Sunday, May 23, 2010

It Has Been A Long Time

We have been very busy here with illness in the family, losing our faithful good friend Ebony (black lab who was our greeter). I did get to Hawaii (trip of a life time) in January. It was an amazing time on Norwegian Cruise Lines. I travelled with Laura and her family as Roger was not interested and also his parents were very ill and he needed to stay home. His loss.

Our oldest daughter, Christy, has just recently become an American citizen and is just thrilled to now have an opportunity to part of her community decisions.

I have now got my B-line Quilting machine very active and am getting ready to start working on quilts with panographs. Wish me luck.

I am off next week to Colorado Springs to help my daughter Laura as little Lucas is having surgery. This will not be fun.

I hope everyone is having a great time and with all a wonderful summer.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Where Has Summer Gone?

Well it is very cool here today (Sept. 12th) and no sun. We have had a very busy season, but a short one. Roger and I have decided to go on a Hawaiian cruise in January (actually I decided and told him he was either in or out).

Last Saturday we held our 2nd Annual Paul Commodore ATV Poker Run for cancer and raised over $3800 ~ what a day. Tremendous support from our ATV Lovers and businesses who sponsored our prizes. The Bell Canada friends of Paul's looked after the BBQ and it was tremendous.
I have been asked by my friends at the Thousand Islands Quilter's Guild to display one of my larger quilts at the Upper Canada Fall Showcase next weekend. I am really looking forward to this and have to decide if it will be my Flying Geese Quilt or my Rose in a Log Cabin Quilt.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

It has been a very interesting week. As most know, we here in Eastern Ontario, Canada, have had rain now for about six weeks (almost every day). This week was horrendous. I babysat for Joe and Barbara in Kemptville and unfortunately locked myself and Miss Lilly out of the house on Tuesday in yet another downpour of rain. Thank goodness I had my purse over my shoulder and with my credit card purchased enough chow for Miss Lilly and headed to Mallorytown. Lilly loved all the attention.

I am now sick with a cold from the soaking I took and also ATVing in the rain. We seem to be very busy in this part of the woods. I just hope it continues to make up for the down slide in business we have been experiencing.

This past week we have had clients from Switzerland, Germany, Mexico City, Iran, Jamaica, Australia, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, New York, and many, many more. We meet a lot of people in this business.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Thousand Islands Quilter's Guild

Well gues what ~ I am articled. Everyone kept asking me at Quiltfest ~ have you seen the new web site for the Guild. So I go in last night. Wow. This article was done a few months back in our little Newsleeter. Check it out.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Miss Lilly's Christening

We finally had beautiful weather for the weekend. Lilly, Joe & Barbara's 6 month old daughter was christened in Mallorytown United Church. Roger could not go to Kemptville for the celebration as there were 12 people at the ATV Coffee Run, but I took Mom and Barbara had a very nice reception. Unfortunately it rained in their back yard in the afternoon, but I don't think anywhere else.

Saturday was our Church Sunday School yard sale and we had a great time and made over $300. I will be glad when life slows down. Not sure when this is going to happen.

My long awaited Quiltfest starts on Friday. I am ready for the big event ~ all quilts (4) and wall hangings (2) are ready and bagged. I am working on Thursday and Friday, so hopefully we will have great weather ~ not too hot though. LOL.

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Loss of a Friend

This is a sad day today. Our dear friend Fred McNeely passed away. Fred is a retired farmer who just moved to a smaller home (beautiful though) and just could not cope with life's changes. RIP Fred.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Today is the day that I ventured beyond and created a Blog. I have been wanting to do so for some time. Very intimidating, but fun.