Saturday, June 18, 2011

Why So Long?

This last year has been a doozey. My son was in a near fatal motorcycle accident the day after my daughter graduated nursing school. Almost a year ago. He has moved back in with us. Physically fine. The traumatic brain injury is the issue. Life has changed for him.
My daughter married Justin. He is in Iraq at this moment with the Army. They will be moving to Hawaii in January. We can't wait to go visit.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Headed Out

We are on our way today to see my Garner Family. Can't wait to see them.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Too Long

Well it's been too long since my last post. But a lot has happened. Maxwell Mitchell Garner was born on Sept, 16 2009. Was not suppose to be a C sec. But we'll take him anyways. Mommy needed help so I cashed in all my day at a time vacation days and my floating holiday to go to Mississippi. So I could help my sister recuperate. She is a big baby(literally, the baby of our family).

I have the green, yellow and light blue squares done for Max's quilt. 5 of 6 now done. I'm almost done with the navy blue one. Last one is always the killer. I hope now that I've missed one deadline I can meet another one. I'm not stupid enough to think it will get done before the end of this year. Not with Thanksgiving and Christmas yet to come. But perhaps buy the end of February.

I will be cooking Thanksgiving turkey at home this year. First time I've had Thanksgiving day of in many years. I plan on doing a brine. I already bought the turkey. He is thawing in the fridge right now, all 13lbs of him. The next day we are going to drive to Mississippi one more time this year, to visit with Max and the Garner family. We hear that he is smiling and cooing. Can't wait to see how his big brother Charlie is interacting with him now he is responding more.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Not forgotten

I'm still working on Max's quilt he should be here any day now. I finished block 2 of 6. I've already started on the green block. Trying to get the top pieced before he arrives. I realize it would have been more frustrating if I had pieced it on the machine, so I'm glad I hand pieced them. I can be sure that the corners match.

I finished my practice quilt. It was fun and I sure wish it was bigger. 60"x60" is just not enough. If only I had 36 more squares.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Some happiness few and far between

I had to feel productive on July 4th.I have a need for pin cushions. Using the plastic caps from water bottles. I hate plastic water bottles. I use a Tervis Tumbler for my water,no bottled water. But what a great idea to use the tops to any plastic containers and make it into a pin cushion. Cut a circle out of leftover scraps an then stuff it with stuffing. Hot glue it to the plastic cap of your choice.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Who would have thought that I would be growing Plumerias.

These are brought home many years ago from my father's funeral. Sent by Steve's Mom & Don.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Machine Embroidery Class

This morning was my class. We made a luggage tag. Very cute. For my daughter Christine. Her big brother couldn't say Christine, so he called her Kiki.