Wednesday, January 22, 2020

A New Year!

Oh my, it's been a long time since I posted!  Life happens and I just never seem to get around to sharing all my blessings and opportunities.  We had a wonderful 2019 and hope you all did, too!  With the new year, I HOPE to post monthly ... that's one of my goals anyway.  I'm retired and just like to share a bit of my life with my blogging buddies, so that is the focus for the foreseeable future!  Thanks for stopping by now and then to catch with us!!

We had a fun Christmas holiday.  We celebrated with family at our home and at my MIL's, 
and even with Santa!

Our little Jack had lots of fun opening his presents!  Here he is in his new rocking chair from Grammy and Grandpa and with his new comfy chair and guitar from Cami.

One fun tradition that Andy and his friends do over Christmas is go to a movie.  It has usually been a Star Wars movie.  They let me go along, too!

J and I continued another tradition, eating New Year's Eve lunch out then shopping for dinner and preparing it at home.  This year, we enjoyed grilled trout, sea scallops and delicious sides!

We still keep Jack once a week.  He and Grandpa like to have long talks sometimes.

Sallie has to get in on the discussion, too.

I've been keeping busy making some warm wraps.  I gave hand knitting a try making this afghan for Jack,
and a grey one for Andy's girlfriend, J.  She says she's really enjoying how soft and warm it is.  Jack likes to snuggle with his on the floor.  I made these out of chenille but the first ones I made out of a wool type yarn.
This cream cover is in our bedroom and I made one of sage green for our daughter and son-in-law to put at the end of their bed.  Although both are soft, the chenille yarn is more durable.  Jack likes to pull the woolen strands apart.

This winter, I've also been working on a couple of quilts.  Our Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) chapter finished and presented the Quilt of Valor we've been working on.  The recipient is an Army veteran who is battling cancer.  She is also a member of our chapter.  It was a true blessing to create and then present this quilt to her!  She is a real inspiration to us all!

And finally, I started a different quilt, just a fun one for me.  The pattern is Square Knot from Missouri Star Quilt Company.  I've had this fabric for years and thought it would be pretty for a Spring quilt.
I hope to start quilting it pretty soon.  

That pretty much catches you up on our world.  Thanks for stopping by!  I'm wishing you a happy, healthy 2020 and look forward to reading about the adventures and opportunities that await us all in the new year!