Thursday, April 24, 2014

Gardening and Quilting


Monday was a beautiful day.

We had built and worked with these first 2 planters last year.  We put the planter's mix in them and was not successful with getting much to harvest.  I have added fertilizer this year and it is looking much better.  I have Sweet Peas, radishes, beets, cabbage, onions, mustard greens, broccoli.




Spent all afternoon working on the two new planter boxes ready.  Changed our soil content.  We first placed topsoil and then added the planter's mix.  Lot's of work to get this mixed but ready to plant.  Planted 2 varieties of tomatoes and 4-5 pepper varieties planted.


In the late evening, I began a new quilting project for Thomas. 

In the past several years, I had assisted Mom in getting quilts together for 2 of my grandchildren Nora Ruth and Allie.  These were done in the same predominate fabric, using different quilt patterns and different accompanying fabrics. 

Nora Ruth and Allie have a 2 year old brother Thomas.  At the present the three of them are sharing a room.  Their Dad is a medical student and they are living very conservatively.  Their Mom, is using their quilts as coverlets for the beds so I pulled out the scraps from the first 2 quilts to see what I can put together.  Think I have enough!!!!  No pictures yet.

As I mentioned the progress earlier on the UFO box.  Here are a couple of examples.
this was a corduroy jumper, cut by size 3,  now finished.....will find it  a good home this fall.
 
The below had been given to my Mom for her to make, a project to keep her occupied after her stroke.  We are going to contribute it to the Appalachian project this fall.  She had puckered the band around the top and I had to go back and straighten this and get the button holes and buttons complete.




 
 
The two below were originally cut out for Nora Ruth and Allie.  They are way past this size now.  Will find someone who needs them.  
 

 
Will be leaving in the morning go to Nashville to run the Rock N Roll Half Marathon.  I am very excited.....finally going to see if the old woman can complete the race.  One of the bucket list items.
This race supports St. Jude's Hospital for Children.
 
I have already signed up again for the St. Jude's Half Marathon in December(It was cancelled last year due to weather).  I feel that St. Jude's is a wonderful facility and I have worked with a children's camp where campers were patients. Wonderful foundation.
 
Hopefully next week will be more productive at the sewing machine.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Busy Year

I have been very busy this first few months of 2014.

I tackled a box of UFO's.  Some for myself and others that were started over time for the grandchildren and did not get finished.  Pictures to come later.

I did decide to retire.  Last day on payroll was April 1.  Loving retirement.

April 9, traveled to Austin, TX for the birth of our 7th and 8th Grandchildren.  Our son, Greg and his wife Julie became the proud parents of twins on April 11.

Everett Davis Scott, 5 lb 15 Oz


Elcey Mae Scott, 5 lb 5 OZ
 

Returned home on in time for Easter.

I have been training for the Nashville Rock and Roll Half Marathon.  It is coming up next weekend.  April 26.

Life is good.
 


 
 
 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter

Hope that your day was as blessed as ours.

These are the oldest of my 8 Grandchildren.  True blessings.

I cooked dinner tonight and had a house full of family.  The Lord has truly blessed us in ways that are too numerous to list.  All we have now and the promise of Everlasting Life.

Happy Easter