Thursday, May 29, 2008

Memorial Day, Braves, Burgers, Bikes!!

Go Postal and I went to Altanta this weekend to visit Lila and my sister's family. The kids actually got to run the bases after the Braves game...they looked at me and said "don't even think about it" as I tried to follow them on to the field. Oh Well.

A Braves game and a warm up meal at the Varsity!

Cousins!! Along with newest member of the Marshall clan.

Lila and I showing MH how to strike a pose in his bike jersey.

Sofia had her own way of a very comfortable trailer behind her Daddy. Uncle Jose gave her this, complete with shocks. She seemed to love it.
We had a ton of fun, and finished the weekend with a Civil War cannon demonstration at Kennesaw Mt.
(Remeber to see any of these pictures better you can click on them and they will enlarge on your computer)

Friday, May 23, 2008

WMR is here he gets a Quilt from FPQG!

One of my good friends had her baby early so has to spend some time growing in the local NICU. He is doing great. This photo was taken last Friday. He is now off the CPAP and should continue to grow and come home next week! I am the chair of our guild's preemie quilt program, so took the liberty to hand pick a quilt out of my stash at home that I knew would match his new room at home. Our guild members have been awesome in supporting this program. We collect 12-20 each month for the local hospitals. I will make sure the quilter that made this quilt gets a picture! His mother was thrilled with the gift. For all of you that take time to hand make special gifts for people you will never meet....THANK YOU! I am blessed to see the faces of those who recieve such special donations and know how much they are appreciated.

Friday, May 16, 2008

One Retreat Project Delivered

I only bought the border fabric for this quick baby quilt for my co-worker. Mom had made my sister a scrub top out of this cute fabric with trucks, tractors, and trains on it so I used the rest up! This was one of my quilt retreat accomplishments, more to come later....

Monday, May 12, 2008

BB Rocks at 82!

LP called Friday afternoon with a set of extra tickets to see BB King. She knew Go Postal was a blues fan...and I have to admit its something I am learning to like. BB is 82 and even though he sat through most of his performance and mixed in a lot of storytelling...he was worth every penny. In a day where most entertainers seem more about the $$ than the music, he was a breath of fresh air. His voice is still pretty clear and he and Lucille can still turn out that very distinctive sound. He had a full band complete with three horns and they were all having fun. He stayed on stage and signed autographs after the show...when is the last time you saw that at a concert? Thanks LP for thinking of us...we had a great time.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Here is Buddy in his kindergarten debut.... He sang, he danced, and twirled his little classmate around. It really was quite impressive what they got this group of 5 and 6 year olds to do.

His class was ladybugs....ok there are boy ladybugs too, they just wear tuxes instead of polka dot wings.

The other classes were various other bugs, I especially liked the fireflys, they had glowing antenaes and striped on their shirts when the lights went off. The Army ants were also quite impressive.
Hopefully this will be the first of many such performances I get too see!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Great Idea...I hate making sleeves

I am going to give these premade quilt sleeves a try for upcoming quilt show. Three of my quilts are t0 be used by little ones...and I only want a temporary sleeve on them. These are gusseted so they help the quilt hang flat. At $9.99 for three yards I thought they would be worth a try. Want to check out their website:

Go Postal and Sofia

Look at how much Sofia has grown. She visited a few weeks ago and hung out with me while her Mom attended an alumni meeting at Wake. She gets to come back in a few weeks as her Daddy will be going through graduation ceremonies. She warmed right up to Go Postal!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Off to Retreat!

After the work is done today (the work I get paid for anyway) its home to pack up two sewing machines, lots of fabric and several quilt UFO's. Its time for the semi-annual get a way to Montreat College at Black Mountain. Here I am inspired by much more talented quilters...inspired by the beautiful hiking trails....and usually tempted by the great outdoor store and quilt shop in town. The new little Civic will be packed full. I wish I could take Zorro with me, he would enjoy checking out all 20 quilters and their works in progress. He went around the room Monday night with my Bee buddies getting stroked by all. He has become so lonely without Zee that he now warms up to anyone that will pet him. I hope to quilt Teen's new grandbaby Mary's quilt, get three $5 blocks done, finish piecing last years $5 quilt (Chocolate Chickens) and tie two rail fence quilts that my great grandmother hand pieced for my Mom when she graduated high school. I am especially excited about these twin quilts. They have been in a cedar chest for about 50 years and its time for them to get done and proudly displayed. I will post pictures of my actual progress next week.