Monday, October 17, 2011

Resemblance ??


  Daddy Mike

Grandma Chris

I think she takes after me!!! :o)

Sheri came for a day trip visit as well. It was good that Robert & Jeanie got away for a nice trip.

Also enjoyed the trip to Greenville and visit with Richard, Kathy, Roy & Jessica. Kathy fixed a great lunch for everyone!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Quilts for Kids Round Three -

I ordered and received another of their beautiful kits to make up for a special child. I really love the fabric they send. It is so easy to put these together, quilt them and send them back for those kids in need. All you furnish is the labor, batting and shipping cost to send them back. And they would like you to send one of your own with it as well.

Here is this one from their kit. I call it "Faiths Flying".


This next one is from my stash of fabrics. I call it "Faith's Blues".

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Dad's Rules of Dating

(Borrowed from a friend's DIL)

I am so glad to have a Daddy who this applied to (and still does!!!!!) and to have friends and family who were raised the same way!

Rule One:
If you pull into my driveway and honk you'd better be delivering a pizza,
because you're sure not picking anything up.

Rule Two:
You do not touch my daughter in front of me. You may glance at her so long as
you do not peer at anything below her neck. If you cannot keep your eyes or
hands off of my daughter's body, I will remove them.

Rule Three:
I am aware that it is considered fashionable for boys of your age to wear their
trousers so loosely that they appear to be falling off their hips. Please don't
take this as an insult, but you and all of your friends are complete idiots.
Still, I want to be fair and open minded about this issue, so I propose this
compromise: You may come to the door with your underwear showing and your pants ten sizes too big, and I will not object. However, in order to ensure that your clothes do not, in fact come off during the course of your date with my
daughter, I will take my electric nail gun and fasten your trousers securely in
place to your waist.

Rule Four:
I'm sure you've been told that in today's world sex without utilizing a
'Barrier method' of some kind can kill you. Let me elaborate; when it comes to
sex, I am the barrier, and I will kill you.

Rule Five:
It is usually understood that in order for us to get to know each other, we
should talk about sports, politics, and other issues of the day. Please do not
do this. The only information I require from you is an indication of when you
expect to have my daughter safely back at my house, and the only word I need
from you on this subject is: 'early.'

Rule Six:
I have no doubt you are a popular fellow, with many opportunities to date other
girls. This is fine with me as long as it is okay with my daughter. Otherwise,
once you have gone out with my little girl, you will continue to date no one
but her until she is finished with you. If you make her cry, I will make you

Rule Seven:
As you stand in my front hallway, waiting for my daughter to appear, and more
than an hour goes by, do not sigh and fidget. If you want to be on time for the
movie, you should not be dating. My daughter is putting on her makeup, a
process than can take longer than painting the Brooklyn Bridge. Instead of just
standing there, why don't you do something useful, like changing the oil in my

Rule Eight:
The following places are not appropriate for a date with my daughter: Places
where there are beds, sofas, or anything softer than a wooden stool, places
where there is darkness, places where there is dancing, holding hands, or
happiness. Places where the ambient temperature is warm enough to induce my
daughter to wear shorts, tank tops, midriff T-shirts, or anything other than
overalls, a sweater, and a goose down parka - zipped up to her throat. Movies
with strong romantic or sexual themes are to be avoided; movies that feature
chain saws are okay. Baseball games are okay...Old folks’ homes are better.

 Rule Nine:
Do not lie to me. I may appear to be a potbellied, gray-haired, middle-aged,
dimwitted has-been. But on issues relating to my daughter, I am the
all-knowing, merciless god of your universe. If I ask you where you are going
and with whom, you have one chance to tell me the truth, the whole truth and
nothing but the truth. I have a shotgun, a shovel, and five acres behind the
house. Do not trifle with me.
Rule Ten:
Be afraid. Be very afraid. It takes very little for me to mistake the sound of
your car in the driveway for a chopper coming in over the desert outside
Baghdad. When my battle fatigue starts acting up, the voices in my head
frequently tell me to clean the guns as I wait for you to bring my daughter
home. As soon as you pull into the driveway you should exit the car with both
hands in plain sight. Speak the perimeter password, announce in a clear voice
that you have brought my daughter home safely and early, then return to your
car - there is no need for you to come inside. The camouflaged face at the
window is mine.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Another Quilt for Kids in Progress

I got my kit a few days ago and got the top put together. They always send the prettiest fabrics.

I know, I know, I shouldn't, I shouldn't, I SHOULD!

But where can you find quality fabric at less than $1.00 a yard! I love garage sales. I got 25 3/8 yards of fabric for $20.30! It is very nice quilt shop quality too.

This was at two more garage sales. Navy fabric and stitch witchery.


Of course, I HAD to find puppy toys as well. :o)