Monday, August 21, 2017

Another eclipse!

I didn't think I'd ever see one eclipse, never mind 2. In 2012 we saw one in Fredonia, AZ with Kelly and family. Then today we just saw another one here in White House, TN.

It's really amazing the different things that change besides loosing the sun. The coolest thing is what happens to the shadows.

This one is the sun through the trees at the total eclipse today.

This is my shadow in 2012.

Cool, huh?

Here is what we stayed outside for over an hour waiting for....

Here is the only way we could get a picture back in 2012. No glasses available back then. LOL!

The other thing that we noticed this time was the temperature drop. It was really nice when the sun was hiding with a little bit of a breeze. 

Now we start looking for the next big thing to look for!

Until next time.

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

Sunday, August 20, 2017


It's sad, I think about my blog and remember how much fun I've had over the years posting things going on in my life. Then the next thought is the time it takes to think of things to share, the pictures that I want to put on that need editing, then I think of the time it all takes. That's where my energy gets up and goes, LOL!

Last year in July I opened a 'shop' at TN Flea Mall in White House, TN. It is a consignment shop that has several booths for rent. I was one of the lucky ones that got in the door when they first converted from a weekend flea market to a consignment shop. Then 2 months ago I also started selling just my kitchen hanging towels at Mama's Place in Goodlettsville, TN. Both spots are great outlets for me. I have my sister making cotton dishcloths, baby afghans and lovie afghans too!

I was just looking for some photos to grace this post with, but of course all my pics are on my phone. See, I haven't even taken the time to get those downloaded to my computer. I know I can post from my phone, but it is much easier to post from my computer, so my next step needs to be to download my phone pics......

Tomorrow is going to be a busy day in White House, TN. We are being invaded by the hordes for the eclipse. The town has been promoting this day for months so I'm sure that it will be a lot of fun getting around town. I'm just glad that I should be home and away from the hordes. I'll let you know how that works out!

Till next time,

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

Friday, September 2, 2016

Some memories from 2016

Just sitting here thinking about the things we have seen since the beginning of 2016. I know I haven't spent much time sharing our life, but I have been recording it with pictures.

We started the year out with a snow storm (or 2)...

Then after the snow disappears we started seeing the wildlife. Here is a herd or rafter of turkeys walking across a corn field.

Then here is an Heron just waiting for lunch!

Carl and I really love to just take in the sites as we are going about our lives. Cheap and just about every where you look if you look close enough!

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

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Having fun again!

I love living close to cities that offer great entertainment. Not long ago Carl and I went to a concert that was a 'Tribute to Kris Kristofferson'. Tonight we are waiting to see Barry Manilow. Last year we saw Loretta Lynn twice and will be taking my sister and brother-in-law to see her next month.

While waiting I'm sitting here remembering other singers and entertainers we have seen over the years. What a fun journey we have traveled over the past 27 years.

Thanks Carl!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy 93rd birthday, Mom!

It doesn't seem as though it has been almost 30 years since I have seen my mother. There are days and weeks I don't think of her, but today being her birthday she has been on my mind alot. A couple days ago I made cookies with my grandaughters with her 'shooter' machine. My sister Lissa has had this contraption in her cupboard for years just because it was mom's and gave it to me this past summer. I had to at least  try it once! The cookies didn't taste as good as the cookies  mom made, but the tradition has been passed down to another generation.

Love you. Mom!

Until next time,
Happy Quilting.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Differences between here and there......

Julie and I were talking today about the diffences we encounter while driving between other places and here. We have found that the speed of vehicles are always 5-10 miles an hour faster than the posted speed limit every where else.... here it is 5-10 miles slower. I have also noticed that when the light first turns red it means 'go' and Julie figures that everybody wants to get away from that line of cars behind them that they created with their 5-10 miles an hour under the speed limit..... On the other hand I have found that the people around here are more generous with giving donations then anywhere else. On our counters at work we have buckets for donations and we get more money in 24 hours then I did in a week when I worked at Circle K in AZ. I'm not sure if the generosity cancels out the driving or not.....

PS, Happy Birthday Norm!

Until next time, 

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

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Another concert at Loretta Lynn's Ranch!

On our anniversary we went to see Loretta Lynn at her ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN. Then when Lissa was here in July we did the tours which were fantastic. Lissa and I spent a lot of time in the museum. This concert was a 'sister' concert with Crystal Gayle. Peggy Sue was there too, which was a nice addition. 

Here is Loretta's bus. We didn't realize last concert that this was out back of the stage. To the left of Loretta's bus was Crystal's, but it wasn't a clear picture so I didn't take one of it. 

Crystal came on first. Great show.

Peggy Sue and Crystal.

Loretta, of course!

Crystal's hair. It is just a mite shorter now. It goes just past her knees instead of to the floor.

Peggy Sue, Loretta and Crystal.

Loretta and Crystal.

I really love going to these concerts. It just amazes me the strength of the voices of these ladies. Loretta is 83, Peggy Sue is 72 and Crystal is 64. They just knock you out of your seats when they sing.

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