Wednesday, June 29, 2011


OK, how many of you out there have so much stash that you forget what you've already purchased? How many of you have purchased the same item more than once because you didn't realize you already had it?

Here I am thinking I'm all that...organized that is...

Well, today I decided to go through my BOM/Kits tubs and finally take pictures of (gulp) items I've purchased in the past 2 years, promptly plopped them in the tubs and then neglected to own up to them on my blog (list of which can be seen (and clicked on) over there on the right-hand side).

Well, I guess I REALLY, REALLY liked one kit so much I bought two of them (at different times, of course). What the heck!?! Madness, I say...just madness. LOL! Guess there's a king-sized basket quilt in my future!

I'd better get this butt into gear and actually start working on (and completing) these kits and UFOs. The only question is -- do I have enough years left? I'm "only" 51, but have you seen my stash, UFOs and kits?!?! What's the saying? "She who dies with the most fabric wins."? The next question is -- what do I win? LOL!

Quilty craziness,

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day in Heaven, Chris

This Father's Day has been a tough one for our family. The girls' and Anthony are really missing their Dad/PopPop today and the emotions were raw. To help us get through the sadness of our first Father's Day since Chris passed, we wrote notes to him and tied them to helium-filled balloons and sent them to "heaven" for him to read.

Here are some more photos.

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there, on Earth and in Heaven, including the best Father of all: God. :o)



Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Isn't that the coolest name ever for a restaurant? Well, more like a cozy and casual hole-in-the-wall right across from the beach with different bright-colored picnic tables. But the food was a-w-e-s-o-m-e!

Now for the story on how we found this place...

Kathy gave me an "Entertainment" coupon book for Christmas this year (she has one for herself, too). There are tons of coupons of all types in the book and each book is published for your city/area and are good for the entire year. There are coupons for restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream parlors (notice I started with the food items first LOL!), clothing stores, movie theaters, bowling alleys and all kinds of other entertainment venues. Well, we decided that we were going to use these coupons to the fullest, so tonight when we decided to go out to dinner, we agreed we would be "adventurous" and only go to places where we can use these coupons. After looking through many, many, many places to eat, we decided on "Goombay's."

We had a blast and it was fun to try something different from the same ol' same ol' tried and true places. Plus, since we had a coupon for "buy one entree, get one free," the entire bill for both of us was only $11 and change.

Can't wait to see where we end up next...


Sunday, June 5, 2011

(*Sings*) Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay...

My friend Kathy and I found ourselves at Outback for dinner, but after having our fill, we decided we didn't want to go home yet. So we drove on over to River Rocks Restaurant and had a couple of non-liquor drinks and prerequisite desserts (shared, of course). It was a beautiful evening so we sat at the outside "bar" overlooking the water, sailboats and jumping fish, with the sea breeze blowing through our hair and watching the sunset. Ahhhhh, such is life in Florida...