Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Our New Grandaughter

She is finally here. Corinne Lynne came home today so that we could all see her. Elise was very excited. All afternoon while playing, she would stop and say "I am so excited my baby sister is coming home today". Elise got to hold her and see for herself that she is more than a doll baby, she is real and here to stay for us to welcome to our family and love. Betty

Monday, September 14, 2009

Christmas Wishes - Gail Pan Finished almost

I am ready for Christmas - just kidding. Gail Pan had a free stitchery pattern each month since January. The last square came in September so it was time to finish the quilt. It is put together but not quilted yet. Not sure how I am going to quilt it but it feels good to be at least this much done.
I had the border fabric for several years and was waiting for just the right project to use it in. When I saw the quilt I knew this was perfect. My border is wider than what Gail suggests, but I had 1/2 yard and decided that the best use of this was to make a border 4 1/2 in wide and use up all the fabric.
The stitcherys were so much fun to make, they went together in about an hour. I would watch each month for the new one to appear on Gail's blog. Now on to finishing other things if I don't find anything else on the internet. Betty

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Waiting For Fall & The Great Pumpkin

I finished this quilt late last fall and got it back from the quilter just as I was putting up Christmas decorations. So I folded it up and put it away until I could hang it this fall. All summer I patiently waited wondering if I could put it up a little early. But I was good and waited for the right time. The days are getting shorter and the nights cooler. Fall is in the air. Now is the time. I love fall and all the decorations that go with it. Betty

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

40 Years

Last week we celebrated our 40th anniversary. When you first get married 40 years sound so far away and then in a blink of an eye you made it to 40 years. It hardly seems possible. I look back and think of the 20 years in the Army, 3 children, 7+ grandchildren and thank God for all these blessings. We couldn't have made it without the Lord looking over our lives and marriage.

We celebrated by taking a week and traveling in Ohio. We wanted to go somewhere we had never been to. Most of last weeks blogs tell of all the things we did. When we got home we found a gift basket. The 40th anniversary is the Ruby. Our 3 very creative children and their spouses, put together a red basket. In it were 40 red things. There were red toothbrushes, red duct tape, a red flashlight, red thread, red stickers, red picture frames, red licorice and many other things. We had fun unpacking and finding all the goodies they included. There were also serious gifts in the form of gift cards to Red Lobster, Red Robin, and Ruby Tuesday.

So this is a big Thank You to our kids for thinking of us on this special day.