Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Almost there...and ramblings

It's hard to believe, but I have completed almost 100 posts. This blog has been the best thing I have done for myself in a very long time. It has helped me though some difficult times in my life over the past few months. It has been an outlet for my love of writing and has inspired me...along with many friends to do things I would not have normally done. So, in order to pay back what I have received....I will be doing a "Give-Away" in the next few days. I am gathering items and will post about it when I have it all together....well when I have all the items together...I doubt if "I" will ever have it altogether!

I have started to follow a lot of blogs. It is very inspiring to see what other women are doing out in the world and the best part is, they are from all over the world! That is the part I like about the internet the allows us to communicate with people from all walks of life...similar interests...different interests, but similar philosophies and with people you have nothing in common with at all, but just like each other. I remember when I first got on the internet, I was afraid to go anywhere for fear of getting a virus in my computer....I no long have that problem. I am still careful where I go, but I would now be lost without the internet. I do most of my shopping on line..some of my banking and bill easy is that.

Some days it feels sucks and some things are forever lost...and then you have a birthday and a new baby comes along and life just couldn't be better. My new little girl has given me a new perspective about life and what I want to do with the rest of mine. So thank you Serenity Rose for giving me a new outlook. I feel rejuvenated and ready to take on a lot more than I have been lately. John's surgery and his almost dying left me very depressed and tired....I haven't wanted to do anything. For the past few days, I have felt a great sense of hope and I am ready to tackle a lot of "stuff" that I have been putting off. Things are looking UP!

Thanks for listening and everyone have a great day...will be posting about the give-away soon


Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Here is my first picture of Serenity Rose.

Poor little thing got the Redding nose! LOL


Serenity has arrived!

My Granddaughter Nikki had Serenity Rose last night (my birthday) at 11:00pm. She weighed 6 lbs 13 ounces and was 19 and 1/4 inches long. I can't wait to see pictures....I am hoping some arrive via e-mail today.

Thank you my Nikki for this wonderful gift!

Gramma Anett

Monday, August 3, 2009


Nikki is headed to the doctor....the mucus plug has broken and the baby may come yet today!

Yee Haw!!!!!


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Happy Birthday to ME


Today is my birthday and I really do NOT feel 55...but the calendar says I am. I was thinking back over all of the things I have done in my life, especially when I don't think I have accomplished enough yet, and I realize I have done a lot of stuff. I haven't traveled enough, but raised four step children and a grandchild. I have not maintained what I weighed when I got married, but have stayed married for almost 39 years. I haven't had the pleasure of actually meeting many of my "online" friends, but love them all dearly. I haven't quilted enough, but have made many quilts. I haven't learned a lot of piecing, but I have a lot of fun with what I do. I haven't learned to keep my mouth shut when maybe I should, but once I found my voice...I just have to say what I am thinking.

I have learned a few hard lessons...I have learned what it feels like to lose my parents and grandparents. I have learned that we can't always have everything no matter how hard we work. But the thing I think I have learned the most over the past couple of years live each day to the fullest no matter how it till your heart hurts and then love some more...and enjoy what you do everyday no matter what it is.

I have a fairly good life...I don't have everything I want..that new Brother Embroidery Machine or a 2 carat diamond, but I do have a husband that loves me no matter what, even when I am grumpy....which sometimes is often. I have grandbabies I love and am loved in return and I have many friends to count on when I need to just have a girl talk.

So for attaining the aged of 55, I feel pretty darn lucky in the life that I am living.

Happy Birthday to Me....


Gramma's Garden Quilt

Here is the Gramma's Garden quilt that I bought at the estate sale. This thing is huge...I have not measured it yet. I love the colors and it is a great addition to my growing collection of quilts.


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Boy did I have a good Friday

Yesterday was a busy and long day, but it was a good one. We got up early and headed to an Estate Sale in town. I found 2 quilts and missed one. The first one which I will show you today is a beautiful needle turn applique in the prettiest colors. I also found a Grandmother's Garden quilt. Both of these were $25 each. While at the sale, I grabbed a bag of what looked like quilt blocks for $2.00...that is for another post. Anyway, here is the picture of the first quilt and it is a beauty. It will be going on my queen sized soon as this god awful heat lets up!

Off to sew more signature blocks.