Saturday, October 30, 2010

One last day left in October....

Tonight I am realizing that there is only one last day left the month of October!! The month has flown by and I don't know that I can get any  busier!! You all read that we have a new grandson, Lincoln, who was born on October 2nd.....and got a new puppy, a black lab named Lucy.....well....she begged us to bring her sister now we have three additions to our family this month....Lincoln, Lucy, and LIBERTY!!! I guess we figured why not....we have enough space....enough grand kids why not have more than enough to do!!

Lucy and Liberty are sisters and just love each other!! In some ways having two makes things easier....and in some ways makes it harder....but as time goes on things will settle down and it will all be good!! The hardest part right now is night's like having babies again....sleeping only about 2 hours until they need to go outside!! My daughter Amy who has 11 month old triplet girls says that at least with the triplets they did not have to get all bundled up and go out into the rain to have them go potty!!! This too shall pass!!! We are having lots of fun with them and in two weeks they have almost doubled in size since we got them!!!

Last weekend I had the pleasure of being invited to teach a class in Des Moines, Washington (near Seattle) at Carriage Country Quilts on Sunday afternoon and then to speak, give a trunk show and teach a class at the Comforts Quilt Guild from Puyallup, WA. Jeff being the GREAT husband that he is drove me up and spent his afternoon while I was teaching walking down to the waters edge watching  football in the comfort of one of the shops upstairs  rooms!!
It was so much fun to get to see Debbie's (Carriage Country Quilt's Owner) shop after hearing so much about it for years!!! The quilt shop is in a wonderful 80 year old house over looking the Pudget Sound, Vashon Island and the Olympic Peninsula. We had a great time in class and lots of good food followed by a great seafood dinner with Debbie and her husband Bob.

The next day we headed down to the Comforters Quilt Guild meeting in Tacoma.
What a wonderful group of ladies!! I had never been to a quilt guild meeting before and it was so fun.
We got to see some very old quilts one of the members brought and shared with us that were made by her great great grandmother!!

 So fun to see history!!! After sharing and having treats we had so much fun in class making a tomato needle keeper. Thanks so much to all the ladies you shared your time with me!!

Always so much to do and so little time I have decided to bring my daughter onto Wooden Spool Designs to help me out 2-3 afternoons a week.
She has always been my biggest cheerleader and over the years as I was a young mom sewing her clothes and for bazaarsshe cheered me on...."GOOD JOB MOM" !! She is already much help and encouragement to me!! Thanks Amy for being a part of what I love to do!! Thanks for making it even more fun!!!
Trick or Treat Surprise at Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe mid month was great fun. It was a class we held in the back of the store and it was oh so much fun!!!
 We made cats and pumpkins, ate cookies, played games, took home goody bags, and won prizes. Hopefully we can do this again next year!!
Check out Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe website under EVENTS for future classes.

Everyone need to visit a pumpkin patch sometime in October!!

 We got the whole family together and made a trip on a nice sunny Sunday afternoon!!
It was the first time for the triplets and for Lincoln.
 Addison was a pro and showed the girls how to pick out the perfect pumpkin.

 She is going to be a pumpkin for Halloween and I just cant wait to see her in her costume with Lincoln tagging along!!! I got to see a sneak peek of the  triplets being little monkeys (very fitting of course)!! 

So from pumpkins, to puppies, primates.....Happy Halloween to all of you!!


ChapmansRus said...

October looks like it was a fun, full month for you Aunt Debbie!!

Love all your pictures!!

Carol said...

Debbie this was an amazing post! The children, the puppies, your classes...busy, busy girl. I'm so happy that Amy is helping you...she was always so wonderful in the booth with you and Jeff. I just need t live closer to you!

Jan and Brian said...

Great post Debbie! Thanks for sharing all that you have been doing with us on the blog! Getting ready to leave tomorrow and hoping the Shoppe stays in tact. Started working on Christmas but the rest will have to wait until we get back.

The Michigonians said...

Your blog is always fun to read. Those grandkids are so sweet. Thanks for sharing all your pics with us. Looks like those quilt stores are a must if I get to the Seattle area. See you soon. Hugs