Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Birthday Mom!

Another year has gone by and as usual on this date my mind goes to my Mother. We use to travel around looking at all of the Christmas trees in other people's homes and she always liked the way the one colored lighted trees looked. She had remarked that she would like an all blue tree so I went out and bought enough blue bulbs for her to have a blue tree one year. I have to admit that I didn't like it even before we got the silly thing all decorated. Well, when we took it down Mom admitted that she really hadn't liked it as much as she thought she would. We never did have an all blue tree again.

I love you, Mom!


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

Friday, November 29, 2013

November!

Everybody on the social media arenas started a daily 'blessing' note. There are so many things that I am thankful for this year that I can't list all of them. The biggest blessing I have this year is that Carl is here with me. I have a plaque on my wall that says, "We may not have it all together, but together we have it all", which is so true.

As I am writing this I am watching 'Wagon Train' on MeTV. It is so cool because 2 actors on this episode we met at different western festivals. Ruta Lee and Robert Fuller. Robert Fuller has been at most of the western festivals that we have gone to over the years, but Ruta Lee we have only seen once. Both are great people to be around and very friendly. Ruta has the best smile and a great sense of humor. We just love being able to go to the western festivals to see our 'heroes'! You have to check out the 'friends' pictures on Ruta's site. The ones with James Stacy, Paul Petersen and Ruta on the 4th page were taken in Kanab, UT and Carl & I were standing right next to them when the picture was taken! Cool huh?

I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving this year!

There's a new quilt in 'Quilting World' for your viewing pleasure.

Until next time,

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

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a quick note on this, "Black Friday" to say I sure hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving! We had a very nice day and dinner at Coby's yesterday! Thank you, Addie for another fabulous thanksgiving dinner! I also have to mention that it was Kelly's birthday, too. She has decided that she is 29 (again), LOL! Love you, Kel!

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

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Last October Birthday!

Sure hope you had a great day, Loretta! Love you!

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

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Happy Birthday,

Joe, Joe!
Miss you!
 
Happy Quilting, Sharon
Permanent "Quilting the Kaye Wood Way"
Certified Instructor since 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Remembering Family

In the month of October it seems as though most of my family has a birthday. It starts out with a nephew, Norm on the 2nd, the 7th was an ex-in-law, mine is the 9th, Grandma Garrett was the 10th (today), the 14th is another ex-in-law, the 15th was my brother Joe's, Aunt Jenny's was the 25th, then comes a step-son's the 26th, the 30th is my sister Loretta's and to end the month out on the 31st is an ex-husband.

The one that prompted this blog is Grandma Garrett. She would have been 125 years old today. What amazes me when I think of Grandma Garrett is that she was born in the 1800's. I think of that being a loooooong time ago (which it was), but for her when she was alive it wasn't. It just was when she was born. Now fast forward to 1997. Our oldest grandson was born in September of that year. This was in the last century (Grandma Garrett was born in the century before), so when this grandson is 'old' he will think that the 20th century wasn't really all that long ago, but his grandkids and especially his great-grandkids will think he is really ancient :).

My memories of Grandma Garrett are sweet. She was an 'old' lady (probably in her late 70's to early 80's) when I was a teen, but a very active 'old' lady. She loved flowers. I think she had an acre of land planted in all types of flowers and every time we went to visit my mother came home with some type of plant for her garden. I also remember the 'chicken coop'. That was where all the 'old' pieces of furniture ended up when they were no longer needed in the house. We came home with several pieces of that 'old' furniture over the years too! She also wore her hair in braids wrapped around her head. I only remember seeing her hair down once in all the times we visited. She had a big round table in her kitchen that had a metal sugar bowl with a dent in it sitting in the center of that big round table. Grandma Garrett also had an outhouse (not a flush toilet) that was attached to the house, but you had to walk through the back room to get to it. Of course there wasn't any heat out there and you never wanted to take anything to read. It was cold in the winter, hot in the summer and of course had a very nasty odor... Grandma Garrett's last years were lived in a nursing home and she suffered from Alzheimer's. I can't remember how old she lived to be, but she was in her 90's and am so glad to have had a chance to know this remarkable lady and call her Grandma!

So, what event in your life brings back memories of a family member for you?

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

Friday, October 4, 2013

Actress, Virginia Gregg

Since we have been watching TV on an old fashioned antenna instead of cable or satellite we have reconnected with old favorites. We watch Perry Mason, Ironside, The Rifleman, Emergency, Hawaii 5-O, Gunsmoke, The Big Valley, Dragnet, M*A*S*H, Daniel Boone, Bonanza, Adam-12, Cannon, F-Troop, Kojak, The Rebel, Remington Steele, The Rockford Files, The Streets of San Francisco, The Twilight Zone, Wagon Train, Rawhide, and Colombo to name a few.

One of my favorite actresses that shows up on a regular basis is Virginia Gregg. Most people don't recognize her name like they do the major stars such as Raymond Burr, Chuck Connors, Jack Lord, James Arness, Barbara Stanwyck, Jack Webb, William Conrad, Pierce Brosnan, Peter Falk, or Clint Eastwood, but we see her on may shows over and over.


Dragnet is one of the shows that she shows up on in all types of parts. She is one of the most versatile actresses I have seen. She may not have been a headliner, but she was one busy lady. We also have a lot of old radio show programs that she has a part in. The only time I haven't recognized her voice is when she plays Rick's girlfriend Helen Asher on Richard Diamond, Private Detective. One thing I didn't realize until I read Wikipedia was that she was the voice of Mrs. Bates on the Psycho movies. If I was so inclined to be an actor I would want to be her!

Who is one of your favorite actors and why?

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

Sunday, September 22, 2013

On the road again!


This is the week that the Maricopa Quilt Shops have their shop hop that I like to go on. Also, the Tucson Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival was going on. I have been to the Phoenix show several times, but not the Tucson show so off we went on Friday. Some of the sites we saw were cool. The clouds look soft and fluffy, but it has always fascinated me when I see the shadows on the ground. The first time I saw this it took me a couple minutes to realize why I was seeing areas of darkness on the ground. Where I grew up in central NY State the only time I saw the shadows was when it was right over me, not miles away as it is in this picture.

 
Then of course we can't forget a neat mountain shape. 

 
This area is the only spot in Arizona that the Civil War was fought.
 
 
I am so thankful that there are interesting sites around me that I can enjoy. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
 
Until next time,

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

Monday, September 16, 2013

Happy Birthday Julie!

It doesn't seem possible that it has been 38 years since I made that visit to Auburn Hospital Maternity Ward! I didn't want to go because I just knew that I'd be pregnant for the rest of my life, but you had different ideas! I have been so blessed having you as my daughter and I love you 'whole bunches'! I sure hope you have a great day!

Mom

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

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sites around me.....

 In NY the salt mine is on the east side of Cayuga Lake. I have never been close to see what it looks like, but have been told it is also under the lake. I checked out MapQuest and it doesn't give me an up close shot, but all I can see is buildings and open pits. It doesn't look anything like the MapQuest of Arizona's Morton Salt Mine. This has been here since we moved here, but until a couple years ago I didn't pay any attention to this area. We never go past the sign at the main entrance so I never saw the 'Morton Salt Company' sign, but I think that the Morton Salt girl with the umbrella is a tell....

 
This is what I see when I am traveling back and forth to work. The white mountain of salt changes in size day to day. I have no idea how they are getting the salt out of the ground. After I looked on MapQuest I noticed there are several large bodies of water around this plant. I'm not sure how they get the salt out of the water, but one picture looks like they drain the 'ponds' and then scrape the salt off the bottom.
 
 
I love looking at the sites that are around me all the time. For so many years I was just zipping right on by some fabulous sites in my rush to get to where I was going. It is a lot more fun to enjoy the trip not just the destination.
 
If you start checking out the sites around you as you head to your destination, you may find some neat things!
 
Let me know what sites you have seen on your way to your destination that you have found interesting!
 
Happy Quilting, Sharon
"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way"
Certified Instructor since 2009

Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day!

It doesn't seem possible that it was 1 year ago today that Carl made his second and most serious trip to the ER. The next 5 days were a fun time arguing with nurses and doctors that just didn't want to listen. I was never so happy to get him home then after this hospital stay!
 
This year we spend a much nicer weekend. Yesterday we had a picnic with Kelly, Coby and their families. We went over to Gateway Park in El Mirage. They have a 'splash' and picnic areas. I was really surprised that it wasn't a lot busier. I guess that it isn't used as much on holiday weekends as other parks. I know that the parking lot is usually filled in the evening when I come home from work.
 
I have been busy in the sewing room this weekend. You need to go on over to my Quilting World tab and check out what I have been up to.
 
Friday as we were going to an appointment we saw the steam from Palo Verde Nuclear Plant. It is really cool to see. We don't even think about it any other time.


Until next time,
Sharon

"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009

Saturday, August 24, 2013

A year after emergency room visits


As Carl and I were running around today I realized that it has been a year since he started his trips to the emergency room for his stroke. It has been an up and down year that is for sure. I'm just glad that he is still around being a smart alec! Love you, Sexy!

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

Friday, August 23, 2013

Another new baby hanging around

I have a hummingbird feeder on my back porch and this decoration. This little fella kept going for a drink then going back to rest. As I was watching another bird came to get a drink and this one chased the second one away. Zoom they go flying across the yard and over the roof of the house behind us.
 
About 10 minutes later I saw the little guy back again. This picture isn't as clear because I took the picture through the window film to get a better shot. 
 
Until next time,
Sharon
 
Happy Quilting, Sharon 
"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009

Friday, August 16, 2013

Driving home last weekend the moon was so cool in the sky. It was really dark out and you didn't realize that there was a lot of clouds in the sky until they floated across the moon. There was also a planet, but by the time I got the camera up the clouds had covered that too. It's hard trying to get a clear picture of things while driving down the road shooting through the windows. The camera focuses on the spots on the window instead of what you really want to focus on, but I did manage to get this clear shot.
 
Here is the moon just before it was hidden by clouds.
 

Here is the clouds moving in front of the moon a few minutes later.
 



I really love seeing all the natural wonders around me. You never know when you'll see something so cool again. There is a Morton Salt mine that I pass on my way to work that I want to get pictures of. For so long I never paid any attention to it and didn't realize that they mined salt there. There is a section of the block wall that has fallen and when driving by in the van I can see that they have 'ponds' that they get the salt from. Maybe tomorrow I shall get down there and get my pictures.
 
Until next time,
Sharon

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

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Life around me.

I love looking at the White Tank Mountains. They are just west of us and I drive toward them going to work and church. We get really weird cloud cover when it is monsoon season and this is what the White Tanks looked like last weekend. The whole valley was covered with clouds.  


 
 





This is looking southeast.
 
 
 
 
 
This is looking east with the White Tanks behind me.
 
Earlier this year we had to say goodbye to an old friend. We picked up this 1989 Dodge Omni in 2009. This little friend got us to work many a day as well as taking us all over the valley for fun. We sure do miss running around in this car, but as with all good things this too ended.
 
 
Until next time,
 
Happy Quilting, Sharon
"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way"
Certified Instructor since 2009

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sometimes posting is a pain.......

Well, I thought I'd be a good do-bee tonight and post pictures of our trip to Prescott, AZ for the rodeo..... What a chore. I downloaded all of the pictures yesterday so I thought it would be just a quick 5 minutes to post. Oh no, it never works out that way. I guess that is why I sometimes don't post as much as I would like. I did resize the pictures yesterday and loaded what I wanted on the 'Vacations!' tab, then as I was doing my usual review I noticed I forgot my watermark. Ok, so I just went back to PhotoScape, added my watermark and was replacing all of my pictures when I couldn't see my watermark..... Grrr, now what did I do wrong? Well, I watermarked all of the originals instead of the resized ones in my blog folder. So back I go to PhotoScape and watermark the correct photos. Now back to BlogSpot to replace my pictures. Of course your post never looks the same as the first time so you have to play and figure out what needs to be changed. I don't get as frustrated as I use to when I have to revamp my posts. I have learned a few things since starting this blog. I hope you enjoy checking out the pictures I posted on one of our fun days of the year!
 
Until next time,
 
Happy Quilting, Sharon
"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way"
Certified Instructor since 2009

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

We couldn't decide which fireworks we wanted to see, so we went out to one of the main roads that had open fields.  We ended up watching about 24 different sets of fireworks all around us. We sat out there a little over an hour while we ate our subs. The one that was the closest to us was Luke Air Force Base. Then we think we saw Surprise, Avondale, Goodyear, Tolleson, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Peoria, Sun City, Sun City West, Phoenix and a whole lot more we couldn't even guess what town or area they were being launched from. It sure was a fantastic show! There was a nice breeze and it was much cooler than it has been.
These are all pictures of LAFB. As you can see my camera was giving me fits. I did manage to get some video, but of course I am not sure how to download those from my camera..... Other than getting frustrated with the camera we had a pleasant night.
 


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

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Reading!

Since I bought my first KindleFire last year I have to say it is much easier to go 'shopping' and go 'to the library' with the thing. I have always been an avid reader (avid is relative LOL) my whole life and this little gadget makes it so much easier. I am able to just pop it in my purse (or pocketbook if that is your word) and go. It doesn't require a light (it lights up each page) that shines in other's eyes, no noise when turning pages and the books don't need a large bookcase or 2 or 3 to be stored. It also saves the trees. So, with all that in mind I have gained a LOT of books. Some years ago I had to decide how to limit my books because of space and money so to accomplish this I limited the number of authors by only looking or buying 3 of my favorites. Now that the space isn't an obstacle I have added to the list. Recently I went to 'A Chocolate Affaire' in Glendale, AZ and met one of several local writers. From that I have expanded to another author, Amanda Renee. I am linked to the Harlequin American Romance Authors blog and get their monthly blogs from the different authors. Amanda happens to be the one who wrote this months and it just jumps out and grabs you if you are into this type of reading. So if anybody like westerns and romance this one is for you! So grab a book or your Kindle or Ipad and relax and enjoy a good read!

Until next time,


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

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Finally downloaded pics from my phone!

This is what it looks like out here when it storms.
 
 This is what it starts out like.
 
This is what is left behind after a dust storm.
 
 One of the sites on my way to work. Part of this field was just cut, another section had been raked and another there was bales all in perfect rows.
 
Another pic of the hay field.
 
 
Just sharing a little bit of my life and sites I see everyday. Today they were saying that it was suppose to rain, but it just got cloudy. Lots of people love it when it rains, but I don't. I miss the sun when it rains. At least when it does rain it doesn't usually last very long.
 
For information on my quilt classes scroll down a little and you will find the post. For those that are in the Phoenix, AZ area come on over and take a class. All levels of ability welcome!
 
Until next time,
 
Happy Quilting, Sharon
"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way"
Certified Instructor since 2009

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Mother-Daughter

 
This past weekend we went to visit my sister and her daughter and I had to get a couple pictures.
 
This is my big? older? sister. She is the 'old lady' of the family now.


Here is my niece, Chris or legally Clarissa (named after the 'other' sister).
 
Each one of Mom's 'kids' had 1 daughter. Chris was the 'first' grand-daughter. As we sat chatting we had a discussion when the 'grand-kids' were born. Other than the first 2 and last 3 grandkids there was 3 grandkids born within a year each time one daughter or daughter-in-law was pregnant so it is hard for me to remember who was born when.
 
Time sure does march right along. I can remember when I use to babysit with this kid and now she has grand-kids of her own...
 

 
Here are a couple sites that I pass on my travels.
 

Here is a field of flowers that I pass on my way to work. It is amazing how quick these bloom. It was a little less than 2 months ago when they were planted. The next field is hay and they have cut and baled it a couple times since these flowers were planted. They change each field 4-6 times a year.

This is the overpass of Loop 303 connecting to Rt 10 west of Phoenix, AZ to Rt. Progress in action. It will be nice when it is done because Loop 303 hooks up on Rt 17 on the north side of Phoenix before the heavy 'town' traffic and is going to hook up with I-10 west of Phoenix and 'town' traffic. It will help the traffic going from Flagstaff, AZ to Los Angeles, CA and back. The only sad part is that I am sure there will be stores and businesses that will suffer for the bypass, but others will pop up along the new route to take their place.
 
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Until next time,
 
Happy Quilting, Sharon
"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way"
Certified Instructor since 2009

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Quilt Class # 2

at my home Friday, May 17th, 9 am till 4 pm, cost $40.00. 

Drop me a comment here with your e-mail address and the pattern (from the list below) you want to piece.

Then gather your sewing machine plus all of the necessary equipment to make it work :) and pack a lunch for a day of quilting.

I will have the patterns and rulers for purchase at class time. 

Fabric requirements and my address will be sent to you after you sign up for the class.

Choose one of following patterns:

'A-Maze-Ing'
'Blazing Stars'
'Biscuit Pillow'
'Jumping Jacks'
'Kaleidoscope'
'Stacking My Blocks'
'Trees with Ease'
'Windmill'

Quarter Quilts

'Brick Path'
'Path of Light'


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

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Quilt Class

NEW! at my home Friday, April 26th, 9 am till 4 pm, cost $40.00  Drop me a comment here if you are interested in this class. Pick one of Kaye's patterns from the list below, gather your sewing machine plus all of the necessary equipment to make it work :) and pack a lunch for a day of quilting. I will have the patterns and rulers for purchase at class time. Fabric requirements and my address will be sent to you after you sign up for the class.

List quilt of patterns:

'A-Maze-Ing'
'Blazing Stars'
'Biscuit Quilt'
'Jumping Jacks'
'Kaleidoscope'
'Stacking My Blocks'
'Trees With Ease'
'WindMill'

Quarter Quilts:

'Brick Path'
'Path of Light'

Until next time,

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

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Happy Western Festival Weekend!

The "Festival of the West" came back to town this year. A couple new faces in the crowd.


Bobby Crawford


Joe Lando, "Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman"


Julie Adams


Does the picture in the back ground ring any bells?


Kevin Sarbo

 
Meet Acoma
Meet Darwin


Meet Sabina (I think that's this beauty's name)

These 3 feathered friends are from "Liberty Wildlife" in Scottsdale, AZ. The hawks are Redtails and the owl is a Horned Owl. These have all been rescued and can't be released back into the wild for one reason or another. Acoma is almost 28 years old and will beat the 'oldest Redtail' known if he makes it to his 30th birthday. He was rescued and not turned over to 'professionals', but kept at the rescuers home and fed hamburger and other meats. When this happens the bird isn't getting the grit from the bones of the animals they usually eat. The bones keep the redtails bones in good shape. When they don't have the correct diet the redtails bones start to bow and weakens. That is what happened to Acoma and his wings are no longer strong enough to keep him flying to hunt. I was really surprised when the handler told me that he only weighed 2 pounds, he looked at least 5-7 with all the feathers.

Sabina is also a Redtail, but is a rare color. They usually aren't that dark red/brown.

Darwin facinated me the most. The handler said that the way they train them to be 'education' animals they alter their feeding schedule. Owls are nocturnal feeders and to have them this alert during the day takes training. Darwin is at Liberty Wildlife because he fell out of the nest as a fledgling and broke his wing and it didn't heal well. The handler said that Darwin's personality was great for education because he was so calm. The only thing that made him a little jumpy was a bag being flashed in the next booth.

~Then we come to the old favorites~


Johnny Crawford
Remember Mickey Mouse Club?
We know him best in 'The Rifleman', which is now playing on MeTV everyday!


Of course we had to get a 'duo'.....


Buck Taylor


How about LQ Jones? 


Ed Faulkner
We have seen him many times at the western festivals.


Lee Anderson, who we worked with last October on the "Wild West Festival" in Glendale, AZ. He was written up in 'True West Magazine' a couple months ago. He has a horse named, 'Concho' that he rescued from the dog food factory.

I would love to hear about your memories of these 'old time' western actors.

That's it for the Western Festival. Later I will get into my 'Quilting World' and update my day with Kaye!

Until next time,

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

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Good evening everyone!

Here it is the middle of March already and I haven't posted since the beginning of February.... bad girl, bad, bad, bad girl.....

I have been busy, mostly being a bum LOL! A reading bum that is for sure. I won 2 signed books from Harlequin American Romance blog authors. I received one of them in the mail on Monday and of course it is read already. I am just waiting for the next one. Not long ago I purchased a signed book from Cathy McDavid, so these will make 3.

Check out my 'Quilting World' page for the newest in the quilting room.

The other thing that Carl & I have been doing is changing this:

 
into this:
 
 
Not bad, huh? We picked up 2 of these couches at a secondhand store when we lived in Sun City for $5.00. They have beds in them and weigh a ton, but they work real well in our family room. We had an estimate of $1000.00 including fabric to re-do just one of them, but the fabric we used was given to us and the other supplies didn't even cost $50.00, so we made out. It took us about a week to get both of them done working part-time and I was never so happy to get done with a project as  I was with these. I really don't like doing stuff like this, you no sooner think you are just about done and another day is gone and you still have something to finish..... 

Another fun day was when I taught a class at M's Quilting the middle of February. Of course I didn't get any pictures :(...... On the way back from Wickenburg, AZ this is what we saw. That storm was a doozie!

 
This is the way I usually see these mountains three times a week on my way to work. It is just the other side of them.
 
 
 
The next fun day I will be having is another class with Kaye! So cool!
 
 
Until next time,

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

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Happy Hump day!

It is a nice Wednesday night here. How is it in your neck of the woods? I know that this weekend it is suppose to get cold again. Not sure how cold, but colder than is normal around here.

Wickenburg is having their 'Gold Rush Days' this weekend and I think that we are going to go up and check it out. We have lived in AZ for 19 years this coming Thanksgiving and we have never been. Last year we were going to go, but something came up so we didn't. I really like Wickenburg and wish there was more work for us so we could live there, but that isn't going to happen.

I may get to work some more on the newest quilt. I already have another one floating around in my head so I need to get this one done fast. The next one will be for Carl in his 'western' room and I think I have a good idea for it. We bought a silhouette of several cowboys on horses and I am going to make a row by row wall hanging with it.

Tonight we are watching, 'Conagher'. It's a Louis L'Amour book made into a movie and has my very favorite actor and his side kick in it. Of course anybody that knows me already knows that my favorite actor is Sam Elliot and his side kick is Buck Taylor. I have met Buck Taylor several times at our western festivals and have a couple prints of his watercolor pictures. It's fun just standing around Buck's area and listen to him tell stories. Of course my favorite are the ones about Sam.....

Until next time,

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

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

It is somebody's birthday!

And it is a second somebody's birthday too!
Happy Birthday to my sister, Lissa and her hubby, Bruce! Love you guys!


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

Friday, January 25, 2013

Here it is another Friday already!


It seems that every time I think about getting on here it is Friday again. The extra hours at work are really cutting into my fun time, LOL!

Today I managed to get the floors cleaned up and some of the wash done. At times we have been having problems with the dryer frying a certain type of fabric. About a month ago I opened it all up thinking there was a lot of lint flying around the outside of the drum and that was creating a higher temperature, but tonight it did it again to my mattress pad. I was not a happy camper. I'm just glad that I hadn't spent a fortune on the pad. Now I shall have to go secondhand shopping to get a new one. Oh, the things I have to do.....

Today we went to SAS, which is *gasp* a fabric store. We went over to pick up some fabric so I could make Carl some more caftans. The last 2 I made are getting used daily, so he needs a couple more. I also have a quilt floating around my brain that needs to be made. I just need to dig out the correct fabrics from the stash (no shopping needed for this one)....


Energy is good enough that it is getting me through the extra hours at work and getting a few things done around the house too! That is a plus for me.....


Now, I just need to remember to post more!

Until next time,

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

Friday, January 18, 2013

Here it is Friday already!

I can't believe I have not posted since Sunday... Part of that was because I needed to work on my computer. Remember the fun I had trying to post pictures awhile ago? Well, I 'turned off' some things I shouldn't have and I needed to find the 'fix', but that took time. Time was in short supply this week with me starting to work 12 more hours and it took until today to finally 'fix' what I 'broke' LOL! I think I have managed to get things back together like I want them. I also finished Carl's second caftan so that pushed other things down on the list. I'm sure glad I got them done because he hasn't been out of one or the other much since they came out of the sewing room.
 
I remember when we first got together (24 years ago in February, *gasp*) and I made him one of these caftans out of a really nice 'warm' fabric. Boy, was the fabric choice wrong back then..... He lived in shorts and t-shirts all year long (we lived in central NY at the time) and he never did wear it much. I finally put it in a box of stuff for donations about 4 or 5 years ago. Of course after his heart surgery his temperature regulator went on the fritz and he needed to have something warm to wear..... Now with the stroke he needs something even warmer, thus the new caftans. Every time he says to me, "I'm cold" we just chuckle. It wasn't that long ago I was putting my cold feet on him to get warm, now he does it to me.
 
I have started a new Facebook page for Coyote Quilts & Specialties and if you would be so kind to go on over and 'like' it I can get it going full steam. I am only lacking 6 'likes' to be able to get seen all over :)....
 
Ahhh..... the 'energy' thing....... Well, I have to say I did real well for spending more time at 'work' then I thought I would. It is amazing what an extra 12 hours at work can do to a gal.... I only had 1 night that the bed was calling me way to early and that may have been because I stayed up way to late a couple night reading (*grin) as well as working more......
 
Until next time,
 
Happy Quilting, Sharon
"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Another Sunday night....

Good evening all! I am sitting here watching the 'National Treasure' movies. We just finished the first one and am starting the second one. We thought that there was another one that was suppose to be made, but we haven't seen it yet. Everybody from these movies will be dead and gone by the time they get another movie made :)....

I finished one of Carl's caftans today. I managed to get most of it done yesterday and finished the hemming today. Tomorrow I may work on the second one. So, I guess this means that my energy level is okay again today.  I have even managed to get some exercise this weekend too. So, I guess I am on a roll LOL!

Well, I am going back to my movie.

Until next time,

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

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Lazy Thursday!


I should not have stayed up so late last night. Energy way low... I was going to get into the sewing room, but the energy went right out the window about 3 today. 

We are sitting here watching a couple 'Jesse Stone' movies. I'm so glad that I can veg out and watch good movies. Besides Tom Selleck is still a hunk LOL!

I at least fixed my problem with posting pics here. Not happy with the solution, but I will deal with it. I think I am going to go over to my "Quilting World" area and post a couple pictures. So, go on over there and see what I have been up to.

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

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Good eveing one and all....


Total frustration with Blogger tonight. I'm sure it is probably operator error, but still! I can not post any photos while on my laptop, but can on my desktop..... I just can not figure out what is going on (pout). (Yes, sister I know, I am good at pouting :)).....

On the 'energy' front, things are cool... I managed to get my cutting table cleaned in my sewing room, a couple loads of wash folded and put away as well as 2 more loads washed. I was even out running around with Carl for a couple hours, also. He thought it was Friday all day and I was wishing it was. I don't want to go to work tomorrow, I'd rather play... Oh well, after tomorrow I will have 3 days to play...

Good night and happy dreams,

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

Monday, January 7, 2013

Good Monday!


How has everybody's Monday gone? Mine has been a real bear! I sure am glad it is almost to an end and tomorrow has just got to be better!

As far as the energy level is today I can say it only got me through 8 hours of work and nothing after I got home. I really have to find some energy this week so I can start on a new quilt for a granddaughter..... Of course I need to clean up the sewing room first. Everything was 'stashed' in there for the party and of course I can't see the top of the cutting table. At least it shouldn't take to much time to get it back in order.

Until next time,

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

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Good Sunday Afternoon!

Today is the last day of vacation. Not happy about that, but did enjoy my time off.

Carl's birthday party was a huge success yesterday and I want to thank everyone that made it so.

Today my energy is way low..... Just want to lay around the house today and I just may accomplish that much....

Don't have any comments on my changes yet. I'm still undecided, but did want to update and get jazzier.

Until next time,

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

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Changes, changes, changes!

Good evening all!
Yeah, you can tell I have been playing again :)... I'm not sure if I really like the whole set up, but will leave it alone for awhile.

If you could drop me a 'comment' below to let me know what you think, I'd appreciate it.

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