Friday, January 28, 2011


I have one daughter.  Only one, so she has all the responsibilities that those with two or more share.  Daughters are for life.  Daughters are our memories keeper.  Daughters are so like us that it gets scary.  Daughters also are so different.   Daughters are sometimes the people we wish we were more like them.

This is mine.. Kelly is a July baby..  She is a cancer...if you look up cancer people, she is it.  She has been a great goal setter for her family.  Her life is family.  Her children know the sacrifices she has made so that they may achieve their dreams.

She is the most loving aunt, and both Tory and Alex will attest to this.  She is the best step daughter anyone could ask for, my sweetie will attest to this.  She is the best daughter, I attest to this.

Thank you for being my daughter.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


I have never done a quilt that I will be so glad to have finished and put away, or give away or anything to take it out of my face....this is the one.

It's not that it wasn't fun at the beginning to make, it's not that it isn't pretty, it's not the size, which is queen, it's the time that it's taken to just do it!  It's been since last April when I got the issue of All People Quilt that I saw this and just had to do it!  Well, I've almost done it!

I'm sick and tired of looking at it.  Does that ever happen to you to a project that you've done, and felt the same way?  I start a project and finish it, then move on.  With this one, I've had to take a break, mind you I did send it out to be basted.

I also had a hip replaced, and 6 weeks of therapy.  But that's not the point.   I'm sick of doing this one, that's all.  I just can't imagine a hand quilter making a queen size quilt and not getting sick and tired  of the project.

AND....I still have the geese to outline, the binding to put on, which thank goodness it's done as Helen (my private teacher lol) made it  last summer on one of those glorious afternoons at the cottage.

So while this is a bit of a rant...I'm almost done!  I'm almost done, and if I click my slippers maybe it will finish itself.

Did I sound like the sucky puppy?