Friday, November 20, 2009

Another week

Well, another week under our belt in sunny Florida! It's been a good week other than the fact that I haven't been able to sew at all! I miss it so! lol Really it's just trying to adjust to a new home, new state, new schools for the young uns and of course a new family!

It really is an interesting story. I've always thought my life was boring, but it certainly hasn't been this year! My parents divorced when I was very young and I had no contact with my dad. The years past and my parents both remarried. I was raised pretty much as an only child. I have a step brother but he didn't live in the same house and he's 5 years older. My dad on the other hand had 4 more children! I got to meet all of them when I was a senior in high school. It didn't go well. My sister was jealous of me and I had no idea how to deal with siblings. Or I should say one of my two sisters. Long story short, I again had no contact with my family.

Fast forward to this year. My dh worked nights and would usually sleep until at least 2 in the afternoon. One day he calls me at 10:30. My first thought is something is wrong. He tells me that the phone woke him up. I asked who called. He says my dad. Now I'm really in panic mode because I'm thinking my step-dad and the only reason he would call is something is wrong with my mom. He says no, you don't understand, your DAD.

Initially I was not pleased. I mean after all it had been over 20 years since I had heard from him or any of my family. But, we're all adults now so I wanted to hear what he had to say.

Turns out that he'd been looking for me for a little while. And that wasn't the only surprise. We've all lived within miles of each other many times over the years. And I have another brother too. My step mom had a child when she was 16 that she had been forced to put up for adoption. He's been found too. Turns out I'm older than him by about 3 weeks! And he's lived close to us all too. Matter of fact he used to work in a restaurant that my husband and I used to go to. My husband remembered him!

Yes, it's been a very topsy turvy year.

Anyway, maybe I'll get some quilting in this week. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My first comments!

Thank you to those who have posted comments on my blog! I'm real new to this and I appreciate those that took the time to welcome a newbie.

I've misplaced my camera! I love moving. We moved from a 3 bedroom home to a two bedroom apartment! Yeah, I've got a lot of room. Right now I'm just trying to FIND the quilts in progress let alone work on them. lol Anyway, it will all come together and smooth out. Maybe I expect too much - after all we've only been here a week!

Anyway, once I find the camera, and the quilts, I'll post some pictures.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Quilting Gallery

I just added my blog to Quilting Galley blog directory! I'm anxious to meet other quilters in Florida and I thought maybe this would help. And it looks like a lot of fun! I was too late to sign up for the Inchies swap - better luck next time because that looks like a lot of fun too! I do feel so inadequate when I look at other people's blogs though. There is some AMAZING things being done now and I'm no where near that good. But, there is always room to improve!

Happy quilting!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Hello from sunny Florida! yes, we just moved at the begining of this year. Yes, we have now moved to Central Florida. It has been a wirlwind of unpacking and getting set up, but we have now made it. I'm loving the sunshine and warm weather.