Saturday, March 25, 2017

2 Quilts and a Flimsy

I made a quilt for my sister, Jessica! I had made her one before, but she informed me that she didn't like it, or use it and it was "in the back of her closet" and it "wasn't purple" (it was)...and although my feelings were hurt (not that she realized this or cared), I made her another that was DEFINITELY PURPLE!!! Even the light color was a very light lavender!

 
 

On the other hand, I made a quilt for my sister, Jana for her birthday this month! The material was so "her" because she loves traveling in her motor home with her group of friends! She couldn't have been more grateful and surprised!

 

 

 

 

 

Also was commissioned to make a quilt for a friend at work to give to her sister-in-law who was just diagnosed with breast cancer. I found the perfect fabric and it is now at the flimsy stage!

 

 

Hopefully will be quilted tomorrow!

 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Virginia March 2017

Got to go visit my daughter in Virginia for a week! I had a GREAT time!

This is the first picture with my daughter where SHE is in scrubs, and I am in normal clothes!

We went looking at model homes, as Melyssa and Darkel will most likely be buying a home soon! They were LOVELY...

 

 

Of course, I set up my sewing space: MElyssa was kind enough to get her sewing machine out of storage for me!

Went to Crackle Barrel for breakfast (don't have these where I live)...yum!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shopping at the outlets 90 mins away from Melyssa's home: SCORED a Brighton purse I have had my eye on for months....and Melyssa paid half!!
 
Got mani and pedis:
 
Bought and assembled a crib:

 

 

 

Made cookies with their anniversary date: looked much better before baking!

 

Melyssa INSISTED I go to a quilt shop before I left! Found many treasures....and fabric for AUNTIES diaper bag!

 

Do I look happy or what?

And our last meal together was AWESOME, by the beach!

BUT THE BEST THING WE DID WAS FIND OUT THE BABY'S GENDER:

 

Kali Miyoko Johnson!

Grammar Jo is SO happy!

 

 

Monday, February 27, 2017

So Proud of my Husband

Sherwood was presented "The Daisy Award" by our hospital administration today!

 

 

 

He totally deserves this and more for his caring, compassionate ways, as well as his knowledge and skills!

JoEllen

 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Springing Up

Always SO good to see the first hints of spring! For me it becomes real when I see my iris plants pop up:

 

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A day late

Started this and completed to the flimsy stage in one day!

Will pack away until next year and quilt it then!

 

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day for the 35th time

Valentines Day NEVER is stale with this man! He spoils me rotten every year! This year with Red roses, an awesome new place for lunch and Chilean Sea Bass for dinner, and a nice cake for dessert!

But I spoiled him this year with a new mattress (highly recommended by my bff) and desperately needed by us!

Here's to 35 more...

 

 

 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

QOV presented

Presented a Quilt of Valor to a co-worker who served in the Navy! He was very appreciative!