Saturday, July 26, 2014

Memories strike!

On Groupon a few weeks ago there was an offer for photo books and I decided that it would be neat to have a book or 2 of my quilts, table runners, purses and other items that I have made over the years. The first step to accomplish this was to pull some older pics that we had on CD's. So tonight I looked through 17 discs and found lots of pictures for my books, but I also found lots of other pictures full of memories.

After spending the past week with my daughter, niece, her kids and my sister and then seeing this picture of my niece and daughter it brought back memories of how much time they spent together over the years. I'm not sure what age these 2 were, but this is probably the last professional picture they had taken together.

This is a little munchkin snuggling with Gramma. I'm not sure if it was her sisters birthday or hers, but I sure did get some good lovin' that day.

Then we have this munchkin. She has so many funny faces.

This was taken during one of our visits to Kanab, UT while attending the Western Legends Roundup. Watching the actors in shows and movies then being able to actually see and talk with them is so cool. This is one of the events we are going to miss since we moved to Tennessee. 

 This last picture that was taken of 4 of my siblings and myself. My sister, Lissa is holding a picture of our oldest brother, Norman who passed away several years ago. From left to right is Joe, Lissa, myself, Loretta and Larry. This was taken the year that Loretta and I drove her RV from Arizona to New York then back to Arizona with Joe. We had so much fun on that trip. So there is a lot of memories in just this picture.

It never fails when I start doing one thing I get side tracked. At least this one was fun!

Until next time, 

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

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Family visiting

Over the past couple weeks I had a grandson, grand niece and nephew, niece and sister visiting. We have spent time in the pool, rollerskating, shopped and driven around seeing the sites. A grandson flew back home at the beginning of the week and the rest of the crew hit the road today.

The most fun we had was rollerskating. Over the past few weeks we have been visiting the local rollerskating rink so we shared our fun with more family.


This is the one that surprised me the most. My sister hasn't been on skates in several years and even though she fell a couple times it was magic watching her.

This is the happy face that was jumping on the plane home.

Until next time, 

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

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The last few days we have had the pleasure of visiting with one grandson. He will be going to camp for a few days then coming back to visit with us a few days before going back home. I hope he has lots of fun at camp! Love you kiddo!

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

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wow! It has been way to long since I have been here....

I guess I have been busier than I thought over the past month or so. I guess having 2 grand-daughters near makes a big difference. In June some ears were pierced. What brave girls. Of course Maddi was the first brave one.

Then Ella had to be brave because her sister didn't flinch.....

We also hit the rollerskating rink a couple times. The first time I didn't hit the floor, but the second time my pride was hurt 3 times.... at least no broken bones, LOL!

Of course the whole family went to the local carnival on the 4th of July to watch the fireworks. I also met another crafter that sells ribbons and hair bows. We may be meeting up at the Hendersonville, TN Farmer's Market. 

Here is my new craft fair set up. We had a profitable and dry day this last week. The week before we got very wet....

One of the stores that we visit here have these in stock. It has been many years since I have see them. My mother used them all the time when I was a kid. Do you know what they are and were they part of your bug control?

One of the things that surprises me is seeing barn quilt blocks all over the area. These 2 are on the side of an building that has a LQS (local quilt shop) in Goodlettsville, TN. The Quilter's Attic is nice shop except the class room is on the second floor and it doesn't have an elevator.

 Of course we always have to find a park to watch the animals and we found this one in Hendersonville, TN. It looks really nice from the road, but it is small and there are a lot of geese and ducks that make a very big mess! We watched this Blue Heron catch and eat it's meal. That was so cool.

Of course the 'families' were hanging around. It is so much fun to watch how the parents take care of their babies.

These are the frogs that are very plentiful around here. We get serenaded every night and have to watch where we walk. Also, we have to watch out when we move things around because we never know when one is going to jump out at us.

This is one of the frogs that grew up in our pool before it was opened for swimming. The girls had fun chasing them. They were all over the pool deck for a couple days.

I found this funny looking bug resting on some firewood near the shed. I looked this one up, but can't remember what it is except that the black dots are not the eyes and they are good for gardens.

This guy was found in our driveway. There is a small creek out back and I am sure that is where he lives. I haven't ever seen one this big in the wild.

As we were heading home a new way a few weeks ago I spotted these birds in the field. I counted 14 either on the ground or in the air. It took a couple minutes, but then I realized they were buzzards. I have never seen so many in one spot before. A couple weeks later we traveled the same road and saw a few in field across the road from where I took this pic. I figure they must be roosting and raising their young close by.

At the end of May we made a trip 'home' to central New York. Most of our family still lives there and we had a great time visiting all of them. This is Carl with his sister Joyce. 

Then we headed up the 'hill'.

 A great plus with this trip was being able to visit family from Virginia too. Filip, Bonnie, Carl, Stevi, Meggin and KeeKee (the shy one). Filip and Stevi were visiting from Virginia.

One of the reasons we went to NY was Roxanne and Larry's 30th wedding anniversary.

Their kids hosted a surprise anniversary party. It sure was a great success.

Of course there is always a 'fun' picture! This is Roxanne and Larry's great grandson. I was the only one that was able to get a picture. Some day he is not going to like having this picture floating around in cyber space. Grin....

We stayed with Lissa and Bruce so then we saw Wendy's crew. Only Brandon stuck around for pics.

A pretty plant in Lissa's yard.

Most of you know that I love our country's flag and have taken many pics across the country. These are at 3 car dealerships that are next to each other. When you are driving south on route 31E you come around a corner and there they are.

 So I guess I have a good excuse for not posting on my blog.

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