19 June 2013

Quilt Header

The quilt I am making that is pictured in my header is called "Winter Apple" by Blackbird Designs, Book is called "Garden Club", really nice book with lots of ideas and projects.  I have gotten a lot of emails asking so am posting title and name of block, hope this helps,

Herniated Disk - YUCK

Yep, have a Herniated Disk L5 SI, isn't that fun????   How did I do this to myself, haven't a clue????   Old Age- I'm only 54 and really that is the new 34 right? At least that is what everyone is telling me.....but I'm not buying it!  No instead going through Physical Therapy (for the second time), yes this happened originally 2 years ago, no surgery just therapy and could not for the life of me remember doing anything to harm my back, after all I have been doing this:
Well.....this actually is not ME but I have been participating in Pilates for 5 years now and before that, it was "The Step" aerobic exercises, oh and this too:
This IS me but haven't riden in 2 years!  :(
And some more pics of what "might" have caused back issues:
Well, I don't know so now am waiting for my appt at physical therapist....what trouble can I get into now????-----


Just thinking here, yes thinking :)Was listening to the morning show here and laughed out loud, it was about a young "millenium" lady, "20 something yr old" that has written a book, and she said that some, not all, "20+ yr olds" think they are THE "special unique snowflake" and once out of college and in the work world, they find out that they are Not.....what a shock it is to find out that they are Not That Special Snowflake and I thought of some 20 yr olds (not naming names here) that do think that way and was laughing so hard I nearly spit out my Tea! :)  Oh...we all raise our kids to think they are that one special unique snowflake...I am guilty of that times ten, but, well, we love them so much that they are special and unique to us, but in the "Big World" it is soooo different....that is why there is "home"....."Home is where we come when we Fall and we All Fall"....  yep, Home :)
Happy Wednesday everyone!!
Mary :)

17 June 2013

Love this saying...

"AWE" IS SUCH A LARGE WORD!   This was written next to a sign on the side of the road next to a picture of the Grand Canyon...I thought it was rather catchy :)

Well, I hope all you Dad's had a great day yesterday....the weather here was perfect and it was the first day of swimming in our new pool.  We had my family+ over and had a really nice day.  I am truly blessed with a Good Man and a Great Dad for our kids - well young adults....He is honest and loving ...I only wish his Father was alive to see the Wonderful Dad and Hubby he is to all of us in "Burns' Family"  ...I love you, Dave!

Well, Hope everyone has a great and safe week,

12 June 2013

Yes...still working on...

Hi Everyone,

Yes, I am still working on Block 3 of this pretty little quilt and began Another Project, "Birdhouses", very fun - can you see my ladybug in the green stems???

Well, it is all a work in progress....Hope you have a Great Week,



03 June 2013

Just some thoughts....

Hi everyone,

Someone told me this today and I thought I would share with all of you,...

 "“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.  These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”(Elizabet K. Ross)  I thought this was so true. 

My blog is an extension of myself, like all of yours, and somedays I post quilting projects some I have finished, some I am working on, and some I just dream about making....and, other days I post things happening in my life... but a blog is really about the person.  I have found that to be true while reading other blogs and the connection that we have to one another in this cyber world is very real.  So I just wanted to thank those that follow, post comments, don't post comments but still read, you are all very very special to me!  You are all Beautiful people to me!!

I hope you all have experienced Beautiful people in your lives, I know I have and I am blessed for it! 

Happy Monday,

Love & Hugs,

Mary :)

02 June 2013

Crazy town around here!!! Oh Boy!

I know, I know, quilting blog Mary!  But.....WE WON!!  THE HAWKS WON FIRST GAME AGAINST L.A.!!!  So exciting to be in the Playoff Finals!!!  Here are some pics from the game,the Hawks are really good but L.A. has an awesome goalie - so biting nails over here!!!  May the best team win!!!  Yeah!

I can't promise this is the last of me posting hockey pictures, but I will try not tooo, however, it is really getting exciting around Chi town!  As you can see we are in the nose bleed section (3rd level) and boy does it get Crazy up there, but all in fun!
I hope everyone has a restful Sunday !!!
And yes, I am still Quilting :)
Hugs to all