Autumn song

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Pablo BEEcasios

Today I joined the local "Art"quilt Bee here in town. Quiltkeemosabe has been after me for over a year to go with her to the meeting. One of the members did a program on using water soluble Oil Pastels to enhance fiber art. Be it landscape quilts, purses, etc. All members present seemed to enjoy learning more about this technique. At most bees, or when any quilters get together, they usually have "show and tell".

I took my landscape quilt I've been working on about Switzerland. Yes, I finally finished it! It turned out far better than I had hoped. I'm so proud of the finished piece. I see more "art" quilts in the future.
Also at the meeting today, each member recieved a paper bag of 12 items. We have until the January meeting to use 9 of the 12 items in a quilt, purse, or whatever creative article we can come up with. This should be interesting. Give me some ideas! A wallhanging? A purse? What?

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanks to two wonderful friends, I have this beautiful Camellia bush in my yard. They told me they wanted to have their gardener plant a bush or tree of my choice in my yard in memory of my mother. These beautiful blooms are the first of many to follow over the next few weeks. My mother loved flowers and trees. She was a flower show judge on the state level (state fair) and locally (Greensboro fair, Dixie Classic, and too many to mention). I know each time I see this bush I will remember Mother and the two special friends who gave it to me.

The above is the result of a mishap I had while emptying my dishwasher last Sunday night! I didn't go to the ER the night it happened. I waited until Monday to go to the local Primecare (Doc-in-a-box). Five stitches and a tetanus shot later, I am on my way to recovery. These are the first "accident" caused stitches in my whole life! It's hard to believe it took 60 (almost 61) years!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Go Deacs!

Go Deacons!

Final Score

Wake Forest 38 NC State 18

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Hershey & Gettysburg, Pa.

North Carolina Monument

The past weekend found my daughter, Ashley and I in Pennsylvania attending a bridal shower and visiting with relatives. We left Friday morning and drove to Hershey, Pa. for a bridal shower on Saturday for one of Ash's close friends. We enjoyed the time spend with the bride & groom to be, their families and friends. Ashley is going to be the Maid-of-honor. The Matron of honor also attended the shower. The wedding is to be in April at the Magnolia Manor outside of Greensboro. The groom is from Hershey. The couple met one summer at the beach.
Sunday morning after a quick breakfast and short tour of Chocolate World (we couldn't go to Hershey without getting some chocolate) we drove to Gettysburg to spend time with my brother, Doug and his wife Anna. Anna is a senior at the Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg.
Part of the afternoon my brother drove us around the battlefield and pointed out the where our Great Uncle Fenner Pierce of Company F. 47th Infantry Regiment of North Carolina fought.
Monday morning found us traveling to York County to visit with 3 Aunts and cousins. It was good spending time with everyone. The best part of the day was sitting around my Aunt Ginnys dining room table with the ten of us (Aunt Ginny, Rick, Kyna, Vicky, Lynda, Gerry, Doug, Anna, Ashley & I) laughing, talking and just enjoying each other.
Thanks for the memories!

Monday, November 5, 2007


Mother, Aunt Emma & Aunt Arlene
Today is the first anniversary of the passing of my beloved Mother. Oh now I miss her. She was a transplanted Yankee, who became a true Southern Lady and tar heel (She loved walking around bare foot in the house).
Last night I and my daughter attended Augsburg Lutheran Church for the All Saints Service. The music was beautiful as was the warm welcome I always receive there. Thanks for including Mother during the service.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

The Hunter is home!

The hubby got home early Tuesday evening from his great hunting adventure at the Tubbleweed Lodge in South Dakota. He and his brother left Tuesday morning about 6am to drive to the nearest airport to drop off the rental car and board the first of 3 airplanes. Thirteen hours later they were home. Tried, tried, oh so tried by the time he reached home.

The above picture shows all the birds the 10 hunters shot during one days hunt. One of the guides is holding on to the Lodges pet Great Dane (Deacon better known as Deacs)who thinks he's a lap dog! Fun was had by all and reservations are on the book for next years hunt.