Monday, December 21, 2009

Chuck Relaxing and PIllowcases for Della

Yesterday we made pillowcases for Della's three girls. We wanted them to be similar yet different. This is what we came up with. We interrupted Chuck relaxing.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Missing the Nutcracker

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I missed The Nutcracker this year so here is the Disney Fantasia version.

12 inches in Wilkes County

Just after the semester ended, it snowed the crippling snow!!! It is still beautiful!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Ebony and Ivory

True Friends

View from the hammock

Here is the view from my afternoon hammock. My routine was: leave the family, get a pina colada, take knitting (dishclothes- small enough to manage), go to hammock in quiet area- take nap.

Mexico- Finally!

I have finally uploaded some of our Mexico pics- makes me want to go back now!

Rag Quilts

So the new session of quilt class has started and the theme is rag quilts out of flannel. Firstly, I was trying to figure out who to make the quilt for. I thought that since Melanie had gotten last years quilt (my first one with all the mistakes possible), I would make this one for Eric. Then came the fabric issue. Most flannels is children's flannel or plaid. Not wanting to do all plaids and knowing my children are grown, I am having trouble finding fabric that is adult like. I have already been to three stores looking and next week when I am out of town I am going looking there. I didnt want to do the quilt that was shown to us in class because it was too busy for my taste. It has 7-10 different fabrics and it is only a throw quilt not a bedsized one. Too too busy. Then Dave and I got talking and he said I think I have a quilt in the truck that might be considered a rag quilt. He took it out and here is the picture of it. His mom made it for him and what I really like is that it isn't too busy for my taste. Now I have a mission of finding three different fabrics and putting it together in time to send it to Japan. Merry Christmas son!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Nice summer days with the Babes

Babes on the river. 2 hours later Jane's legs were nicely pink!

Alvina and Melanie visiting Ellen....

who is of course finding new ways to use baskets!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A few more flood pictures

This is my new building.

Wow! I am living in such a historical time in Wilkes County. I feel so special!

The Floods of Wilkes County

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Welcome to my new office!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Little Boxes on the Hillside...

Monica here.
Girlfriend of Ellen's son, Eric.
Long time subscriber, second (or third?) time poster.
It's been a while.

Ellen and I wanted to do a project together even though we are far apart.
So around the end of February, Ellen found some blogs and links to really cute patterns for fabric boxes.

The project was chosen and the deadline was April 1st.
We had to mail each other our projects and post the pictures here.

It was so much fun!
What was so interesting was how differently we interpreted the same project.
I wonder what our boxes say about our personalities...
Fabric Style Myers-Briggs?

I think our next project is bags.
Updates will soon be posted.

This is the box that Ellen made.
Isn't it beautiful?

My favorite fabric is the Japanese umbrella one.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

A long time coming.....

Hi everyone!

I thought it was time we kicked off our blog again. A lot has happened since anyone of us posted anything on here. January went by fairly quickly with Susan getting a real job and flaunting it in our face.

Go Susan, we are proud of all you do especially since you rub the "real job' stuff in our faces. We know you are meaning a 8-5 job when none of the rest of us have one of those kinds of jobs!

Suzanne: February brought you much grief and sadness and all I can say is: I am so sorry you have to go through the pain that you are going through and we all want you to know we are here for you. We love you and will always be your support!

Jane: you have been nursing your family back to health and letting go of Ben.

I, on the other hand, met someone and am acting like a teenager once more!

I appreciate and love all of you BABES! !

Now with all this stuff out of the way: onward we go!

A while ago Suzanne and I went to Mooresville Quilt Shop and found some cool fabric for knitting needle bags for the babes! I finally got around to making them and here is a picture.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Before Xtmas party

Babes trying to look as if they are listening...Susan is not succeeding!

Susan still not listening...could it be what she drank?!
At least she is trying hard even using her hand.

Who wants a Babe in a tire?!

She is so cute!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

What happens when not all the BABES are in the mountains!

On Dec 29,2008, Susan and I went to the mountains without the other two BABES. While we both had a really good time, it just wasnt the same. It was quickly discovered that Susan and I didn't need our morning kaluha coffee and our afternoon Vodka! We just didn't need it! So my question is: Who are the party animals?

We took two walks (thanks guys for allowing that to happen!) She turned on the 700 club and made me watch for at least 15 minutes (like the Secret wasn't good enough!) Yes, we watched TV! We knit, watched tv, ate healthy and talked! Ultimately, we missed you guys!!!!

So here are a few pictures of our day with half the BABES! And thanks Susan for a great night!