Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mom is close and I CAN'T WAIT! Sean is soon to be close and a whole lot of quilting ready for Roxy!


Is this not so darling?!!!!! While visiting my mom last weekend I spied it hanging and wanted to share it with you. She is soon to arrive to my home for the next month and I AM SO EXCITED!...and she is bringing her trunk show so I will be excited to have pics of her current beauties! Stay tuned.


A first for me with Roxy....double feather with crosshatching. I decided to not measure out the cris-crosses and am liking the effect. Trying new things and letting go of the "what if I ruin this trying something new..." I will be so excited to have this piece completed due to my pile of Christmas quilts begging for attention :). Can you relate?


I describe this photo of my sister's current project, "Soft and Yummy"....don't you love the colors...I think she may be already planning for spring and trying to ignore her Ohio winter to come :).....You can bet this will be a show stopper as are all of her Star Quilts...

And as I type I CELEBRATE how my mom, sis and me can all LOVE a hobby so much and yet find our own niche and run with it! Quilting is so much like my nursing career...find that happy place and go go go!


Roxy's next project. Ms. Tiffany is glued, bordered and patiently waiting....I rarely use fall colors but I so love the warmth of this piece.


I kept this photo upside down just for fun! Kinda like my life with Sean away for work. He comes home tomorrow for a visit and I am so excited!!!! While he is away, things are going so smoothly and I am enjoying my solo time with Noah but I can also feel myself missing Sean's presence as each day passes. Interesting past 3 weeks and so much excitement to come from it..just have to be patient.


So excited to have this photo come to life tomorrow! Anyone relate with loving a dear friend, child or partner through the screen.....I have this photo up when I am falling asleep or am at work and struggling with the stressors of the job. Puts it all back in to perspective!

I miss blogging and quilting, but I know right now that you are all out there and are not going away and that at different times in our lives special little people take up our time and to revel in the memories!!!!!!! Thank you for your visits, your love notes to me asking how I am and most of all, for being my friends in the computer screen that inspire me and make my life full of CELEBRATIONS!

Love, Em

14 comments:

Needled Mom said...

It is fabulous to have your mom and sis enjoy the same hobby. I would love that as it could be so inspiring.

We're still here so don't worry!

Michele said...

You will be in celebration mode for sure! Have fun with everyone!

Jenny said...

just can not express how much i love your quilting Em! the stars with the white backgrounds...the upside down quilt is amazing...i just bought that Piece O' Cake book from a second hand shop so i can someday aspire to make one too! have a great weekend and Godspeed to all your travelers coming and going!!
xoxo

Tangos Treasures said...

Love it all! And yes I keep a picture close!

Quilting Yai Yai said...

Oh EM! I've missed you sooooo, but knew you were enjoying your solo time with Noah.
I adore every picture you posted today.
WOW! You have a talented bunch of ladies in your family.
Hugs, Deborah

Mary Keasler said...

How sweet how sweet. I always love to see what is going on with you, but even more excited to see that your Sean will be home with you and Noah. As you and your Mom, you guys must be the best ever ever.

quiltzyx said...

How fun that you get your Mom to stay with you soon~I always love to see the quilts that she & your sister do too. :D

Enjoy your Sean visit! Yes, I have pictures I keep close too. Ain't computers great?

Vesuviusmama said...

I know what you are going through being apart from Sean - that is Me and Adam every fall when I travel and every summer when he travels. Reuniting is so wonderful, though. There's a line in a Journey(?) song that says, "I get the joy of rediscovering you." - love it! A whole month with Mom, wow! I think you know my mom moved to NH this summer. I miss being able to just pile the kids in the car and say, "we're going to see Grandma!" completely on a whim, never knowing if we were staying for an hour or the day or spending the night, just playing it by ear. Now she lives about an hour from my twin sister (and WITH my younger sister) so I'm glad they get those times with her now, too. Talking with my twin this week, and her daughter is giving her fits, so for a chance of scenery, she spirited her away to Grandma's for the night. It makes my heart ache to be so far from my mom and sisters! My brother is only an hour away, and I enjoy spending time with him, too, but he's not the nurturer that the others are. Anyway, all this to say, enjoy your mom and enjoy Sean!

Nifty Quilts said...

Wow! That upside down wheel quilt is knocking my socks off! Hi Sean.

Karen said...

Hi friend. I've been out of town, but so glad your house will be full - of family and love. The upside down quilt is fab - is it yours?? Thinking of you....

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Catching up with you Em! Love to here your family will all be together!
The symbolism of the upside down photo was inspiring.

Snoodles said...

How wonderful that your mom enjoys the same hobby - I would love to have that experience! Enjoy your time with Sean as he comes back and joins the group! Love seeing your works in process.

Chris said...

Nice to "see" you today Em - love how you celebrate life with every stitch! Happy homecoming! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah girl...I'd celebrate with you anytime...it's always colorful and fun in your part of the world.

Smiles,
Kelly