Herrin Family Rocks

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Saturday Ramblings

It is a beautiful Saturday and Randy and I are planning some yard work this afternoon when he gets back from a project at school. I am going to visit a quilt shop this morning that I have found in Buford and then probably to the Yarn Garden for a little therapy. I put quilting aside a couple of years ago when I learned to knit and I am really feeling the need to get back to it. Especially hand piecing, my first quilting love. I am excited about visiting this shop today and taking in all the wonderfulness of fabric. I am working on several knitting projects, so if I start back quilting, I am going to have do some serious schedule changing, but hey, I am a multi-tasker!!! So, I will update this post later with what I found!pdat

1:55 PM - Update - I went to the shop and it was beautiful! Oh, I wanted to make every quilt in the place.....I have definitely got the quilting bug again! Yummy fabrics, lots of new patterns....nice people. I enjoyed the visit!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cooler Weather

I am loving the cooler weather. It is nice to wear a light sweater. I love this time of year. I have been thinking about the holidays and what I want to do. I have always decorated my tree the same way and this year, I think I am going to change it. The kids are all grown now, and it is just Randy, me and the dogs, so I am ready for a change. I have some ideas, but nothing concrete yet. I would love to hear how some of you are planning yours. Leave me a comment with your suggestions.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Good Morning!

My kids have started this great blog called Catchpost. Take a look at it. They are blogging about anything and everything!

I have been trying to find some variety in our meals lately and I started thinking about things I used to make when my kids were home and I cooked alot. We had family dinners on Sundays for years and they were always at my house. My whole family came over and we had the best day! I have several of my own original dishes that I made and I thought I would share them with you from time to time.

I will post the recipe and a picture of the dish.

Last weekend the babies were here and we took them to the park. We had fun until Brian was stung by something. We think it was a yellow jacket. He cried for a long time and the next morning his hand was really swollen and purple. I cried too.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Good Things

I found this pattern for a beautiful throw and I have decided to make it for myself and Randy. I just adore granny squares of any kind. Granny squares are what made me want to learn to crochet in the first place. I saw one of those throws that are multi-colored and lined in black and I fell head over heels in love! I bought a book, a skein of Red Heart and a G crochet hook at Kmart, if I remember correctly, and I never looked back! I think I was about 16 or 17 at the time. Over these many years, I have made 100's of throws and probably 1000's of granny squares, so I think that this will be a fun and nostalgic project for me.