Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fall Ball

Jackson played baseball in the Fall League.  This team was a step up from his T Ball experience in the Spring, and he did a great job. 

Team Photo:

These are little guys (4-6 yrs. old) with great spirit.

Jackson is a super hitter and first baseman.

Jackson with his trophy, along with dad, Matt, who was also a team coach.

And the team with their trophies.

Team spirit.
Little boys.
Parents who give of their time for others' children as well as their own.

Take Care,

Thursday, October 23, 2014

ER Lunch Bunch

Us old folks had our quarterly lunch at Chylaca's yesterday. I always look forward to this day.  Lots of sharing and catching up on life's ups and downs. I think it's pretty special that we keep in touch after all these years.

Left front to back: Lynn, Kitty, Kay, Angie
Right front to back: Pam, me, Dave, Geneva, John

Memories of our old ER days.
The comforting arms of friends.

Take Care,

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

This and That

Haven't been terribly productive over the past week.  I guess I just needed a bit of a break, between recovering from the retreat and trying to fight the allergies off.  I am feeling much better this week though, so maybe I will get a few things done.

This is Jack O Lantern Moon by Need'l Love. Got him made into a pillow today.

I decided to add a little piece of fall garland to hang Lil Punkin Guy and I am pleased with the way it worked out.

Tonight I made this commission pillow for a customer of Can't Never Could. I had made a similar one when we had our booth at Market Days and the customer had seen a photo, but it sold before she got to town to purchase it. I hope she will like this one.

I am working on Snowmen A-Z, but find when I have something on a deadline that I am easily distracted. Not a good thing.

Blake, Becky, Christopher and Dillon enjoyed the re-enactment of The Battle of Brown's Mill while I was at the hooking retreat.

Guess I'd better get busy on Snowmen.

Cool nights, windows open, snuggled under a quilt.
Soup and cornbread.
My daughter's message at the Laity service.

Take Care,

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Throw down at Tennessee Rug Retreat

It was a perfect weekend at the biannual Tennessee Rug Retreat at Carson Springs Conference Center in Newport, TN.  Lots of laughter, good food and hooking.  

Here are the photos from our throw down last night.........

Robin's footstool cover and Charlie Brown Christmas Tree mat.

Becky's Hunter rug that will be her husband's Christmas gift......started at Barb Carroll's.

This is Vicki's own pineapple pattern.

The beginning of Kathie's big floral rug.

Rhonda's six cut paisley.  Lovely colors.

Becky made a good start on her Lori Brechlin pumpkin man. Love his stockings.

Great spooky colors in Nancy's witch.

Gail's fall leaves.

Katie's original bird houses.

Original design drawn by Diana's granddaughter.

Prancing Pony....Kathy is making this for her grandson.

Sheri is going to put wool lambs tongues around this nice scrap mat.

Sheri's Sunshine and Shadows from her worm bags.  It literally glows.

Rhonda's leopard.....not so much to go.  Love those eyes.

Georganna's eagle that she started at Barb Carroll's.

And, finally, my American Fancies went from 6 finished squares to 12.  Only three to go!

We are already looking forward to next Spring together.

Fellow hookers.

Take Care,

Monday, October 6, 2014


Sometimes the simpler a project, the happier it makes me. Such was the case with these.....all easily finished and ready for the season.

Jumpin' Cat Flash from Spooky Threads by Needl' Love.  Wool appliqué with flannel backing.

Witch Silhouette, a free design from All project materials from stash. The floss was part of a leftover skein of Eggplant from Weeks Dye Works.

Little Punkin' Guy by Maria Barton of Star Rug Company. He was a quick hook in mostly leftovers from Turkey, Turkey.  How can you not smile at this silly guy?

On the serious stitching front, all of the Snowman A-Z blocks are prepped and one is stitched.  Good to get moving on this one.

Will be leaving for hooking Retreat on Thursday and have lots to do in order to get ready. Only wish these seasonal allergies would tuck their tails and run.

Rob went in for his bimonthly MRI today and got a great report. God is good.  You can catch up with them at Christi's recent Caring Bridge post,

Rob and Robert at the UGA Homecoming game on Saturday.

Life, every single day of it.
Miracles, big and small.

Take Care,