Sorry for the delay in posts.  My life has been crazy lately.  A few months ago I was called out of the blue and offered a job in Kentucky that I couldn't pass up.  So we have been busy trying to get everything ready for the move and selling our house in NC.  We are going to be sad to leave our friends in NC, but are thrilled to be moving home to KY!  Land of horses and wildcat basketball....  




I like wreaths, but I don't like spending a lot of money on them.  Or changing them every few months.  Or the froo-froo wreaths at stores.  I have a spring / summer wreath, but I really wanted one that I could leave up for fall and winter.  After some shopping at Michael's and a local farm store, this is what I came up with:


Winter Goals

I cannot believe that winter is almost here.  I don't like cold.  I don't like staying indoors.  I especially don't like short days and long nights.  Boo.  I have realized that I do much better (ie don't get depressed) when I have a project for the winter.  Last winter my project was studying (yuck yuck yuck).  The previous winter I trained for a half-marathon. (That got snowed out.  In Myrtle Beach.  Go figure.)  So what will I try to accomplish this winter?  What will keep me off of the couch and away from the life-sucking television?  Two things (so far):

1)  I will dust off the tread-mill and try to stay in shape (implying I already am in shape...kind of)

2)  I am going to make a barn quilt.  I am so so sooo excited about this project.  Even though we don't have a big fancy barn (it's going on my run-in shelter) and only 8 or so people will ever see it (dead-end gravel road), I still can't wait to make it so I can see it and smile every day.  I haven't decided on a pattern yet, but I'm pretty sure the color purple will be involved.  In case you are not familiar with barn quilts, just check out www.americanquiltbarns.com.  Here are some pictures from their website:


Northern Kentucky

We made a quick trip to Kentucky this weekend to celebrate Mark's grandfather's 80th birthday.  Here are some pictures from his aunt and uncle's back porch.  You can't see it, but the Ohio River is just past the tree line.