Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

                HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  I hope that this night finds everyone safe and free from storms.....

Gene and I leave on our road trip tomorrow morning....I will write when I can...:))))


Friday, October 26, 2012

Gene's Retiring!

All week Gene has been wined and dined by his fellow workers....and TODAY is his LAST day! week he will start his life of leisure.....not too many "Honey-dos" I promise...

  We bought a new hybrid and will be on the road watch out ...Who knows where we will end up!

Happy Friday...Jo Ann

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


   I thought you might want to meet my twin brother Jim...his wife Carrie took this photo of us the day after our birthday.....

......and I want to thank all of you for your birthday wishes.  I had a great "birth week".....too many celebrations for just one day!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Gift of Autumn

Last night my sister Kathy brought me a present for my 65th birthday and my retirement from the Loft.....I just had to share it with all of you.  It is Heart to Hands wonderful Autumn quilt!  I have put it on my guest bed and as you can see it looks wonderful!!!!!  Kathy made it for the store sample for last year's block of the month and I never dreamed she would be able to part with it.....but I feel so lucky to be the recipient!  I LOVE it!!!!!

Today is my birthday and I am enjoying all the emails, calls, posts on facebook.....Last night I celebrated with 5 of my friends and tomorrow night Gene and I will go to a play and dinner with my twin brother and his wife. Thanks to everyone for all your good wishes!

I hope this is a good day for you too.....Jo Ann

Monday, October 15, 2012

A Little Pumpkin

Thought I'd start out your week with a little pumpkin head.  This is youngest grandchild.....all decked out for fall.  She will be six months old this Wednesday. 

Hope it is feeling like fall in your hometown....San Diego will be HOT again....and after just a few days of COOL weather we did not want the heat back. 

Have a wonderful week....Jo Ann

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A little decorating in Oregon

  Last week, I made a quick trip to Oregon to visit my grandkids, Sophie and Nick.  Almost as soon as I got there Sophie and I decided that it was time to get the fall decorations out.  She and Nick went off to school and I got busy transforming the house.  When Sophie got home she added the finishing touch....the HUGE spider on the curtain!  Here she is trying to make her escape!

.......and here she is with Nick .....I made them slow down a minute to pose......

....and here is Nick in disguise!

     I was only up there 3 days, but I had a great time and was able to give lots of hugs and squeezes......

 I flew back on Friday and then Gene and I headed to Las Vegas on Sunday for a wedding....we flew out on a very early flight and flew in about I was dragging at the Loft yesterday.
    Today I am designing this month's Brown Bag....only 2 more to go.  This one will be for Christmas (for all of you who try to guess each month....:))))))

       Have a great Tuesday.....Jo Ann