Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween....

....from my front porch to yours!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pumpkin Time

I still can not figure out how to load new pictures onto my computer. So until I get the kinks worked out, I thought I'd post a picture from last year. This is Maggie making friends at a pumpkin patch up at Apple Hill, California.

Have a great fall weekend!

Monday, October 24, 2011


Before our vacation I had taken my computer in to be "fixed". Well, now, for some reason, my pictures are not down loading in the proper area and I can't post any of them. As soon as I can figure out what to do and fix it, I'l show you some of our vacation pictures.

In the meantime, I have my hands full with Sweety and my Mom having more skin cancer surgery.

It doesn't rain, it pours........

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Give Away Winner (s) Announced!

Things are starting to get back to normal around here after Sweety's fall. Normal as can be expected, at least. Sweety is feeling better, which may or may not be drug induced! LOL! But whatever works.

I thought I better draw the winning name for the giveaway of Carrie Nelson's book, A touch of Rosie Quilts before you all thought I had forgotten. So without further ado and with my own very scientific way of drawing the winner is:

Woo Hoo!!! Karen: Send me an email with your address and I'll get this off to you ASAP!

I hit many quilt stores on our little trip and found Carrie's Schnibbles patterns in most, if not all, of them. So I thought, hey, why not have a second little giveaway of a schnibbles pattern! So.....the winner of the Schnibbles pattern, Ballet Slippers is..............

Linda of James-Linda
Linda, send me an email with your address and I'll send you the pattern. I hope you enjoy it!!!!

Thanks to all of you who entered and thank you especially for all of your wishes to hubs and I for a safe and wonderful trip to visit our son. I'll be posting pictures this week. Miss Maggie had some adventures and left her "mark".

Thursday, October 20, 2011

We're Home!

We're home from our road trip to Colorado. In all, I drove 3,612 miles in seven states and experienced snow, rain, sleet, wind and glorious sunny weather! Sweety, Maggie and I had a wonderful time visiting our son and hated to leave. I'll be posting pictures later this week.

I know I promised to draw a name for my give-away but that will have to wait a few days as well. As some of you are aware, my Sweety had a stroke 6 years ago and has some residual physical affects to his left side. We drove to our daughter's house yesterday to pick up the grandsons as she is out of town and we have to watch them the rest of the week. Well, Sweety got out of the car without his cane and proceeded to fall off her front porch - splat - onto the concrete driveway, face hitting the ground, blood everywhere and glasses scratched. Luckily, a nurse was across the street and came and helped while I dialed 911. They said he looked alright but that I may want him looked at. Off to the e.r. after getting the boys situated with my mom. Six hours later we were on our way home. Thankfully, nothing is broken, which is a big worry with his mobility problems. He hit his nose really bad and it is swollen and his eyes black and blue. It may need plastic surgery at a later date. He sprained his wrist and fingers of his "wonky" hand rather than his good hand which is a praise. He smashed his left knee and it is the size of a grapefruit. Miraculously, nothing was broken!!!! He just looks like he went 10 rounds with a boxer and lost! We got home and to bed at 2:00 a.m. and he's still zonked out on some really good meds!! This on the same day we get home from vacation. **I just got a call from an emergency room physician. They reviewed his cat scans again and feel that he may have a fracture in his left forearm after all and we will have to be taking him to an orthopedic doctor soon. Good grief!!!

A quilting friend of mine found out just last week that her husband had cancer and he passed away last night. So in the scheme of things I don't have anything to complain about. Please be in prayer for my friend Debbie and her family.

Like I said, I'll draw for my give-away later this week. In the meantime, I'm going to go take a nap.......

Monday, October 3, 2011

Blogging Break and a Giveaway!

Sweety and I are hitting the road and are going to go to Colorado to visit our son. Yea!!!! I love him so much and I love Colorado so it's a win, win situation. We'll be back when we get back - oh the joys of retirement!! In the meantime I'll be AWOBL (Absent Without Blogging Leave).

I didn't make that one up. I stole it from Carrie over at Miss Rosie's Quilt Company. If you are a quilter, you know all about Carrie's wonderful company that produces patterns and books. Her collection of Schnibbles patterns are all the rage.

Tell me I am not the only person in the world that buys patterns and books only to find out that I have them at home. Please! Sad thing is how many times I've done it. Now I've done it again!!!

This time with Carrie's wonderful book, A Touch of Rosie. It's chock full of beautiful quilt patterns. Since I ordered it online, I can't return it so one of you lucky quilters out there will benefit by my mistake. Just leave a comment and let me know you would like to win the book. Pass the word around to all of your quilter friends. This book is a gem!!!

See ya when I see ya!!

***I'm sorry that I forgot to mention when I would draw a name to win the book! I'll do it when we return home from Colorado. Thanks for being patient!