Saturday, October 30, 2010

One last day left in October....

Tonight I am realizing that there is only one last day left the month of October!! The month has flown by and I don't know that I can get any  busier!! You all read that we have a new grandson, Lincoln, who was born on October 2nd.....and got a new puppy, a black lab named Lucy.....well....she begged us to bring her sister now we have three additions to our family this month....Lincoln, Lucy, and LIBERTY!!! I guess we figured why not....we have enough space....enough grand kids why not have more than enough to do!!

Lucy and Liberty are sisters and just love each other!! In some ways having two makes things easier....and in some ways makes it harder....but as time goes on things will settle down and it will all be good!! The hardest part right now is night's like having babies again....sleeping only about 2 hours until they need to go outside!! My daughter Amy who has 11 month old triplet girls says that at least with the triplets they did not have to get all bundled up and go out into the rain to have them go potty!!! This too shall pass!!! We are having lots of fun with them and in two weeks they have almost doubled in size since we got them!!!

Last weekend I had the pleasure of being invited to teach a class in Des Moines, Washington (near Seattle) at Carriage Country Quilts on Sunday afternoon and then to speak, give a trunk show and teach a class at the Comforts Quilt Guild from Puyallup, WA. Jeff being the GREAT husband that he is drove me up and spent his afternoon while I was teaching walking down to the waters edge watching  football in the comfort of one of the shops upstairs  rooms!!
It was so much fun to get to see Debbie's (Carriage Country Quilt's Owner) shop after hearing so much about it for years!!! The quilt shop is in a wonderful 80 year old house over looking the Pudget Sound, Vashon Island and the Olympic Peninsula. We had a great time in class and lots of good food followed by a great seafood dinner with Debbie and her husband Bob.

The next day we headed down to the Comforters Quilt Guild meeting in Tacoma.
What a wonderful group of ladies!! I had never been to a quilt guild meeting before and it was so fun.
We got to see some very old quilts one of the members brought and shared with us that were made by her great great grandmother!!

 So fun to see history!!! After sharing and having treats we had so much fun in class making a tomato needle keeper. Thanks so much to all the ladies you shared your time with me!!

Always so much to do and so little time I have decided to bring my daughter onto Wooden Spool Designs to help me out 2-3 afternoons a week.
She has always been my biggest cheerleader and over the years as I was a young mom sewing her clothes and for bazaarsshe cheered me on...."GOOD JOB MOM" !! She is already much help and encouragement to me!! Thanks Amy for being a part of what I love to do!! Thanks for making it even more fun!!!
Trick or Treat Surprise at Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe mid month was great fun. It was a class we held in the back of the store and it was oh so much fun!!!
 We made cats and pumpkins, ate cookies, played games, took home goody bags, and won prizes. Hopefully we can do this again next year!!
Check out Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe website under EVENTS for future classes.

Everyone need to visit a pumpkin patch sometime in October!!

 We got the whole family together and made a trip on a nice sunny Sunday afternoon!!
It was the first time for the triplets and for Lincoln.
 Addison was a pro and showed the girls how to pick out the perfect pumpkin.

 She is going to be a pumpkin for Halloween and I just cant wait to see her in her costume with Lincoln tagging along!!! I got to see a sneak peek of the  triplets being little monkeys (very fitting of course)!! 

So from pumpkins, to puppies, primates.....Happy Halloween to all of you!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Home for the Holidays Blog Hop

Look What's happening just for you!!!

Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin has gathered 12 Amazing Designers who will share 12 Holiday Projects designed exclusively for our blog hop, share 12 delightfully delicious Cookie Swap Recipes and share Inspiring & Creative Ideas for the Holidays with each of you! Each of the 12 designers will be posting on each Tuesday & Friday starting Nov 2nd! Please help us spread the word & share with your friends that you are hopping with us by posting the logo on your blogs, Facebook or websites ect.... You can even email them the link! Be sure to leave plenty of super sweet comments as each of the designers have taken time out of their hectic schedules to share a little Holiday Spirit with each of us! I hope you whip up a new project to deck the halls, bake up a batch of yummy cookies for your annual cookie swap & most importantly, take time to celebrate the upcoming Holiday Season!

From our blogs to you....
Enjoy & Happy Holidays!

Stacy and the {FABulous} Designers...
Debbie F.
Debbie B. 

Home for the Holiday
 Designer Line Up:

Nov 2nd * Brenda Gervais from

Nov 5th * Debbie Field from

Nov 9th * Cheri Saffiote-Payne from

Nov 12th * Kathy Schmitz from

Nov 16th * Renee Plains from

Nov 19th * Tracy from

Nov 23rd * Lisa Bongean from

Nov 26th * Lynda Hall from

Nov 30th * Jan Patek from

Dec 3rd * Tara Darr from

Dec 7th * Debbie Busby from

Dec 10th * Stacy West from

Join us for lots of holiday fun!!

Debbie Busby

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I have come to realize over the years that October is my favorite month! I love the colors, the falling leaves, the change in the weather, I don't mind the rain......I love pumpkins, seeing the school buses, daylight savings, the coming of the holidays, making cookies, candy corn, most everything about it!!! It also happens to be the month of my birthday.....and now we have a new addition and a grandson born in October too!!

Lincoln Daniel Busby Was born on October 2nd at 3:04 am weighing 7lbs 4 oz and 20 1/2" long. I had the amazing privilege to be present in the room at the time of his birth!! What a miracle birth is!!! WE are totally in love with Lincoln!! He is sleeping and eating well and seems to be a very mellow baby!!!

Addison is loving her new brother.....and making adjustments accordingly sharing her mommy and daddy now!! She is being such a good helper and seems so much more grown up sitting next to Lincoln now!!

We have another new addition coming next week.....we are getting a black lab puppy!!! She was born on September 2 and will soon be able to leave her mother and come live with us!! We are all so excited to get her. We are going to name her LUCY!!!

The girls came over the other day and helped me check out this new crate for Lucy to use!!! They seemed to think it will work just fine!!

They are growing way too fast and quickly approaching their first birthday next month!! They are taking a swim class called MER-BABIES at the local community collage. Since there are three of them....Mommy takes one, Daddy takes one, and I take the third one each week, ten weeks for 30 minutes of water class fun.....they love it!!!

Jeff's knee is improving with his physical therapy now over..... it still gets tired after a long days work....and his days are LONG!!! I sure appreciate having such a hard working husband!!!

We had a great time as a vendor at the Northwest Quilting Expo last month here in Portland. Lots of friends came by my booth for a visit....and so fun to see all the gals who take classes from me!!! The booth is always lots of work to set up  but worth the effort seeing everyone enjoy themselves!!! Again.....praises to my husband....I had to scurry off to a wedding the day of tear down so bless his heart he did it all by himself!!!

Classes are keeping me busy at Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe which I am just loving spending time at!! There is so much to see and choose from. Jan and Brian do a great job filling the store!!!

And then its always important to find some time just to be the Nana!!

 Hope all of you are enjoying October as much as I am!!!