I like having a word for the year and this year mine is
Last year had quite a bit of sorrow for me - between losing my husband and my mother. Although good things happened too, I understood it takes time to grieve, no point rushing it. Now, this year I'm ready for my mother's advice - Life is for the Living. She was ALWAYS a Happy person. Laughing and joking. One knew she was in the room - even if they were 20 ft away. She was such a vivacious person.
Also, this is the life that God has given me. I want to enjoy it.
So with her attitude, and because of the promises of God, I shall enjoy this year.
I will enjoy walking with God, relying on Him.
I will enjoy my family,
I will enjoy my work and my fencing business,
I will enjoy my my quilting and crafts,
I will enjoy my cute little doggies,
and I will enjoy my friends here in blogland and new ones I will meet.
And one more thing - I will enjoy FnwF. Like the way I did that? That smooth transition? Pretty clever huh? Okay maybe not, but still I will enjoy stitching with you.
Now it's your turn, what's your word for the year?
Good Morning - so this what I'm working on. Do you like the design I selected for the feathered star corners? I hope it works - quilting is not for the timid. LOL
I have a plastic stencil of it.
I decided to draw it out on the seal and stick (or is it stick and seal) Glad Wrap.
Close up - it will be possible to quilt even with the dark background.
The good news is it sticks really well. But then I felt "off" and couldn't quilt that day. I decided to draw the design on paper, and trace over it again and again. You know, practice my muscle memory on it.
Well, on Saturday the day I usually quilt, I had to put up 107 foot wood fence with a gate. THAT took up a chunk of my day. We worked from 5:30 am until 6:30 pm and then for some reason I didn't feel like quilting. hehehe
In the meanwhile, Christmas is coming. I have the presents bought, the stockings and tree up and the outside lights up.
and my little lighted houses.
Work had a party for the employees, and they had it at the California Living Museum. It's our local Zoo.
Scarlett and Violet (my granddaughters)
I don't know how many lights they put up - but it is truly amazing.
They have a train out there - it runs around the property. It's so fun to ride on.
Angela and Scarlett on the train.
At one point it goes through a tunnel of lights. Oh my gosh it's so cool.
However, the seats are a bit narrow and my fanny and my son-in-law's barely fit on it.
Bad picture, I know.
They also had a carousel.
Violet and Scarlett having fun.
Lily had fun on it too! You can see lights on the trees in the background.
They had a big tent with games, hot chocolate, cookies, popcorn, Santa and even an orchestra. The music was outstanding. Lily was in awe and stood smiling for the longest time. It was great fun.
I'll be cooking dinner for the family on Christmas Day. Somehow that always falls to the Mom. Hehehe It will be a joy.
I've finished 4 of my 12 BOM squares.
I've started on the center star - then ran out of black thread.
That's like running out of flour for a baker!
Look out Friday! Here I come!
Updating: Friday Morning - Black thread is bought, bobbin is loaded and pink triangles are being quilted!
I have to go to work - but I'll be back to stitch with you all this evening. I really can't wait!!
Happy Friday Stitching with Friends,
Friday Evening update: UGH I have to get up at super early in the morning and go build a 64 foot fence. So - it's off to bed for me. At least I was able to Sew with Friends a little bit in the morning.
Linking up with Cheryll at Gone Stitchin'
I've always loved sewing. I remember being about 4 sitting on floor hand stitching doll dresses, while my mother sewed on her sewing machine. I couldn't wait to be big enough to use the sewing machine! Now I work full time and try to sew daily, but other fun stuff gets in the way. You know, like swimming and camping. Sometimes reading or watching movies. Grandkids, BBQ's, walking the dogs. You get the picture.