Hi there.....

So kind of you to stop by....I do enjoy the company.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Batten down the hatches

It looks like a number of folks are battening down the hatches in case Sandy arrives.  I don't blame them.  I've been through a few in past years and these storms can be devastating.  It's been a while since storms of this nature have hit New England.  Irene was certainly a surprise.  At least now folks get some kind of warning.  I wasn't around yet when the '38 hurricane hit up North (they didn't have names back then) but I have pictures of the results.  Same with Carol (pictures).  I'd been visiting my aunt in Virginia and we returned to RI by train, following Carol.  The folks up North didn't have any warning for the one in '38 and it hit at high tide.  Many a fisherman found his boat inland, high and dry. You can still see watermarks high up on some of the buildings in Providence, RI.  Hopefully Sandy won't be like Irene and will die a peaceful death somewhere out in the Atlantic.  Mother Nature appears to be flexing her muscles, letting us know just who's in charge.  To those who may be affected I wish safety.  Blessed be.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Georgia Quilt show

It was a long day helping hang quilts at the quilt show today.  My feet hurt!  They don't get along well with concrete floors and we did a LOT of walking and, at one point, a lot of going up and down ladders.  The best part was getting to see all the quilts.  All I can say is OMG!!  There are some that are absolutely mind boggling they are so beautiful.  There were only two that I didn't think should be there.  Also, one of our own quilt guild members has a quilt hanging, albeit a small one.  Good for her.  I don't think I have the talent (or nerve) to think I could have a quilt in a show. 
Tomorrow is going to be less work and more pleasure.  I get to sit in our booth and sell tickets to our "opportunity" quilt which consists of hand-dyed fabric, is hand appliqued and hand quilted.  To say it's stunning would be an understatement.  And no I don't have a picture of it.  I'll try to get one.  Then I'll work the information booth.  Friday and Saturday it's more of the same except I'll be helping take down quilts at the end of the show.  Hey, it keeps me out of trouble and maybe the activity will help me keep off the pounds I might gain by eating out every day.
Y'all have a good evening....I'm going to have a glass of wine and put my feet up.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Quilt show

I'll be busy these next few days.  The Georgia Quilt Show starts Thursday and I'll be helping set up tomorrow.  Although I'll be working I'll be enjoying as well.  During the time I have off I think I'll get Christmas shopping done (ugh, to think of that already!).  I need to get that done now as I refuse to go to the malls or evil empire (Walmart) after Thanksgiving.  And since I'll be staying practically next door to a mall that actually has a couple of stores that carry things I can get for kids, hey, why not take advantage now instead of later?
The show is on through Saturday and I'll be there every day.  I'll get to see lots and lots of fabric (drool) as well as beautiful quilts, notions, etc.  Of course I'm going to spend some money! 
Y'all have a loverly day and remember:  contrary to popular belief, no one owes you anything.

Monday, October 8, 2012

It's WW Monday and I'll get to see if my weight is within 2 pounds of goal weight.  If I can maintain that for the next 6 weeks I won't have to pay!  And I only have to go weigh in once a month.  I've tried to be good this last week but haven't exercised probably as much as I should.
Daughter is coming up today instead of tomorrow as my friend Jaymi has an eye doctor appointment and her husband can't go with her, so I'm going instead.  Afterwards we are driving over to Marietta to deliver some pottery pieces to a customer.  While it looks to be a long day, that's okay.  I volunteered for it.
Cooler weather appears to have settled in.  It was only 52 this morning when I got up.  The leaves are turning and pretty soon the trees will be bare.  Wish I had a leaf blower.  Maybe the gent who does the mowing has one.  I'll have to ask him.  I'm willing to pay a little extra for him to blow the leaves into piles around their respective trees.
Guess I'd better get amove on.  Must child-proof the living area.  Y'all have a delicious day and remember:  A=A.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


After two whole days of steady, heavy rain it looks like the sun may come out today and dry things out a bit.  My driveway has a mini creek running its length.  It's good though since the rain seems to have raised the level of the pond.  Of course I'll have to go down and see just how much and if the level rose high enough to reach the overflow pipe.  I'll do that tomorrow since I'll be going in to the gallery today.  There was thunder and lightning last night.  Not steady, though.  Kinda strange, just here and there.  I didn't get to sleep until after 2 so am dragging somewhat this morning.
The leaves on the trees are beginning to turn.  Feels like fall is here.  Cool weather has begun as well as shorter days.
My cat decided that it would be a good idea to use me as a pillow.  I tolerated it as long as I could then I just had to roll over to get her off.   She stayed with me all night, though, and made sure some part of her was touching me.  Strange.  Wonder if she knows something I don't?
Y'all have a tremendous day and .....think positive, it might surprise you.