Saturday, July 12, 2008

Jumping from Spring to Summer

Wow, has life just whizzed by since my last post. We had a wonderful trip to Paducah, KY attending the AQS quilt show, shopping at Hancock's, and enjoying our stay at a quiet little cabin in the woods. Leaving Ky, we ventured on to Pittsburgh where David attended meetings and I got my first look at PA. As always, we enjoyed our time spent in the car traveling listening to audio books and talking.

Having barely been home long enough to finish laundry and catch my breath, we headed down to Orange, TX to pick up Mom bringing her back to Ruston for a Mother's Day visit. Chris, Lori, and Jordon came over and we had a wonderful day together. What should have been a busy week of fun things was not; for Mom suffered with her back so much that she could not do anything. It hurts me so to see her in pain with no relief. She did manage to feel good enough for us to go to my regular Thursday Quilt group and then out to Hannah's Quilt Shop. We drove her back home Friday where she could relax in the comforts of her own place.

June was heralded in with my adventure of being guest speaker at the Jonesboro Quilt Guild. I brought my Dear Jane quilt top in progress. I told them about my introduction to DJ and what I know about Jane Stickle. They were all so very interested, it made me feel good for questions to be asked and me to have answers. Still having the borders to make and add, they pleaded that I return when the quilt is finished for another presentation. I couldn't wait to get home to start work on all those pieced triangle borders!

David and I celebrated our 38th Wedding Anniversary on June 14. We are long past the hype of romantic dinners and gifts. We spend a great deal of quality time together throughout the year and don't wait for any certain day to show love and affection. Therefore, other than beautiful cards, on our special day we went to Mass, dined out at a Mexican Restaurant in town then stopped at Lowes before heading home for a relaxing evening.

At the end of June, while David flew to Vegas for the USW Convention, I remained back in Ruston to enjoy of week of quilty girl fun. Yvonne drove up from Orange to join me. We first attended the Peach Festival that Sunday then worked on our Quiltlets for the QOR Online Retreat Swap. Mine is the one with the green border. Yvonne used a 9-patch house block then added borders. We were happy to get them
so we could get them in the mail.

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