Quilting is my passion. The ability to be creative with colorful fabric just makes me smile. Of course, equally joyful is the love of my grandchildren. What could be better?
Food for thought.
Memory is a wonderful treasure chest for those who know how to pack it.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Not much stitching here....
Since coming home from my retreat I have hardly picked up needle and thread. I have spent more time in hospitals than I care to think of; and instead of being able to do my applique which kind of requires me to spread out my things because my project (Cherry Trees BOM) wasn't totally prepped, I only stitched down two flower buds and found it to be more frustrating than fun, so I put it away and took to finishing up reading The Runaway Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini.
I found it to be a good read. My friend from work is loaning me the series of books. This is the fourth book I have read and when I find the time to read (which isn't always as often as I would like) I do find it hard to put down.
Now back to my reference of being in the hospital....it wasn't for me, but just a couple days after coming home from retreat my 92 year old mother-in-law had a heart attack, then my husband ended up in the emergency for a work related accident, then my dad had carotid surgery and then last, but not least, my husband went in for a heart catheterization ending up requiring a stent. Believe me when I say, I would rather not see the inside of a hospital for awhile; and this is the only reason I had enough time to just sit and read.
While I am thinking of it, too; I finally got a picture of the whole group of great ladies that attended my
retreat in St. Louis.
I see these great faces and remember the fun time I had while in St. Louis. I won't be attending next year as my youngest daughter will be getting married the same week next year, but I look forward to seeing quite a few of these ladies at the next Paducah AQS show.
Well, hopefully, the next time you hear from me, it will be with a picture of the next Cherry Trees BOM.
I am known as Mimi by my four grandsons. They are 13, 10, 8 and 3 1/2 years old. They are what life is all about. I recently retired from my office job. Now I am just loving being a grandma who loves to quilt and is once again dabbling in knitting, I am a longarmer and an APQS retailer. I can see retirement being very busy!