Saturday, January 26, 2013

Another Saturday Night!

It's been a pretty good day today!  As you can see in the picture that I've posted, it's always a great day when Mr. Walker is around!

Finally felt like getting this house straightened up after being sick with the flu...still a little stuffed up (me, not the house), but it's getting better every day!

I have been on a mission and a hunt about a little thing called "Thermal Thimbles", they are to put on the tips of your fingers when you are pressing quilt blocks, etc...anyone who has done this knows that the tips of your fingers tend to get a little toasty or even burned....after looking the for the second time at Joann's, I found them, off all places in the iron and ironing board department, duh!  I haven't used them yet, but I will tomorrow!  Also ended up picking up some fabric (me, really, not go to Joann's and buy at least one piece of fabric)!  And, note to all, Joann's will only let you use 4 coupons at checkout...I was pulling coupons off of my circular and phone...hey, but I did save quite a few bucks!

Had dinner with James' folks tonight, haven't seen them in a few weeks, it was nice.  Of coarse, we have leftover's we brought home for lunch tomorrow...

Went to bed early, and hence, I'm up, can't sleep, I am, decided to throw in a post on my blog.

I am a member of the Flow Zone Block of the Month club...and February is my month to pick out a block, it will be forthcoming before tomorrow afternoon, I have narrowed it down to four blocks...gotta choose one!  This has been so fun so far, sharing blocks and tips and techniques with my friends!  Tomorrow I have to get a quilt loaded onto Ms. Fondue (my quilting system)...gotta start working out the kinks, cause I have lots of finished quilt tops that I have to get finished!  Sure do need a quilt ladder to display those quilts on....hint, hint, anyone?!

Guess I better close this one out tonight...take care and nighty night ya'll!

Monday, January 21, 2013

I just realized that I wrote my first entry to this blog a few days before my dear husband David passed away unexpectantly of a heart attack.  My life took a very drastic nose dive after that day!

I wasn't sure how I would survive without him in my life, even though he was constantly in my heart and still is....boy has my life changed!

I spent my first year without David struggling over every little thing.  The place in the country, the hard winter that approached and trying to do everything myself, just to prove that I could I think, and to keep myself so busy that I couldn't think much.  Yet, night time would fall each night, and the tears and lonliness came, I was alone.  I went from one extreme to the next of wondering what was to become of me.

Well, as time went on, I picked myself up, dusted myself off and decided to join the living again so to speak.  I decided that there was a life out there somewhere for me and that God had a plan.  But, you see, God does things in His own way, in His own time.  Eventually, I met a very nice gentleman named James Walker.  James and I are the same age, and we figured out that we had a lot in common...we started dating.  James has taken me places and shown me new things that I had never seen or tried.  We grew closer and closer.

As time would have it, we have been together for over a year now, and I have left the country, and moved into town (Cedar Park) with James.  It's very different living in town....still miss my country life some, especially the sunsets.  So, my dear niece Ashly and her little family moved into my house in the country, and it's great that her two children are getting to enjoy country life out there....we do go out often and I still have quite a bit of stuff out there, that eventually needs to get moved here.

Life is good!  The Lord has blessed me with two great men in my life, first David and now James.  I thank Him everyday.  I am so happy, and my sewing and quilting has started up is almost complete!

So, this is the end of my update of my two year stretch of not posting...maybe I'll get better at this!  :)