Friday, July 4, 2014
Today Juliet and Oregon daughter are going home after a week's visit. Juliet got to sit in the pilot's chair
and wear his or her hat before takeoff, or perhaps they let her co-pilot. LOL
They were here so that the MI family could help to celebrate Juliet's birthday. Cousin Sarah was so excited
to see Juliet and they had the best time playing together. What a great time we all had. Hopefully we will
see them in the Fall in Oregon.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Tomorrow I am off to a quilting retreat in Tustin MI at a 4 H camp. This is the 8th annual "Get-a-Way" hosted by Gretchen and her staff from Quilt-n Friends in Sterling Heights MI. We all have a great time at this retreat as the friends, accommodations and food are the best. I so look forward to this every year, and I was afraid that I might not be able to go because of knee problems, but I am going pain or not.
I really haven't written much about my quilting, but it is my number one love. Our house is decorated with quilts in every room in the house. I have so many UFOs that I should count them
and start trying to finish them. I was machine quilting my own quilts, but now I have them done by a long arm quilter and they get done much faster. I am taking three quilts with me to start (I know why not take one that is almost finished? It is the thrill of the new fabric and pattern .). Of course I won't start all three, but I'll have a choice when I get there.
Friday, April 5, 2013
This is Juliet and Sarah, my sweet granddaughters.
Miss Juliet lives in Oregon and Miss Sarah lives a mile away from us in
Michigan. They both get so excited when they know that they
will soon be seeing each other. They have the best time with each
other. Juliet is six and Sarah is four, two years apart just like their
mommies who are our daughters. They are the light of our lives.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
I've been busy getting the house ready for my Oregon daughter, her husband, and her daughter. I last saw them in October so we are excited to see them again so soon. Sarah, who is four, is eagerly awaiting her cousin, Juliet, who is six. The two girls have so much fun when they are together, more like sisters than cousins.
Fred will be picking them up from Metro Airport tomorrow, while MI daughter, Sarah, and I make pumpkins pies and cranberry sauce. The pie recipe is on the back of the Libby's pumpkin can and is the one my mother always made. The cranberry sauce, make with fresh cooked cranberries put through a sieve and then boiled with sugar, is from a recipe that Fred's mom always made. So we carry on the tradition
HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MY FAMILY TO YOURS-LOVE NANCY
Photo from Graphics Fairy
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
This is Sarah and her new cat, Rosie. MI Daughter took Sarah to Petsmart to look at the cats up for adoption. The MI Humane Society had a group of cats and kittens ready for new homes. Rosie was in a cage with another cat, a beautiful black girl. Daughter and Sarah got to hold the cats and play with them, and decided to adopt both of them. I don't have a picture yet of the black cat that they named Annie. Both of the cats have adjusted well and the family is happy to have cats back in their home. Since Murphy died they have really missed a cat. Doesn't Rosie look like Murphy?
I want to give a big hurray to Petsmart for the adoption center and fairs that they have in their stores. Sarah has been going to the Petsmart near them since she was still in a stroller. It is a great way to introduce children to animals, and a big service to all the foster groups that care for unwanted pets.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
December 1996-April 2012
Last week my Mi daughter's cat died. He was the sweetest most gentle
cat with a beautiful black ring of fur that gave him a necklace. He was a
big cat, sometimes weighing as much as 22 pounds, had very large
paws, and beautiful golden eyes. He was the last of her cats, and perhaps
that was fitting as he was always the low cat on the totem pole. Murphy may
have known that the other cats felt that way about him, but to himself he was
a tycoon with a top hat reading the paper and smoking a cigar with his
hind legs crossed. How do I know that? Well, a cat psychic told us that. LOL
Look at that beautiful golden fur on his belly
This is an ATC that I made with a picture of Murphy. He loved to eat,
and especially liked cream cheese off of Sarah's bagels. When Sarah
arrived three years ago, he was always kind and gently with her, and she
This is one of the three cards that I made for the swap. I call it "Girls of the Office." The cat images are from a collage sheet from Alpha Stamps. Being a cat lover I just had to have this sheet.