Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Christmas and a New Year

I just realized how long its been since I last posted. The time really does fly by, although not much of note has been happening. We had a lovely Christmas. One of the highlights was putting together a gingerbread house. It was a group effort which was fun. I think we may make this a new family tradition and do it every year! :0)




I moved into a small apartment by myself the beginning of the month. I've been taking Ava to school four days a week since my move and will keep doing that until Emily gets a car. Ava may actually end up living here for a while until Emily can get on her feet financially and get settled. Here's the little imp at preschool today. The teacher wanted to take her picture and she refused to smile until he commented on the mess she'd made with her picture...then she gave him the biggest smile as if she was proud of her mess! lol


That's all for now. I've been busy unpacking and trying to get organized. I hope to get to some sewing one of these days.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Hello again!

OK...I know I said I was done blogging and I was for about a month. Then I just missed it so I'm back. I'm also trying to get back to my sewing and I wanted to be able to share that with you. So here I am! :0). 

We took a quick trip a while back to Brandywine Falls. I've always wanted to go there and I'm so glad to finally have made it. A lot of the leaves had come down a few days before but there was still some color and the falls were breathtaking!



We also took time out to chase the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway train a bit. Ava and I have come to love this train since we first started chasing it back in September. Hopefully in the spring we can go for another ride on it.


Emily, Ava and I went up to mom's the other day and ended up making a batch of my great grandma's sugar cookies. My kids always loved making them when they were little and visited grandma. We had Grandpa take a picture of us because it was four generations baking together. That doesn't happen very often.


Saturday, October 5, 2019

Keep in touch

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Thanks to everyone who left comments on my last post. If anyone is interested in keeping in touch, I am on Facebook and you can find me HERE.


Thursday, October 3, 2019

It's been fun! :0)



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When I started my blog on August 12, 2008, I had no idea what a huge role it would play in my life. Over the years I've met so many amazing quilters and have made many true friends. I've had the pleasure of sharing my quilting journey with you all, and of sharing yours with you. I know I don't have many readers left...my sewing time has been extremely limited the last few years so there hasn't been much reason for anyone to keep following along. But I have to say a huge thank you to those who have stuck with me until the end. And yes...this is the end. After 11 years I feel it's time to put my blog to rest. 

I want to thank every single one of you who has ever read a post and left a comment. It really has meant more to me than you'll ever know. I've just ordered a blog book of the last few years of my blog, and once it gets here, my blog will be deleted. Life definitely has seasons, and this one is over for me. I wish you all the best! :0)

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

A New Month

How is it possible that another month has come and gone. The days and weeks just fly by. They say time flies when you're having fun, but I have to tell you that for me it flies whether I'm having fun or not! lol And on the side of having fun, our local scenic railway had a steam engine from Ft. Wayne, Indiana visiting for two weekends. The first weekend Ava and I just went and watched from afar. But the second weekend on Sunday (it's last run for the year here) we ended up going for a ride. We really enjoyed it and can hardly wait for the steam engine to return next September.





I knew nothing about this steam engine before out little journey began. But I was intrigued by it and started doing some research. It was built right here in Ohio, in Lima and began operating in 1944. It continued until it was retired in 1958, having been replaced by the new diesel locomotives. Thankfully this engine was stored indoors after its retirement, and at one point because of its good condition, it was put on display. Several years later, a group of steam engine enthusiasts decided to restore it and give it a new life. It moved under its own power again for the first time in 1979, and as the saying goes, the rest is history. If you're interested in learning more about it, you can go HERE.