Loving My Life as Wife, Mother and Grandmother

Monday, September 14, 2009

Pen Pal follow up...and some pictures!

Good Afternoon! I am so excited...Linda and Bernie are joining in on the pen-pal exchange. Bernie and Linda....it doesn't have to be a long letter or anything like that...just a little card with a few kinds words written inside :) I just randomly picked names....I was getting too stressed last time :) I'm thinking that most of you already have each other's names and addresses...so if you think they or I don't...just e-mail me..

O.K......Bernie & Diana
Eileen & Lori (at Morning Glories and Moonflowers)
Marcy & Jackie
Me & Linda
I hope that sounds alright with everyone :)
I'm just going to keep Fiona to pen pal with me at this time because I am not sure as to how long it takes for us to send letters back and forth from South Africa. I think it takes quite a while judging by how long it took her to get mine...so I don't know if we would be able to get hers once a month....
Linda...you can just e-mail me. And Eileen and Lori I will e-mail each of you with your partners address...Jackie and Marcy I will e-mail you each other's e-mail addresses unless I hear from you. Bernie as soon as I have yours..I will send you Diana's and yours to her :)

Here are some pictures of what I was busy working on this weekend...Quilting this....Front.........
And the back....aren't the teddies cute?
All I have to do now is put the binding on. I am thinking red.....This was my practice project before I start quilting Sam's...Sam did all the squares himself...and helped me put them together. (I want to try to get it done before his birthday on the 30th...so keep your fingers crossed)
Can you see the little cat and the hat square? Sam liked the martians......
This is the back of it.........
These are some of the fabrics I was playing around with this weekend........
I'm trying to get some more squares done for Elizabeth's raggy quilt....Don't you just love the pumpkins?
Elizabeth likes orange and purple...so these are some new fat quarters that I got last week...
See the pretty glass red birds in the window? Another sweet present from my Mom! Mickey's just looking for cats...he just can't help himself.........
I'll end with a pick of Sam (with his eyes closed...the sun was blinding him...)with some of his pumpkins..This is the big one...but the pics just don't do him justice...they really don't! We had to roll it up from the garden because it is too heavy to pick up...This is taken from above...you can't tell how tall it is!!
I'm off to take Sam to the library....so I won't send or check my e-mails until later on....probably this evening!! Everyone have a Great Day!!!!
With Love, Jerelene


Eileen said...

I absolutely love your quilts!
I've always liked the idea of quilts because you can have so many beautiful fabrics/patterns right there in one coverlet!
You did a great job on them, and I think red is a good color choice for the binding.
Beautiful keepsakes!

And I love all the new fabrics for future projects too!

And that pumpkin is BIG!! What are your plans for him?

Mickey looks adorable, and I love your little red glass birds, and I like the idea of putting them in the window, it looks like the light plays off them nicely.

Thanks for hosting this pen-pal arrangement! I think it's great!
And I look forward to hearing from Lori and to writing her too!
Love you lots, Eileen

Blessings each day said...

Don't worry...Jackie and I already have each other's e-mail and home addresses, so we're good to go!

All of your fabric looks so nice and what a good job you are doing.

Mickey looks so cute on the couch and it looks as if you have a 'piece' of him farther down on the back of the couch...does he molt and shed his skin like a snake? Too funny!

I even like seeing a picture of Sam squinting like that...it's so cute and so natural. Is there pumpkin pie in your future?

blessings and hugs galore,


Bernie said...

Hi Jerelene, I have Diana's address and I have e-mailed you mine.

Love the quilts, I have 2 that were given to me over 40 years ago as wedding gifts. They are so warm during the winter and they have kept up so well....what wonderful memories you are making for your children.

Love Sam's picture with the pumpkin, do you do something special with all that pumpkin?

Glad your feeling better, have a great day....:-) Hugs

Jackie said...

The shot of Mickey looking out of the window is one your should frame...that is just gorgeous.
Sam....You are doing just the right thing, my man....your 'sposed to close you eyes when the sun is directly in them!!! Biiiig pumpkin....I can tell. Marcy and I will be penning each other....thank you for doing this Jerelene. That is a big responsibility...and you are a dear to keep it going. I'm glad that more joined.

Charli and me said...

Good evening Jerelene, I think your pen pal comunications sound like so much fun. Maybe I can join at some later date. Right now it's been a little hectic here. I just love your quilts! They are absolutely beautiful. Your Mickey looks so cute looking at the birds. What a collection of treasures your mother gave you. Your birds are so prety. Love the pic of Sam. Your pumpkins are huge! I hope you have a wonderful evening.

Wanda said...

Hi Jerelene...I love your quilts...I have about 8 that my mother and grandmother made...My mother actually made well over a hundred for all the family and friends...I keep saying some day I will make some...She had a quilting frame in my basement...and I have some of her patterns...Yours are very colorful and and pretty Jerelene.

Diana said...

Hi Jerelene,
I love the martian square and Sam's pumpkins are awesome! I also Love that throw on your sofa that matches Mickey, Was that intentional? With all of that fabric it looks like you have plenty to keep you busy! Very nice fabrics Jerelene! I wish I still worked at Joann's, I miss all the fabric! I will be waiting for Bernie's address!
Love Di

Diana said...

Hi Jerelene,
I just sent you an email letting you know that your email didn't come through. Please try again!
Love di

Rebecca. Harlan, IN said...

The quilt is really nice! And it looks like you'll be busy for a little while longer. Busy hands are happy hands, right?

I like the pen pal project, too. Just can't do one more thing right now. I know this will be a special joy for all of you.

Has your husband started work yet?

Fifi said...

WOW... that quilt is beautiful!! You are talented girl!
Just to let you know, I have been SOOO busy with my eldest and his massive IT project, that I have not sent a card yet,I am so sorry. BUT we break up for two weeks on friday, and I promise to send you a letter!!!! Yours took just over 2 weeks to get here.... it will be interesting to see how long it takes from S.A. to the U.S.
love F x

mysteryhistorymom said...

That quilt is GORGEOUS, Jerelene! I did not know you were soooooo talented!:) Lori