Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ready to take along

I wasn't idle these past few weeks. The borders are ready for hand sewing. I'm planning to take it along on our next trip in March. I will also be visiting Washington DC while Jack is on business. I'll have the opportunity to visit the DAR Museum and see the Mary Mannakee quilt. Its my hope to duplicate the way it was hand quilted.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sunny Days are Coming

I'm not referring to the rain but to the "blues". My depression come in waves without cause. I started this blog just over a year ago to give me something to focus on beside myself and have found my blog friends encouraging and fun. Thanks to my pastor and his timely sermon on Discouragement, I'm ready to focus on the blessings in my life:
* My wonderful husband, who loves me.
* Two sweet grandsons, whom I adore.
* Four successful adult kids, my sons and their wives.
* My sister, my best friend who understands me.
* Funds that allow us to travel.
* My Lord, His Grace and His power to deal with life's ups and downs.
Enough of this self indulgence...time to get on-line and see what you've been up to.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


We are finally back from world travels and glad to be home for a while. We had a great time exploring new vistas,
making new friends
and absorbing new cultures.I finished the last 11 blocks for my Mary Mannakee replica. The center 25 are done and now for the borders (that seems simple after the center is done.) Before you think I did nothing but sew, just remember we were 30 days on the ship and lots of opportunity to sew while sitting, listening, or waiting for something to happen.