October 16, 2011

Texas Rangers & Quilting

YAY!!!! The Texas Rangers Baseball team has, once again, advanced to the World Series. How exciting this is for this Texas girl. It was bittersweet watching them win last night. I sit and stitched on binding on a quilt (pictures are forthcoming) that I had been commissioned to make. I kept looking over at my husband's chair, but he was not there.

We used to always watch the baseball games together. Of course, I would always be stitching on 'something' -- a quilt, hand embroidery, etc. It just wasn't the same without him with me. Loneliness is tough when you are used to doing things as a couple.

So the moral of this story is this: Go hug your loved ones; tell them you love them as you never know when it could be your last time.

Back to quilting. I think I may just be back to the quilting world!!!! After losing my husband, I had lost all interest in quilting. I didn't understand because quilting is my favorite thing to do!!! I've been reading books on becoming a widow and grief and I've learned this is normal -- yea, I'm finally normal!!! ;) I am finishing up a T-Shirt quilt made of Harley Davidson t-shirts. These shirts are from all over the U.S. After this quilt is finished, I'll be making another with t-shirts from around the world. Ya'll stay tuned for upcoming pictures.

October 10, 2011


I am participating in the Secret Santa hosted by the Colorado Lady. Hop on over and join the fun. Christmas is just around the corner! It's going to be FUN! Sign-up is open until the end of October.

October 6, 2011

10 Random Things All About Me

  1. I am a Christian

  2. I am the youngest of three children, the only girl, the only redhead. Both brothers and parents have/had black hair.

  3. I am a cancer survivor and have been in remission for 8 years

  4. I recently became a widow -- the worst day of my life

  5. When I love someone, I love with my whole heart and soul

  6. I love birthday cake, wedding cake, and Hershey's chocolate w/almonds

  7. I love to hear the sound of my grandchildren's laughter

  8. I feel like a kid in a candy store when I go to a quilt shop

  9. If I am your friend, I am loyal and you will be stuck with me forever

  10. I love to laugh and have fun

October 5, 2011

Yea! It's Gonna be Funnnnnnn!

I just received my swap partner from Shawnee for the Fall Table Runner Swap. I am so excited -- I LOVE table runners, toppers, etc. and use them a lot in decorating my home. I've already gone to my partner's blog and am familiar with her and even planning my runner! Stay tuned for more details and sneak peaks!