Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Creating memories

We had a houseful of guests for Thanksgiving 2014. I wanted to get a picture of the mess in the kitchen, but this is what I found. Amazing and much better than what I remember when I was a kid with the same number of people that descended on Mom's house. 


I caught a couple of my girls by surprise. 


Good friends made it down from New York State. 




 Sitting around after the food is consumed.



The older kids helping the youngest.


We had a good day with lots of yummy foods created by many hands. Thank you, Julie for our first Thanksgiving in 15 years! Love you!

Until next time,

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

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Memories!

I was playing around in my photo software this past week and came across these 2 pics. The first one is a picture of a picture that my sister, Lissa has. I remember my mother having this picture. From left to right is Lissa, Larry, Joe (Alfred), Loretta and Norman. This was way before I came along to pester everybody.... I doubt if my mother labeled the back of this picture so I have no idea when it was taken, but they all look like such good kids..... 


This one was taken many years later. Joe (Alfred), Lissa, me (Sharon), Loretta and Larry. Lissa is holding a picture of Norman and his wife, Kathy. This picture was taken in 2006. This was the first time that we had been together in years. 


There are 4 of us left, Loretta, Larry, Lissa and me. Hopefully we will all get together again to have a 'family' picture taken.

Until next time,

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

Monday, December 1, 2014

Last month of 2014!

Here it is the first of December AGAIN....

Another Thanksgiving is gone with all of the yummy foods and visiting friends and family. I did the 'black Friday' thing for the first time ever. I went with Julie and am so glad that she didn't want to get there when the doors opened. We only had to wait at one store and it was fun talking with 'strangers'..... 

Now to get some more stuff done for my last craft fair of the year. I am working on quilts, towels, hot pads and wine bottle vests. 

Also, all of the items on my ArtFire site are on sale through the 20th of December. 

So, enjoy your last few days of this great year!

Until next time, 

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

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Evening! What are you thankful for?

It's getting to be that time of year when you start thinking about the guy in the red suit. Julie has already started planning her 'black' Friday (which is now black Thursday). I'm so glad I don't do that type of shopping. I think the last time I did the black Friday shopping was about the second or third year that it was started and labeled. I wish them luck, but their bottom line will not include my green stuff.....

Next week is the week we should all be thinking about what we are thankful for. Some it can be just to have a home or a job. Some have a long list and others have a short one. This year I am most thankful for Carl being here to celebrate another holiday season with me and that I am able to celebrate with Julie for the first time in about 15 years and the first time with her family. The smaller things I am thankful for are my health, talents and knowledge. I hope you all find at least one thing you can be thankful for during this season. There are so many people that this time of the year is the hardest for them to get through. Some are missing loved ones, others feel guilty they can't do more for friends and family, others don't feel they have anything to be thankful for.

Please remember to smile at the frazzled mother in the grocery line, let the 'idiot' get ahead of you on the road and excuse that rude person you just encountered. May we all remember to be polite and forgiving during this stressful time of year.

Until next time,

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

Saturday, November 8, 2014

We're off to see the wizard!

Oops, I guess it's not the wizard we are going to see. ... Ella,  Maddi, Carl and I are on our way to the Harvest Craft Show in Portland, TN. My little helpers are amazing with set up, take down and everything in between.  Since the first show, Ella and Maddi know what to do and jump right in. I really enjoy having their help and company at these things.

Until next time,
Sharon

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Going through e-mails and find cool things sometimes

I keep trying to weed out my e-mails so that it won't take me hours to go through. It does help, but I still spend way to much time on this endeavor. Once and awhile I get something I really like and today was one such day. I get a daily group of blogs from BlogHer and this one from Simply June was a good one. It is good advise for all ages and genders. 

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

Friday, October 31, 2014

Day 31 of NaBloPoMo challenge!

Today is the last day of this challenge. I'm not sure how I stack up against the other NaBloPoMo bloggers that signed up, but I have shared more of my thoughts and happenings this month than other months. 

I didn't say 'Happy Birthday' to my aunt Jenny (the 25th) or my sister Loretta (the 30th). So here is both of your 'Happy Birthday' from me, LOL!

One thing that I have finished is my 'Blue and White Spin' quilt. I think it turned out great! Now onto my next project!

Thanks NaBloPoMo for the challenge! Let's hope that I can keep up the momentum!

Until next time, 

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