Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

I had a very quiet and enjoyable day today! I got a little quilt project done which I shall post about in a few days. It is a present and it has yet to be delivered and I don't want to spoil the surprise.....

Yesterday was my Mother's 88th birthday! It sure doesn't seem like it has been almost 25 years since I have seen her! Her birthday was on the 24th of December and she passed away on the 14th of February. All of her kids use to make sure that she received a birthday gift as well as a Christmas gift each year. One year when I was still home the 'older kids' pitched in and bought drop down ceilings for her living and dining room areas. 2 of my 3 brothers did various types of carpentry work so they put it up with the help of the 3rd which was a good 'gofer'.... It was up to us 'girls' to get Mom out of the house for the day. When we came home it didn't look any different, but Mom could tell there was a difference. Of course, us 'girls' looked up and could see the difference right away! I don't remember if Mom finally noticed or we ended up telling her after the 'boys' came inside. So after everybody left and Mom was happy as a clam we went into the living room to watch TV. When she went to turn the set on her knees got wet (Mom 'walked' on her knees because she had drop foot and it was painful for her to walk on them). We couldn't figure out why the floor was wet until we started looking at the 25 gallon fish tank. During their work on the ceiling someone had hit the tank with a hammer. This tank was one of the older ones that had the metal corners so the crack in the glass didn't show. Mom told me that I was never to tell the 'boys' what they had done and I never did until now :)! She didn't want them to feel bad after all the work that they had done putting up that ceiling.

I am thankful for my many blessings this year! The one that is on the top of the list is having my husband with me still, with a job, house and talents next in line. I have to thank my Heavenly Father for these blessings because without Him in my life these wouldn't be as sweet as they are.

Merry Christmas everyone!


"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A typical Saturday morning.....

Good Morning my fellow bloggers! As is my custom lately I am up way to early for a non working day. I have always been a night person and it is really odd that I am awake at 5, 6, 7 AM most mornings the past 6 months or so. No matter what I try I can not go back to sleep. I guess I just need to adjust my thinking, get out of bed and DO something! This morning happened to be a load of wash and visit all of my usual stops on the internet. Now DH is up and we're talking about going to some garage/estate sales. One of our favorite things to do on a Saturday! Then after that I want to get to my new 'toy' and finish my wall hanging I started last week. I ran out of bobbin thread and was to lazy to start back up after I re-loaded.  I will post pictures after it is done. 

I am off so that I can go see what others 'junk' will become my 'treasure'!

Happy Quilting, Sharon
"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009