I have neglected my blog WAY TOO LONG, I have been busy with "life" as the saying goes.
I have been off work for over a year now and have settled into my quiet corner of Southwestern Wisconsin.I am pretty much a home body so that is where I spend most of my time. I am stitching and lots of other new endeavors. Seems like I am so busy now I don't know how I ever worked 50 hours a week. I know that is what everyone says but it is true. In the past couple of months I have gotten back in touch with 2 Girlfriends I went to High School with. How cool is that. Great to see old friends, you get together and it seems like you just talked yesterday and went to the high school football game. :) FUN FUN FUN
I try to stitch at least 1-2 times a week when I have time. I babysit my Grandson (New Man in my Life) 1-2 days a week and am loving being "Grandma". We have LOTS OF FUN together. He is 18 months old now, the age my oldest Daughter was when I had my Twin Girls. how different it is taking care of a little boy. He wears me out chasing after him. He has his Grandpa's sense of humor, EVERYTHING IS FUNNY and HE IS THE CENTER OF ATTENTION. Gotta love it. Just wish Roger was here to enjoy him with me :(
All the Girls have homes of their own now. Lesley and Josh bought a farmette just north of the town I live in and are planning a Wedding in June of next year, Kelsey and Kolbi (Jace's Mom and Dad) bought a farmette about 20 miles from me and our horses are there. Kendra and Jimmy bought a house in suburb of Chicago and are the farthest away (about 3 hours).
Jace loves the horses and he has a favorite "BurBur" or as he is usually known, Wilbur. All the horses love Jace, but he calls BurBur and he comes over to the fence to get a kiss from Jace, here is this 1,200# horse leaning over the fence for a little boy to kiss him and Wilbur gives "kisses" back, Nothing much better than a little boy and a horse :) Next time I am over there I will get some pics of Jace and Wilbur.
Right now I am working on Jenny of Elefantz "Daisy Days' Embroidery and Loving it. Fun colors, lots of stitching and some quilting (best of both worlds)
I bought the Honey Honey Line of fabric by Kate Spain to do this little quilt and am loving the look of it, not really my colors but this is such a cheery little quilt I wanted some cool fabrics to work with.
Fall is coming fast to the Midwest and I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR, trips to the Apple Orchard, candle tarts in the tart warmer and evenings on the front porch enjoying what is left of the "front Porch sitting" season. that season is getting shorter and shorter but I am still enjoying it.
I have to miss my fall quilt retreat this year, no one can come and stay with my "Critters" 2 dogs and 3 cats. I will miss everyone but at the same time I will enjoy being home enjoying my "little nest"
So I think that has me all caught up for a few days til I can get back and chat with everyone some more.
Thanks for stopping by and definitely come back often because I PROMISE I WILL TRY TO BE MORE DILIGENT about blogging :) AND P.S. LEAVE ME A NOTE :)
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