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  1. Charismah's Crumbs?

    by , 11-02-2011 at 04:12 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by charismah View Post
    HI Amma,
    I think you are right..there is a natural progression to everything. I know I will be ok and that it is kind of a long ways off....just hard to think about change sometimes. But isn't that part of life? Just when we center our life around these precious souls we will do anything to protect them and then they have to go away from us.

    But hopefully I will have many grandkids to fill that void within my heart of course in the right timing! lol. I wonder sometimes if
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  2. Charismah's Crumbs?

    by , 11-02-2011 at 04:12 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by amma View Post
    I had mixed emotions when my kids left home...I wanted them to stay home, where I could "mother" them, help take care of them, know that they were safe. On the other hand, I was proud that they were ready to strike out on their own, I had prepared them as best as I could for this moment and I knew that they could succeed out on their own. It was hard coming home to an empty house, the silence could be overwhelming.... But then I became a grama...I cannot describe how wonderful it was
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  3. Charismah's Crumbs?

    by , 11-02-2011 at 04:11 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by charismah View Post
    Finally finshed my pink/black/white scrappy tube quilt! Love that tutorial...used a big pink and white polk a dot on the border..love that fabric..may have to buy some more!
    Just put borders on tonight after school. Quilting helps me settle down.

    Today was a BUSY day at work and then off to school...brain was tired ..so were feet...tried to study muscle..yuck! only 10 days left until test to learn 200 names of muscles that I can't hardly prounounce..tomorrow I will need to
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  4. Charismah's Crumbs?

    by , 11-02-2011 at 04:10 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Just enjoy your time with them. Take as many "mental" photograghs as you can. Kiss and hug as much as you can. The time flies by faster than you can imagine.

    It's strange. My SIL was always saying she couldn't wait until her two kids were 18 and out of the house. She'd even say that in front of them. And she loves it without them in the house. I, on the other hand, didn't want my three to leave. There has to be a happy medium, I think. My problem was that my very
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  5. Charismah's Crumbs?

    by , 11-02-2011 at 04:10 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by charismah View Post
    You know those days?? The days when you get up to a sick child, a late rush to get the other one to school on time and the then she doesn't want school lunch?
    yeah that was this morning.

    But I am ok with that because now I have a few minutes before I have to go to work and things have calmed down. ANd somehow when I talk to my grandma I realize that someday I will miss these days and I often wonder what am I going to do with an empty nest someday? I know it is kind
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  6. Charismah's Crumbs?

    by , 11-02-2011 at 04:09 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by charismah View Post
    Thanks you so much for stopping by! and thanks for the well wishes..I need them! and I will post pictures as soon as I get the chance....I have many works going on right now!
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  7. Charismah's Crumbs?

    by , 11-02-2011 at 04:09 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by charismah View Post
    YEah..well I can't wait to get my own long arm either ...I wish I had the space/time/money for one of my own..but at least I can go in after closing and on sundays to do my quilting at work. But I only have limited time..so I Cna't take my own sweet time learning something difficult because I have to get it all done in day ..oh well.
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  8. Charismah's Crumbs?

    by , 11-02-2011 at 04:08 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda View Post
    My son is a grandpa at the age of 32 . He married girl who had 3 kids an then they had one of their own. My son was 19 when he became an instant dad. Now his oldest chose to marry a girl who had 2 kids and his second oldest just had her first baby Oct 26. So we have abit of a mixed situatiion too. I don't think about them any other way than mine but sometimes it is necessary to explain why my 32 yr old son has 3 grandchildren!! LOL

    You are so blessed to have all these kids in your
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  9. refinishing sewing machine cabinets

    by , 11-02-2011 at 04:03 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Okay quilters here we go!
    Supplies needed:
    0000steel wool
    120-200 grit sandpaper
    Lots of cotton rags(old t-shirts underware etc) white only
    containers to but stripper and mess from the old finish in(coffee cans work great)
    2" natural bristle brush of good quality for applying shellac
    putty knife
    stain brown walnut, dark oak or mahogony(your choice) I use aniline dye water soluble(can be ordered from the Rockler Cat)
    your choice
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  10. Doll Quilt project

    by , 11-02-2011 at 04:01 PM (Who's on first? by abdc)
    I joined the November 2011 doll quilt swap. I have never made a biscuit quilt, so thats what I'm working on. I will take pics and post as I go along.
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