We know how to have a good time

We know how to have a good time….

It has been snowing and blowing for days, and I have not been outside or out of my jammies in … oh… a week?  10 days??  Lost count, doesnt matter much.

I do like to look out though….

Steve has been doing lots of learning….

on his new steel guitar.  He gets better every day I think.  He just started learning how to play it this week.

See that left index finger?  That permanent position is the result of having it crushed by a backhoe bucket.  That is why he cant play regular guitar anymore.  So he is trying to learn to play steel.

And I finally got a quilt of my own on the machine.  This one is for a certain 4 year old little girl…. if her Mom thinks she will like it.  I was in charge of running a mystery quilt for our Tuesday quilt group, and this is what we made.  I bet it won’t take 10 days before a certain 4 year old plucks off those flowers!  I still need to do the handwork on the binding.

This is the back.


Some of you have emailed me to find out if I was ok.  And a few have called too.  Yes, we are fine.  All 3 of us.  THREE.

Steve’s son moved in with us right after Steve’s Dad died in September.  Josh needed a soft place to land….. and this is it.  Since he moved in, he has gotten a new job.  He has no car though, so Steve drives him in my car back and forth to work.  It is lots of miles (25 one way, so 100 miles a day) and lots of time, but we think Josh is worth the investment.  He is working on being able to be self sufficient again.  Soon, we hope!

So, life gets in the way sometimes, right?  And that is what has happened.  We continue to quilt, raise cattle, and sew…. but Steve spend lots more time in my car and I spend lots more time cooking and doing laundry.

Anyway, thanks for asking… and thanks for caring.


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. freda1951
    Dec 29, 2009 @ 19:45:01

    I have been wondering about you Gayle. Glad everything is all right. If you and Steve lived closer Lynn could play the guitar and Steve could play his steel. I bet they would sound good together. I hope you have a Happy New Year and a safe one.


  2. sammi
    Dec 29, 2009 @ 20:54:59

    What a wonderful, colorful quilt for that 4 year old girl !! She will love it … whoever she may be.

    I am so pleased to hear about Josh. Most times they ARE worth the investment. Especially when they start to feel good about themselves.

    Love to the three of you.


  3. Linda Steller
    Dec 29, 2009 @ 21:21:10

    I’ve missed your photos Gayle – you’re a good photographer. The quilt is very pretty – what little girl wouldn’t like it? You’re a good quilter too! Nice to see you blogging again.


  4. Tracy
    Dec 29, 2009 @ 21:40:25

    Gayle, I love, love, LOVE that sweet, colorful quilt. What a lucky little girl! Beautiful work, as usual. Your snow is so pretty. Sending you warm thoughts.


  5. TeresaL
    Dec 29, 2009 @ 23:18:28

    Gayle, it is great to see an update and wonderful that all is okay. 🙂

    I love the quilt! It looks fun and cheerful, not just a 4 year old would love to own it. :^D

    I think it is neat that Steve is mastering the steel guitar….it would be nice to have someone making music in the house.


  6. myolivebranch
    Dec 29, 2009 @ 23:20:48

    LOVE the quilt! and flowers can be replaced so i hope that certain 4 year old girl enjoys her quilt!!

    i’m glad you guys are good. 🙂


  7. Vicki W
    Dec 29, 2009 @ 23:51:45

    Glad all is well there and glad you are staying inside and warm! The quilt is adorable and those bright colors are perfect for winter gray days.


  8. Christine Olson
    Dec 30, 2009 @ 16:29:06

    Love the snowy pics. (Our snow of yesterday is quickly melting away, which is okay with me. But I love to look at it as long as no traveling is involved.)

    It’s so neat that Steve is finding another way to make music. Isn’t it nice to have live music in the home?

    Love your quilt! Looks so spring-like.

    Glad to hear that things are getting on an even keel and hope you have some time to blog some more in 2010.

    May the New Year bring you and yours much love and laughter!


  9. AllenQuilts
    Dec 31, 2009 @ 12:50:42

    So glad to see you blogging! I love the quilt for your grand- niece…it is adorable. Happy all is well with y’all. I think since FB has become more popular, the blogging has slowed down. I’ve been meaning to get back to more blogging and less FB-ing, because, really, how many people actually care what I’m doing on my status updates that often? I’m kind of “getting over” FB a little now, I think…lol.


  10. AllenQuilts
    Dec 31, 2009 @ 12:51:43

    Oh, and I figure the people that stop by the blog are doing so because they actually do want to know what I’ve been doing…and aren’t thinking…Ok, I’m tired of her so I’ll just “hide her” for now…haha.


  11. Jen
    Dec 31, 2009 @ 17:14:16

    I really like that quilt! Neat pattern.


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