Though we can never leave life without experiencing some measure of loss, grief, and pain, misery is optional--as is happiness.
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."
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I know...I know...two posts in one day but I have to tell you about a new blog that Jodi from Pleasant Home has started. Go check out SEW PICTURE PERFECT. Jodi is one of the most talented people I have ever met. I guarantee this is a blog you won't want to miss and she's having a give away!
After the P&P party was over it was "Hang in there until the school year is over!" I finally made it and actually worked an extra day to keep the library open for summer check out. It will be open several times during the summer and I will work for three hours on those days. So far we have had several families in checking out books. Keep Reading!!!! There were only a few more days until my sister flew in for the Western Washington Quilt Shop Hop. Deb was coming along with us or we were going with Deb...whichever way you looked at it. We were off! We managed to visit 39 shops in four days and had a blast. We didn't go out on the sound this year but did go over Deception Pass...twice. Deb managed to not look out of the car so she made it both ways. I'm proud of you, Deb!
This is at one of the many stops along the way. My sister was kind enough to bring good weather from San Diego. One of the lasts stops was at The Wild Rose Quilt Shop in Orting, Washington. This shop had to be one of best of the Shop Hop.
Here is Wild Rose! The shop is amazing and the staff was the best. I would recommend this shop to anyone visiting the area. I would even say take a special trip to see it. The upstairs of the building is a retreat center with room for ten people to sleep and a small kitchen area. The center of the room is a huge classroom. (That's Deb taking a picture of Wild Rose.) I was sure I would win the grand prize from the shop hop.... a retreat for up to ten people but, alas, I didn't win. The retreat area has incredible views of the mountains and I was told that Orting was a well known biking, hiking area. Did I happen to mention that we had tons of fun? We came home exhausted but ready to go to more shops. After we came home I wrecked my knee and then have been fighting with bronchitis. I think I'm on the mend now but last two weeks have been a bust. I think I need to go do some quilting now!
I'm a mother of four, grandmother of thirteen and have been happily married for forty-four years. I have worked for the Oregon Trail School District for the last twenty seven years as a library technician. I share ownership of a Gammill Quilting machine with three friends.