Saturday, April 24, 2010


Got a call from Andrew last night.  He says, "Mom?  I may have some trouble getting home.  I'm in my car and it's upside down.  I'm fine, but you may need to come pick me up."  He was on the NY Thruway, about 3 hours from home when someone cut him off.  He slammed on the brakes and avoided the car, but the woman in the Suburban behind him slammed into him, spinning and flipping his car into a ditch.  It's only by the grace of God that he is here today.  He grabbed his dog and held him until the car stopped moving.  They both walked away and Andrew only has a scratch on his ankle.  Miracles DO happen! 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I'm so behind...

I'll never catch up!  That's okay, I'm not even going to try.  Instead of being home, getting things done on Saturday, the boss and I headed into Philadelphia.  He had to scout out parking for the 15 passenger vans his company was using this week to transport guys around the city, so I offered to come along and suggested that we stop at a few places on South Street.  Being the good guy he is, he didn't mind heading to Spool and Loop...two side by side stores that sell some of my favorite things...fabric and yarn! 
I did manage to find a few things to take home from the stores...a few half yards of fabric for my AMG quilt and some beautiful sock yarn.  Then we went to the other end of South Street and hit Jim's for cheesesteaks and the Fourth Street Deli for some chocolate chip cookies.  But I have to admit, the highlight of the trip was standing in the yarn store watching them wind my yarn into pretty little cakes for me...I've been draping yarn over a chair and winding it into balls, which is no fun.  I was so entertained, I decided it was time to invest in my very own yarn swift and ball winder.  They arrived today...
Grace and I had more fun than anyone should have, winding a skein of sock yarn into a cake!  I can see it now...whenever we're bored, instead of playing Scrabble or cards, we'll pull out our new toys and wind yarn!  Oh yeah, we know how to have fun!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Congratulations Andrew!

Andrew just found out he won a contest for a plaid snowboard, sponsored by Burton Snowboards, RideVermont and Cabot Cheese with this poem...enjoy!  :o)

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

CG&GQC April Goals

No pics today...just a very short list, since I'm not sure that I'll have much time to sew this month!  Last week I was offered a job that I just couldn't turn down, so I'll be starting that next week.  As most of you know, I got my real estate license back in December and have been working with Keller Williams since the beginning of the year.  I'm going to be the Team Assistant for SJ Area Homes Team, which means that in addition to having my own clients and listings, I'll be working for the team preparing the paperwork, uploading listings to our websites, and whatever else I'll learn to do next week.  As a result, I've resigned from Weight Watchers and will go back to being a Lifetime Member.  So...I'm not sure how much time I'll have this month since I'll be training.

All that being said, my goals for this month are:

1. Finish my March AMG block,
2. Finish the sock I started last night,
3. Make an orange quilt for my next little girl from Wrapped in Hope, who has a June birthday.

I'm continuing to quilt for customers as well and have a few quilts lined up.  It's going to be a great month!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

March Finishes

It didn't feel like I got much accomplished this month, but apparently I did get a few things done.  The cake stand quilt block top was completed.  I put it on the longarm to quilt it, but just couldn't do I basted it and it will be hand quilted.
I finished the last block of my block of the to make the sashings and cornerstones, which are also pieced.

This quilt was not on the list.  I volunteered to make a quilt for a 14 year old girl through Margaret's Hope Chest.  They had asked for volunteers for their Wrapped in Hope program, which makes quilts for the birthdays of children of inmates in different areas.  This quilt will go to a young lady whose birthday is in May.  It's all finished, just needs a label and I will post it at the end of the month so she has it in time for her big day.

I didn't get my tower of fabrics untied, let alone made into a quilt, nor did I finish my AMG block, although I did make substantial progress on it!  One thing I did make that wasn't on the list was this loaf of Easter Bread.  It was delicious with a cup of tea this morning!  I wish all of you a happy and blessed Easter!