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Monday, October 31, 2011

Running progress, a wedding, and Ghastlie winnings!

I don't know where the time goes, but it does past swiftly. So - to catch up :

Running - I am still sticking with the training program - but haltingly.  I run slower that my lovely 11 year old granddaughter walks.  Of course, her legs are longer than mine, and I have a few years on her, but when we are at the track, she laps me at least a couple of times each evening.  But I'll keep plugging along.  I'm not loving it, because I am a true couch potato!  I know it is good for me to keep moving, so that is motivation enough!

The wedding of our youngest daughter was on Saturday - it was wonderful.  The bride was beautiful, the groom was handsome, the ceremony was meaningful, and the reception was a lot of fun.  My favorite moment was the Daddy-Daughter dance.  My wonderful hubby danced with the bride, and then danced with the rest of his daughters - including our lovely daughter-in-law.  We are so blessed that our children have found spouses that become part of our family so easily.  Our new son is everything I could wish for our baby daughter - we could not have hand picked anyone better suited to her.  They leave tomorrow for their honeymoon and will be gone for two weeks - we will miss them!  

Now for the Ghastlie News - I hope you have been following the Ghastlies Blog Hop, sponsored by Madame Samm of "Sew We Quilt".  I have so enjoyed all the fun projects that bloggers have done using the fun "ghastlie" fabric line, and I have entered to win all the prizes.  I rarely win anything, so you can imagine my surprise this past week when I got an email from Ms. Karen Ghastlie saying I was the winner of her blog prize, and also that I was the winner on Madame Samm's blog -

This is what I won from Karen:  a cute "ghastlie" mini quilt, three hand knit mug rugs, and a skein of beautiful thread.  I received four yards of Alexander Henry's ghastlie fabric from Jane's Fabrics and Quilts as the prize from Madame Samm!  I'll photograph that later - it came in the mail today.  Now I just need to decide what to do with the fabric!  It has been a great week!


  1. Ah, the wedding picture of them dancing together is so sweet. I love it that he danced with all the daughters and DIL too. But, you didn't say that he danced with you...
    I'm glad everything went ok.

    Congrats on the win. Sounds like a great win. I know you will enjoy that fabric and the yarn and the little wallhanging/tablerunner too! You've been very lucky the last couple of months. Way to go! See you soon, I hope!

  2. Oh, he danced with me, too! And with all the nieces, too! He was a dancing fool!

  3. you've been having a wonderful time. thanks for visting me on the blog hop. and i am pleased that you got to win some fabulous Ghastlie fabric.