Friday, December 19, 2014

Thank you

Mary Jo and Sarah, thanks for changing the mood of the board. It has helped my disposition. I especially like that bright quilt you have made Mary Jo. Perhaps the cold and cloudy weather has had a lot to do with my mood. Your bright quilt has brought a smile to my lips.

Rosey I have to apologize for the disappearance of your post because of my using the same title as you and causing the confusion about duplicate posts. I was using the title because my post was about how I was feeling similar to you about the holiday season.

I should hang out with the cheery quilters here more often. It can only get better. We will head out to DS's home before the snow flies and enjoy the antics of our two year old DGS and his baby brother who is only 4 months old. Talk about smiles and cheerfulness....

Happy Holidays!


At December 19, 2014 at 5:45 PM , Blogger RoseyP said...

Laura, it was me who knocked the posting off the board. On the page that comes up once we've posted, it lists all who have posted. I noticed that my Hmmm said draft, while the other was the one that posted. It knocked itself please don't worry.

Everyone is saying Merry Christmas and I say, thank you. I think the young people have the right saying: "Have a good one".. it's generic. After all, not all celebrate Christmas.

Christmas is for children and for family time in getting together, otherwise, there is a lot of hoopla about it that I don't subscribe to. Not grumpy about it....I guess having been in a position of experiencing a loss in my life, Christmas places such pressure on people to be with family, to celebrate and that is not always possible for everyone but the fact that it is a family time, I've found, makes those without family, more keenly aware of not having family or family who live close enough to join in on the festivities. I don't think it is an easy time of year for people in general.

At December 19, 2014 at 8:04 PM , Blogger RoseyP said...

You are very welcome, Laura. Visiting those precious little ones will bring even more smiles. People, in general, do not realize the heartache that comes to many during the holidays. Good memories are more difficult to handle than bad ones I find. Avoidance is my method of coping. Have not attended any concerts or musical presentations this year as that was 'our thing' to do during the holidays. Church is the hardest place for me to go. Finally gave up and switched to the contemporary early service which meets in the gym rather than the sanctuary. Memories hit hardest there.

Am at my son's in Eastern Oregon for 3 days to celebrate an early Christmas. It is wonderful to have them down from AK and to have their girls home. One is 'down' from Seattle and the other 'up'from Waco, TX. Now that they are thru college and employed, visits are less often.

Will fly to my daughter's for 3 days over Christmas. Her 4 children (19 to 26 years) and one's spouse will be there. It will be a houseful with 8. 3 days away is about my limit. Great to distract myself with family. And truly enjoy them.

The red/purple crazy quilt was started in class. I was teaching crazy quilting and tried something different. Did it all on the machine. In setting up the quilt room, I found a lot of crazy quilting fabrics and supplies. I'm thinking of making Christmas stockings for next year.

The grandaughter who lives near me is leaving in February for 3 years in Antofagasta, Chile to do missionary work. I'm making a kit of emergency supplies for her to take on the plane. She will travel to Ecuador for a month and then to Columbia for 2 months. Do you have any ideas for the kit other than medical supplies? It needs to fit in her carry on tote bag. All feedback is appreciated.


At December 19, 2014 at 8:04 PM , Blogger RoseyP said...

Please note this is from Mary Jo, not me...Rosey

At December 21, 2014 at 5:34 PM , Blogger Sara in Florida said...

some kind of energy bars- fruit roll ups, something with protein.
sara in fla


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