Tuesday, October 27, 2015


I've finished the big project I've been working on.  Well, at least I've finished the appliqué.  The quilter has it now and will be studying it for a while.  It will be making it's debut at the 2016 Green Country Quilters' Guild Show in June in Tulsa, Oklahoma. So here's another little sneak peek. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Back again!

I can't believe how long it has been since I've blogged.  I really want to blog, but something seems to get in the way every day.

Since I last wrote anything, summer has come and gone.  
Tim and I took a wonderful, long trip (5700 miles by mini van) for our 40th wedding anniversary.  Our daughter (photographer extraordinaire) took this picture of us.

We visited 3 states I had never been to before: Nebraska, Washington and Oregon.  And also had fun in others we had both visited before:  Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada, California, Utah, Colorado, Kansas.

We kissed on the beach in Washington

Stood in the rain on the beach in Oregon

And picnicked on the beach in California

We visited at least 10 quilt shops and had just as many geology lessons!  It all evened out.  It's what marriage is all about.....a little give and take, right?

We visited "Craters of the Moon" in Idaho and Mt. Ranier in Washington. Also, saw the Redwood Forests.    And one of the highlights (especially for me) was to see my Red Dresden quilt hanging in the ”Quilt, Knit, Stitch" show in Portland,Oregon.  Yes, it's still traveling.  I won't get it back until December 2016 so it was fun to see it in another major show.  Our friends John and Cindy met us there and then we went back to their house in Reno where Cindy and I visited 4 or 5 quilt shops and dug through her fabric stash for a few days!  And boy, does she have a stash!!!!

I have about a thousand pictures but obviously can't post them here.  We had an amazing time that I will cherish for the rest of our lives.  And while I'm on the subject of the rest of our lives......

I'm sitting in the hospital where Tim was to have a "routine" outpatient surgery yesterday.  While being put under general anesthesia his heart stopped for 2-3 minutes and he had to have drugs and CPR to be brought back.  Folks, don't wait too late to know your destination!  God is waiting for you to seek him!  My true love was ready to go and knows Jesus in a personal way, but I was not ready to let go of him, even after 40 years!  God must have more for us to do together.  Tim is doing fine and is being tested for heart issues.  The cardio doc thinks his heart is fine and this was just a fluke and something called "vasovagal response".  It's the same thing that causes people to faint except that it's unusual for the heart to complety stop.   I'm looking forward to more time with this guy and will certainly look at life a lot differently from now on.  I'm writing a blog.....not planning a funeral!  Thank you, Lord!