Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Sher was here from the seventh to the fifteenth and it always goes so fast.  There's so much to do, laugh about, catch up on, visit folks. This was no exception, though I did feel as if we didn't rush so much. She didn't bring work with her! Instead of her work computer at the end of the dining table, we did this:

I left the puzzle out. I just hope no pieces are lost between "times." Can't bear to think of all this work (and fun) and disassemble it - instead I'll use the puzzle saver and do - what - with it? A souvenir of our time together.

Some other good times together --

Her favorite outfit - lovely coordination.

And Oscar's very favorite place on the lifted foot rest.

"You want me to what? Get down? I don't think so. This MY spot with Aunt Sherron."

I think we're looking more alike the older we get.

Sweet Addilyn - Morgan and Steven's little girl - 9 months old. So sweet, pleasant and cuddly.

There will be more later. We did so much...

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Amy and Matt were here Saturday to Monday. The longest they've gotten to stay, even Christmas. Was so good having them home. And Dexter. He and Oscar have an understanding:: Oscar's house, Dexter makes a wide circle around him.

The 16th and 17th was Iuka's Needle Chaser's Quilt Guild biannual quilt show. I went and "hostessed" for a couple of hours Friday morning, fully intending to go back Saturday morning before Amy and Matt got here. But didn't. I didn't see the trunk show, I didn't see the vendors (Theresa/Treasure Chest). I did take food Friday morning, and did what I could. It was "some of those days" when I didn't have the energy. So I didn't go.  But there were some beautiful quilts there and I made sooo many pictures - too many to post here, but here are some, along with some of the best cartoons about quilting/buying fabric/hiding stash:

Fans made by Mary Cain, "only 91 years old!"

Lola Robinson's blue ribbon winner.

I'm ready!

Over 500 pieces in this King of the Jungle.

It truly is exercise!


and another of her quilts.

We all had fall orange shirts. Lola, Jean Crane, don't know, I think Nancy Ice facing in front.

Another of Mary Cain's quilts. Teapots are all hand appliqued.

Mary. What a spunky little lady. She kind of latched on to me and I walked around with her a lot of the time I was there.  She said her walker is red and she wished she had it!

The "old fashioned" way. But it's still done this way in some circles.

Quilt block personalities.

From Kids Can Quilt room - me and my student Battle, hard at work. This is from the summer class.

The kids' quilts.

Tishomingo County Quilt Trail room.

Mary Cain's crazy quilt block.

Seated, Sharon Stegall in orange.

Can't think of lady sitting on walker; Lola, and don't know. I'm still learning names.  This is at Iuka Baptist, in the hallway. Our library is directly behind them.

Over 200 quilts.

"It's Knot what it Seams." 

That's all the "backward" for now...