Friday, October 10, 2008

Some Much Needed Good News!

Here are my latest blocks on my Nearly Insane quilt! I am doing it in blues! Of course I don't have enough blues, well I am using blue on blue or blues and creams so it will take me a while to collect them. My friend Nancy from VA sent me some blues I used them on the last few blocks, she really sent me some nice fabrics I still have more to use. I was really getting tired of my Love Letter quilt, I know I was so close to finishing the blocks, I only need 20 more and I will have them all done. I was just tired of seeing so many pinks and browns, but I will get back to that in a week or two. And I would like to work a little more on my diagonal nine patch too.






Yesterday, my SIL went to the hospital! The baby is due next month but she was showing some signs and having pains about 3 minutes apart. She has had both of the other kids a little early too. Anyway, they sent her home, told her to eat and rest up that she would probably be back at the hospital last night. So I let Richard take Hunter to football practice and I waited by the phone. But of course when you are waiting for something like that nothing happens. Chantal talked to my brother this morning and he said she seemed to be fine right now. So I guess we just sit and wait!! And lazy me don't have the baby quilt finished because I thought I still had another month to quilt it! The top is finished but that is it. I think I will just tie it and bind it and call it done. Oh by the way....IT IS A BOY!!!

Today is my sister's birthday! She turned 24! I meant to dig out a baby photo of her but just didn't get to it. Mom got off work today and Chantal met her in town and they left out for Ashland and Huntington to do some birthday shopping. Oh and while Chantal was waiting for mom she called me to tell me that she had done something for herself on her birthday....SHE PAID HER LAST CAR PAYMENT!!! I think that is great that she is so young, has a good job and can payoff a new car, actually it is a Ford Escape. I am very proud of her!!!! She is off work for a few days because the doctor that she works for is on a trip to Rome. Oh and my SIL that is having the baby, she works at the same place. Anyway here is my pretty little sister....

I have her cake baked and waiting for her and mom to get home!!! I baked it since mom wasn't sure what time she would get off of the boat.

Oh late last night, I made Richard a new hat!!!! I didn't take a photo of it but is is another welding cap, but this one is red bandana fabric. I made it for him to wear to his NEW JOB!!!!!!! Yep!!! Richard got another job!!!!!! Thank God for it, we had been praying for something to come along. He had been out of work for about 6wks! Which we had been cutting timber and cutting railroad ties to make ends meet, so I can honestly say he is not at all lazy!!! If you have been reading my previous post you can see how busy he has been, I must say that I am very proud of him!!! Oh, his job....he will be driving a coal truck, the same thing that he did before but just for a diffent company!!!!! It will take us a couple of months to get everything back on track but it sure takes alot of stress off of us. So we are doing the "happy dance" here on the Layne farm!!!!!

20 comments:

Carol VR said...

Congrats on Richard's new job. I hope John has as much luck when the company he's currently working for closes up in December to move to Mexico and puts everyone to the street.

Never a dull moment, that's for sure!!!

jillytacy said...

I'm so glad Richard got a new job! I know how stressful that can be I'm glad you'll be able to get back on track and get out from under the stress and worries you've been experiencing!
Have a great weekend!

Welcome to ... Lurline's Place said...

What a "good news" post - Im so happy for you all, Kristie!
Hugs - Lurline.

Carla said...

You must be sooo relieved! Now go make 5 more blocks to celebrate!

QuiltedSimple said...

Whooo Hooo - congrats on the JOB, the BABY and the BIRTHDAY - you guys have a lot going on. And I love your blue quilt - it will be beautiful!
Kris

Amelia said...

So many things to be thankful for is happening at the Layne farm. So a happy dance is certainly in order.

Enjoy the time with your Mother, celebrate Chantel's birthday, and wait patiently for the new baby boy.

The blues and white are going to make a beautiful quilt..just don't see how you do it so perfectly.

Hugs from here,

Amelia

Gizmo said...

We're happy dancing over here for you too! I'm so glad that stress is gone for you.
Congratulations about the baby, and Happy Birthday to your sister too!
I can't wait to see your Insane Quilt....I LOVE BLUE! :)

Pati said...

Great news on the new job for Richard! I love the blue blocks. The quilt is going to be beautiful!

Hazel said...

Oh what a relief for your family ,prayers are answered .That blue and white quilt is going to be stunning .

Michelle said...

Praise the Lord. God is good! I am so happy for your family.

Happy birthday to Chantel, glad mom is home, and that baby will come when it is ready.

Have a great weekend!
Michelle

Chantal said...

this was really a good news post . A new job , a birthday ,(almost) a baby and your mother is coming home .
Wish your sister Chantal a very happy birthday from an other Chantal

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Yay! Yipppeeeee! I'm so happy for you and your family! Glad things are looking up!
Regina

Regina said...

Lots of happy stuff going on - i still need to go through my blue stash and send you some things - you are a much more patient person than I am - you take on such complex blocks and they are GORGEOUS!!!

Marilyn R said...

Yippee! Congrats to Richard for the new job! Your blocks are simply beautiful!

Yvette said...

Your NI blocks are beautiful! I am so jealous that you are so far ahead. I am hoping to get my weekly block done in time.

Congrats! on the fantastic week your family had.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Thank goodness Kristie!!! I was thinking about you and your situation. I am SO GLAD he found something.

I will dance a few steps for you :o)

Guðrún said...

Say Happy Birthday to Chantal from me. I am glad Richard has got a job.

Cindy said...

Hey!!! So happy for you guys! It's great he's back to work! :0) That should be a HUGH stress relief!
your blocks are beautiful!!! I won't be able to mail my scraps to you until Wed :0( Looks like by that time you might have them done. You are sooooo Prolific! LOL Keep on quilting as I know you will.

Nancy said...

How cool to see some of my fabrics in your blocks! I've just been catching up on your blog entries. I am so happy for you that Richard got another job. Hope you all get the rest of the plywood and tar paper up before too much longer.

Cindy (aka Peony the House Elf) said...

Happy dancing going on here for all of you. A birthday, a new job and soon to be a baby. Tell them all I send good wishes.