Monday, June 22, 2009


What a wonderful weekend we had. We went to Kerrville, TX for our grandson's 8th B'Day. DD and family moved into their new home last weekend so along with B'day celebration we also did a lot of unpacking boxes.

The puppies are now 4 months old. They are so cute, loveable and fairly well behaved. Koda is on the left and Captain on the right. They are brothers and play like brothers. Koda was the runt of the litter and was plagued with illness when he came to live with DD but is now catching up with big brother and finally putting on weight. They are fun to watch.

DGS got his new quilt and we also gave him a free standing basketball goal (assembly required) That project took DH and DSIL all day on Saturday to assemble. But was worth it when GS immediately started throwing baskets. "Best Birthday ever" was the comment he made.

Check out the exotic (we think) goats. There are a lot of different animals on the land that is on the other side of the fence of DD's new back yard. Lots of deer, also. We enjoyed sitting on the patio in the mornings with our coffee and watching all the different animals crossing this clearing.

Fun weekend!!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


My good friend, Joyce, set out to develop a project at church to make play clothes for an orphanage (as usual volunteered my services). We had people who donated fabric for this project. Going through all that was donated, we discovered a lot of pieces which were not useable because of size. Her comment was "we will just have to get rid of this sack - not big enough". I was very nice and said I would take care of it.

YES!! Look what I got out of it. Started cutting it up into strips and was inspired to probably make Bonnie Hunter's Carolina Crossroads. These neutrals with pink and green. Not my favorite colors but as the saying goes "When life gives you scraps - make QUILTS" Will have to dig into my stash for additional pieces of fabrics and maybe into my DSIL stash as well (always a good source).

We hope to have these play clothes finished in the next couple of weeks and shipped off to an orphanage in Mexico. Slow go, because we haven't been able to recruit very many people who sew.

Off to Kerrville, TX to visit youngest daughter and family. It is GS B'day and he will be getting the Bluework quilt that was posted earlier. I also just went and picked up a free standing basketball goal for him (assembly required). The box takes up the whole back of the van with all seats stored.
Have a great weekend!