Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Little Quilting and a Lot of Crafting

Things here in the new house are settling down to almost normal.  Well as normal as breaking in a very nervous dog to a new environment can be.  She isn't big on boxes or sudden movements or dropping things, you get the picture.  On the plus side she is a sweetheart and very well behaved.

In between emptying the boxes and walking the dog I have set up my quilting room and have made great progress on my piece for the  Tree Bird hop, my day is March 20. You will have to wait for those pictures.

We live in an area where there are lots of activities available through out the week.  This week I signed up for a session on Card Making.

For a small fee the leader of the class/group brings all of the parts so that you can make 4 cards.  It was a nice evening and I brought these home with me.

Great way to meet people with like interests.

Yesterday I went to a meeting of a group called Angel Snugs. It is a knitting and looming group who meet weekly to make hats for 38 pediatric oncology hospitals throughout the US.  I had never tried looming, Well that is not entirely correct, as a child I remember having a wooden spool with 4 or 5 nails hammered into the top that I used to make long knitted chains ....  I have no idea for what purpose,

Anyway I made the small hat as my sample during the session, maybe 2 - 2 1/2 hours.

I made the larger hat after stopping to get my own  looms.   Needed an excuse to get a new toy  :-}

Again, another group of lovely ladies to chat with and learn about the area and things to be done as well as places to go.  It was amazing how many of them also quilt.

I think I can be very productive here.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

A Non Quilty Posting

We have had a very hectic 3 weeks in our lives.

On January 30, I retired.
The first part of the week of Feb 1, we packed
Thur Feb 5, the movers came and picked up our stuff
Monday Feb 9, we were on the auto train headed for our new home in Central Florida.

On our way down to Florida we got a call that MJ's mom had a "whopper of a stroke".  She lives in the Fort Lauderdale area. We were able to get down to her in time to say good bye.  She was 89 and in great health, still living on her own. MJ's sister was also on her way down to Fl when she got the call because they were all coming to see and stay at our new house for a family style vacation.  We know she was very happy and pain free when she passed.  More than that you can't ask for in life.

Friday night back to the house
Saturday 8 AM the movers arrive.
Sunday through Thursday we unpacked.

And then the best day of the last three weeks came........

The kids arrived.



The girls playing with MJ

We are rescuing them through Florida English Bulldog Rescue.

They were abandoned as puppies and had a lot of health issues that needed to be resolved.  In great shape they were adopted out to a family that were apparently not a good fit.  They both came back in worse shape than they were originally.

Nettie is now very healthy and living with us.  Celie is still on medical hold due to a stress related mange issue that is well on it's way to gone. We will have have play dates so that she is used to us when the move happens and so that she stays in contact with her sister.  They are about a year and a half old.  Very timid but very lovey dovey.  I know we can give them a wonderful forever home.

Our 1st family photo.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

We Support YOU

You know when you should not agree to participate in something (like a blog hop) because your schedule is too full.  Well that's what I thought about this hop until I heard what it was actually supporting.

We all know someone or several someones who have faced this form of cancer.  I knew that I had to participate even if it was on a smaller scale than my usual.  I have several people who I could have called out for this hop.  Once I picked my co worker C, I knew what it was I would do for her. 

She is just a super fun person who truly enjoys life. She was diagnosed 2 years ago and came through surgery and chemo successfully. I knew she would enjoy this gift. 

I picked up a mans extra large tee shirt and decked it out as a hottie night shirt.

Traditional breast cancer pink with just a little bling.

I even got her to model it over her outfit.
I only attached the straps at the top so they would look ummmmmm provocative ;-}

I hope you enjoyed your stop here as much as C enjoyed her new nightie.

I gave it to her last week, the day before I retired as a good bye and continued clean bill of health gift..  

Please stop in and visit the rest of today's participants linked below

Feb 5th  

Selina Quilts (you are here)

Least I forget, I want to take a minute to thank Mdm Samm  for organizing this hop and to Pat Broe for being our fearless cheerleader.