Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
This Santa is from one of our special Hero Quilters. He'll wave at the "big guy" when he swoops in tonight!
Better go set some cookies out!
Andrew will be blogging tomorrow. I am bushed from all the last minute quilting, snow shoveling & house cleaning. This Grandma needs some rest.
See you soon................Sharon
Will it ever stop? I hope so. We have gotten 16" since last weekend. We have shoveled the driveway 3 times. The first time I tried to go anywhere I probably wore 10,000 miles off my tires spinning up the driveway. After 6 tries I finally made it to the top. I had quilts to deliver!
The top picture is our house from the street. The middle
picture is what Christmas lights look like after it snows & snows & snows.
The bottom picture is our cat DC's "princess chair". She loves to sit there & look very regal. Now it looks like it has a big marshmallow cushion!
Our Christmas Eve company could not make it out. The roads where they live are very bad. We'll try again on New Year's Day.
The neighbor's came over & helped us eat some of the warm apple crisp I made for dessert!
On the bright side, we have had no power outages & the thermometer is out of the teens & into the 30's!
I hope wherever you are you are safe & warm.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
When I get a minute I will update my webshots too.
Check back on Christmas. Little Mister tells me he will be guest blogging again. He thinks Grandma will be too tired!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Grandma time is calling....................Sharon
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Roxanne Carter pattern & was pieced by Mary C. Mary loves Asian prints & it is a challenge sometimes to find something to quilt in the busy fabric. This time I chose ribbon & then my curly feathers in white. She was very happy with the result. Me too! I have finally found my "feather niche". I like quilting more whimsical designs, curlicues & ribbon curls go with anything, right?
There are pics of the back of the quilt on my webshots.
Have a nice weekend everyone! Today I'm helping at Pa,
John Kroeze's, 100th birthday party. When his daughter Diane asked him what he thought about having his picture on the front of the local newspaper he said "I think I must be getting more important than President Bush." That's Pa, never dull moment & still going strong! Also will be wearing my "nurse Sharon" hat & checking on Dad's hand. Keep your fingers crossed that it gets better soon!
4 sleeps to go & I'm off to Grandmaland! Little Mister rolled over on Thursday, more than once, so we know it wasn't a fluke!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
All is well with the ceiling. What a relief that is to be fixed!
Here is the corner of a quilt I did for Mary C. It was hand dyed fabric.
If you go to my webshots later you can see the other pics I took.
My business manager, Joanna, & I are working on a photo book of my quilting.
I'll post some pics when we are done.
23 days until I'm in Grandmaland..................
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Everyone keeps smiling at me so I finally decide to smile back.
Not much else to say now. Does this pumpkin make my hiney look big?
I'm hungry, see you later.................Little Mister Andrew
Hand work - What type ?
Machine work - what type?
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Ft Lewis that has asked for 100 quilts a month! You can go to the American Hero Quilts website to see how you can help or if you'd like to join our group e-mail me.
To all the quilters & piecers who make all this possible..........................................
Thank you for all you do! Sharon
Saturday, October 18, 2008
cookies. The cookies are really good warm! I made them during one of my cooking sessions while visiting with Joanna , Sam & Little Mister Andrew. I found the Candy Corn Kisses at Rite Aid.
Having Little Mister withdrawls..........Grandma Sharon
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I've been cooking trying to put food in the freezer. Joanna joined a support group for new Moms online. One of the benefits is someone brings you dinner 2 times a week for 3 weeks! What a bonus! Wish that had been around when I had her! As a member you just have to take a turn making a meal for someone else!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
I'm off to California on Sunday. Since Little Mister Andrew did not make his grand appearance until I came home I am going down for a few days to see him. Can hardly stand the wait! counting the days..............2 more sleeps to go..........Grandma Sharon
Friday, October 3, 2008
First at Trader Joe's as were leaving the produce area I hear a funny noise and a 3 year old no-neck-monster-ankle-biter zings at us on his razor scooter!!! I said something, maybe a swear word(oops)thought "what the heck?". Continuing with our shopping around another aisle we start to hear barking. We are in Fremont, not Beverly Hills, so I know it's not Paris Hilton & her side kick! We both look around and there is little Fifi(made up name) in a crate in some woman's shopping cart! After a store employee confirms that the dog is not a service dog, out to the car her goes! Then a couple days later at Safeway someone who loved their dog had their beloved Jack Russel in the child's seat.
On the freeway on our way to the airport there's a merging mini van with the driver's door open!!!! Again, we look at each other like "Are you kidding?" As a driver if I was having a problem with the door I'd at least pull over. Lucky he had his seat belt on!
My trips are usually not this interesting. Somehow this trip was different! Just when you think you've seen everything..........Sharon
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Joanna & I have been very busy quilting. I'll try and get a "group" picture and post later today of all our projects so far. I finally started my Truly Scrumptious stitcheries from the very talented Natalie of Cinderberry Stitches. I need pick up-put down handwork while I'm here. This whimsical set of ladies caught my eye and will be perfect in a quilt!
Yesterday while we were out for "retail therapy" I had an "only in California" experience. I was shipping my Gardening with Angels quilt to Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore. The clerk asked me if Alden Lane was one word? I said it was 2. Not realizing until she said "then the last name is "nursery" did I finally figure out that she thought Alden Lane Nursery was a person's name!!!!!!! On top of that it was almost 80 degrees inside this store, Joanna had to hand me a tissue because the "I'm over 50 & never get cold sweat" was running down my temple! It took the clerk another 15 minutes to put the quilt in box ,tape it shut & put the label on! Joanna & I dared not look at each other or the laughter would never stop! Finally out the door Joanna says " I think that calls for a stop at Dairy Queen on the way home. I said I could use a drink! Does Dairy Queen serves margaritas? Ahh, another day in sunny California!
"Little Mister" is not being very co-operative! Still having some contractions, not sleeping well(practicing for when her gets here) and well you know. A week of this is getting old and this almost Grandma only has until the end of next week! We are going to the Dr later today. I'll post the update with the "group picture" later today!
Not counting the days anymore..................Almost Grandma Sharon
Friday, September 12, 2008
Here's a quilt Joanna made. It's called Secret Garden. The pictures were taken in her backyard under the elm tree. I had one corner left to quilt when she called on Monday and said she was having some contractions. I hurried and got done, buzzed around and waited for another call. She called Tuesday morning and by noon I was headed for the airport. It's good to be here. It seems our "little mister" is not quite ready to make his grand entrance! He has her busy keeping track of contractions, but nothing serious yet!We are staying busy with quilts. I put borders on her veggie quilt, finished my Miranda Bag, a little Valori Wells kit I've had for 3 years, and I am starting a wallet to go with the Miranda Bag. I'll do another post later with a picture of all the projects together!