Sunny Days!

For the first time in a month we have Internet!  I’m so happy to be back in touch with the world.  Time for an update:

I finished all of the costumes (47 of them) and am proud to say there was an amazing array of herbs, flowers, trees, dwarves, princesses and evil kings dancing around the stage and changing costumes during the play.  I wasn’t able to attend but several friends were thrilled and said they will send pictures.

The sale of the property still is in flux but I am hoping it will be resolved this week.  DH and I have been looking at condos and houses.  I must say that trying to find a nice little place that will suit our needs shouldn’t be too difficult.  We have determined that any of the available condos won’t do unless DH gets rid of his tools.  There does not seem to be a space that could be made in to a workshop.  We did find a beautiful house in Trail.  Lovely hardwood floors and wheel chair accessible!  We need to consider the future with DH’s MS being a large factor in our needs.  The basement has a family room, laundry room and a spare room.  All of it can be my studio space.  DH says he will never venture down the stairs.  The main floor has 3 bedrooms so it still is more space than we need.  We will see if we move forward with it or keep looking.  I’m so hoping we will be able to move forward and make some decisions next week.  Another positive note we have a waiting list with 3 names if this deal falls through.  There just aren’t many acreages available here with fabulous water, a humongous shop and beautiful large family home in our price range.

Not much to report in the way of sewing.  I have been doing classes every 2 weeks to help my ladies get their projects done before we move.  Marcy has finished her Churn Dash quilt.  I so love the vibrant colors.  I’m waiting for a photo of the finished quilt.  Layne has progressed to the point that all of her blocks are finished and she is now starting to put it all together.  The first panel is sandwiched and quilted.  It’s going to be lovely and her son will treasure it for years.  Randall is away right now meeting her newest grandson.  Lois finished her fantastic red and grey quilt.  Such an amazing beauty with a perfect mixture of reds and a mid range grey.  Kathy is working on her Storm at Sea.  Now that gardening season has begun, she doesn’t get much time to work on it, but is determined that it will be done in time to go on her bed for the fall season.

I have managed some time to quilt the Lonestar Quilt.  I am up to the point of quilting the borders.  It’s been fun doing free motion quilting on it since the longarm is dismantled for the move.

I also did some pattern testing for an online friend.  It’s finished and pictures sent for the book.  It’s fun to know that pictures of my work will be in a book.  When it’s published I can share details and photos.

I have 3/4 of the studio packed so wasn’t going to do anything but work on UFO’s for the next few weeks.  My daughter telephoned last night to let me know great grandaughter #2 is en route now.  She wasn’t due for another month so I thought I had more time.  I have the pattern figured out but have not yet cut fabric or started piecing it.  Guess I better get a move on.

Then my daughter told me my oldest grandson and his young lady are also expecting!  This baby will be very special because my grandson had an accident while in his teens and was told that having children was not likely in his future!  Sometimes miracles do happen.  It’s early days yet so I admit to saying more than a few prayers that all will go well.  Ryan is one of those young men that will be a fantastic daddy.  He is so amazing with his nephew and niece.  He even changed diapers on them when they were newborns so he isn’t going to have any issues.  He met his young lady at work.  She is a pipeliner like him so they have a lot in common.  She is very healthy and her doctor said all should be well.

Darren is back in Saudi but will be home in 2 weeks.  His last trip home was busy with his sister in law getting married in Mexico.  It was great to see the family pictures from the trip.

Shawn and Tish are both busy; him working and Tish being Mom, working the farm and doing her fitness training.  I sure don’t know how they manage with 2 very active little girls.

My next post will include pictures of everything.  I packed my cords so am unable to add any to this post.  Some days I really dislike technology, but then my grandaughter says I’m older than dirt and technologically challenged.

…….so that’s my life in a nutshell!  Until next time keep happy and find a reason to smile!




Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

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