July 28, 2008

The Fisher House Program -- Part II

The Wacky Pac got together for a great retreat at the Fryer Deer Camp this past weekend and we worked on the quilt for the Fisher House. We made lots of beautiful blocks and I took lots of pictures. But, guess what? The pictures are GONE....NADA....NOT THERE!!!! I showed them to my hubby via the camera when I got home. I put the camera card into the computer and there was nothing there!!!! I looked and looked. I guess I must have accidentally deleted them! UGH! I was so upset.

Don't worry though, my Wacky Sister, Rhonda, has posted all the pics on her blog. SEW, go over and take a peek at what we did!

July 22, 2008

The Fisher House Program

The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates "comfort homes" built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. these homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times -- during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.

When my son was in the U.S. Air Force stationed in New Mexico, he had to have surgery which was performed at the Army base in El Paso, Texas. We live south of Dallas, so if you know anything about Texas, you know we were a long way from home. My husband and I were fortunate enough to get to stay at a Fisher House. It was like a big 2-story home and very, very nice. We stayed several days while our son was hospitalized. The charge was minimal (I think about $10/day, but don't remember for sure) and they even gave us a phone card to use. The people were wonderful. We had access to a full kitchen, washer/dryer, etc.

A number of new Fisher Houses are being built in the Dallas area. Our friend, Melissa over at the Compass Centre is coordinating an effort to make red/white/blue twin-size quilts for the beds at the houses.

The Wacky Pac Quilters are getting together this weekend for a retreat. One of our projects is to make a twin-size quilt for the Fisher House. We are each making blocks and will put them together this weekend.

Stay tuned for pictures!

July 13, 2008

Josh Quilt

Here is a picture of the blocks that are going into Josh's quilt. You will see "Josh Quilt" on my list of things to do for the past several months. This is 50 of the 120 blocks that I have to make. I've got approximately 70 of the blocks made and continue to work on them. See -- I'm really working on it! LOL! I really want to get this finished soon so I can move on to other projects.

Hot Pad or Trivet

Here is a picture of a hot pad/trivet thingy that I made recently. The Wacky Pac Group was retreating a few months back at the Compass Centre and one of the attendees was making these and shared the pattern. Our Wacky, Annale, challenged all of us to make one. Her is mine. It is really easy once you read thru the directions. Who knows, I may have to make some more.

July 10, 2008

Sew, What's Up?

Sew, what's up with everyone? I've really been in a slump lately. It is the 10th day of July and I've not even touched my applique nor have I turned on the sewing machine!!! I usually do at least one of the two every day. I guess I'm just tired. We spent all last week at the lake. Then we come home on Sunday and Tuesday friends come in to stay with us so they can go to a funeral on Wednesday morning. My son, d-i-l, and grandkids also come in to stay as well for the funeral as well as a little league tournament.

The funeral was for the Fire Chief of Teague, TX, who was killed in the line of duty. This really hit home with me because my son is a firefighter with the Houston Fire Dept. I pray daily that he is safe.

My granddaughter was playing in a little league tournament so we went to that in the evening. It was SO HOT!! Her team is out of the tourney now so they will be returning home today.

I am so hoping to get my life back to normal and to get some sewing done!

July 8, 2008

Sarah's Craft Nook GIVE AWAY

Sarah over at Sarah's Craft Nook is having a 100th give away. She is giving away the cutest little tidy bin. Go over and comment and maybe your name will be drawn. If you link to her blog, you will get a second chance to win. Go visit her blog. It is great!

July 5, 2008

Is this Cute or WHAT?

I joined the Spring Fling Round Robin some months back and I recieved my quilt! Is it not TOO C UTE! I love it. The workmanship is fantastic. I thank all who participated.

Happy Birthday America!

I hope everyone had a GREAT 4th of July! We certainly did. We are at the lake with my family, lots of friends, my husband's Army Buddy and his wife (from the Viet Name Era). This is a picture of my twin nieces, Hope and Joy. They are singing the National Anthem.

We began the evening with the recognition of all the Veterans present, the singing of the National Anthem and then prayer.