Saturday, December 22, 2012

Lake Waco, TX

We moved south from Lake Lewisville. Our first move was to Ennis and a Corp of Eng park on Lake Bardwell. We stayed there for 6 days and then moved on to Waco, TX.. We camped at Midway Park for 3 nights and then moved to Airport Park and we are here for 2 weeks. These have all been Corp of Eng parks. We love the COE parks.

We have never been to Airport Park and we are quite impressed. It is very quiet and has awesome sites on the lake. Here is picture of our site.

 I haven't done much sewing. :( I am working on a big stitch quilting on a small quilt.
Hubby guy did take me to a Quilt Shop here in Waco. Tomorrow Quilts. A lovely shop. Forgot the camera. I found fabric for grandson's quilt. I had planned to do a paper pieced pattern but it just isn't a pattern that is working for me. I love paper piecing but this pattern doesn't do it for me. So I am looking for another pattern for his quilt.

While at the quilt shop I was told of a shop hop they are having. It will be held at the Waco Convention Center on Jan 25 & 26.  Twenty (20) shops under one roof. No driving miles to get to all the shops.   Isn't that just the coolest idea? All kinds of prizes. Hopefully we will still be in the area so I can attend.

Although we have our Christmas at Thanksgiving I still get down that we are not home with family. The next few days will be very tough for me. I will talk to family but it just makes me even more homesick. Once Christmas is over, I am fine. Good thing I stocked up on Kleenex cuz I am going to need them.

I cannot imagine how the people of Newtown will get through Christmas. What a awful, awful thing to happen. I send to them my most heartfelt hugs.

On a lighter note... Aren't you glad the world didn't end? I know people who really thought it was going to happen. They were scared all day. Thankfully nothing happened.

I want to wish each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas.
Remember: it is not about the presents, it is about his presence! Happy Birthday, Jesus!


Friday, December 7, 2012

Finally, I'm Back!!

I have no excuse for not blogging sooner. I am bad. I was packing. We have begun our snow birding trek south. We left this past Tuesday and we are now in Texas. North of Dallas. In a campground on Lewisville Lake. We arrived here today and the weather today was beautiful. It was sunny and in the 70's.

Our Thanksmas was wonderful. We had a delicious Thanksgiving turkey dinner.  After cleaning up from our gobble down it was time for our Christmas.

Granddaughter Rachel loved her quilt. Here it is just before I wrapped it up. Rachel opened it and wrapped herself in it and stayed that way even as they were leaving. The next day I was talking to her and she said she was still wrapped up in it. "It's so warm, grandma!" She also took it to her camp reunion last week-end. Poor dear got sick while there and wrapped up in the quilt while laying on the floor in the bathroom.

Son Richard and DIL Rose also loved their quilt.

Here is their quilt before it was wrapped. ( bribed the neighbor into helping with pictures)
Son Richard modeled it. Rose did not want her picture taken.

I think he likes it!

We had lots of gifts and everyone was happy with the treasures they got. 

I forgot to take a picture of my gift. I got a treadle machine!!! Wooowhooo! A 1924 Singer. What a surprise.

While we are traveling this winter I will make a quilt for grandson Alex. I found an interesting pattern for a paper pieced pattern.  The pattern is Hunters Star. Alex likes green and I thought this would be a perfect 2 color pattern using a green.

A quilt for young son John and DIL Sara will be made once they finish re-doing their bedroom and painting. I have no ideas for them. I will probably have Sara look through some patterns and then go fabric shopping with me.

The past 2 weeks have been quite busy. When I wasn't packing I was schmoozing with my friends. Gift exchanges, lunches and just spending some time with friends. Oh! That reminds me. Another wonderful gift I got was a Deluxe bobbin winder. Actually, I wanted one and they are 99.00. While at JoAnns with a friend, she was at the check out and said "hey, isn't that bobbin winder a Simplicity product?" She found a coupon for 50% off and gave it to me. So I keep telling her she gave me 50.00 for Christmas.  The bobbin winder will be wonderful for winding the bobbins for the long arm.