Sunday, May 30, 2010

And the Winner is..........

Here's Zack, KLL's entry at the Lancaster and Paducah Quilt Shows. He makes me laugh, Klonda. Thanks for bringing quilting happiness to our lives.

Last night the Campfire Girls and several male companions went to Tioga Downs. Some needed a crying towel and a few won. Ella Mae, Jeanie & Lois Ann were among the winners.

I was so happy when a horse I bet $2 on won. Then that horse was disqualified for interference. The winner paid over $14. Guess I'll never be a big time gambler.

We had the most beautiful sunset. The track is set in a huge bowl and when the sun went down over the trees it was spectacular. By the time I saw JoAnne with her phone taking pictures I thought 'shoulda brought your camera.' Too late to dig out my phone. Will have to remember it in my mind.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Huntington 13 - The Blog

Shelter and bridge to restrooms
East Shelter, lake in background

Stream flowing thru the park

Hi Huntington family,
Here are some pictures of Dorchester Park and our pavillion which is named on signs "East Shelter".

The park is located on Rt. 26, off Rt. 206 just outside Whitney Point, and not far from Rt. 81.

I can see a bit of Dorchester Lake in the background. When we visited a few weeks ago there were ten tables in the shelter as well as a charcoal grill. Water is close by.

Sunday, August 15th is the date. Let's plan to eat about 1 p.m. If weather permits, I'll get the charcoal fire started about 12:15 p.m.

Bring a dish to pass. There is an electrical outlet so I can make coffee, just in case we have cool or rainy weather. I'll furnish table coverings, table service and some beverages, iced tea and lemonade. Don't forget a chair. Much easier to sit on than the picnic benches.

Bring pictures and family stories.

Our newsletter editor Bobbie will be there to gather stories for the newsletter.
On Mother's Day Jack and I went for a ride over the hills and went up to South Oxford and found Grandpa Huntington's farm. I got a picture of the barn, which looks to be in good shpe.



Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sewing Today

No jury duty for me today. I made the call last night to find the case had been settled. Now I'm heading off to sew.

This little block is the Disappearing 4 Patch. It originated with Billie Lauder. Several weeks ago I showed Triangle Guild members how to make it. This will be our block of the month for June, done in green and yellow. I used pairs of 5" charm blocks to make a batch of them.

For the 12 1/2" block I'll use 7" squares.


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday Thoughts

SweetOldBob was coerced into modeling the bibs I made for the residents of the Oxford, NY Veterans Home. As he is a vet, I thought he'd enjoy doing this. When I got the second one done he was less than thrilled to be my model, as evidenced by his expression. The reverse side of each is a floral so they serve dual use for the men and women at the home. There are twelve women residents who served in the military.
Triangle Guild has made this a project after a member went there to find out what they needed. She brought back a bib and drafted a pattern for us. Thank you, Joan. We met at 5 p.m. before our May meeting and started the project. You might notice the pocket welts, buttons on the front and vest points. Apparently some of the male residents objected to wearing bibs. These are called adult clothing protectors.
It's a beautiful day here in NY. I was out watering my pot garden already. Last Sunday I picked the first of the leaf lettuce. This mesculan mix is a good one to grow in pots. Cucumbers will be planted in a day or so.
Today I need to sew. After I showed the Triangle Guild members how to make the Disappearing 4 Patch, that was designated our June block of the month, to be made in yellow and green. I have my yellow and green fabrics laid out on the cutting table, ready to be cut. Thank you, Billie Lauder, for this block.
Enjoy your weekend,


Friday, May 21, 2010

Our Latest Graduate

Yes, I'm a proud mother. My daughter Michelle graduated from Broome Community College last night. She's 52, full time legal secretary, bookkeeper for her husband's business and mother to Aaron, who celebrated his 22nd birthday yesterday. She started classes as BCC in September 1975, then too several classes after she married. Three years ago she decided to continue her education. She took night and online classes.

Michelle is already enrolled at Binghamton University to start the fall semester.

There were over 1200 graduates last night, from 50 countries, including several from Haiti. One of those Haitian students managed, despite the devasting earthquake in her county, to stay focused, not knowing her family's fate, and maintained a 3.8 average. There were numerous veterans in the class.

This class was comprised of 60% traditional students (entering directly from high school) and 40% non-traditional students. The oldest was 70 and the youngest was 18.

Her brother Jack received his Associates Degree in 2000 when he was 40.

Neither of my children chose the easy path for their education. I'm so proud of them.