Saturday, December 13, 2014


My first "rag" baby quilt for my great-niece Tuesday. I'm not too good (yet) at laying out the design - I could have made the squares smaller and had more patterns. But it's a pretty pink girly "owl" quilt, and hopefully she will enjoy it. I love flannel and this is Riley Blake from "Happy Flapper." I also ordered another 3 yards of the pink and 3 yards of blue. I had way more patterned squares than solid pinks so I may make another one for a future niece or someone. It was fun. The seam edge clipping went faster than I expected. The back is like the front only smooth. It's two layers of flannel.

Thursday, December 04, 2014


Just because you're a year older doesn't mean I have to be, right?? I hope you continue "aging" so beautifully as you have done so far - inside and out!

Tuesday, December 02, 2014


Last of the golden days of fall. After Thanksgiving, the weather is pretty much not my cuppa tea. Had a good Thanksgiving at Aunt Ginny's. The nieces-in-law furnished side dishes; Aunt Ginny got the deli at Pig bake the turkey breast (meaning Marsha), and AG made the dressing. Another blessed year with families. Friday after, Mike, Marsha and Steve came over for a while. They'd had grandkids (MM had), Steve had computer trouble and borrowed my system installation disks from my 6 YO computer. (They didn't work.) Amy's little dog Dexter and Oscar got along well, after a few nips and scrabbles, establishing boundaries. Oscar just looks at me as if to say, "What am I supposed to do?" I tell him, "It's okay. You're a good boy." Dexter is really laid back and likes to play, which O knows nothing about with dogs. Matt had to go home Thanksgiving night, work Friday. Amy stayed till Sunday and I cried when she left. Was not a big girl this time... 

Aunt Ginny, Marianna, Sandra, Jenni, Billy; me, Tommy, Amy, Carol, Matt, David, Paul.

Aunt Ginny and her three nephews.

Jenni got cut off in this one. (I think Paul made the picture...)

But here she is... Aunt Ginny and three of her great nieces.

Matt and Amy.

 Amy and Tommy - moer like an older brother to her than an uncle.

Paul and Dexter. D really took a shine to Paul.

 And vice versa.

Oscar just waits patiently...

Aunt Margaret's Christmas Cactus.

Paul, Steve, Mike.

Looking at Black Friday ads.

Marsha just reading the rest of the Vidette.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Sunday afternoon Paul and I went to our great niece's first birthday. Tuesday Sara-Grace is so sweet and cute... It was a cold, rainy afternoon, but it was so much fun seeing her with her. 

She can't let go of the ball! Doesn't get the concept yet.Cousin Tyler and Grandmommy trying to help.

Tyler is finding out the hard way that he's growing up!

Well, he did make it, sort of. And I think his boots on are the wrong feet. What kid doesn't do that! So cute.

Tuesday is trying to help or go for a ride. Steven, Tyler's dad, checking out the back.

"But I don't think we'll both fit!"

Guys figuring it out. Paul, Mike, Steven.

This is all mine?

Tyler helping blow out the candle.

I can really make this mess, Daddy?

Yummy cupcakes. Grandmommy baked the goodies.

Always in motion.

Give baby kiss!

She loved the bright pink, crinkly paper.

...and reading the cards. She actually looked at every one handed to her.

Granddaddy (Mike) and Tyler.

Boxes are always fun. Look at Tyler's beautiful curly hair!

Daddy's girl.

Grandmommy Marsha, Tyler, Heather, Tuesday, Ben.

Heather taped the tutu to the chair tray.

Sweet little family! Happy, Happy Birthday, Tuesday!