Monday, November 23, 2009


As I prepare to go visit the parents for Thanksgiving I have been trying to get projects ready to take. Now I love going to the farm and I love those two people I am going to visit very much. But I have to have something to do with my hands while I am there.

So I have been making a boat load of binding. I think that I have about five quilts ready for binding and will take probably three with me. I am only going to be there three days, way more that I need but heaven forbid that I run out of things to do while we watch news 24 hours a day.

Wish me luck! Maybe I really can get three done while I am gone.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

My favorite book in the whole world is a children's book called, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day.

Well, two weeks ago on Monday I had one of those days. Actually several of you have commented on your blogs that you had bad days as well. I have a two week string of those days. Not everyday but enough. People at work yelling a me about something they have to do, my only involvement was that I was to go to person. Cubicle mates instant messaging me about my cough from allergy. They are sure that I am putting their health in danger and I need to use hand sanitiser. I haven't figured that out yet.

Then flat tires and fender benders. Well, you get the picture.

NO SEWING. I have to do my taxes. My life is out of control.

Hopefully after spending the morning in my room for some quiet, alone time things will be better.

For those of you who guess out my day from the pictures, he is the second from the left. Rt to lt they are Roy, Dee, Al, Norman, and Ruth. We were celebrating Uncle Al's birthday. I really do have a great family.

Back to my taxes. I am going to finish them so that they are not hanging over me. Right after I go the Emma's blog to watch the video of Evelyn and laugh again.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Knapp Family

I know you are still waiting for the treasures from my trip to Ohio. But I wanted to share a picture (well actually two) from my trip to OK by way of KS in May. The first picture is of my dad and his brothers and sisters. Can you guess which one he is? (Well, my family can't tell you for a week. Cause I want to see if any of you can guess.)

This next picture is of everyone that was there. We were celebrating my Uncle Al's 80th birthday.

As you can tell I did not set down on the ground cause I could not get up from there. We had lots of fun seeing everyone. We don't connect often enough anymore.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


I can't believe that this week is almost over. I have spent the last week with my sister Cassie in Ohio. (Not one of those places on my top ten lists of places to go. But her family live here.) The week has gone by so fast.

We have sewed and done day trips and just fun all around. On Tuesday we went to Longaberger. Wednesday to Kirtland (historical stuff). Friday to a couple of quilt shops. I have bought so much stuff that she is going to have to ship so of it to me. It won't fit in my suitcase. You will have to wait until I get home to see the few pictures that I have taken.

But tomorrow I have to go back to the hot, Atlanta. And Monday back to work. Oh, well how do you think I can retire. I am ready to not work - but how to support my habit. That is the big questions.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Peace for Me

Do you have that place that makes you happy to be there? Somewhere that you long for when it has been to long since you were there. This is that place for me. When I turn the corner and head west this is what I see. I'm always looking for the silo, what else can I see. This is a mile away.

Then it gets closer. Only a half a mile to go. What can I tell now? All the buildings look the same. I can see a long way.

Then finally I am there. Home! No matter where I live or how old I become this will always be home.

This house on this farm has always been a part of my life. My grandparents built it in the early 1940's and my dad lives there now. Until I was almost 11 there was a house across the road that we lived in and my dad moved back there when I was 18. It has changed a little over the years and the buildings around it have change, but it still brings that sense of security and belonging. I have spend summers hauling hay with my father and grandfather. It allows you to be a part of this great connection to the gift of beauty and calmness.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Little Behind

Today at Thimbles, my quilting friends were giving me a hard time about needing to update my blog. I have decided that since I have not blogged since August, it would be okay to post pictures from Christmas. Christmas pictures in February, not that late.

Christmas Eve - hanging stockings.

Christmas Dinner

Everyone was hungry

Notice Emma still in her jammies - all Christmas Day

A noisy gift from Aunt Cindi

A suitcase full of cookie makings for Laurel
When are you making some?

Another gift for Evelyn
Can you tell she is sure loved a lot?

The Prete Family
Hey NaNa, Mommy's not paying
attention - if this mine too?

Evelyn making friends with Chip with
Uncle Lawrence's support

Emma on her new phone under Dad's quilt.

John and Lawrence bonding

Kent's Christmas Present
Love this quilt

Evelyn driving her shopping cart - keep out of her way

Evelyn and Aunt Laurel after Church

A treat after Church.
Thanks Aunt Laurel