Geoff's Mom Blog

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Time Flies When You Are Having Fun!


I can't believe we are already into February and it is almost over.  I went to Florida to visit friends and go to 2 Retreats. It was great. The first retreat was a wool hooking retreat. I am a newbie and it was great fun. Look at all the gorgeous wool.


Here is what we do at "Hooking" retreats--visit old friends and make new friends.

The next retreat was at Camp Blanding in Jacksonville where you just get to work on projects and laugh until you hurt. Great friends and fun there as well.


Here is my first finished Hooked wool project. I made a stool and I just love it. I think I'll be a "hooker" for life.


While staying at my friend Gloria's house we made some fun organizers using big cans. I'm not sure the name of the designer of this pattern but they were great fun to make.


I made two of them.


We also made some fun coasters using a "hickory nut" template. Gloria is always making fun things to give away at retreats and this was a quick, easy project.


This is my "Love Bunny Hop" pattern that I will be teaching next week in sunny San Diego.
We are doing a mini-retreat at Rosie's Calico Cupboard. It is so fun we sew and have pot-luck Friday night and then sew all day Saturday and half day on Sunday.  The Shop Hop will be going on at the same time so lots of people to visit with. I'm going to see the new Primitive Gatherings in Murietta while visiting sunny California.  Loving my new digs in St. George, Utah.  It is nice to be closer to San Diego, one of my favorite places. Thanks for stopping by.  I love to get your comments. 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

We have a winner!



This is a picture I  received this morning  from my dog sitter. I miss my puppies,  but not the snow!

Linda is our winner....
Love all your patterns and this one is no different~ Merry Christmas!!

I hope everyone  had  a wonderful holiday!

I'm  at my new home in St. George, Utah it is so beautiful  here and no snow. I couldn't  bring my puppies  with me because I don't have a  fenced yard yet. 

I had hiatal hernia surgery on Dec. 23rd and I didn't  get out of the hospital until Christmas  day. We decided to skip the holiday this year. Geoff has been a wonderful nurse, plus he's a great cook. His garlic  mashed potatoes and gravy are the best!!

I'm  typing  this on my tablet so please excuse the errors you may find here. 

Life is still good and 2015 is going to be a Happy  Healthy  New Year!

Thanks for all your  wonderful  comments they make my day!

Linda send me your  address  and Geoff will get the pattern to you sometime next week when he gets home. 

The crocheted  item was a thimble holder with a wishbone crocheted in it. Aunt Geneva called it angel wings. I'd  never seen one before. 
Happy New Year  everyone. ..I'll  try to post again  soon!  It's nap time for me.....

Monday, December 8, 2014

Happy Holidays! Having a GIVEWAY!

I've been doing a little stitching on a few projects.  This is a pin cushion from Primitive Gatherings. I love it. I bought it at Quilt Market.

I'm enjoying my journey. How are you enjoying yours?

I did a little holiday baking. This is a few of the loaves of Banana Bread. I am giving you the recipe.  I found it in my parents kitchen. I know the recipe book is at least 58 years old.
I love the recipe which is hand typed and 3 holed punched and bound with rings.

I've actually been doing a bit of painting for Christmas.  Here is one of the projects.

This is my Aunt Geneva.  She is 80 years old and blind. She is painting with me and we have enjoyed each other's company while making these projects. Of course we have been drinking a bottle of wine per day (no wonder we have so much fun!).

Here is the Star we painted and decorated for our doors.

Does anyone know what this is????? Geneva's mother made it for her. I have never seen one before. Have you? I want to hear your comments on this one!

I'm giving away a complete set of patterns (12) for my new Block of the Month "Beauty All Around".

Please leave comments. I will be drawing the lucky winner Dec. 21st.  Thanks for stopping by.  I'm leaving tomorrow for St. George to get out of the Salt Lake inversion.  If you live here you know what I'm talking about.  Take care friends! Happy Stitching!