Damascus Treadle

Damascus Treadle
Sews Wonderfully!!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday

...finds us NOT shopping.  We have been to the park so Gabby could play, had a tea party and spent the day having fun together.  She is watching Charley Brown right now.
Yeaterday we had a great Thanksgiving meal with the McCurdy family at Tiffanie's home.  It was an enjoyable time for us.  Gabby was pretty tired and fell asleep pretty quickly once we started back to the motel. Seems like all the family had a great time wherever they were.
We have discovered she is quite the computer girl.  And she loves to color and paint.  So using Jumpstart on the computer she has found a great place to play. Her power of concentration is just amazing for a 4 year old - when she finds something she likes to do.  
Tomorrow we take Gabby to see Santa at the bookstore where Tiffany works.  We only have two more days with her before we head home and she goes back to school. This week has just flown by.  I'm so glad we had this week together.

Monday, November 21, 2011

We are resting up

...after a 1600+ mile journey of three days. The dogs are checking out the new digs.
Our motel is nice and our stay will be pleasant.  Can't wait to see Gabby tomorrow.  Tomorrow night we will join Joe for the family night at his firefighter school.  They will show off for us what they have learned.
I think our visit will go very quickly and all too soon it will be time to head back home.
Connie called today to tell me Penny's has the brand of clothes I like on sale.  She will spend turkey day with her brother, Jim. And Scott heads for Houston to see his girls and grandbabies tomorrow.
Guess I will get back to my knitting.
Have a blessed evening, all.  

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Not a pretty day

Here in Wichita, it is cold, windy and spitting snow every so often.  I had to get out and get my hair cut - very short now, make a trip by Petsmart to get new collars for dogs and use my 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby.  It was like a shark feeding frenzy at HL.  Was so glad to get out of there and back home.
Sewing, knitting and doing puter stuff is on the agenda for the remainder of today.
Our small group met yesterday.  We were working on Christmas presents. Hand sewing, crocheting, knitting and myself sewing, occupied us until 3pm at Sharon's house (the place we usually meet had given away our day).
Next Tuesday we shall see Gabby.
Have a blessed day, all.

Friday, November 11, 2011


It is here and I'm still on the planet to celebrate this day.  Although I'm just enjoying it by visiting with one of my quilting friends and working on a project together.
I remember back when Liz was small, I just prayed to live to see her graduate high school, since I was 45 when she was born.  And now she is with God and I'm seeing 11-11-11.  I am so thankful my other children are still here.
The program at guild Tuesday was super and the workshop Wednesday was a blast.  Sharon and I gave each other help our the project today.  Although she is a much better artist than I am, I still am enjoying doing something entirely out of my box, portrait by fabric.
I think I shall finish the day with Don watching TV and knitting.
Have a blessed evening, all.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Another Rainy Day

It has drizzled all day but looks some heavier stuff will be moving in soon.  We need to run to the store before it starts.
We had Guild today with a wonderful speaker from OKC who does these fantastic portrait quilts.  I sure hope I enjoy her class tomorrow.  This is totally out of my box, so we shall see.
Last evening, we had a small aftershock.  Don didn't even notice it, but the Italian Greyhound and I surely did.
Hope to do some knitting tonight and finish up a Christmas project.
Good evening, all.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

We had an earthquake!!

Last night just before 10pm, the whole house shook; my little Italian Greyhound totally freaked out and I was totally taken aback.  Turning on the TV, I found  out the epicenter was around Prague, OK.   Surprised yes, but frightened, no.  When my time comes to retire from this life, I know where I'm going.
Don got home from his whirlwind drive to Phoenix about 11:30am today.  He is pretty tired; and after a nap we went to Sam's and Walmart as it is going to be stormy the next two days.
The current knitting project is a winter hat for Gabby in pinks, lavenders and blues.  She is going to look very cute in it. 
The decision has been made to go spend Thanksgiving with Gabby and Joe.  It will be an interesting trip; we shall take the dogs. Then we are spending Christmas with Connie and Scott.  All of this is weather permitting as we are driving.
And Fred, the last feral kitten, did get trapped and neutered.  He came back home and was very glad to see me and his family.  Now we have the entire colony neutered/spayed and rabies shots. They  are looking so pretty in their fuzzy and shiny winter coats.
Have a blessed evening everyone!!