June 24, 2007

Family Reunion

Yesterday was the Earley family reunion. We met in Conroe at my husband's brother's house. We had a great group even though not everyone was able to attend. Aunt and Uncle and cousins from Tyler were there. Both my boys were there, my brother and two of his daughters, all my husband's siblings, and a couple of friends were able to attend. The food was catered by McKenzie's BBQ and it was great. The kids (and some adults) enjoyed time in the swimming pool while the rest of us visited and caught up with each other. My sister-in-law, Billie, and I planned a little skit! We dressed up like frumpy old women -- complete with sponge rollers, rolled down knee-high stockings, and even threw in a cigarette just for grins --neither of us smoke! Here's a picture of us looking silly. We always have so much fun when we are together. Neither of us had a sister so we have claimed each other as 'sisters' not just 'in-laws" Enjoy!

June 21, 2007

Charleston, SC, Firefighters

I would like to publicly give my condolences to the family, friends community of the nine Charleston, SC, firefighters who lost their lives on 6/19. What a tragedy! It is a great loss to the firefighting community, Charleston, SC, and to our country.

As the mother of a firefighter, it really brings home the dangerous job these men and women have each day protecting us.

Please pray for God's peace and comfort to this community and the families as well as pray for protection and safety of all of our Nation's firefighters and other public servants..

June 18, 2007

It's Been a While!

It's been a while since I've posted. Lots going on in my life. My youngest son and daughter-in-law have come in from Germany and will be home for about 5 weeks. It was so good to see them as we haven't seen them in 2 years. They are moving back to the U.S. to Virginia! YEA! A lot closer and I can pick up the phone can call anytime without thinking about those expensive calls to Germany.

Since the last post, I've decided to go on a QUILTING CRUISE with 7 of my Wacky Friends! I am SEW EXCITED! When my friend, Molly, suggested it, I wasn't too excited. You see I started a job last September and don't have a lot of vacation. A cruise is on my "list of things to do before I die" and my husband encouraged me to go (as he will never go on a cruise). SEW, after a little thought, I decided I'M GOING!!!!! I just think about it all the time. It's 8 months away, which seems like FOREVER! I can't wait to get the information on the classes so I can make my choices and order my kits. I've bought me a new digital camera and case for the trip, and already thinking about what clothes to take. Am I crazy or what???? Hey, don't answer that! LOL.

I did get to do some sewing yesterday -- made two swap blocks for the Wacky Monthly Swap. Tonight after work, I plan to work on the Wacky Pack emblem that was developed by Rhonda and Annale. It is sew cool. I want to "audition" several colors/fabrics and choose which I like best for a shirt. I envision this logo on EVERYTHING as we go crusin' in the Carribbean!

June 3, 2007

Wacky Swap for 2007

If you have read any of my earlier posts or been over at "Molly's Place", then you know that our Wacky Quilting group does a swap every year. I didn't take pics of the blocks at first, but now I've gotten smarter ;) -- gotta stay thinking about the blog. Anyway, the picture to the right is the block for my wacky friend, Rhonda -- her theme was anything Texas. I thought she needed a bluebonnet.

Now, Wacky friend, Kathleen chose lighthouses as her theme. I looked and looked, and I came upon this lighthouse fabric by Jim Shore. I loved it and had to have it! The picture to the left is the block I made for Kathleen. I sure hope she likes it!

June 1, 2007

Stashbuster Question of the Week

How do you make your labels? Size, details you put on the label,
how/when you attach it, etc. Do you keep other documentation on your

The type of label and size depends on the quilt -- sometimes I use the computer to generate a label and sometimes I write the label in my own handwriting. Last year, I had 3 young ladies close to us that graduated from high school. I made each of them a lap quilt and on the labels I put a picture of them. I thought that would be a great way to remember how they looked when they graduated. The picture to the right is one of the labels from the graduation quilts.