Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Third day of travel

Today we started the day by seeing the sun rise as we traveled east.
 
 
These trees show how much the wind blows in the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma. The picture is blurry because the road was so bumpy and the wind was blowing again....  
 
 
Vincent and his family are in Arkansas and we were thankful to spend a few minutes with them.
 
 
 
Then we got to visit one of my favorite places to relax.
 
 
Now it is time to get some sleep to get ready for our last leg of our trip tomorrow.

Happy Quilting, Sharon
Permanent "Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2013

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Second day of travel

 
We made it to Amarillo, TX tonight. I wasn't sure that we would make it after battling the wind all day. Not only did we have to fight the wind I also managed to drop my cell phone in a parking lot and had to go back about 10 miles to find it. Of course it was run over by a vehicle and it gives me more letters than what I punch when texting, but it still works! At least I have all my addresses and phone numbers that are not any place else.
 
This is the wind mixed with a little dust that we drove through for several miles.
 



Until next time.

Happy Quilting, Sharon
Permanent "Quilting the Kaye Wood Way"
Certified Instructor since 2013

Monday, March 31, 2014

First day of travel

Today is the first day of our next adventure! I forgot to put my camera in the truck so the picture I want is on my phone. Of course I hate downloading from my phone so that will happen later. Until then, here is a site that I'm sure we won't be seeing for quite some time.

 
This is what you see on the roadside while traveling up route 17 from Phoenix to Flagstaff. I will miss my cactus!

Happy Quilting, Sharon
Permanent "Quilting the Kaye Wood Way"
Certified Instructor since 2013

Sunday, March 23, 2014

It is the end of this adventure and the start of another.

Almost 20 years ago I dragged my husband (then boyfriend) across the country from New York to start our new adventure in Arizona. Now we are starting another adventure. We are going to miss the many friends that we have made over these years, but look forward to meeting new ones. I love the thought of being closer to my daughter and family, but sad leaving a son and daughter and their families behind. The favorite haunts we go to time and again will be replaced with new haunts that we hope to find. I will miss the comfort of my job by knowing from one day to the next what is expected of me, yet looking forward to getting challenged with something different.

So, for now we sit in the middle of the mess called moving, awaiting our departure to our 'new adventure'. Every surface is covered with something that needs to be 'packed', but has yet to find a box. The spare bedroom is stacked with filled and taped boxes with more boxes laying on the floor waiting to get filled with little room left to fill them. The formal living room is full of  'garage sale', the garage is filled with car, garage sale and filled totes. Rugs are rolled up, closets are almost empty, kitchen is partially packed and it's hard to find a towel to dry anything. LOL! The only 2 rooms not really touched are (guess one :)), our bedroom and my quilting room.

Until next time,
Sharon

Happy Quilting, Sharon Permanent "Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2013

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Good Morning America!

On a corner not far from home is a retirement trailer park that flies a huge American Flag. I see this flag three of the four mornings on my way to work. Some mornings there isn't any wind, others the flag is just about straight out from the flag pole. This morning Carl and I went out and took pictures of this flag as the sun rose. When we first set up there wasn't any wind at all and as the sun rose it was like the flag was saying, 'Good Morning'! I have had a fascination with large flags every since I drove cross country with my mother and father-in-law back in 1991. The first really large flag I saw was from the table in a motorhome in Oklahoma City. I still remember the feeling I had when my eyes landed on that flag. I still get the same feeling and reflect what it means to me and this country. We also live not far from Luke Air Force Base and as I write this I can hear the jets flying overhead as they head out for training. Some around here just complain about the noise, but each and every time I hear them I have to say a silent, 'Thank you' to those that are working so hard and have volunteered to defend our country, our flag. So, thank you to all military past, present and future for doing what you do! Now here is how this flag greats each morning.

 
GOOD MORNING, AMERICA!



Happy Quilting, Sharon
Permanent "Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2013

Friday, January 3, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY,

Carl!
I love you bunches!
 

Happy Quilting, Sharon
Permanent "Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2013

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year 2014!

This year started with no wheels to go to one of my favorite quilt shops yearly fat quarter sale. I guess I really didn't need any new fabric, LOL! I did manage to get into my sewing room and clean a little bit. As usual after projects I neglect to take care of everything that I pulled out to work with. With a little more time in there I may be able to see my cutting table :).... I have plans to get a few projects done in a timely fashion this year so the cutting table HAS to be clean. I have about 16 different fabrics to make some pocketbooks (or purses to others) that I want to do and I have several flannel quilt tops ready to quilt. It will be nice to get some of my 'to dos' in the 'done' pile and get it on my Artfire site. The hardest part doing that is getting the photos taken, loaded, edited then put on the site.

So what does everybody else have planned for this new year?

Happy Quilting, Sharon
Permanent "Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2013