Saturday, August 29, 2009

Goodbye My Friend, Michelle until we meet again

My dear friend Michelle was laid to rest today. She lost her life on Monday while jogging, in the early morning, to get ready for an Air Force Marathon the end of September. She and her husband always went jogging. She was hit by a suv. Her husband was with her during her final moments. She was only 44 years old.

I met her about 9 years ago, when her husband was stationed at Scott AF base. Actually it was before that.....we were both on an Internet group called The Chicken Swappers. It was later changed to Mary's Henhouse. They then got orders to Scott. We had in common the love of quilting (crafting) and that our husbands were in the military. Our first trip to the Paducah Quilt Convention, was a time to remember. Remember I said we belonged to the Chicken Swappers? No, we didn't swap chickens.... we swapped chicken quilt blocks:-) I told her we needed to make a chicken hat to wear at the quilt show so our buddy chicken swappers wouldn't have a difficult time finding us. We had never met them before....just chatted on the group. So, Michelle said if she made the hat that I would have to wear it. lol So, she made the hat and I WORE IT! Now I am basically a shy person, so this was REALLY not me. We never laughed so much. We found out there were a lot of people out there who loved chickens (so many pictures taken) and our chicken buddys HAD NO PROBLEM finding us. We had a blast!

After a few years, her husband got orders to Germany then DC then Ohio. Thankful for the Internet, we kept in touch. When back in the states, we talked on the phone too. I saw her in March when her grandson was born. She was traveling through and we had lunch together. She would had made an awesome grandmother or Bella, as she was called. She was a fun loving person that is for sure. She knew how to lift my spirits when need be. We laughed so much. I feel quite blessed to have had her in my life. She will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. You might know Michelle at this blog. She was a VERY talented young lady.

Eternal rest grant unto Michelle, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed, rest in peace. Amen

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

June and July BOM

Yeah, I finished the June and July BOM for Carol's Group. Now to work on the August BOM. Then the September block and we will be done.....well, except for putting it all together ect. lol

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Picked Peaches Today

Raven and I went to pick peaches this morning. They look ripe, but they are still pretty firm and not quite ready for a pie or cobbler, so Raven and I made pancakes with peaches in them. I cooked up some peaches to put over the top with cool whip. yum yum! These peaches were huge! It will probably only take one huge one for a blender of peach dacari. lol Next month Raven and I will go pick apples. The Honey crisp are the sweetest and the ones we pick. Here is where we go
Here is my granddaughter Raven......


I know I shouldn't complain because our summer weather has been beautiful. Just a little to rainy and cool for us to get good use out of the pool. Maybe August will be warmer and with less rain. But look who has enjoyed the pool some. I haven't seen Bonnie and Clyde lately though. Clyde would come early in the morning and Bonnie would come in the evening.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

One more bag:-)

What can I say???? I was on a roll.......... The red color is the lining and underside of the strap. The top part of the strap is the same as the body of the bag. Easy, easy, easy.......I didn't even make an "oppsie" today. I just referred to the pictures when in doubt.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Grocery Tote

Hello, hello!
I did finish the July BOM, but I won't post it until I have the June BOM done. Not bad, I'm just one block behind. I need to JUST DO IT! Maybe tomorrow. I just get a little side Talk about side track.....yesterday I was organizing some patterns and found a pattern that was on my "to do list" and decided to just do it.....I did. I found some cat fabric just sitting granddaughter isn't a fabric cat lover any more, so I have lots of cat fabric. I picked out MY favorite one. Cute HUH? Well, there is one problem with it though........ I found out the hard way that you don't use directional fabric.....nope, nope, nope, unless you want to cut it differently and waste (not necessarily waste...goes in container for a scrap quilt;-)), I CUT THE MATERIAL.....looked at it....discovered the "opps" I thought about it for a while and said "What the heck?" Who will notice? hee hee. ( ME ) Notice the blue "mice" are directional too:-) The bag to the right is the "cat" bag I made for my granddaughter years ago. I love that pattern from Lazy Girl Designs. It has 6 outside pockets. Only problem is I keep forgetting what pocket I put what biggie,. When in doubt, just check all six. lol

Opps, I got side tracked again;-) I'm sure that doesn't happen to anyone I got the super easy Grocery tote at click on the link on the left side. This is my kind of pattern. It has written instructions on the front and on the back PICTURES. I found myself flipping back and forth to put a visual with the words. Now I need to whip out a few more. Then I have to remember to bring them with me when I go shopping. That is the hard part.

Have a GREAT DAY and make yourself a few grocery totes........but don't forget to use them;-)

Kathy aka Kela