Monday, October 20, 2008

And the Winner is.....

We picked the winner for our Breast Cancer 3-Day raffle quilt. The winner is Alicen B. from Norwalk, Ohio. YEAH!!! I have yet to reach Alicen to tell her the good news, but I'll keep trying. The raffle was a great success and I want to thank everyone who purchased a ticket or stopped to chat while I was selling the tickets at the various festivals, etc.

I have been very busy the last couple of weeks. I have worked quite a few hours and I have also been "stomping the pavement" asking for donations to "Girls Night Out" which is a fundraiser for Cancer Services sponsored by Curves and a slew of other businesses. The event takes place on Wednesday, October 29th and I have been told it is very fun. There is entertainment, food, a silent auction, and lots of other fun things.

I haven't gotten near as much quilting done as I had hoped, but maybe that will change soon. I need to finish the guild blocks and get them to Karen ASAP and I want to finish quilting my Pineapple Blossom and get it bound. Of course, there are other UFO's that need work, but I've been sketching and I want to get busy on those. I have also been checking out some blogs that have some awesome quilts that I want to do. Oh, there just isn't enough time.....

My "Quinn Update" includes that fact that she is now mobile! She can crawl pretty well but I think she really wants to walk. Nothing is safe now and I guess that means that I had better keep the pins off the floor!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Looking Through Old Photos

I decided that I needed to clean up some of the photos on my computer and I came across one of my favorite pictures.

This picture was taken when Nikki was a freshman at UC. She had a home rowing meet and a bunch of my family came to watch, including my mom. As you can see in the picture, it was a nasty, cold, windy, and rainy day and the race never took place but we sure had fun. While we were waiting for the weather to clear up and a decision to be made about the race, we all ventured over to the boat storage area to "get out of the elements." Now, imagine us all bundled up in coats, scarves, gloves, etc. and Mom using her walker to climb a substanial hill to reach the building. It was pretty funny and Nikki's teammates were impressed that Mom was still there. They started calling her "Hard Core Grandma." When you say it now, it sounds a bit pornographic, doesn't it, but we all laughed about it and had a good time. That was the only opportunity that Mom had to see Nikki race, and even though it never materialized, it sure makes for a wonderful memory!
On the sewing front, I have Homecoming sashes to finish up and I also want to work on my guild BOM, so I guess I should get busy - or maybe I'll just continue looking at pictures and sew tomorrow:)