Sunday, April 17, 2016

April 17 2016

I just finished reading The Guilty by David Baldacci.  This was the first book by Baldacci that I have ever read but it will not be my last.  It was a great story line, well written with an awesome ending.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

February 28, 2016 Star Wars Quilt

I am blessed with six great grandsons.  With the exception of one, I made each of them a quilt when they were born.  But one of the little guys was born at a time when I was taking care of my husband and I just did not have the time, energy or creative juices to make him a quilt.  He did get several receiving blankets that I made for him when he was born. 

He is a big fan of Star Wars and when I saw Star Wars fabric I decided that I owed him a quilt.

Here is the quilt and I do hope he will enjoy cuddling with it. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

January 12 2016 Tuesday

This was a "block of the month" series during 2015.  Finally finished piecing and getting a border on it.  I love the colors but not so much the design.  Now to purchase backing and get to quilting it.  Quilting always enhances the looks of a quilt.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Crossing

Just finished reading The Crossing.  Another good read from Michael Connelly.  He is one of my favorite authors.  Looking forward to his next book.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

December 29 2015 Tuesday

Christmas was wonderful.  I served lunch to my daughter, her husband and her two young adult sons.  We enjoyed being together and sharing our Christmas day. 

They are in their new house and it is truly a beautiful home and just the right size for the two of them.  Both of my daughters sons live in other states.  One of her sons is in the construction industry and he has been a blessing to all of us while here visiting.  He hung my large pictures.  At my daughters house he has hung, installed and anything else that needed to be done, he has done it.  He has been the best Christmas present we have had this year.

Each day I have gone to my house and cleaned.  It is looking better and better each day.  Thursday my youngest daughter is coming over and we will finish up and then hopefully it will sell by the first of June.  At this time of the year very little real estate is being purchased. 

Back in the spring this same daughter painted my front porch.  Yesterday I looked out the front door and what did I see, evidence that the birds are back roosting on the ledge.  I MUST find something that will stop them ASAP.  I went online this morning and researched various products to see what might stop the problem.  Guess I will call grandson this morning and see if he has a resolution.

Onward to 2016!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

December 24, 2015 Thursday

I am cooking lunch for tomorrow for part of my family.  This has been the most upside down Christmas I have ever experienced and it is turning out to be one of the best I have had.  We are a large family and long ago we gave up trying to exchange presents.  The rule for the grandkids is you get a present until you are 18 and that is the cutoff age.  After that we just enjoy being with each other whenever we can.  I do not even have a tree this year but I have had some of the most wonderful gifts a mother and grandmother could be given.  One of my grandsons is home from the marines for the holidays.  What a joy to see his smiling face and feel his loving hugs.  Then two other grandsons are in the area visiting their mother and they will be here tomorrow for lunch with their mom and stepdad.  Already another son has advised me he and his family will be up this week to share lunch with me one day and just maybe they will bring that special great grandson of mine.  Today I spoke with my sister and we just enjoyed chatting and catching up on each others family.  And to me that is what make Christmas so special this year, my wonderful sweet family.  To celebrate the birth of the Christ child is the focus of my Christmas but the love of my family is icing on the cake.  Merry Christmas to all.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Wednesday, December 23 2015

Today my daughter and son-in-law moved into their new home.  Some of their furniture has been visiting my home for several years as they did not have room for it when they combined their two homes.  This afternoon I have an empty house, not one piece of furniture remains.  My contractor is almost finished with repairs and hopefully by January 10, 2016 I will have a vacant and clean house for a lucky person to purchase. 

If you are reading this, I wish you a very blessed and Merry Christmas.  Thank you for reading my blog.