Friday, January 21, 2011

Seems like every one of my posts could start....more snow.  Since mid November we have had snow on the ground.

I promised to post a couple pictures of the quilts I made in November and December, so here goes.  This one made from the pattern called Turning Twenty.  The pastels are so pretty in person.

This blue and brown quilt was made for my son for Christmas.  He was thrilled with it.  In person the colors are so rich and vibrant.  The name of this pattern is called Turning  Twenty Again.  Being a newbie to quilting my workmanship isn't perfect.

Till next time....

Saturday, January 8, 2011

More Snow

Woke up this morning to 2" or more of snow.  Knowing the snow was coming, I am prepared to finish a pastel quilt I started last week.  When finished I'll post a picture.

Stay warm.

Till next time. 

Monday, January 3, 2011

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and are ready to embark on fabulous New Year.  Neither of my kids were able to come in for the holidays.  I did drive to my son's home on Christmas day to enjoy the day with them.  Since I haven't blogged for a long time, I wanted to share recent pictures of my grands.

 My daughter and her family.  This picture was taken at one of the kids Christmas parties at school.  The kids are now 3, 6, 8 and 10.

Here's my son's daughters.  Can you believe Josie, the little one, will be 2 next month.  The doctor says she is off the charts for her height.  Kati just turned 10 in December.

Over the past several months I've been spending a lot of time quilting.  In the next few days I'll share a couple pictures.  

I've also been spending struggling with who I am and what I want to do with the rest of my life.  This whole process has been very challenging.  I thought getting back into blogging and documenting what I'm doing may help me in the right direction.

Till next time...

Monday, August 23, 2010

Hurry Up and Wait

In the spring I made plans for doing lots of BIG projects.  I began by cleaning the garage and preparing for the community yard sale.  It took me a week to wash every item in the garage and decide what I could sell. Neighbors stopped by and said I had the cleanest garage in the neighborhood.  I was soooo proud!!!

Now that I had a clean and neat working environment my plan was to refinish a couple pieces of furniture and an old trunk I had found years ago in my childhood home.  I gathered the supplies I would need to start these projects.  Then my son sold his house sooner than he expected and he needed to store a few things here until they built their house.  To make a very long story short, their things are still here.

None of my projects have been done this summer.  Here's a picture of my clean garage.

When the kids are gone I think I'll start a project then I remember my garage.  I shouldn't even have those thoughts because here is my dining room.

And I even find little monsters in the most unusual places.

Don't get me wrong, I don't mind having everything upside down.  On the good side, I've had the summer to really enjoy two of my granddaughters.  When they do move I'll miss them terribly!  

So I hurried to get everything clean and organized and am now waiting to begin my projects.

Hugs, Linda

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Hello y'all.  It's time to return to blogging.  I've sure missed visiting you and having you stopping by to say hello.  Thought it was an appropriate time to start a new blog that says where I am in live.  That's what Movin' On will be about.  My next few posts will be catching up with my last 8 months.  

Since May my son and his family has been living with me.  They sold their house more quickly than they anticipated and needed a place to stay until they build their house.  As more and more happened this summer they are still here.  My son received a job offer in Pittsburgh a week ago and is now weighing the pros and cons about uprooting his family.  They are in Pittsburgh this weekend looking at the area and some houses in the out skirts of the city. Their hopes were to raise their children in a rural area.

Having them here has been a blessing.  It has helped me dealing with the death of my husband and learning to do things by myself.  I have gotten so close to the kids and don't know what I'll do when they leave.  Who knows....I may move to Pittsburgh to be close to them.  

Saturday, February 13, 2010

I really miss Mr. Sunshine. It's been cold, cloudy and snowy for weeks. I heard we are to have 2 more weeks of the white stuff.

This past week has been one filled with birthdays. My daughter's youngest, Caramia, turned 2 on the 9th and my son's youngest, Josie, will be 1 on the 15th. We celebrated her birthday today. I will post pictures when I get copies from my kids. I had my small camera today, but the batteries went dead. Bummer!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The week before Christmas we were hit with a big snow storm. Family was in here from North Carolina and Florida and not prepared for all the white stuff. Before we could let the kids go out and play in the snow we had to improvise with snow gear. Take a close look at their "boots" or lack thereof. To keep their feet dry we tied plastic bags over their shoes. We called them the WV hillbilly boots!!

The kids had a great time with their snowball fight.

The following picture gives a better illustration at the amount of snow we got. It was a dry snow which helped everyone getting around town.

This past week has been dark, dreary and rainy. I've spent most of the week lying on the sofa trying to get over a cold I got from washing my car last Saturday. Some sunshine would really help me feel better.