Saturday, August 23, 2014

A weekend to celebrate Todd

We got all the extended family together last weekend in Georgia to celebrate my first cousin Todd's 50th birthday. We all have such fond memories or riding three wheeled Hondas (yes I know now how dangerous that was with no helmet), swimming at Aunt Brenda's pool and going to movies after church on Sunday. 

We had a big cookout and cake at my Grandparents home that his oldest brother now owns. Many good memories at this special place. 

And now all the first cousins have kids that are almost grown!  There were 15 of us and I can't even count how many there are now.  

We also had time for a little fishing, but the highlight was seeing the two small alligators in the pond (why we don't swim down there unless it's a pool). 

And Sunday was Dad's birthday and I know it pleased him to have all three daughters and five grandchildren with him at church. Wish it wasn't a 9 hour trip!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


Two kinds this past weekend.....visual and audio

One day with fellow quilt buds at the AQS show in Charlotte 
Yes it's not a painting but a quilt...
If I were a math teacher this would hang in my class
Hawaiian appliqué with 3d buds, I got to get mine back out to work on. 
And even saw Kathleen's Rainbow  Rocks!  Yes it hung at the Yadkin Arts Center first before traveling all over the country ; )

Then a little trip to Lowes so we could get the makings for my own design wall

And finally a Sunday evening with James Taylor. I have to say the man still has it!  Probably one of the top 5 concerts I have ever been to.  

Oh and the Explorer got a new decal too. Pretty sure Mom would have wanted this one too.