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November 3, 2009


Last Thursday night the  high school soccer teams celebrated Senior Night. Both the boys and the girls. The Boys were scheduled to play on Wednesday but was rained out. So the AD decided to reschedule the game for 5 o'clock the next night much to the chagrin of the boys. Here are some pictures of the 11 seniors boys and 5 senior girls.

The J Crew
(My son is on the left)

Good Friends

Palmer  Fire
(these boys have played together since they were eight or nine... DH was one of their coaches)

And so it begins ... the first of many goodbyes...  looking back on good times... looking forward to new adventures.

James, your parents are so proud. :^)

November 2, 2009

Pumpkins and Puppy Tales

Here are a couple of things I've been working on lately.

A cute bag for my great-niece.

  Pumpkin quilt... ready for my longarm quilter, my sister Judy.

Okay so I'm getting ready for work today and I hear crash! So I yell  "Rooney what are you into now?"  Down the hall comes this...

It seems Rooney boy wanted to help his Dad take out the trash!   

Have a good evening.  =^ )

November 1, 2009

Quilt Retreat Revisited

Hi Everybody,  hope you all enjoyed your Halloween. The weather held out here and we had a fairly good turn out. Not as many as in years past, but all in all good. My son, James, showed up just in time to help hand out candy. 
Well as you may recall I told you that I was going on our annual quilt retreat last weekend. It used to be called "Quilting on the Sound," but the Mercy Center, has closed. It was a pretty place located in Madison Conneticut right on the ocean. Now our retreat is called "Quilting at the Center." This new palce is located in Ivoryton Conneticut not very far from Madison. It is located on a lake and the grounds are very pretty. The food was fantastic! Over all the new place turned out to be quite nice. The bathrooms left a little to be desired but we were assured that they are working to update them and by next year they should be fixed.

This is the building that my mother, sister Judy, Annette, and I stayed in. This was one of three buildings that our quilters used. The building that you slept in was also where you quilted. There was one teacher this year and she taught a variation on a pineapple quilt using jelly rolls. I decided to "Do My Own Thing," this year. I had a lot of projects I wanted to finish up. Did I? No, but I accomplished a bit.


My sister Judy, hard at work, Annette is in the background tracing  an applique.

My Mom in the foreground and some of the other ladies busy,busy,busy. My mother is suffering from Macular Degeneration and mostly sews by feel now, but she's still sewing !

Another view of the ladies.

Annette's Four Patch Posies quilted by my sister, Judy.

A couple pictures of Show and Tell.  I apologize for the quality of picutres, they kept moving the quilts and my camera wasn't on the right setting.

This little guy was just hanging around and greeted us every morning.
All in all it was a beautiful  and productive weekend.
I'll post some more pictures tomorrow and show what I've accomplished in October.