words to live by.......

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming, "WOO HOO what a ride!!"

Sunday, March 25, 2012

I am still alive!!!

It seems I have been gone so long from my blog........guess I have, but I have been pretty busy!  I have been making doll clothes, quilt blocks for internet guilds, working on my Doll quilt, and trying to finish a quilt for my grandson Hayden for his birthday next month!

And........since my doctor gave the ok to start riding Amigo again I have been working with him before I put my butt back in that saddle!  I broke my arm about 21 months ago, and my husband has rode him twice (he calls him Deablo the devil horse.....he is so mean) and we only had him about 6 months before I broke my arm.  The lady we got him from didn't ride him for 3 years.  So, you can see why I want to work with him some.  I just love him he is so beautiful and for being 19 years old he has alot of spunk left in him.
So, I may have been away but I have not been idle.
Today I had so much company I did not get a chance to sew, but the company was so much better.  My granddaughter Belle was trying to give her cousin, my youngest grandson Hayden hugs and kisses.......
Hayden wasn't to happy, but Belle was just showing the love.
So, for all of you who thought I was lost, thanks for thinking of me and I promise not to stay away so long!

and with that said I am leaving you with........
my son in law Joey caught this 8 pounder in our lake!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

And the winner is.........

Connie......you are the winner of the fat quarters!!  So excited for you.  You can visit Connie at http://conniekresin.blogspot.com/ Quilting by the River.  She is also a new follower and I hope she will visit often and enjoy my blog.

I had such a good time with the give-away and tutorial, and thanks for all the input.  I might try that again.  But for now I really need to learn more about blogging, because if you notice I did not blog for almost a month because I wasn't sure if I blogged after that anyone would know about the give-away!  Plus it looks like pages can be added to my blog which will help to steer my followers to the give-away or tutorial......and yes I did buy "Blogging for dummies"  I guess I better sit down and start reading......or maybe I will just do some playing!

Well, the weather here in Missouri is wonderful........all my babies have loved being out side! 
Amigo and Whisker's help by "mowing the lawn and Duke and Daisy are laying in the cool grass watching to make sure they do a good job!
So, with that said I leave you with....