Thursday, December 29, 2016

Happy Birthday to my sister...12-28------

My sister's birthday was celebrated at our quilting group on Wednesday night
She came right from work...and celebrate we did.
She is 11 years and 11 days younger than I am..
Of course, she is a quilter.
 About 15 years ago, we were in Mountain City, Tennessee browsing through
a huge and lovely antique shop. She bought this vintage top for a few dollars.
When she moved last  year, I snuck or did it away from her..
.Last night I quilted it!!
 I backed it with feathers...I made a pincushion for her too, but where are the pictures???
I am often saved by the bell..Christmas eve dinner was saved by my DIL, who remembered tradition
She also remembered the cleaning up...good girl.
My sanity is being saved this weekend by Aunt Brandy who has the children for 6 days giving me a vacation of a lifetime.  I was actually relaxed today.
I stopped by the mall for the first time in a year.
I found some pants that fit my ever growing bottom,  The clerk said that they just went on sale today.She just happened to have an extra 20% off coupon.
Lucky me...It is a God thing.
Because..I am doing well today.

I heard from my girl.
 She had been in Big Sur, California...having a drink with her man in an interesting restaurant, Nepenthe.
She noticed Kaffe Fassett fabric at the cashier's.
Wasn't she surprised to come  upon a bit of history.. Wow.!!
Kaffe Fassett's family homestead and restaurant
Happiness is:
Thriving, growing, healthy, healing, stable and delightful grandchildren!!!
I love you so.


Michele Bilyeu said...

Fabulous stories and a lovely helping of gratitude shared. I'd wish you a Happy New Year..but I've learned it's more about one foot in front of the other year will be better. But hope prevails. And it continues...caring hugs dear Diane!

http://thankfullga447 said...

Happy New Year! Glad holidays are over - i was sad this year because I physically cannot do things that I have done in the past. I am so so happy you are getting a vacation. You are an exceptional person and you need to give yourself a 'pat' on the back more often.

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

I love your sneaky quilting on your sister's quilt. So pleased you've had a break, to recharge your batteries. I expect the grandies had a fun time too. School comes round all too quickly. I have actually managed to finish a test small wall quilt today, if the fog would lift I would be able to get some photos. Now I am clearing some space in my craft room, sorting as I go.

smazoochie said...

Happy birthday to your sister. That is a sweet & loving thing you did, turning her charming quilt top into a charming quilt.
Congratulations on the pants.
And holy cats! Those kids are getting so big! A handsome & beautifl krew.