Saturday, August 23, 2008

Here's to New Friends!

Hello blogging friends. :o) Last evening was fun for all! It was so great to meet Carolyn in person and we had a great time. She also got to meet several of my quilting buddies and everyone got along famously. Unfortunately we weren't able to play "strip" poker because only three of us brought our strips. But there was still food, fun, gabbing, stitching. Now that's what I'm talkin' 'bout! LOL! I even showed her my quilting/sewing room. If I remember correctly, she said she "now has another place to shop for fabric." *giggle*

Here's a pic of me and Carolyn. Carolyn's on the left and I'm on the right. It's so much fun to have another friend and stitching buddy. We're planning on keeping in touch with each other and hanging out. Isn't quilting great! You meet such wonderful people through common interests.

Thanks, Carolyn, for joining us! I'm so glad we met and I hope you had as much fun as I did!


Friday, August 22, 2008

I'm Meeting a Blogger Friend!

Well, tonite's our monthly quilter's night out. I'm hostess this month. And guess what?!? I'm gonna meet Carolyn from Lakeside Quilting! Come to find out she lives in my area and, of course, I invited her to join our happy little group and will finally meet a friend I met while in bloggerland! I'm so happy, I'm doin' the happy dance. LOL!

I'll talk to you all tomorrow and give ya the scoop. Can't wait!

Quilty hugs,

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Typing Fun

I took this typing test via a link on Bonnie Hunter's blog. Try it, it's fun!

90 words

Speed test

It's nice to see that even though I haven't been working since the end of March, I've still got it. I also had 100% accuracy. Go me! :o) And yes, this was my first try. Hmmm...maybe I should practice it more and see if I can get it back up to the 116 wpm I used to be. LOL!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Time Flies

Where has August gone? Seems like it just got here and now it's more than half over. Before you know it, Autumn will be here and we'll be saying "where did the Summer go?"

I've been busy with various things this month, including the highlight -- a visit this past weekend with elder daughter Heather. She and her hubby flew up from Florida on Friday for her girlfriend's wedding. We picked them up Friday morning at the Philly Airport (and got a parking ticket as a bonus, ugh). That aside we had a great day on Friday, and the household increased as the day progressed. We started by picking up younger daughter Rachel and grandson Anthony, who stayed here to await Heather's arrival (not enough room in the car for all of us. LOL!), then Heather and Jerry's arrival made 6 of us. Then I invited my Dad over . . . and my brother Dave called while dinner (Lasagna) was cooking and I invited him and his girlfriend, Paula (whom I love like a sister) for dinner as well. There was plenty. Plenty of food, plenty of fun, plenty of laughs and plenty of games. It was a truly wonderful evening spent with family. I haven't enjoyed myself like that in awhile.

Saturday found me ironing dresses and suits for daughter and son-in-law and my hubby running Heather and Jerry hither and yon for wedding-related stuff -- Heather to her girlfriend's to dress and prep. Then Jerry to another house for him to dress and prep. Then a 2am field-trip to pick them up after the festivities. :o)

Sunday arrived too quickly and we spent a nice morning together before their flight back to Florida. I miss them already. . . .

So how has your Summer been?

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Color My World

I was feeling a little bored today. It's not like I don't have anything I can or should be doing, it's just that I wanted to do something different. So I opened up my EQ6 program and played. What fun!

Behold -- I bring you "Color My World."

In case you might be interested, below is a little info on how I came to the final product:

First, I drew the pinwheel flower using the applique drawing tools and clicking the drop down menu to make a diamond and rotated it to the position I wanted.

Then I used the "wreathmaker tool" to make it look like a pinwheel flower (a little trial and error time here to get it the way I wanted it to look).

Next, I used the drop down menu to draw a circle for the center.

And, last, but not least, I tilted the block 70 degrees.

Of course, in between all of that, I clicked the requisite "center to block" and also resized it to my taste.

Then I had a blast coloring it and adding borders using the "auto border" tool. This program is so user friendly and fun to use!

BTW, if this is all Greek to you non-EQ6 users, then I hope you just enjoy looking at the end result. :o)

So what do you think? A future quilt, perhaps?

Hope you have a fun day, too!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Happy Birthday, Meggie!

Sisters Heart-to-Heart

From the time that we were little,
I knew you'd always be
Not just a loving sister
But a caring friend to me.

A shoulder I could cry on,
A helping hand in times of need,
A cheerleader to lift me up,
My angel in both word and deed.

We told each other secrets;
We giggled and we cried.
We shared our joys and sorrows --
We were always side-by-side.

We have a very special bond;
I knew it from the start.
You'll have my love forever --
We're sisters, heart-to-heart.

~Joanna Fuchs

Love ya!