Thursday, December 24, 2009

Remembering the Reason

Merry Christmas from mine to yours.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas decorating in a new home

The house is finally unpacked and I managed to figure out how to get it decorated for Christmas. It is funny how so many years one just unpacks the decorations and puts them in their homes, but when you move the normal spots are no longer there. I wasn't sure if there was going to be enough places to put up everything, I did manage to get it figured out. A home really truly does not feel like a home until one puts up Christmas. This year I will be fortunate to have all of my family home to see what awaits them under the tree. It has been years since the all the kids have spent Christmas Eve night at our house and this year it will be better because we actually have our own HOME!!!! Hopefully I can come back soon and show pictures of what I have been working on for Christmas presents this year. And maybe even have some pictures of the house all decked out for the holidays.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

How to unpack

I have finally started to get things organized and unpacked. And am ready to start unpacking my sewing room. I am stumped about where to even start unpacking the many boxes of stuff. How does one try to organize everything. I was smart and packed everything logically. What was previously spread throughout 4 rooms of the house was methodically packed. But now I am overwhelmed with how to organize it all into one space. The other problem is the family computer is taking up precious space I really wanted to have for a cutting table. Any ideas would be helpful. After 2 months without being able to do any type of quilt activity makes me wish to have things done and useable.

Monday, April 27, 2009


After spending the last 15 years in the same house my landlords have decided to be really big pains. So we have decided to purchase our 1st house. The house payment will be about the same as what the landlords are wanting for rent every month. Now is the fun part cleaning, packing, and then there is my husbands shop. Who could ever imagine how much stuff and junk a family could accumulate over all these years. It is sad and happy occasion for us. Definetly been walking down memory lane especially when the race car was leaving for a new home. Or realizing that we have raised all of our kids in this one house. My husband says that the memories will stay in our head, yet it is tough. I do have to say the toughest decision is keep the fabric or the piano. I only have enough room for one. Of course the fabric stash will be useful over the next years when our cash is tighter, but the piano that I barely play, I bought because I really wanted to have one again. I am sure the fabric will be kept and the piano hopefully will find a good home. The house we are moving into is only 10 years old and needs no major repairs and sits on a bit of property. The good thing is Sam will not have to change schools nor will we have to relicense all of our vehicles for we will be staying in the same county. There seems to be so much to do to be ready to move it at times seems overwhelming, yet I know we will get it all done. One piece at a time.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Yesterdays Nightmare

Some how I managed to shut my cat Smokie's tail in my bedroom door. He Meowed and ran away I thought nothing of it. Later I was telling him, he shouldn't put his tail in water and realized it was not water but blood. I inspected his tail and called the vet immediately. I waited on pins and needles for him to come back home. Smokie spent 9 1/2 hours with the vet has a newley shaved tail and received 4 stitches. Now we hope Smokie's tail heals properly and that he does not try to remove those new stitches. My plans for yesterday was to watch a couple of class lectures to prepare for my mid-term exam. Needless to say I could not concentrate with wondering about Smokie. So I prepared the April A Tisket A Tasket and sewed another row on a quilt I started before Christmas. The plans for today are watch class lectures, add borders to the quilt, and give Smokie lots of love and attention.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I finally did it, I got my Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. I just finished my last class on Monday. My diploma will be here before I actually get to go through graduation ceremonies in June. Even though I will already have my diploma I still am going to go through with the actual graduation ceremonies for I will be graduating with honors unsure if it will be Magna Cum Laude or Cum Laude. No matter what the honor is I never dreamed I would ever get my bachelors let alone be able to get such Great grades. Now I hope that I can continue my high standards of learning in my masters program.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A Tisket A Tasket

Hey it has been a short time in between posts for me, must mean a.) I have free time b.) I am avoiding homework c.) I just had to show what I was doing with my limited free time. The answer is b. and c.

I have prepped the first two blocks in the block of the month offered by Anne of Bunny Hill Design. I am just loving having these simple hand projects too work on. Of course today was the release of block three which with any luck will be prepped by this evening.

Block one and two are too cute but block three is so typical of Anne. I cannot wait to get stitching.

But first I must go read a text book so I can take my last quiz for my first class in my Master's program.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Back for a Moment or longer hopefully

I am currently finishing up a class, when this class is over I will only have 2 more classes left till I receive my Bachelors. So I finish one class on Monday January 12; starting my second to last class on Tuesday. If that was not enough Monday I start my Masters in Theology at Liberty University. I currently do not know how long it will take me to receive my masters, nor do I know what my future plans are at this moment. All I know is that I was called to the Seminary and I plan on obeying my calling, no matter where God takes me. I may not know everything now but I am sure there is a bigger plan than I can comprehend.

I have been doing some quilting over the last several months but need to take pictures. It seems that time is always running out before I get everything accomplished that needs to be done.