Monday, November 30, 2009

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Friday, November 27, 2009

I have more to be Thankful for!

When I did my last posting, I was feeling down for the holiday. And really concerned for my Mom. She was just so upset about my brother, and my sister. Well anyway, my friend Kathy saw my post and she had an idea. What if she asked all the ladies at HGTV to send my Mom a card, chocolate, or something to cheer her up for the holidays.
WELL, let me tell you, when Kathy emailed me and asked me what I thought of the idea, I thought it would be great! And since my Mom is a quilter, and we are asking quilters to do this, why not just ask for a 12.5 piece of fabric added to the cards.
She will get a great quilt out of it, and she will not feel all alone.
Kathy posted the request on the HGTV quilting board, and told them to PM me for my Moms address!!! OMG, that was on Wednesday night! Since then we have had over 85 requests for her address. She is going to be flipping out in just a few days, as some have already mailed out today. One of the ladies told me she just joined the board, and had missed out on being a Secret Sister, or in the Christmas exchanges, so she was adopting my Mom for Christmas this year and sending her a package!
The best thing is I feel better already knowing how good this is going to make my Mom feel! And knowing, what I have known for a long time, QUILTERS are the BEST!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving! but don`t read if you want a happy story!

I want to wish all my friends and family a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Sometimes I think about the things in my life that are not good things. And blame these things on life, and the hell we go through. My sister and brother have Huntingtons Disease, which is a horrible hereditary disease. My father died at 48 with it, and my brother is 42, and not long for this world. My sister was 46 last week, she will not see 50, of this I am sure. She fell about five times in the last few days, and her face is all black and blue. What did my family do to deserve this? I don`t know, but we must have been horrible in a past life. My mother cared for my father until he died, she is caring for my brother now, and doing what she can for my sister, who refuses to leave her home. She is over 70 and has always been a very strong woman, but even she is down now, and I don`t think anyone could blame her. She has always been the glue that held our family together. I need her to keep me strong too.
I am sorry this is not the story you wanted to hear for Thanksgiving, but it is mine.
I am THANKFUL for all my friends online and the ones I have met in person. I am so very thankful that I have my Mom.
BUT, the thing I am most thankful for is that since I do not have Huntingtons, my children don`t have to worry about getting it.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Our visit

Well, Lois, Holee and I had a great day yesterday! Spent an hour or so shopping at the quilt shop, everyone got some beautiful fabrics, but Lois hit the jackpot! lol
(she spent the most) Lois is working on a black and white quilt, so everytime she sees a black and white fabric, that she does not have, she buys some.
Then it was off to the truck stop restaurant to have lunch and give her the big surprise. Awhile back I talked to Lois about how Holee is redoing that big old house and has no walls in most rooms, let alone anything on them. Anyway Lois started a private message among the mini swappers that Holee has been hostessing, and asked them to make a mini for Holee. She was going to make up a box and send it to her. I of course could not miss the chance to see Holee and get her reaction when she got to see all those great minis! I was not disappointed. :) She loved them all.
If you check out Holees blog, she posted them all. She does so much for others, that is was great seeing her receive.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Off to visit Holee!!

Today is the day Lois, and I go to visit with Holee!! I can`t wait. There will be pics posted tonight, so be ready. We meet at a quilt shop, so we shop and then eat, what could be better!! I am taking Steve along and him and Dave can talk cars, while us ladies talk quilts, friends, fun, whatevers.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

new giveaway that Holee told me about!

Here is a great way to get a great book and a bunch of scraps of some beautiful fabrics. Here is the link, you will need to copy and paste.