Wednesday, November 18, 2020

ticking away . . .

Time, that is. It's just been so busy!

Last Thursday I headed to Nashville (or thereabouts) for a two-day women's leadership forum.  
It was terrific, but they'd condensed it from a three-day event, without cutting anything.  So it was two 12-hour days of conference in 36 hours ... and bookended by a 2.5 hour drive!  I think I'm finally able to actually *think* about some of the things I heard.

Also, I came home to a finish . . . 
Our screened porch! Todd even got the carpet laid.  I'm so thrilled! They really did a great job on it, and our weather has been so stinking pleasant, I'm going to get to enjoy it through the end of the month!  

I was only able to show the binding of the quilt I shared last week, because it was going to a dear friend who's battling cancer.  It was delivered to her last week, and I wanted to show it off here  . . .
The ladies in our stitcher's group are so super talented!  I love the camaraderie and friendship we share!

I had some fun happies in the mail, from my favorite Californians . . .
Isn't that sweet?  It made my Veteran's Day all the happier.

Ellie and Evey are working hard on their Christmas ornament project.  
Each year for the last four, the girls have made ornaments and then sold them. They use the proceeds to shop from the catalog of Food for the Hungry, to purchase things like seeds, animals, tools, medication, water purification, shoes, Bibles, and more! I love that they get so excited about picking out their gifts.  I'm very grateful their parents facilitate this for them!  I've already ordered mine.  *wink*

The camp hit peak color, and then it was gusty and rainy, and easy come, easy go!
But I have to say, this is one of my favorite sights!

:)

6 expressed . . .:

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I enjoyed every bit of your last post...just reread it. I wonder which brand of magnifying lamp is it you are so happy with. I could use one. Lovely quilt which I'm sure will be much appreciated. I'm envious of your screened in porch as I've said before I want one!

Libby in TN said...

I know I shouldn't covet, but that screened porch would look so nice on our little lake ... just sayin'. I know you miss your California younguns so much. Ellie and Evie are quite the marketers. Do they mail?

gpc said...

What a beautiful quilt, it is sure to bring comfort! The girls' ornaments are fabulous and your new screen room will be a wonderful addiition. So many things to be happy about!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Wonderful post! Sounds like a busy but fun time in Nashville. Your quilt is great and the porch looks awesome!! Most importantly, THANK YOU for your service to our great country!! I'm praying it stays great!! Our leaves are just about gone too. Need to call my grass guy to come mulch them up for us!! Have a great weekend, Denise!

Janet O. said...

How nice that you could attend the forum. Nothing like that being allowed here right now.
Wish I could come enjoy the screened porch with you.
Such lovely grandchildren, my friend!
And yes, thank you for your service!
That Autumn photo of your camp entrance is so inviting.

Kate said...

Hope you had a wonderful Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. The quilt for your friend is beautiful. I hope they have a good prognosis and are dealing well with the treatments. The grands are looking good, and are so tall. It seems they grow overnight. Hope you've gotten to enjoy some good stitching time on your new porch as the last of the leaves leave the trees