February 22, 2010


We have a new family member, a GIRL. Welcome Baby "C".

Born: 2/20/2010 Time: 7:19 am
Weight: 6lbs. 13oz. Length: 20 in.

Congratulations to all especially my 1st cousins who are now Nanny & Pappy too. We are happy for everyone and can't wait to meet Baby "C" this summer.

February 21, 2010

February 17, 2010

Our Ballerina


Last month GD#2 announced she wanted to dance this summer at the Cincinnati Ballet. In the summer they have 2 dance sessions but you must audition and be accepted. Competition is fierce with auditions conducted in PA, IL, KY and OH plus video. So we went to the Schrader Youth Ballet studio to video tape her .... 2hours of practice, music selection and taping .... this netted us 6 minutes of audition video. Off it went into the mail.



In the mail Tuesday a thin envelope arrived addressed to "Miss xxxxxx" ..... oh my oh my crying burst onto the scene ....... she was ACCEPTED for the summer session. How exciting for a 12year old ..... she'll be dancing 3 weeks in the summer program.


CONGRATULATIONS sweetheart, we're so proud of you.

February 16, 2010

Valentine Goodies

DD#1 children and DH are so sweet.

Flowers for their mommy.


They made her a heart shaped chocolate cake with chocolate icing.



I've never seen a chocolate fish. GS is crazy for fish and plans to be a professional fisherman someday.


AND more snow hit us overnight ..... I'm so sick of snow and cold.


February 15, 2010

Baby Gift .... It's a GIRL

My 1st cousin is going to be a Grandmother very soon way out in Kansas.

I made a double fleece and baby burpies. Her DD is decorating the nursery in a ZOO theme ... so cute.



I used the Sprung pantograph by Jodi Bemish from Willow Leaf. I love this pantograph ... it looks good on lots of quilts especially baby ones. Quilted on my Prince Charming (Nolting 24" PRO) with SoFine (top) and BottomLine (bobbin) threads by Superior Threads.


and, of course, baby burpies


3 layers of well washed/dried flannel. I used the FREE pattern from this website Search on the words baby burpies. Oh you will need to register in order to download the PDF file. It's a simple dog bone style pattern.

February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day in 1965 DH proposed to me on top of Quincy Hill .... we married in 1966.

February 8, 2010

LOVE Blooms

Let me tell you a little story about "love at first sight".

A young woman "M" from Ohio goes to visit a college friend who lives in the northeast. While relaxing one day the friend says "hey let's go to Boston and see the sites". So off they go, check into a hotel and hit the streets to see the sites. Now on the spur of the moment a young man "G" had to go to Boston for his job from Pennsylvania. He, too, checks into a hotel but across the street from where the college friends are staying. "G" passes "M" on the street, their eyes meet and his heart goes ba-boom. Later that evening he decides to go to the City Bar and who does he see but "M" also in the Bar. He waits a bit, gets up his nerve and goes over to their table. And as the saying goes ..... love at first sight burst and their fate was sealed.

DH and I are so so so very happy to have the honor to introduce

Mr. & Mrs. "L"

WELCOME to the family ...........

A Night Out

The Stitchers Group had an evening of good food, interesting quilts and a GREAT Play.

Dinner was at di Vinci in Williamstown, WV. Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio is celebrating their 175th anniversary with many activities.

The Play, "QUILTERS", is an musical that journeys through the trials and celebrations of pioneer women and the hardships faced while heading West. The main character, Sarah, plus 9 women who played her daughters sang, danced and told the stories of their lives. The musical has been nominated for five Tony Awards, ranging from Best Musical to Best Original Score. It's lively with lots of music, scenes of raw emotions and toe stop dancing. I really enjoyed the 2 1/2 hour production.

In conjunction with the Play is a small art exhibition "Women in Fiber: from Craft to Art". The fiber pieces are mostly in the artie line and only about 4 or 5 quilter's works are displayed. There are many many quilters in the area so that part was quite disappointing.

If you're in the area the Play, "QUILTERS", is a "not to be missed" event. I'd even go see it a second time.

February 6, 2010

It Came Again ...............

Well for once the weather people were correct .... well almost ... they predicted 8-12 inches but we got about 6 inches (thank goodness).





What am I gonna do Nanny .... I gotta go but it's Brrrrr out there




You can hardly see my foot prints from early this morning