Monday, February 13, 2012

Walt Disney World and 1st Haircut

During our trip to Walt Disney World in December with our daughter, son-in-law and grandson, our grandson had his first haircut.  He received ears and a certificate.  Penny was a great barber!  She stuck Mickey stickers all over Liam and they kept him occupied during the haircut.  :-)

During Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party we got our pics taken with Cinderella and Prince Charming as well as her sisters.  :-)  We had a wonderful vacation and loved being there for Liam's first visit!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Me and my quilting peeps

Me and Ronda Beyer in Portland at the Northwest Quilt Expo - Sept 2010 - She's one of my longarm heroes!

The photos below were all taken at The International Quilt Festival in Houston - 2010
Me and Mary Kay Runyan - we met via The Quilt Show.
Me and Karen McTavish. One of my longarm heroes!!
Me and Sherry Rodgers Harrison. Another of my longarm heroes!!
Me and Dusty Ferrell. Yup, another longarm hero.
Me and Dan Novak, owner of Nolting. I bought my longarm from him.
Me and Dana Lynch. We met through The Quilt Show and have met in real life twice.
 Me and Maggie Szafranski - another Quilt Show friend.
Me and Margo - another Quilt Show friend.
Me and Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero - creator of Kaleidoscope Kreator 3 - a friend and fellow Coloradoan.
Me and Hanne-Grete Brink. We met via The Quilt Show. She is from Norway and gives the best hugs!!

Time to catch up

Brandon and Amber came down for Labor Day weekend.  They got to meet Liam then and we had family photos taken on Saturday.  I am truly blessed with a wonderful family!!

The end of September we went to Oregon for 8 days.  Spent the first day at the Northwest Quilt Expo and then spent 4 wonderful, glorious days at a rented beach house, with great friends, in Lincoln City, OR.  The mornings were fogged in most of the visit, but the afternoons and evenings were beautiful!  Saw a couple amazing sunsets. It was nice to have a day to visit with my brother and his wife while we were at the beach.  It had been 5 years since we had seen each other.  There is something about the sound and motion of the waves to calms the soul.

I was busy getting customer quilts done before we went to Oregon and also when we returned.  In early November I went to Houston, TX for the International Quilt Festival.  I had attended the Spring Festival in Chicago 7 years ago, their inaugural year.  So, I was prepared for the vastness of the size of the one in Houston.  I stayed with my girlfriend, Pete, and we had a wonderful time!!  I met ladies in real life that I knew from The Quilt Show and Facebook.  That was the highlight of the trip!!  As much as I enjoyed Houston, I realized that my passion is in longarm quilting and I enjoyed MQS last May more. 

Brandon and Amber were able to make it down for Christmas.  (I didn't get a family photo, darn)  It was such a special Christmas, having my children and their spouses here, and, of course, little Liam.  Yeah, we're not proud grandparents at all.  LOL

This is a condensed update on what our lives have been like the past few months.  I will work harder on keeping this updated and will be posting more quilts.  After all, that is what I want a lot of my blog to be about.  But, being a mom and wife, my family will be popping in here from time to time.

Till next time,
Happy Quilting