Monday, December 7, 2009

2009 almost gone!

The past couple months have been really busy!!
Im sorry I have not been up to date on my blog, but here I am!

Also, I am frequently on facebook, just look me up. My profile picture has the pink rose tatoo so you will know thats me for sure!

Lets recap this year 2009.

1.Hubby lost his job right before Christmas 2008.

2.He was unemployed for 6 months. I loved having him at home! but paying bills was really hard with no money coming in. *sigh*

3.My daughter announced in March she was pregnant with our first grandchild

4.My hours got cut back at the school where I worked as night custodial on call.

5.Hubby started a new job in Lewiston in June.

6.We were forced to sell our house of 8 years for a huge loss in July

7.I found my baby sister on facebook! I had a huge family reunion , seeing my baby sister and my mother , I have not seen them in 20 years! in July

8.We closed the sale of our house on Aug 1, which gave us FIVE WHOLE DAYS to pack up and load into a Uhaul and move to Lewiston.

9.I started living in Lewiston in August. Got hired for a new job, lasted all of 3 days and got fired Hahah! Try being a courier in a town you are not familiar with.

10.My Son started his senior year, at the highschool in our former town. We pay his rent and he stays up there as long as his grades are good!

11.My son started a new job at the local greek restraunt! Yippee!

12.My husbands Mom celebrated her 70th birthday in October, we hosted a big party at our house that she had no clue! Alot of her friends from years ago came and she enjoyed herself alot!

13.November 15th our grand daughter made her entry into the world. And her new adoptive parents were there to see her born.

14.November 21st was my TWENTY YEAR Anniversary with Pat! Wow! Time sure flies fast when your having fun.

And here it is December already. In a couple weeks 2010 will begin and I sure hope its a hella lots better than this year has been!
Below are some pics of the baby :)

Pat and Robin holding first grand daughter Anala born
7 pounds 4 ounces

Anala at two weeks old laying on the quilt I made for her going away present

Anala close up of her darling face, shes so beautiful!

Here is a full shot of the quilt I made for Anala. It is flannel on the front and flannel on the back. I machine quilted all the white area with stipples, and monogrammed her full name and birthday at the top of the quilt in purple thread.
Orange and Blue is my daughter's favorite color so I incorporated that to represent the birth mother.
Pink is My favorite color
Green is my husband Pats favorite color
And the backing/binding is purple
As you can see I made it big enough she will be using that quilt for many years!

Anala wearing frog pajamas, and the adoptive parents had a book with the same title! How cute is that! She is two weeks old in this picture.

Lots of Loves!


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Where did Summer GOOOO???

My 17 year old son with his dad standing next to our old fireplace right before we moved. This was taken to put side by side with the photo of my son and hubby when we FIRST bought the house. Daddy towered and my son was muuuuuuuuuch shorter! (gotta find that pic!)

Boy I tell ya. This year has been a wild and bumpy ride. I sure could have used a vacation and go for a loooooooooong motorcycle ride to clear my mind!
I sure hope that its done for a while, Im ready for some "down time" to relax!!!
We are officially MOVED! Sold our house in Post Falls Idaho in July, with the closing date of August 1. We were waiting for several weeks to hear from the bank on the approval of offer and when they did finally give us the go-ahead, we only had ONE WEEK to pack everything and get it out of the house. So it was crazy! Rented a 26 foot truck, stuffed it floor to ceiling, front to back and closed the door while shoving a matteress into the truck. BUT.....we wound up leaving all our yard tools at one friends house in his garage, and alot of my personal sewing stuff at my next door neighbors house. We have been making little trips back up to that area and bringing home stuff , and that will be done soon!
I am posting a few pics, didnt feel the need to show you every single room but here are my favorites!
Here is the front of my new house, notice the HUGE Yard that I HAVE TO MOW!!! (all totalled it is about an acre or close to it, there is more lawn in the back too!)
This will be my quilting studio. That pink and white quilt is 100 inches square and there is alot of space around it, so that tells you how big the room is :) The lovely side porch where we have some chairs and a little table so we can watch the birds and squirrels in the morning while drinking coffee. Or at night while we drink a beer :)

the MUCH Anticipated LIBRARY!!! Im So excited to get all my books into those shelves!
Wat else has been going on?

I found my long lost sister on Facebook! I have not seen my mother or my two sisters in 20 years, so it was really exciting to see her email me back! She bought my hubby and I airplane tickets to come to her 40th Birthday party, which turned into a giant family reunion! I got to stay at her house for a whole week and get to know everyone and I had alot of fun!

My daughter is starting to look pregnant hahah. She is a tiny little thing and at almost 7 months pregnant she is just now starting to get a "bump" The baby is due November 11, and she still has not decided if she will keep it or adopt it out. She has found a family she really likes and they want an open adoption so it will be nice to watch our grandchild grow up. We still hope she might keep the baby, and we would help her when she needs it. But we are not getting involved in the decision making part, that is her project!

Did you know there is 4 months exactly until Christmas Day? OH BOY! Time to start writing up schedule of events, planning meals, looking for home decor to dress the house up. Oh and not to mention christmas gifts to be made/bought and christmas cards to address!

Have a great day!!

Robin, located in LEWISTON now!

Monday, April 27, 2009


THIS is a post to help a very dear friend of mine Jo and her husband Don. I wanted to share this message with as many people as I can to get the message out and Help Don with his surgery costs.

Please read Jo's message below


Donation quilt - Open Heart Surgery fundraiser
In September Don has to undergo open heart surgery to repair or replace the Mitral Valve - and we have finally come up with a way to raise money for what we will owe after insurance pays their part. To read more about Don's surgery - click here. I have been making quilts for years, it is one thing that I can do to contribute to our situation - and we've decided to use one of the quilts for the fund raiser, and it is the Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt that was finished just last year. It is hand pieced and machine quilted, by Julie from Idaho.

It is double bed size - the fabrics are 100% cotton, all tone on tones . . .
Julie did a fabulous job - using her home sewing machine . . .
It is Don's all time favorite quilt - he says it just makes him happy to look at it . . .For a donation of $5.00 you get your name in the drawing five times - a donation of $10.00 gives you 12 chances and $20.00 will give you 25 chances, etc.

To keep this from being an actual raffle - anyone can have their name entered without a donation (though we really do appreciate the donations, but completely understand if you can't donate, not everyone can in these economic times and we don't want you to feel bad about that). Send us your good wishes and prayers - they mean so much to us.I have talked to many internet and local friends - and they are all excited about this and we already have many donations and offers to take donations for us also.

The drawing will be Sept. 6 - Don's birthday - the surgery is scheduled for Sept. 4, at this point. Any money raised over the amount that is needed for our co-pay on the surgery (approx. $25,000 if everything goes smoothly) will be donated to another person or family with a medical need. We welcome ideas of who to donate to once we reach our goal.

To donate, - we are currently working on an online payment process - email for details.We also accept checks, just email for the address to send them to. Some of our friends are taking tickets already and gathering donations, which we truly appreciate. It is amazing the support and love we feel during this stressful and scary time.If you would like to post about this donation quilt on your blog, we surely would appreciate that - and you would get your name in the drawing 5 more times and for each person you send over this way who donates - another 5 times in the drawing.Thank you all for reading this post - and for your support and prayers.