Sunday, September 30, 2007

Noah at the computer

I just had to post these 2 pictures of Noah. I got a good laugh out of them when I saw the pictures because Noah reminded me so much of his dad. I'll post more knitting and quilting another day. Enjoy the pictures. I have seen this look on his dad's face when he was little. Doesn't he look like he knows what he is doing. Chris says Noah loves to push buttons and chew on telephones. The little stinker knows the difference between the phone and TV turner if you place them side by side. I don't think Noah is going to crawl, he loves to stand up too much, I think he will just walk when he is ready. Janet enjoy the pictures. Love you boys Your Mom and Grandmom!

Friday, September 28, 2007

It's the end of September already

Someone sent this to me many years ago and I just found it. I put it up on my design board, hoping that it would make me finish a project before starting a new one. Yea! I bought McKnna Ryan's quilt kit "In Full Bloom" I went to Staples and had them make pattern sheets that I can cut up that way I won't mess up the orginal pattern. This quilt is going to be done just like my Army quilt that I am working on. Need to finish the Army quilt first.

I can't believe that October is just a few days away! Time has gone by fast. The State fair is just in a few weeks. I haven't entered anything in it again this year. Next year I hope to enter either my MS3 shawl, finished or my Army quilt! I also have a Flag quilt that I need to finish, forgot to take a picture of it. I have the strips done, I have 3 rows of the stars done and they are pinned on a mini design board. I have been working on this pair of socks for Gene, I had to find more of the yarn because I made the longer than the pattern said to, but then I never go by a pattern, Gene likes his socks long on his leg, army days, I have one just about finished! I just need more time in a day.

I am in a group on Yahoo called Noqquilt and we are exchanging Friendship stars, I have them pinned on my large design board. I am waiting for them to talk to me as to how they want to be arranged.

If I can get my mind too it I have about 10 purses that I have knitted/designed that I need to do finishing touches to. I have had most of these bags done for over 2 years. I just can't seem to set down and do the beading that I want to do. I have the beads and beads. I keep changing my mind what I want to do to them. Gene and the boys keep telling me to finish them and to sell them. A couple of them I have scarfs made to match them.

What has been going on here since I posted last: Gene is almost half way finished with this session of his master's program! He doesn't like this sessions to much. His boss at work is already on his case to start thinking about going for his doctorate! I think it is a good idea, but I think he needs a couple of months after he finishes this program to rest his weary brain. I must admit I have learned a lot these last 18 months. We have been watching the "War" program on PBS about WWII and alot of what he has written/learned about was there. Of course he already knew alot about WWII his father was in the Navy I believe during WWII! Gene grew up with the military, his father was in WWII and I know his dad did 2 tours in Vietnam in the Army Special Forces. I think his dad was in another war but I don't remember! I know he had 2 Uncles in WWI. We have alot of pictures and cards from his Uncle time in Europe during the war. Some of the cards are very neat!
I am doing okay, sinuses are driving me crazy, I have had a nasty headache all week. Plus I was trying not to step on the little dog and twisted my right leg, my driving foot for my sewing machine and car. The stupid thing has been swollen all week and hurts like heck! I go to the doctors on Tuesday so we will see. I don't think they will tell me to do anything except what I am doing now, keeping it elevated and on ice! I did finish the quilt for RaNae for her book. Charlotte had started it and couldn't get it finished so I finished it and I will put it in the mail tomorrow for her. I can't show you a picture of it since it will be in a book. I have been busy this week sewing the quilt and knitting.
Little Noah has 2 bottom teeth now and the top 2 are trying to come through. I have a new picture of him, Chris sent me some pictures from snapfish and I ordered them. I don't have any way to post the picture. I am going to e-mail Chris to send me the picture though. John David turned 3 on Sunday the 21st, no I didn't get to go to his party, I did send his present by my younger son. I know they had a good time. My younger son got another job, this job is in Raleigh. It means more money for him but is alot furture away from me then his current job. I will have to go to Raleigh to see him. I go into Raleigh at least once a month maybe now it will be more.He is still living with his brother. Hopefully by the new year he will be able to afford his own place.
The animals are fine, Gene still spoils the heck out of them especially Harley! The dog sleeps 23 1/2 hours a day! Lazy little fellow.

Well that is all for now. Need to get a few things done. As aways love to my boys from your mom and grand mom. I do hope everyone out there has a good month.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Another Day and the end of August

Just a few pictures for everyone, the first is of my puppy Simon, he is 8 years old. This is before Matthew gave him a hair cut. I don't have a picture of him after, but he really did a number on him. Simon is a sweetheart to some, but you don't want to come after me. I had a friend that just went to shake my hand and I had to have help holding Mr. Simon back! I am very careful about letting people around him. Simon does love his back yard! He just let's Gene mow and clean it up from time to time! Love the pouch.
These are the flowers gene gave me for my birthday! The reds where so deep red and they lasted 2 weeks! I keep telling people don't give me flowers when I die I want to be able to see them. Some more birthday pictures: My youngest son Matthew is on the left looking at his phone checking out who is calling him, that is which girl! He forgot to shave for a couple of days, I was just glad he was there. My oldest son is to the right, Christopher, next to him is his wife Kacie, the mother and father of Mr. Noah (Mr. Cool-Breeze who always has a big smile for you) They missed my jump by just an hour or so, they had to come from SC beach so they did good getting here. And here is Mr. Smiling Noah with his PaPa! You just want to pinch those cheeks or kiss them or both! The little fellow is just over 6 months and now has 2 bottom teeth and the top 2 looks like they want to come through. He weighs about 24 pounds and is solid like a brick. We think he gets that from Kacie's Dad, Ray! The boy likes to eat. He is one sweetie.

Our 2nd Wedding Anniversity was 8-27-07, we went to Wilimington, NC to the Battleship! My idea. I had not been to the ship since the boys where little and they had opened up alot more for people to see! Gene hadn't been in about 10 years or so, the ship, boat had changed for him also. We had a blast, we went from steern to bow (think that is how you spell it) I got to go up in the gun tennerys, we went up we went down we went every where you could on the boat and sometimes we rewent places because we took a wrong turn, but it was fun. I keep telling Gene that I don't think we saw everything but we where on the boat/ship for about 3 hours. Here are a few pictures of our adventure that day! First picture is of Gene at the ship's bell! this is another picture of Gene at the big chains. You know walking through the ship you had to be a small person, being tall you would have to stoop alot and you had to be very skinny to fit in some of the places they put you, especially where they loaded the powder to shot the big guns! I can't stand to be in tight places, I would go crazy I think. The hospital part of the ship didn't look to pleasant either. here I am in the Captains chair looking out across to front street in Wilimington. The seat wasn't very comfortable but it was a good view. My favorite part was getting to sit in the gunnery seat and look like I was shooting! I wonder who I was pretending to shoot! I could turn the gun around to make sure I got the right target! I have a few ideas! But I won't go there for now! Here is another picture of me that Gene likes, He calls me killer here. He says I look like I was having way too much fun behind the guns.
After the battleship we went over to Front Street or River Street! I got to see the steps of the Courthouse where Matlock was filmed. They have cleaned up River Street alot since I was last there about 7 years ago. There wasn't many shops open but the Cotton place was opened so I did pick up a few t-shirts and some beads for some shawls!
I am waiting to get the go ahead to tandem jump again. Need to wait I was told! The sky is still calling me. I am even thinking of taking solo jump lessons. Gene says as long as he can pick who teaches me it is a ok! So watch out.
Now you are probably wondering if I am knitting. I still am working on the Fir Cone Shawl, The MS3 that I have frogged several times, can't seem to count! I have a sweater started and a pair of socks that I am working on, plus a quilted table runner and another quilt! I just don't have enough time in a day to be able to do everything that I want to do. Hopefully I can post some pictures of some of my knitting at my next posting. The video of the jump is still on hold. So everyone take care, pray for our soldiers and those you love. Remember my little boys (all 3 of you) and my little grandboys (both) Moma, Grandma Loves you!