Sunday, November 26, 2017

Surprise!

Hi Friends!  Yes, I'm still alive and kicking...it's been almost a year since I've posted on my blog!  A lot has happened in the last 10 months or so.  Unfortunately, not a lot of sewing and quilting happened.  We moved from Virginia in April and we were in transition for most of the summer.  We finally moved in to our new house in California in July.  After unpacking, it took some time to get my "mojo" back when it came to quilting.  It's finally coming back little by little and I'm happy about that.

After skipping the mystery last year, I decided to jump on board with Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt this year called "On Ringo Lake."  I figured that was a good reason to pop on here and blog about it and also to reconnect with all my blogging friends.

I finished Step One today and I loved it.  Mini 3" nine patches are my all time favorite block, so I was happy to see that was our first clue.  Love all these little cuties!!


So for a quick recap of the last year or so...Travis retired from the Air Force after 32 years of active duty.  It was a happy time...the Air Force has given us great life and we're forever grateful for the opportunities we've had and the precious friends we have all over the country.  

The biggest event of the year for us was the wedding of our son, Zach.  His wife, Harleigh, is a sweetheart and she is perfect for him.  We are so blessed to have her join our family! 

After the wedding, we were finally able to move in to our cabin in the mountains of California.  It's a beautiful place to live!


Thank you to those of you that are still here with me!  Life doesn't always go the way we think it will and we have more changes coming in the near future...I'll keep you posted along the way!

Until then, Happy Quilting!

~Michelle

P.S...I'm linking up with Bonnie's Quiltville Blog page...go check out how everyone is doing on Step 1!!

15 comments:

  1. Welcome back and congratulations on your husband's retirement and your move and your new daughter-in-law! :0)

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  2. Welcome back! I really like your brighter 9-Patch blocks for the BH Mystery. Looking forward to seeing what other changes you made to the plan.

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  3. Hey girl! So glad you have had a wonderful year...it was a fun catch up!! Lovely cabin!

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  4. So many major life changes for you, Michelle! Can't imagine that there are more to come. Hope you settle in to your lovely new home well.
    Love the shots of you and your hubby, and your son and his wife--two very good looking couples!

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  5. So happy for you and glad to see you back....good luck settling in and enjoy your new home.

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  6. Great to see you back!

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  7. A great start with On Ringo Lake.

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  8. Ringo Lake is a great place to bring you back. Welcome. Happy retirement and congratulations to your family on your son's wedding. It has been quite a year for you.

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  9. Welcome back, Michelle! It’s so nice to see you again. Congratulations on your husband’s retirement! I’m doing On Ringo Lake too but it’s slow going - I broke my arm a few weeks ago!

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  10. Welcome back! Life intercedes from time to time. Just good to know you are all doing well. Please thank your hubby for his service to our country......not to mention yours for keeping the home fires burning for him and your family!

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  11. Michelle!!!!! I love your new place. I can smell the pines from here -- hooray for mountain mama life!!

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  12. Hi Michelle! Happy to hear you have had a wonderful busy year. Your new place looks amazing. I hope you and your family are there long enough to grow deep roots ... for a change.

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  13. Glad to see a post from you. I hope you are enjoying getting your mojo back. It is good for the soul.

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  14. Hi, Michelle! So good to see you are back, I've missed your posts!! You've had a BIG year. Hope you get settled into your new sewing room soon. Can't wait to see what all you are working on.

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  15. Your blocks are lovely!
    So glad you are back to some relaxing sewing after a very full and wonderful year of adventure!

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