Monday, September 15, 2014

Whew!!

Turkey, Turkey is ready for blocking and binding. He was just so much fun that I couldn't stop working on him.


Not wanting to sort the leftover worms from the turkey into the overflowing worm bags I recently organized, I decided to start this pattern. I had specifically set it aside with the intent of using up some of those worms.

The pattern is My Way by Hooked on George. I bought it years ago from the store at Caraway, and have always liked it. Did I need to start another rug?? Of course not.....but it will be fun to use up a few of those worms.  I know, they just multiply, right?  I am saving my Fancies rug to work on at an upcoming retreat....that is a "sort of" excuse for starting this rug. The real reason.....I just wanted to.
What can I say?

I have also been working on Comfort and Joy.  All of the pieced blocks are done except two paper pieced blocks.  Hoping I can get this one out of the way this week.


My busy weekend is done.  Family reunion for Blake's Adcock Family....check.  Can't Never Could Georgia Cup Sporting Clay Fundraiser at Big Red Oak.....check.  Deep breath.

Truett's Chik Fil A Luau furnished our lunch on Friday.  L-R: Christi, Rob, Mariah, Cyndi, Ryan (from Chik Fil A) and yours truly.  Many thanks to the all of the folks who worked together for the success of this event.

Big Red Oak is a gorgeous location.....acres and acres of beautiful, wooded land, wildflowers, streams and wildlife.  We got to see a pine grove where the new Hunger Games was filmed....

And, no, Jennifer Lawrence wasn't there.

Guess that catches me up for the moment.

GRATITUDES:
Prayer.
And Max Lucado, who helps us to understand that we don't have to be eloquent. God simply wants to hear from us.

Take Care,
Jennie



Friday, September 12, 2014

Pennies

Finished hooking the Maggie B rug, Pennies, before I left for Barb's but am just now getting it posted. Love the colors.  It was a good exercise in moving colors around for balance.



Now for binding and I can mark it off my list. And it will not become a UFO. Nice.

GRATITUDES:
Working with my family to raise money for brain cancer patients.
A clean house.
My hairdresser.

Take care,
Jennie

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Market Days

Today was Market Day in downtown Newnan.  The weather was hot and humid, but we were all ready and willing to set up and man our booth for Can't Never Could.  This is our booth.....

Thank goodness a friend took pity on us and brought a tent to help shield us from the fiery sun.
And we were able to add a tidy amount to CNC's account.....enabling us to help more people.  So, for those of you who support us, we are so grateful.  Thank you!

GRATITUDES:
Supportive friends.
Teamwork.
A nice cool bath after a heated, hard day's work.

Take Care,
Jennie



Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sharing

Dear friend, Diane, gave me permission to share her incredible Fall rug on my blog. The pattern is by New Earth Designs, and she worked on it with Jeanne Benjamin. She is almost done.....just in time for the season.


I am making progress on Turkey, Turkey.
Especially after a sleepless night last night...
 
That progress will probably come to a screeching halt for the next week or so as I take on some Can't Never Could activities.  We will have a booth at Market Days on The Square in downtown Newnan this Saturday from 10 till 3. We'd love for you to come shop with us!

This week Rob shared his testimony with the Newnan Cougar football team. Can't never could!!!


Who?  Not me.........
A dog bed doesn't stand a chance around here.

GRATITUDES:
Generous friends.
Soft, floppy cocker ears.
The promise of Fall in the air.

Take Care,
Jennie

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Six.....

Is the magic number for today.

This block is the sixth out of fifty six for my Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses quilt.  It is the second block I finished while I was away.

A little preparation in advance and this makes for a good portable project. 

Tonight I finished the sixth block on the American Fancies rug before I took it off the frame to work on Turkey, Turkey. 



Someone missed her mommy....she can hardly stay off my lap or out from under my feet. And she is growing up way too fast, this sweet baby girl.

Rob is celebrating his forty third birthday...and will continue to for several days <VBG>.  We are so thankful for this year and pray for many more.


GRATITUDES:
Another year...365 blessed days.
Sweet Daisy eyes.
Snuggling up to my hubby at night.

Take Care,
Jennie




Saturday, August 30, 2014

Home again....

There is no place like home. It is true. I had a wonderful time, but it was great to see Blake and the doggies. And tonight, Christi and Sara Ashley.  Today has been a day for household and garden chores, preserving veggies and cooking a good dinner. Hopefully, tomorrow will allow some stitching or hooking time.

I forgot to include a photo of my favorite thing at Barb's.

This primitive child's cupboard filled with antique animals stole my heart.

Jackson is liking school and making new friends.

And Sara Ashley is back to school also.

But, with a little break for a family trip to NY where she naturally found a horsey friend.

Hope that everyone enjoys their holiday weekend.

GRATITUDES:
The Word of God.
Mother/Daughter time on the back porch swing.
Chocolate.

Take Care,
Jennie

Friday, August 29, 2014

Good Bye Vacation

As my hooking vacation draws to an end, I want to share my final photos with you.

Barb's house with the koi pond in the foreground.

The back porch at the Woolley Cottage where we stayed.

Fabulous 4-Patch antique quilt at the Woolley Cottage.

Great antique patriotic quilt.

Sweet little flannel quilt with wool stars.

Pennsylvania windmills.

Beautiful Home in Bedford, PA.

In Bedford, PA.










My favorite...love these motifs.







That's all, folks. Tomorrow I will be home. I think someone misses me.....


GRATITUDES:

Take Care,
Jennie