Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Happy Birthday Dear Robert!!

It is almost impossible to believe that Robert turned eighteen today. Later this month he will graduate from Newnan High with honors and then head off to the University of Georgia to start the next chapter of his life. Couldn't be prouder of the young man he has become.
 
       
It was a great evening!! Love you, Robert!

Jackson's team, The Force, won their tournament over the weekend. Jackson is center front. Go Force!!!! They are having a great season.

 
 Robert and Christi awarded Can't Never Could Scholarships at Newnan High.

And some great family photos of  Ashley, Matt, Macy and Jackson....oh, and Bear!
 
    

 
Take Care,
Jennie

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sweet Spring

Thought I would share a few Spring pics from my gardens. The nice thing about photos is that you can leave out the weeds, and we have had more than our share of those this Spring.

Arbor with antique Little Pinkie rose.

I have several lovely Clematis. Unfortunately I only know the name of one. 
    
Josephine. Her bloom starts out with a slightly fluffy center and ends up like the one in center bottom. They are amazing.
 
Cute planter made from barn board and architectural element. I added the asparagus fern.
 
Someone is helping me dig holes.

 
Take Care,
Jennie

Monday, May 8, 2017

Anita White Class

The Dogwood ATHA Class hosted a three day class with Anita White this week. This is my third class with Anita, and she never fails to inspire. This time was certainly no exception.
In addition, her wool is to die for and she has great patterns.
 Our class.
 
  
Our rugs.....
 
Mary's happy posies.
 
Theda's rug with standing wool flowers...a technique that Anita taught in class.
Kathie brought another rug to class, but couldn't resist this one by Anita. 
Ann did a great job building her cabin. 
Vicky worked on this Karen Kahle pattern...appropriate for her since she is a gardener.
 
Nancy worked on this beautiful pattern that included some of Anita's trademark paisley. She got so much done!
Laura changed this sweet Sharon Smith pattern to represent her granddaughter. 
I love the urn on this rug that Jan was working on.  
 
Sara Mac is hooking this wonderful coneflower rug. She started it prior to the class, but got lots done. Many of the strips are hand cut. I love her style.
 
Beth made great progress on her paisleys.
And Jackie did a nice job on her fruit still life.
 
 Cindy tackled her first eyes on this fun Santa.
 
This is my piece, a runner named Homespun Medallions by Norma Batistini. I am making this for Christi's table at their farmhouse. She chose the original colors and we added these golds, oranges and blue reds.
 
This is going to be fun now that I have it set up!

We had a great class and are most grateful to Anita and for those who worked so hard to facilitate it!

 
Take Care,
Jennie

Monday, April 3, 2017

Is It Really???

Can it really be April?? I always look forward to April. I love Spring, and April means six family birthdays and our big Easter celebration. It also means our Master Gaardener Plant Sale, which is Saturday. Preparation for it will take up most of my free time this week.

I have accomplished some bits and pieces of projects. I was recently told I was a process person when it comes to my quilting and hooking projects. After some contemplation, I must totally concur.

I am slowly moving forward with Quilty Folk. The latest row was a gazillion little flying geese blocks.
 
And here is where they go on the quilt...
 
Hopefully I will stitch them on straighter than I pinned them to the design wall..LOL.

Next are last week's Wild and Goosey blocks..
 

Not sure where Temecula is going with their First Friday blocks, but there is definitely a pattern here!
 
February
 
March
 
All three months.

And these are my first two blocks from Norma Whaley's Sweet and Simple stitch along on FB.
 
 
I am pretty far behind, but not stressing. I actually have several blocks prepped. They are wool and cotton machine appliqu├ęd onto cotton.

Just so that you can see how Mattie has grown...
 
And sweet Daisy...
 
Excuse the eye goop...the pollen is affecting her allergies, despite the Zyrtec.

Rob gave us quite a scare this week and ended up in the hospital since Friday. The cause of his problems is probably due to his new treatment drug as well as a superficial wound infection at his surgical site. A visit from little Maya cheered him up today.
 
She looks pretty happy, too!!

From Bonnie Hunter...
 

Take Care,
Jennie