Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My New Digs

Now that I have settled in at my daughters home to be the nanny to the new baby I thought I would share my new home.

This bedroom is part of an apartment in the basement.  It has a man cave where my son-in-law and grandson play their video games, complete with kitchen and separate bathroom. The bedroom is mine.

The bedroom set belonged to my parents since they married in 1934 and I love to look at it when I wake up and using my moms dresser. It really makes it seem like home.

On the bed I have my Dear Jane Signature quilt so that reminds me of all my quilting friends. I have collected them since 2010 and the center of them are set on point and then the ones from 2011 and 2012 around them.


Then I purchased a sewing machine table and set it under the window for light. My son-in-law set up shelves for my project boxes and material.

This dresser was my childhood one and I have my rulers, thread, etc in it. And of course a bassinet for my Katie when I watch her downstairs.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Katherine's arrival

My new grand daughter Katherine Corrine Elizabeth, born on Tuesday, August 21st.
And the happy Nana
Sister Hannah
Sister Amber

Brother Tim
She is a cutie pie.

Monday, August 20, 2012

My grandson, the CHEF

I made a chef jacket for my grandson Timothy as he loves to cook and wants to open his own restaurant someday. We have been making dinners together each night. He doesn't like to clean up so will need a good sou-chef in his kitchen.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Biltmore Girls

Yesterday I met a new friend. One of the gals on my on-line quilt group came to the US from London England to Ashville, NC.  Since I am only fifty miles from there at my daughters I drove in and met her at the Biltmore House.

Tricia is a delightful American/British gal with a cheery personality, dry wit and very knowledgeable in so many areas.  Since she is an Architect I learned a lot during our tour of this lovely and very big home. My bones are still aching from all the stairs and walking we did.
Of course the views were amazing of the countryside, and Tricia missed the golf course and tennis courts that should have been there to make her happy.

But I digress, we started our visit off in the Wine Tasting area since we wanted that before lunch. Tricia is a wine master and now I can swish the wine with ease like a pro. But I swallowed she spit.  Except for the one wine she really liked and we ended up buying that one and having some more at lunch.  It was the Biltmore Sangiovese.  We had a wonderful lunch at the Bistro and learned about each other.

So a very nice day with a new friend and we plan to meet again before she goes back to England.  Or baby arrives.

Oh yeah, this is for my grandson, Timmy the turtle. He likes to spit too.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Birthday Girl

My darling Elaine is eleven today. Such a sweet, sweet girl. Happy Birthday girl.