Monday, December 19, 2011

The.... NEEDLE (theme to Jaws playing in the background)

My 10 yo son experienced his first rusty nail yesterday. In the doctor's office he ran circles, paced, jumped up and down, squeezed the goop out of the hand sanitizer, danced, ran the water in the water fountain, flipped the light switches all the while asking "Mom, why does the air in my lungs come out like this".... displays the air coming out of his lungs...."Mom, why do the cords on my neck look like this when I do this".. displays the cords on his neck...you get the picture... for nearly an hour while we waited for.... THE NEEDLE.

And when it went in, he looked at me and said "MOM, THAT DIDN'T EVEN HURT!"

His mother went home and had a very strong Bahama Mama.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Civil War

The kids are in bed, dh is working and the house is quiet.  I love quilting during this time.  A friend and I are visiting a new fabric store in the morning so I should get to bed but it's sooo nice and quiet right now.

I'm cutting out fabric for the first few blocks of the Civil War Journals quilt I'm starting.  This is the largest project I've  ever done.  I'm making 1 bed-size quilt, and 5 smaller quilts which will be given to family members.  The smaller quilts will be large wallhangings.  All 6 quilts will have photo transfers, another first as well.

I'm honoring my great, great grandfather James Monroe.  James fought in the Civil War from start to finish.  He enlisted on 6 Jul. 1861 in Company D, 4th Iowa Infantry. He fought in the battles of Chickasaw Bayou; Arkansas Post; First and Second battles of Jackson, Mississippi; Champion Hill; Siege of Vicksburg; Brandon, Mississippi; Chattanooga; Mission Ridge; In the Atlanta Campaign and in the battles of Jonesboro & Savannah. He was wounded in the head by a piece of shell at Chickasaw Bayou and was shot through the clothing at Vicksburg. Honorably Discharged at Davenport, Iowa 6 Aug. 1865.


I'm off to bed now... thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Using fabric in a whole new way

A woman in Oregon makes these using chairs from a garage sale.  They're beautiful!



Friday, October 28, 2011

Charles Schumer

Dr. Gratia explains the meaning of the 2nd Amendment to congress.  It's interesting to see the expression on the face of one congressman, seen at 2:14.  The 2nd amendment was created to protect us from this type of congressman.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Did you know...


Right click, and choose "save image as"
This photo can be shared with others!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Good ol' NC blizzard

We had ANOTHER tree fall on the house. 6 days before high school graduation too! We had super help to clean it up though and by dusk all that remained was a stump, saw dust and the ever so lovely scent of gas/oil in the air.

Our front yard used to look like this every spring, a good ol' North Carolina blizzard (flowers falling off our flowering pear trees):



Today, our front yard looked like this:

Friday, May 6, 2011

Could you do this?

A friend of mine created this video using a song by Crossway, "Took it all away".  It's my favorite song of all time.


Thursday, May 5, 2011

We did it

Liebster Blog Award

Mallorie Anderson over at Everyday Quilter Http://babyfire04.blogspot.com awarded me with the Liebster Blog Award!  It's for bloggers with under 100 followers to help them get some from what I understand.  After you have it given to you, you are supposed to send it to 5 others with the same qualifications.  I'm really excited!  Not only is it cool to get an award, it's neat that there are actually some people that read my blog!

Thank you Mallorie!

Here are a few people I"m sending this award to:
Valorie at Eat Clean  http://eatclean-traindirty.blogspot.com
Sarah at Long Time Coming  http://likealonggoodbye.blogspot.com

Monday, April 25, 2011

Master Gardener

I'm happy to announce I am now a Master Gardner, and in honor of this auspicious occassion....


Thursday, March 3, 2011