Sunday, October 2, 2011

catch up...

Hi All!
I'm still here... really I am!  I've just been so busy! Bad excuse, but the only one I can come up with...
So, what's new with you???
Here is high school... football... work... bears...
As you know... my oldest plays football.  He is a senior.  He really loves the game even though they haven't had a good season... 2 weeks ago at an away game in the first quarter he broke his collarbone.  Bummer in more ways than one.  Of course, it's his senior year... and he's out.  We got lights on our field... so the first night game EVER was played last week...   His coach is going to suit him up for the last home game... senior night... he won't play but he will get to wear his uniform one more time.

It was Homecoming last week.  Our big Booster Club membership drive.  The boys played hard but lost miserably... 
The highlight of the day for me was probably waxing my youngest's hair and spray painting it black.  Their floats theme was Punk Rock... too funny!  (if you knew ds you would understand!)

Also, the last 2 weeks we've had a visiting black bear... wish I had a picture for you... He is not a big bear, probably a 2 year old.  He has been making the rounds in the neighborhood.  He even got into someone's freezer and ate frozen chickens, 2 loaves of bread and I don't know what else.  I heard him at our house one night... came downstairs and turned on the porch light to see him drinking out of the water dish... then he took the cat dish off the railing and licked it out (it was empty) and then checked out the bar-b-q... nothing there so he left.  I called the local wildlife biologist and he brought a trap to catch him in.  He had had several calls on the antics of the little fellow.  He wasn't at all scared or nervous about us (people) or the dogs... or much of anything.  So after Jay brought the trap out the visitor didn't come back... I was beginning to think that something happened to him.  I mean he was here every night for more than a week.  Then nothing.  For 3 days no bear.  But last night he finally came back.  He found himself inside a live trap and so he ended up taking a ride to somewhere far away.  Yeah!
Lastly, I have been doing crafts... I have 5 quilts that I'm working on.  3 for me/my family and 2 samples for the store.  We will be going to the Spokane Quilt Show. (I won't be there but the store will have a both there)  if you have a chance you should stop in... I've been told it's an awesome show!  I have finished Sail Away... will post a picture soon.  I am taking a class from Toni... Civil War Diaries... wow... 121 - 6" foundation pieced blocks... what am I thinking??? I'm doing it in blacks and tans and creams... I'm excited but... I will take pictures of these soon...
This weekend I took a Bear class from Renee... oh... I could get into mohair bears!  Here are some pictures from start to finish.

Now... we will see how many of you read this... 
My bear needs a name... So help me pick one out! Leave your name idea in a comment!
Thanks and Until later... stay safe


  1. So sorry to read about your son - what a bummer. I hope he heals quickly.
    Love the hair on your youngest!
    Bears can be so fun to watch - we see them at my parent's home in the mountains.
    What a great bear! As soon as I saw her, I thought she was a Violet.

  2. I instantly thought 'Petunia' when I saw your bear. How cute!! I did a bear making class one time and set the eyes too far apart. The instructor and I just burst out laughing. LOL

  3. Oh my have been busy. And those wild animals...especially bears...yikes. They are so awesome. Love your sweet Mohair Bear...I like the name Talulah....fancy and all. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Sorry to hear of your son's accident! I hope he's not in too much pain.

    I thought Daisy or Pink when I first saw her She's gorgeous!

  5. Oh my, that is the cutest teddy bear! Great job and the little Gingham flower bow is just the cherry on top!

  6. O...M...G...I LOVE the bear! She looks like a Primrose to me :)

  7. For some reason, I Immediately thought she is a "Genevieve". I ran across an old email of yours, and re-read, remembering just how close you are to me! Hoping by now, you've gotten to work on Creation.

    Deb in Idaho

  8. She needs a Japanese Kaiko :) Being a panda lover this is just simple beautiful! I love it love it love it!