Saturday, May 28, 2011

Happy Memorial Day Everyone!

What Memorial Day meant to me when I was a kid: The week or two before the 'day' my mother would get her flowers, potting soil and pots together and get the planters ready to take to the cemeteries. We would take fresh flowers (geraniums are the only plants I remember) to Grandma & Grandpa Clark in Venice Center, Auntie Corena and Uncle Roy in Genoa, and Bobbie Wager in Auburn. A few years we went to Cortland to visit a niece, Mary Garrett. I never asked Mom what she thought about when she visited our family, but the visits helped me know where my roots were. Most of the family 'history' or stories I have are from when my Aunts and Uncle would get together and I'd start asking questions. I have one Aunt that was very open about different 'happenings' in the family. Just everyday happenings can be interesting to the next generation. I sure hope that everybody can share a story or two with their family during their get together this weekend if you are having one.

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

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy May!

Wow! It's May 2011 already! I know I have accomplished a lot this year, but sitting here tonight I sure can't remember all of it. I just know I have been busy! Today I finally managed to get a purse/pocketbook done for myself. I have had 2 cut out waiting for me for some time. They have been waiting so long I can't even remember when I cut the silly things out. I love these bags from Quilts Illustrated Inc but find I need to be in the right mood as it takes some time to put together. It does get easier the more I make. The second one I made some time ago, like 4 years ago and it needs to be retired. It is full of holes and very dirty even though I have washed it several times. 
I am replacing it with this one.

The color may not be exact on your monitor, but it is an orange, yellow, black and brown fabric. I guess one of my favorite colors is still orange :)....... Carl helped me pick out the fabric, so it must be okay!

This past Sunday the 'kids' came over for breakfast. We had 2 'kids', their better halves and 3 grandkids here. I am usually the one behind the camera, but wanted to get some picks of me with the grandkids. Well, of course the camera was acting up. I have several settings and I can never remember which one takes the best pictures. You can't tell when you review them in the camera only when they get put on the computer. The ones that I really wanted to come out nice were the ones that were the worst! Grrrrrr......  BUT I did get a couple good shots of the gang.

The last time I tried to get a picture of this young lady she kept hiding on me. That was back in 2009 at a wedding! 

Just making sure the kids are behaving! 

Here is just about everybody saying 'hi' and chatting. The youngest one is behind his Dad. 

What a great smile! 

This young man is not a happy camper in the morning! His Mom told us he just wanted everybody to get their PJ's back on and go back to bed just before they came over. He reminds me of me when I was a kid. I sure didn't like to get up in the morning either and probably had the same expression on my face!

Two peas in a pod. Both of these recite movies and are smart alecks! 

The rest of the pictures are blurry otherwise I would bore you with more.  We all had great chat and made more family memories. Thanks guys for coming over and spending time with us! We love you!

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