver and all other colors. They have flowers, interchangeable straps and even teeny tiny ones for toddlers. The sports co's make them for boys and men ( NIKE etc)snd young girls have them in all colors to match their outfits. To me Flip Flops yell---BEACH & SUMMER