Thursday, July 20, 2017

Hard to blog

I am so upset over my blog posts eve since the last "update". The pictures come out SO small and the words even smaller! But this was the way that I took inventory every year buy making a book from my posts to remember the quilts, knitting and crafts that I made and gave away! I must be a shallow person, because ever since the change my quilting mojo has plummeted---I enjoyed posting my love of quilting, and linking it to other Quilter's blogs! I also enjoy the comments from family, friends and other quilters.

Oh well, these are the latest things I've made:
A hat for....you guessed it "Kali"



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Also a "Star Wars Rogue One" quilt for a birthday present for my friend at work:









And 2 "Sparkle and Shine" bags for two little girls I know:







I also knit a super cute beanie for my daughter, but forgot to photo! Not much more work on the scarf for bff, but plan on finishing for our Pennsylvania trip in October----joined a "friendship knit-along" to qualify for prizes.

And what my family's been up to:
Hubby's gone fishing:


My baby (not), Amanda is loving being stationed in Japan





And Darkel is home from deployment after 180 days!



NOW WE ARE JUST WAITING FOR KALI TO BE BORN!!!
We are all super excited!



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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Run, Susan, Run!


My bff, who is incidentally 63 this year, runs half marathons (yes, 13 miles)...is so awesome...and so beautiful...so I make her a QUILT...out of her tshirts from these marathons...and she thanks me... me sedentary me....lol...


















- and then I get a post from a cancer fighter with the quilt I made for her:







And I am so happy that she loves the quilt, and it comforts her, but so sorry for what she is going through!

Both my bff and I agree that we do not always appreciate where we are in life and all the things and people we are blessed with.......but God has a plan...we both agree on that!

JoEllen

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Moving Right Along

My eldest is due July 28, baby is cooking:



- My baby, Amanda is settled in Sasebo, Japan! She seems to like it there and is making new friends!






We had to graduations! One of our nieces from High School and one from 8th grade:









Was finally able to give my brother, Rick the quilt I made him for his 50th bday!







And had Father's Day brunch with my dad!


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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Knitting

Very excited about how this scarf is coming along? I am enjoying every stitch! It's hard to see here, but the lace pattern is actually a heart!



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Rick's 50th Quilt

My brother is super talented in music (his hobby)! He plays the guitar and drums,and probably other instruments I am not aware of!
This is the fabric I picked for him:



























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I am so excited with this quilt, and cannot wait to gift it to him:



Hope to surprise him at his favorite Chinese restaurant named "Chins" soon!









Friday, May 12, 2017

Mother's Day Early

Our daughter, Amanda is leaving Chicago for her new assignment in Japan. She will be gone for 2 years! Such is the way of the Navy!
Despite all her packing and moving, she did not forget about me!! She sent her Mother's Day gifts to me early!










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I am so lucky...she loves her momma and NEVER forgets to tell me how much! She is the sweetest, and I will miss her SO!!




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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bigger pictures?

Hoping to be able to,repost just the pictures of the things I have made using Blogpress:




























































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Monday, May 8, 2017

Testing 1-2-3

I am trying new apps...since the last update on my iPad, I have lost BLOGSY.
And the other app I used made the posts too small!


Janeene turns 60

I was finally able to give my eldest sister the quilt I made for her 60th Birthday!
We celebrated on her actual birthday by going to Koki's, her favorite teppan place!

Today, most of the family gathered at The Yardhouse!































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As we left the restaurant, this lovely rainbow was waiting for us:



















Got home and saw this picture sent to me by my daughter, Melyssa! She is already using the Cherry Blossom Basket I made for her as a mobile diaper station:






Made it home to have time to sew up one more block for my "Anniversary Quilt" that I have been slowly plugging away on for years-this is a quilt I hope to put into a quilt show when I finish:







JoEllen





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