Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We've been very busy the last couple of months. On Nov. 3rd our landlords knocked on our door and told us they had sold the mobile home we had rented for the last 6 years. We had no idea that they were even considering selling it. We was gave 60 days to move.

We was able to find a mobile home about 1 1/2 miles away that was affordable. So during the Thanksgiving holiday we moved. Rich took the week following Thanksgiving off.

My question.....How can two people have so many treasures??????

It has been really hard on Misty (cat) moving. She is a very timid kitty. The different sights and sounds send her scurrying under the bed for hours.

Even the houseplants are pouting. They are droopy and shedding leaves.

We are still unpacking and trying to get some order in the house.

We decided not to put up our Christmas tree this year. It takes me 2 weeks just to decorate the tree...not counting the time for the rest of the house. I'm just too exhausted from moving to deal with it this year.

Rich and I are spending a quiet Christmas at home. Rich has a 3 day weekend and we plan on relaxing, snacking on goodies and watching movies and football.

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New Family in the Neighborhood!

This morning when Rick started to work he discovered a Mama Cat and her kittens by our woodpile. He thought there was 3 kittens....turns out there is 5 kittens.

NO........the Mama Cat and her kittens don't belong to us. They are the result of an STUPID pet owner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They drove off and left the Mama Cat and her sibling (Gray Cat) about 3 months old to fend for themselves when they moved.

At least Mama Cat knew where her babies would be safe. We are now feeding them and will make sure that they find good homes. I would love to adopt the little one with the stubby tail like its Mama. Don't know if Misty would accept the little one or not.

I won't post what I would love to say to the STUPID people that caused this situation on my blog as I consider it a family blog. know who you are and what goes around comes around!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Time To Remember..............

Ten years ago today.....Rich and I was living in South Lake Tahoe, CA. We were enjoying a day off together....something that didn't happen often. We was still sleeping when our friend, Brian called us and told us that we had been attacked. He told us to turn on the TV. Rick and I raced into the livingroom and turned on the TV. We sat and watched in horror what was happening in our country. Those images still haunt us to this day.......

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

August Doll Quilt Swap

"Mardi Gras"
Raggedy Ann and Andy

The "Mardi Gras" doll quilt I made for my partner, Linda in North Carolina. She told me that she had a doll room decorated in yellow and purple. It was fun shopping for the outside border. I wanted something that would go with the yellow and purple Nine-Patches in the center. I almost gave up....until I found this Mardi Gras looking fabric. When I showed Rich he asked how much of it did I buy? I told him only 1/2 yard. He told me I should have bought more so I could sew him a scrub top out of it. I'll have to check and see if they have any left next time I go shopping. I knew I should have bought more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Raggedy Ann and Andy quilt is the one my partner, Linda made for me. The pinwheels are 3-D and the center is embroidery. I will be hanging it next to a red shelf that has a Primitive Raggedy Annie and mini teapots.

Looking forward to next month's Doll Quilt Swap.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

A Salute to Our Heroes

Last Saturday Rich and I went to Sutherlin, Oregon to see The Traveling Wall. We had watched as The Traveling Wall was escorted thru the VA Hospital in Roseburg on Wednesday. It was escorted by numereous police and fire departments, several hundred bikers and old time cars. It was a beautiful sight to see. It was so sad to see all the names on the wall. It was also sad to think of all the men and women that have died after the wars.

After seeing The Traveling Wall we went just south of Sutherlin to view The Healing Field of Southern Oregon. There was 1,750 flags on display in the field. There was also some displays to view.

As we was standing for a moment of silence in front of the above display.....I could feel our friend, Danny looking down upon us from heaven. He told us that he loved us and one day we would all be together once more. I stood there crying for Danny and all the other heroes that have lost their lives defending our country.

Danny was a Vietnam Veteran. He didn't die in the war....he died of complications of ALS in 2004. When he was diagnosed he was told that there was a 60 percent chance that it had been caused by being exposed to Agent Orange that he had been exposed to in Vietnam.

Danny's name will not be on The Wall....he was one of the men and women who have died years after the war has ended!

Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! Rich and I have enjoyed the long weekend. We have been able to work on some projects this weekend. We drove over to Herbert Pond in Canyonville this morning and enjoyed watching the geese and ducks.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day

Thank you to all the service men and women who has served our great country.......past and present! A special thanks to my Father-in-law who served in World War II, my wonderful hubby, Rich who served his country during the Vietnam War era and our special friend, Danny who served in Vietnam.

Yesterday we went into Medford and placed flowers on all our loved ones graves. The photo is Dad and Mom's gravestone. My sister's were not able to place flowers on their graves so Rich and I placed flowers for them.

May Doll Quilt Swap

Doll Quilt that I made for my swap partner, Chele!

Doll Quilt that I received from Chele!

I had so much fun making my Doll Quilt for Chele this month. She loves scrappy quilts so I made her a String Quilt. I named my quilt....Granny's Strings in honor of my beloved Grandma Shaw! The string quilt block was the first block that she taught me how to sew when I was first starting out sewing. I miss Grandma and being able to sit and talk to her about anything and everything.

Looking forward to next month's Doll Quilt Swap!