In other news, my blogger won't let me upload any pictures without upgrading my picasa account, so I guess I'll have to look into this. I'm still not sure what this means because I'm mostly computer illiterate. Is there some outer space holding album they're referring to where all my blogger pics are stored? This is all I can surmise in quick fashion & making a guess.
More news includes the proclamation that we have NOT flooded during Hurricane Sandy. I'll admit to feeling guilty for being so happy about this, while others have been so devastated by her effects.
And last, but definitely not least, I took my 16 year old daughter & her best friend to see Justin Bieber in concert last night. Such entertainment... I was beaming & giggling off/on the whole time listening to the girls screaming & seeing the absolute joy on my child's face. There aren't a lot of times that true joy radiates outward, but music seems to set our hearts free, so last night was JOY FILLED.
Two of the gals from the shop I quilt for, Stitch & Craft, entered their quilts & both won blue ribbons! As I understand it, there wasn't a longarm quilting category, so my name isn't on them, but I did quilt them & so I was pretty excited to be a part of the process :)
Autumn 10-Patch on Point Top; QUILTED with Bubble Meander (freehand)
Nothing too exciting going on here this week. Lots of quilting, schooling & some visiting with friends. My older daughter had a friend visit from Georgia a couple times, and I hosted a Creative Caper in my home for some of my favorite peeps on Friday.
Hope to catch up with y'all soon. Piece-out!
(get it... piece... as in sewing/piecing... yeah, I know, I'm a dork!)
Autumn is cruising right along, wouldn't you say? We've turned the heat on & are seeing the leaves starting to change colors here in Pennsylvania.
Since I last wrote my girls have helped keep things "eventful" as I hinted at in the title.
The younger daughter, Morgan, looked very grown up going to homecoming with a boyfriend this year:
This at least was a fun thing! Later in the week, Maegan, the older daughter, dropped her phone in a bucket of water, and her car died on her TWICE. Morgan followed up by dropping her phone in the shower. Yep, you read that right... in. the. shower. (And yes I mean while she was IN the shower!)
We just had a generally spastic week. Electronics were on the fritz left & right, our school days weren't going quite as planned, and I was constantly behind schedule on quilting. Just one of those weeks...
I did get this quick quilt worked in before I started on another custom one that isn't done to show yet:
Baskets & Blocks Top; QUILTED with Leafy Swirl (freehand)
We did manage to leave some time for fun in between the annoyances life was handing us.
Monday the kids carved pumpkins:
And Thursday we had a bit of fun with our school day & visited Jen's Pottery Den to paint some pottery.
We got to browse a used book store nearby too, which is always fun for us bookworms! (not that you look like a worm, Morgan; it's just a figure of speech...heehee)
To end our week, the girls & I went to see Pitch Perfect. Did anyone else see it? I enjoyed it but will have to admit it wasn't *quite* as good as I was expecting. Is it just me?? Or maybe it had more to do with my sour mood that evening (it was a looooong-feeling week.)
Here's hoping the upcoming week will be slightly more productive...
There's been a lot going on in the past month I've ignored my poor blog.
My last post was literally one month ago & we'd just started our gym membership. I'm happy to report that we've kept up going twice a week! One of the many great things about having my built-in work-out partners is that even when one of us doesn't feel like going, someone else will urge the rest on. There's only been once that we came out feeling rough & tired. Usually it's rejuvenating.
My younger daughter decided to return to homeschooling. And I LOVE, love, love the homeschool lifestyle, but the amount of time I had to work with in terms of preparing & planning subjects has left me in a bit of a tizzy. No worries, though, as we're up & running mostly on time & mostly full steam.
Besides working out & school-planning my brains out, I've been quilting. Here are the latest:
Wizard Top; QUILTED with Meandering Loops & Stars (freehand)
Hearts & Squares Top; QUILTED with Puffy Heart Meander (freehand)
Green Lattice & Yellow Squares Top; QUILTED with Puzzle Piece Meander (freehand)
Navy & Cream Half-Square Triangle Top; QUILTED with Bubble Meander (freehand)
Poinsettia Top; QUILTED with Bubble Meander (freehand)
Blue Floral Panel Top; QUILTED with Butterfly Meander (freehand)
Ladybugs & Hearts Top; QUILTED Custom (freehand)
Paisley Stars Top; QUILTED with Puzzle Piece Meander (freehand)
My older daughter started her first college class.
And my younger daughter turned 16.
One other thing I'll mention... a year ago in early September we were cleaning out a muddy, soggy, smelly post-flood mess. I'm so glad we're not dealing with THAT! It seems unreal that it's been a year already though. Time sure does fly...
25) "Secret Weapons" by Hersha, Hersha, Griffis, & Schwarz
24) "Follow Me" by Joanna Scott
23) "How to be a Medium" by J. Donald Walters
22) "The Reader" by Bernhard Schlink
21) "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthrone
20) "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" by Stieg Larsson
19) "Fifty Shades Darker" by E.L. James
18) "The Girl Who Played with Fire" by Stieg Larsson
17) "50 Shades of Grey" by E.L. James
16) "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson
15) "Labrador Retrievers" by Kern
14) "Full Dark, No Stars" by Stephen King
13) "Still Missing" by Chevy Stevens
12) "What Should I Do with My Life?" by Po Bronson
11) "Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins
10) "Catching Fire" by Suzanne Collins
9) "A Three Dog Life" by Abigail Thomas
8) "When the Heart Waits" by Sue Monk Kidd
7) "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins
6) "for one more day" by Mitch Albom
5) "A Stolen Life: A Memoir" by jaycee dugard
4) "The Breaker" by Minette Walter
3) "Here If You Need Me" by Kate Braestrup
2) "the perks of being a wallflower" by stephen chbosky
1) "Woodswoman III" by Anne LaBastille
The Humble Haunted Abode
We live in a 222 year old home situated on the scenic Susquehanna River. The kids claim it's haunted & our home is featured on the neighborhood Ghost Tour. But since I'd like my kids to continue to sleep at night, I think I'll decline to comment...