Friday, March 19, 2010

Dear Friends

Many of you probably don't know me very well, but I need to tell this story. My mother died 2 years ago from a brain infection. At the time my father wasn't in very good health. In 1995 he had a kidney transplant, and a few years ago he had a knee replacement. He also had some heart problems. We, (my 4 siblings & I) never expected mom to died before dad because she was in good health. But she lived less than 2 months after she was diagnoised. Since mom has been gone, dad has died a little each day. He was in the nursing home for about the last 6 months waiting for the time he could join mom again. Dad died this morning, Friday, at 2:20 am. I was able to be with him. He was in no pain at the time and died very peacefully in his sleep. He is now with the love of his life. They were married 57 years and had barely spent a night apart. Dad owned a business and mom worked with him doing the bookwork. In 1990, dad started dialaysis, and sold his business to my brother, but mom and dad continued to help out at the shop doing the bookwork and answering phones, etc. After he received his transplant in 1995, they were able to travel again and loved to go to Branson and to Illionis to visit relatives. I can honestly say I never saw them have a fight. We always said mom was the "activity director" in the family. Dad loved to do whatever mom loved to do. They spent many hours in the flower garden, something dad was very proud of. Today is St. Joseph's Day. St Joseph is the patron saint of happy deaths, and my folks grew up & got married in a small town where the church was named in honor of St Joseph. So it was appropate that dad was able to go home to mom today. I will miss him so much because he lived with me after mom died, and after going to the nursing home, I would visit him every day. He was a very loving and caring person, and I will be forever changed by having such loving and caring parents. Thank you for listening and God bless each of you. Please tell everyone you love, how much you do love them while you have the opportunity to do so. My love to you, Patty

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I Have a should check this out

This is so much fun. Kelly of I Have A Notion is turning one! NO NO not her, but her store. Just go here to find out about all kinds of giveaways during the month of March.

Oh and I'm so excited, ......besides 3 posts in one day......I get to go home early to celebrate St Pat's Day!! There's going to be a parade in town and lots of green beer.

Park City Girl giveaway

Check out the giveaway at Park City Girl. She is giving away a Verna jelly roll with 2 yards of fabric all from Burgandy Buttons. But I want to win this one, so just check it out, but remember you really don't have to enter!! LOL

p.s. to Jean: Woo Hoo it worked, I figured out how to post my first link, thank you!!

For the Irish

A Irish Blessing for all those who are Irish, and all those who are Irish for today!

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And rains fall softly upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

What pattern would you use?

I have been collecting red & aqua fabrics because I fell in love with the colors, but I need an idea for a pattern. I can't seem to decide what to use. Any ideas, or favorite patterns?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I won!

I won a Hello Betty jelly roll from Fabric-Love and Audrey's giveaways!!
Check out to see her vintage & contemporary fabrics, patterns, etc.
Also check out for lots & lots of giveaways every day!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Foggy day & a link to a great giveaway

I can't believe how foggy it is today. It's been raining the past couple days and has really melted our snow. Now if we could only get some SUNSHINE!!

Check out for a great giveaway!! Oh, I want to win it so maybe I should discourage you from going....LOL!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Nice weekend

I actually got to sew for 2 full days this weekend. Our quilt guild usually meets every few months to have a weekend of sewing. I have all the blocks finished for my daughter's wedding quilt (which was 3 years ago, but she changed her mind on fabrics and colors twice, so I feel I should get a little while longer LOL) Now I'll be putting rows together. Don't have much time today, but will try to post some pictures of it soon. I have to see the tax man :-( today.

Friday, March 5, 2010

I've been MIA

I've been under the weather for the last week or so. My DH gave me a bug he had the week before, and passed it on to me. Now I guess I can't say he never gives me anything. LOL

Keep checking if you like giveaways. She is listing some on her site, usually on Tuesdays.

I hope to get something accomplished this weekend and hopefully have pictures next week.

It is actually supposed to be a nice weekend, with temps above freezing. Weather man said this weekend is suppose to have the warmest day since the first of December. I think I can even see the sun!!