Thursday, October 8, 2009
I have to brag on my neice a bit, she is one talented young lady. She emailed me a couple weeks ago and told me she had entered 3 pieces in a quilt show at her LQS, and won 2 blue ribbons and 1 red one...Congratulations to her, but it doesn't stop there....NOPE....I received an email from her today and the owner of her LQS has asked her to make samples for them to hang in the store....yea for Jen...I am so proud of her....Again, congratulations! Maybe someday I can get this computer to let me post pics....who know, actually I think it's operator error. I stink at the picture thing. But I will try again as soon as I get the Table Runner done, of course that may take a while......
Our newest Great grand daughter is growing and getting prettier everyday. The GGS is also a cutie, will try to get their pics on here soon.
Tomorrow night is ( once again) football night at my GD"s school. I plan to go, as she is in the color guard and we like to watch her, you know how grandparents are...hee hee
I must tell you there was some very sad news yesterday in our town, 2 of our police officers was shot, one is still critical,and the other is stable. Pray that they will have a speedy recovery. We have a GS on the force and needless to say when our neighbor called to tell us to turn the TV on, and we heard what had just happened and they hadn't released any names, I was crazy with worry. But I called his other Grandmother and she assured me he was ok, he had worked the night before and was in bed asleep. About 20 minutes later, he called me himself to let me hear his voice so I would know he was ok, I thought that was so sweet, although I certainly didn't doubt his GM's word for one minute.As a matter of fact, when she answered the phone, before I could get through telling her who I was, she was saying, He's ok, He's in the bed asleep.Thank God. Please in your prayers remember the two in the hospital. Thank You in advance.
Please excuse the ramblings on, but sometimes it just makes things better to write them down, and tonight is one of those times for me. So with that said, I will say goodnight and hope everyone has a wonderful night's rest.
Tomorrow I plan to be quilting memories, Always, Bobbin
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Isn't she sweet? Of course we all think she is just precious. She was born yesterday morning at 4:10 am.
NOW, I must get her quilt done, it will be needed soon, can't let her get cold ***VBS***,
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
I have been extremely busy since we have been home, after being gone for so long, there is so much to do. As I said in my last post we purchased a new TV, after we got that all set up, I was doing laundry and my 25 year old washer QUIT, never to run again, bummers....Oh well, a new one is already in place and has been used, the laundry is done ( at least for a few days)..heehee
I still have a lot of straightening up to do, but it isn't so overwhelming now. Clutter drives me crazy, and I just get frusterated and have to make myself dig in and get busy. I know that doesn't make much sense, but that is the way I operate.
There is a new quilt shop in town and I am itching to go check it out, maybe tomorrow. I am looking forward to visiting her also.
The weather has gotten HOT in our part of the world, and I think it is supposed to be about 98 degrees tomorrow, I may decide to stay in and putter around here. I am sure whatever I do, it will be constructive.
So, I hope you are enjoying your weather where ever you are and maybe you are quilting memories. I plan to join you doing some of that next week.
Take care, stay cool, Bobbon
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
putting everything away and a mountain of laundry...but have done a few fun things as well. We got home Sunday, the 8th.
Monday the 9th our Grand daughter graduated from Middle school. It's hard to believe she will be going to high school when the new school year starts, but she is growing up,I think I am having a harder time with her growing up than her Mom, I guess that is just part of being a Grandmother...
I have also been sewing, trying to finish up some quilts I have had started, as I have said before, It really bothers me to have UFO's lying around. I have finished putting borders on 2 baby quilts and one large quilt, I also have the backs ready and the bindings done for 2 of them. I have cut out binding for the large one, but don't have enough, and when I went to the LQS yesterday, they didn't have anymore of the fabric I needed. Not sure what I am going to do now. I am thinking "on it" for a day or so. LOL
We bought us a new TV yesterday and the guys are here this morning to get everything installed properly, so I am trying to stay out of their way.This is the first new TV we have had in about 20 years,so I guess it was time. Our daughter wants the old one, it still runs ok. So as of now we have 2 TV's in our great room, ( that looks lovely LOL), she is planning to pick it up tonight.I will be glad when all of this is done and I can put my room back together. I'm sure my DH will enjoy having his TV again.
Hope everyone is busy quilting memories and hope to catch you later. BOBBIN
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Go figure *** Anyhow I guess after we get back from N.J. we are officially out of work.
SOOOOOO, I am planning to sew,sew,sew , I can't wait to get back into my sewing room. I have lots of things planned.Hope it all works out.
We have been in Va. this week, and I have enjoyed being here, this is where my Sister and some more of my family lives also we have lots of friends here as well.So this has been a nice week,but I am sooooo ready to go home. I do have family and friends there as well.I can't wait to see everyone.
Ok, now you know what my plans are, so hope to see everybody Tuesday or Wednesday.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
The shops there are great and the atmosphere is awesome. the
shopping center is called Short Pump Town Centre....Lots of neat stores, also some of the usual ones....Dillards, Macy's, etc..
I want to go back during the Christmas season...actually I think the festivities start around Thanksgiving....There is a train that goes through the inside courtyard and they make snow so the people can enjoy Christmas shopping in the snow.My sister and I went in through Macy's and thought we were going into another store or at least into the mall area that goes from one store to the other....but to our surprise the entire inside is open to the outside...hence the courtyard. The small houses in the picture was of houses for the children to play in.The circle is greenery (live) and flowers and then there's the pump.I am told that a couple years ago all this was was land, with nothing around...They sure have made a stunning shopping area for everyone to enjoy. I want to go back and maybe have a whole day to check it out.
Also, I was reading the comments on Mrs. Goodneedle's blog and someone mentioned going to a town called Solvand, Ca. We went there in Feb. but unfortunately it was late and most everything had already closed and we had to leave shortly after our arrival, but that is definitely a town that I want to return to someday.
Sometimes our work keeps us on the go....but somwday.......I will go back********
We are now back in Charlotte, NC.. about 2 1/2 weeks until we will be home again. I am looking forward to that, as I want to be in my sewing room for a while.I have found out our next GGbaby is a girl, so I must make a quilt for her, and also my DH"s cousins daughter has just found out she is pregnant, so that will be another quilt..At last count, I think I now need to make 4...I guess I need to get busy, and I will.
The weather here today is beautiful and I think we are going to find a restaurant and get us a bite to eat. So take care, my friends,and keep quilting memories, I will join you soon.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Yep. we had been back at the hotel about an hour, I was getting ready to take a shower, yes, undressed and ready, when I heard the alarm go off. Dummy Me didn't know what it was, but almost immediately, there was a knock on the door, telling us the hotel was on fire and we needed to evacuate immediately. Do any of you out in blogland know how fast this old woman can get her clothes on and get outside??? Pretty darn quick. Now we are waiting on this terrible storm to get here.OK, now, I want to come home....Will some one come get me? PLEASE****
Fortunately we have been able to get back into our room,and I feel confident that all is well. there must have been 6-7 ladder trucks, several EMS /Rescue units and I have no idea how many police, everything around this hotel was shut down. I must say I was impressed with the way everything was handled.If you are ever in Chester, Va. and need help, You will have the best, there's no doubt in my mind. The hotel done a great job also, no panic, just taking care of business.Thank God for people with clear heads and that know their jobs. I can sleep well tonight.
My sister came to see us on Wednesday and we went on a little road trip, will blog about that later. Went to a great shopping Mall and a very nice quilt shop. I took several pictures, so will share them soon. I also have a nephew and family that lives close by, and they came to our event on Thursday,that was a great day. They have two great little ones.I also have pictures of them. Not sure I will post those, I will have to ask them if it will be ok, some people don't like that,and I wouldn't want to do that if they wouldn't like it....Several of their friends came too, its so nice to be able to have family and friends come by.
Tomorrow is our last day in the Richmond area. We will leave here when our event is over tomorrow afternoon and go to Charlotte, NC. We are fairly close to home then, and may go there and take some of our "stuff', since we are still scheduled to be through June 1st. Three more weeks.....
Well, the rain has gotten here and the sky doesn't look to good. I do believe that storm is upon us, so I am going to get off here and hide under the covers..........
Mrs. G, this definitely is another chapter in my book ***LOL***
Keep on Quilting Memories, see you soon. Bobbin
PS: The owner of the hotel just came by to make sure we were ok and that everything was good.
I think that was a very nice gesture on his part.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Yes, I know I fuss all the time about our schedule changing, but this was my mistake, I'm just addle-brained...Hope to see ya'll anyway. The Lowes store is very close to WM, so if you were coming to see us, you still should be able to find us. Hope to see ya soon. Me and He
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Here we are in Wake Forest, NC, and when we looked out our motel window this old barn was looking at us ***VBS*** I love old barns, I have no idea why, but they fascinate me. I couldn't beleve what I saw. We are a little far out in the country, but not that far, or so I thought. But anyway, I haven't been to any quilt stores while in the Raleigh area, so have nothing much to talk about.
After our event tomorrow, we will be headed to the Greensboro area. I am so excited, cause I can spend a little time with our kids and grandkids, and maybe even get to see our little Great GS, that will be great. then I think we are going to go see my sister and BIL and friends in Va, the next weekend, maybe spend Easter there, thats not a sure thing yet though. They may be going to Michigan, to see her son and family.
Here is our schedule for next week, if you can come by and check us out:
4/8 Wed. Wal Mart Hwy 150 W.S. 3pm-8pm
4/9 Thurs. Grasshoppers game in Greensboro 3-7 pm
4/10 Fri. Wal Mart Kernersville 9am-2pm
4/11 Sat. Grasshoppers game in Greensboro 3pm-7pm
Hope to see some of my family and friends.
Take care, see ya soon, Bobbin
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I can never arrange my pics the way I want, so hopefully you don't get to discouraged trying to look at them, cause I do try. I need some lessons..
Anyway......I did so enjoy visiting PP&Q....a very nice store. So neatly arranged, and lots of fabrics or anything you were looking for,they do have a web site, it's www.ppquilts.com check them out, I know you will enjoy seeing their store. The store is located in Historic Downtown Summerville, SC. Their business cards says they are one of the top ten in the USA... I'm sure it is. The quilt with their name on it is really cute and I was impressed with the steps, what a unique way to let their customers know how much they are appreciated. I just enjoyed the entire store, so much so, I purchased the box of fat quarters, they were so pretty....now I must find a neat pattern so that I can use them.