Sunday, September 22, 2013

Summer's End

Hard to believe we are already entering Fall!!  It is my favorite the colors, the weather, the odors.  Here are a few photos of the last days of summer in our gardens.

Sara Ashley celebrated her 12th birthday with a spend the night party at Blalock Lake.  Here are the girls following an afternoon in the pool.

And here is my little man, Rascal, who is still quite handsome and active at  14 1/2 years of age.  

We have much to be thankful for here.  Rob is doing great and tolerating his treatments like a champ.  He started back driving on Friday and is attending work meetings, enjoying his family, church and friends.  It is hard to keep up with him.

The rustle of crisp leaves in the soft afternoon breezes.
The Harvest Moon.
Feeling brief periods of normal.
Sleeping snug with my little grandson.

Take care,

Sunday, September 15, 2013

UFO Finish

Debi quilted this UFO for me last month and I was able to get the binding on and put it into use, but had failed to show it off.  It is actually a panel, but one of the nicest ones I have ever Moda, of course....and everyone I show it to is fooled by it.  The feather stitching, in particular, appears hand done from a distance.  I made the pillow last year when I added the borders to the panel.

The second Saturday in September is always the date of the Adcock Family Reunion, and this year was no exception.  For the last several years we have enjoyed hosting it at our home.  Preparation is lots of work, but it also means we attend to lots of Fall chores around the house and yard.  We had a great turnout this year, the weather was beautiful and the food was delicious.

Robert and Rob are really into Air Soft.  It looks a little scary to me.  Rob is on the sidelines temporarily, but he got this photo of Robert doing his thing yesterday.

Now, this I totally understand..........Sara Ashley grooming her horse after her lesson this week.  This was me at her age.  She is doing great with her new teacher, Ansley.

It looks like a chicken massacre in the chicken run.

Thank goodness, it is only molting.

Ron the Rooster's fine tail feathers 

Have been reduced to this......
How embarrassing.

Hope everyone is having a relaxing Sunday and beautiful end of summer weather.

That hint of Fall in the air.
Seeing Blake reminisce about times past with his family.

Take care,

Saturday, September 14, 2013


This is the block I was working on almost 4 weeks ago when our lives were so drastically changed.  I inked the Word to Live By after Rob came home from the hospital........Love.   How appropriate it is for this time in our lives.

1 Corinthians 13: And now these three remain: faithhope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

I have done little needlework over the past few weeks, but knowing I was hosting the Autumn class gave me the incentive to get my piece crayoned.   It was a first for me, and I actually enjoyed the process and wouldn't mind doing more.  Here is my piece before stitching.  I can tell you, that having seen Debi's block before and after stitching, the stitching makes a huge difference in its appearance.  We basted and started the stitching in class, but I haven't gotten anything done on it since then.

I am now working on a project that, while large, doesn't require me to follow written is a blissful kind of mindless stitching.  Just what I need at this point.  I won't show it to you, as it is a gift for someone who reads my blog.

Rob was able to stretch his forty second birthday out from Thursday to Tuesday.  Sometimes it is a real advantage having lots of family groups.  We celebrated here on the Sunday following his birthday with a Southern country meal.......his choice.  And I think he was surprised and pleased with his gift (it appears from his Facebook page that he is already putting it to good use).  He continues to do well, has a great attitude and now has several chemo and radiation treatments under his belt.  He is amazing.

Jackson, the youngest of our grandchildren, started pre-K.  How sweet is he??

He and Macy recently took in a Braves game at Turner Field and got to run the bases.......

and get these neat T-shirts.

Please bear with me as I try to regain my focus.  I actually started this post almost two weeks ago and am just getting it finished and posted.  

We are determined to forge forward, living our lives with joy, faith and hope.............and a new brand of normal.  To all of you who have and continue to love and support us, we are so grateful.  Please, continue to keep us in your prayers, especially Rob, Christi and kids.

Each and every day.
Sermons that surprise you by "hitting the nail on the head".
The comfort of routines.

Take care,