Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodby 2010

Well this year is almost over.  As I think back I am reminded of all the things that I have to be thankful for.  Good health, good job, wonderful children and grandchildren and 17 new friends.  This circle of friends has been very special to all of us.

I played along with the 2010 NYE Mystery today.  Almost finished the Crib size.  Had to change my focus fabric because the first choice just did not pop enough when the block came together.

My youngest son and his family came to MS for Christmas.  We had a wonderful time.  My house felt double the size when they left.  I miss both of my boys and their families so much.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Today is my son's 30th birthday.  Wow does that make me feel ancient.  I was an old mother when he was born the day after thanksgiving.  It seems unreal that 30 years ago he came into the world with me saying to the Doctor "I am not having the baby today."  I had  been promised that I could be awake at his birth, but someone came in to the emergency room that required their best anatheogoist and I got bumped.  It was a high risk birth and they would not let me be awake without the best they had.  Well, I did have that baby that day.  He was born at 7:00 am. 

This weekend has been productive sewing wise.  I completed the 25 snowglobes to exchange at the Guild's Christmas party Thursday night.  I also finished the block for the outgoing President.  She wanted baskets and I had to almost invent a pattern, but it turned out ok.  I have to make one pillowcase to bring also and I will be ready.  I have already wrapped the Christmas Gift for exchange. 

It's back to work tomorrow.  I will be on vacation at least two weeks in December.  Meanwhile I will be working on Christmas gifts for friends and family.

When I learn how to post pictures on the blog I will share some of my work.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cobble Court Quilters Retreat

I have just returned from a fantastic weekend with 16 women that I had never met.  We became friends almost instantly.  The group came together as the result of Marie Bostwick's website - where good books and quilting go hand-in-hand. 

We talked, we ate, we sewed, we ate some more.....

We also visited the town of Litchfield, the setting for a series of books by Marie in a cozy little town called New Bern.  We visited "Evelyn's Quilt Shop", ate at "Charlies Grill", saw the post office and other sites that brough the books to life.

We called ourselves the Cobble Court Quilters -

A magical weekend with wonderful women from various backgrounds with two things in common - quilting and reading.