Memorable Quotes

Though we can never leave life without experiencing some measure of loss, grief, and pain, misery is optional--as is happiness.

Beverly Campbell

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me."

Erma Bombeck

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Hello! Our internet has not been working for the last two days. I am very grateful to a wonderful son-in-law who talked to somebody in India and got it working again! Thanks, Ron!

It has been an exciting two days. New Year's Eve we had an incredible downpour that lasted a long time and flooded just about everything around here. We had a river running through our yard and the back of the yard was totally flooded. My hubby's "dry" shed with used carpet on the ground is no longer dry. Our neighbor had eight inches of water in his basement. The main highway in town lost one complete lane of road to a mudslide. We seem to be recovering but wake up to more snow every morning. At least it melts during the day.

Since I couldn't play on the internet I sewed...another bag.

This one is for my granddaughter that will be turning twelve in February. I added another pocket on the inside so there are two. This is the Penny Sturges pattern from my last post but the larger size.

Friday I went to visit a friend with my youngest daughter. We had a good two hour drive there but it was worth it.

Maggie Jean is beautiful and very precious. It was wonderful to hold a newborn again.

Today I kept myself busy doing things I wanted to do. I worked on another Project Probation quilt. I quilted it this afternoon and just finished sewing on the binding. Now it just needs to be hand stitched to the back. I really love to longarm quilt. I find it very relaxing and a lot of fun. There are four of us that co-own the machine. I call her Hummer because she just keeps humming along.

Now I am ready to work on another Project Probation quilt....well three of them. I started them in 2004 or was it 2003 in a class. I'm just waiting for my daughter to come over and help with the setting for the blocks. I thought she might want to help since I plan on giving them to her daughters.

The design wall is waiting!


Simply This and That said...

that owl fabric is so cute ! love that new bag. wish I would've felt better today and wasn't in the middle of putting Christmas away. ;o) ooxx`jod

Carrie said...

Heehee! I'll be over for SURE tomorrow (today) Mom! :) YAY!

Candace said...

That owl print looks a lot like the quilt Carrie made for K1. :) Sounds like we brought the nasty weather to you guys when we visited. Hopefully everyone will dry out soon. Glad you got to hold a newborn. It's Wendy's turn. So you can start hinting... :)

Carrie said...

Oh and GREAT job Mom at putting yourself on project probation without me, the probation officer! WOW!

Selena said...

I love this bag! I was eyeing it all through church...and I knew it was just perfect for Kryk! Glad you're getting lots of project probation stuff done so you can experiment with more bags ;)

Alisha said...

Fun blog! I love all of your quilts. Maybe *one day* I'll get to be a quilter, too . . . !

Kelly said...

Looks like your keeping yourself busy, I hope you can get yourself back into work mode this week.