Saturday, September 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Cathryn!

Today is daughter number two's birthday. I called and left a message and of course sent her a card. Not heard back yet from her, so I am assuming she and her family are doing something special. I just wanted to tell her that her dad and I are thinking about her and wish her a wonderful birthday. We love you Cath. Lots of hugs from us. Hug the grandbabies too and give Jeremy a squeeze. Here she is with her darlings, Ashton and Ava. She is such a good mama. I'm very proud of her.
 One more picture. Here she is working on her school work. She is back in school trying to get her teaching degree. She has a degree in business, but found out that just wasn't for her.
I had some good news this week. I have posted before about our lack of fabric shops in our area. All we have are Walmart, JoAnns, and Hobby Lobby. Walmart had plans to take the fabric department out, which really upset me. I found out this week, that our Walmart is going to leave the fabric department in our store. Yahoo! I guess the letters, calls, emails, and complaining to the manager worked.  I was back looking at fabric, like I do every time I go into Walmart, (grin) when Rita, the lady who cuts fabric asked me if I had heard the news. She said some of the big guys from corp. came in and talked to the ladies that run the fabric department. Asked them their opinion on closing it. Needless to say, they were told that the fabric department is staying. Sure made my day! To celebrate I  had to buy a few more pieces of fabric, but haven't taken any pictures of it yet.

I also just realized that I never did post pictures of block#2 of my Raggedy Annie and Friends BOM. I have had this done since the first week it was posted. Now Kaaren is almost ready to post block #3. LOL So here is my block #2.
I did this one different that the first block. I made the embroidery blocks bigger, did the embroidery, then trimmed them to fit. Then I put my block together. Worked much better for me. I had some of it ravel quite a bit on the first block, especially the Kona black. So I will be doing future blocks this way. Here is a closeup of the top stitchery.
This is the bottom stitchery. I really had fun doing these.
Kevin just has today and tomorrow left on his vacation. Thank goodness, he is actually going to have to shave. LOL Sorry, but I hate the whiskers on him. Two weeks growth will soon be gone. I think I have talked him into just relaxing this weekend. I think I am going to try to sandwich Ivan and Jeremy's quilts. I want to have them ready as soon as I get Bob's done. I only have about 6 blocks, then the borders left to do on Bob's, so hopefully it will be done in a week or two.

I had never heard when the next season of Biggest Loser started, so I finally went online to check it out. It starts this Tuesday! Glad I looked it up. We haven't had the tv on much in the past couple of weeks, so I haven't seen any ads for it. Looking forward to another great season.

Almost forgot to add that I will be joining Debi's Fall into Fall giveaway. Just click on the scarecrow in my sidebar to find a list of other bloggers who will be giving things away. I am still thinking it over, but will post my giveaway by Oct. 1st. The drawing will be Oct. 15th, I believe. Check it out. This is very exciting and Debi hopes to get 200 quilt bloggers to join in. You can win some great stuff. (grin)

Well, those quilts aren't going to sandwich themselves (although I wish they would LOL). So I'd better get with it. Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful weekend.


jillquilts said...

Great blocks!! And hooray on the fabric department in WalMart sticking around! THat is great news!

Libby said...

You have been busy! Your Raggedy Ann blocks are So sweet!
I laughed out loud about your husband not shaving!! My husband is a Battalion Chief for the Fire Dept. They have strict rules about facial hair because of their air masks. The minute my husband gets vacation time he doesnt matter what!!! It drives me nuts! He almost cries when he finally has to shave it off!! MEN!

Myra said...

Happy birthday to your Cathy! 8-)

Your blocks look great Winona, and good stuff on the Wallymart fabric department! Ours closed a while ago now...

Good luck with your sandwiching! 8-)

Crispy said...

The stitcheries are lovely Winona. That Kona sure does ravel, but comes in lots of lovely colors. Happy to hear you still will have fabric at Walmart. Ours took it out but it's coming back in again, though it's mostly fleece right now.


~JoAnn~ said...

Winona~Tell your daughter Cathryn Happy birthday for me will ya. More pretty things you are making. I finally found my table top today and got the machine set up with the extension table too late tonight to put pictures on my blog maybe tomorrow.

Granny J said...

Glad your Walmart is keeping the fabric department. They took it out of all the stores around here and I haven't heard anything about them bringing it back. I like your BOMs with the redwork.


Teresa said...

Happy Birthday to Cathryn, Winona. The Raggedy Ann quilt is so cute! i just love all the colors. I am happy for you that your local wal mart is keeping the fabric department. Wish ours had of kept theirs!

love you,

ROZ said...

First of all happy birthday to Cathryn. And next, I'm nuts about your redwork!!

Lana said...

What a sweet daughter and grand babies you have!
Good for her going back to school! It will be worth it for sure!
Your Raggedy Ann quilt block is very cute! A lot of work goes into those for sure!
I hope your week has been good so far...and AMEN to the whisker thing! Bill does that too sometimes at the ranch! I love him...but not the stickies! (that's what i tell him!) He just laughs!
Now...quit reading and get to work ! :)

Marydon said...

G'day Winona ~ Our WM took all the fabric out, period!, even the trims & accessories. Boo-hoo!

Congrats to the birthday girl, hope her day was filled with joys & blessings.

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

tiffibug said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Cath!

I so enjoy seeing your quilts. I think my grandma would like them too. I'll have to figure out a way to get online at her house so she can see them.

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