Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Oh my a few days since I last posted!!

I had a great day yesterday ... Mom and I went to Joann's the day before and we purchased fabric ;) We spent about 30 mins or so trying pick out fabrics for the new baby to be ;) We auditioned several fabrics, and we ended up with animal print on white. We chose an orange plaid for the binding and other sqs. The backing fabric is a very sweet green plaid. I think we are going to put a huge orange heart on the back. Mom and I just talked about putting a label on the back of quilt saying the date and who it was from :) I know this is something that should be done for each quilt that you make.
The quilt pattern we are using is the disappearing 9 patch. Remember girls this is... only the second quilt that my sister has made. I didn't want the pattern to be hard or difficult for her to do. My sister loves how the blocks are coming together and how it looks like you spent hours on them. I think we have another 9 patch addict on our hands now ;) She is already thinking about the next quilt using this block.
We worked on the quilt yesterday and got it half way done. She is hoping we can almost get it done before I go home next Monday. She has planned on coming over early on Thursday to work on it a few hours. All the 9 patch squares are sewn just waiting to be cut, into the 4 new squares to add to the top. Some of the quilt top rows are sewn together. Sister wanted to sew some of the top together yesterday to see how it would look. She is pretty excited about how it looks. I think the rest of the quilt top will go together very fast on Thursday. I am hoping we will get it done to the point I get to do the hand stitching. I finished up the handstitiching on the other quilt she made prior to my arrival to CA. That quilt was for my niece.. sis says Kit Kat carries it all over the house. I am so happy for my sister she love it so much, since it was my sisters first efforts of making a quilt. I think it turned out fantastic. I will have photos to share when I return home.
Nadine and I might spend the day together today :) She has been off visiting family and friends further south of where my Aunt lives ;)
I got a chuckle out of her when she was here last... when we went to the fabric store she had me drive. LOL it had been years since I drove out here, now I would get lost just turning the corner :) It was a fun driving experience when I went with her..... She has a GPS it was fantastic... I recommend one of these to anyone that is traveling out of their area. But don't forget to clear it every time you get out of your car. Because if your car gets broken into.. the GPS could lead the thief right to your door step! That silly thing talks to you every little bit. Its like turn right, turn left two blocks.. no please or thank you ... bossy ole gal. :) The GPS took us right where we wanted to go without much difficulty. We did have one snafu but it worked out fine. I just hung a C turn in the road. In ta town U turns are not recommended... so we called them C turns... so they were not considered U turns.. now if we got stopped by the cops that would be a different story!!! A Ticket to the policeman's ball :)

~~**~~******* ON A SAD NOTE TA TOWN LOST A DEPUTY TO A LINE OF DUTY DEATH ON MONDAY. HE CAME IN CONTACT WITH A MAN WHO HAD, JUST GOTTEN OUT OF PRISON. THE BAD GUY PULLED A GUN AND SHOT THE 26 YEAR OLD DEPUTY WHO HAD ONLY BEEN SERVING OUR CITY LESS THAN A YEAR. THE BAD GUY SHOT THE DEPUTY ONCE IN THE LEG AND POINT BLANK IN THE CHEST. OUR DEPUTY DID HAVE A VEST ON.. BUT TO MY UNDERSTANDING THE ROUND WENT THROUGH HIS PROTECTIVE VEST. THE DEPUTY MADE IT THROUGH SURGERY BUT SUCCUMBED TO HIS INJURIES A FEW HOURS LATER TO COMPLICATIONS. THE KILLER WAS FOUND IN A FIELD A FEW HOURS AFTER THE INCIDENT AND FIRED ON OTHER OFFICERS. THE OFFICERS RETURNED FIRE AND THE COP KILLER DIED OF A GUN SHOT WOUND.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SURVIVORS OF THE SLAIN OFFICER and also for the FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE BAD GUY... THANK YOU!! For letting me share this with you. As some of you know police work has been my life story.

7 comments:

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

So sad about the policeman!

Sandy Shirley said...

I know what you mean about the GPS being bossy! I swear that mine sounds impatient and disappointed in me when I don't follow her instructions!

Jennifer said...

I'm glad they got the guy. My husband is a special agent in the Air Force and those situations worry me. Just last week he was in a bad neighborhood trying to pick up a drug dealer.

Ahh the GPS. I badly needed one today, but sadly my husband had left it in his Jeep. I found where I was going, but drove 28-30 miles (round trip) out of the way.

Anonymous said...

This just makes me ill. I am glad they got the perp. It makes me sick when guys like this are on trial and some bleedin' heart liberal is suckered into believing the "bad childhood" story and gives more consideration to the perp than the victim or the victim's family. On top of that, taxpayer money is then used to house and feed the perp - while there are people living on the streets. I am all for the death penalty - fortunately in this case, the death penalty was instant - as it should be for anyone who kills a cop. - Ronda

Tulsi said...

My husband is a Utah Highway Patrolman. Dec. 17, 1999 he was shot in the line of duty. Angel's were in the outfield. I did a post about it a couple of years ago. Another officer was shot point blank in the shoulder, my husband was shot in the ribs, but it went around his ribs, not in his abdomen. This man had been keeping a journal since he ran off hiding after a boy turned him for sexual assault. (months) After the shoot out, they found duct tape, handcuffs, his journal with the last entries being about shooting all of the officers coming as back up. ( our UHP aren't in partners) Steve shot the guy, but the coroner ruled it suicide as his shot was fatal, too. People think it affects that persons family, which it does, but we got letters from all over the place. The boy he was after in CO sent Steve and the other officer a Saint medallion. We aren't Catholic, but is was very special to them. One of our cub scouts was so upset that he wouldn't go to school until he saw Steve. So he missed all the school that Steve was in the hospital. And then he had to come by. Just a few seconds to see him was all he needed. We were in a small town at that time. I really affects so many. My heart goes out to these families. The dad of the guy who shot didn't talk to Steve or the other trooper, but he got in touch with someone in town to make sure they were ok. Oddly enough, years and years ago this family lived in this town. Now in another state. Our story turned out differently, but I remember the emotions when we didn't know what the result would be. How hectic it was supposed to have been but our town were there for what ever need we would have had had they not already taken care of them. Our kids were 5, 9 and 12. This mostly happened because of darkly tinted windows which were non lawful. But he knew the officers knew he was on the run. Steve just happened to see a shadow of the gun as he shot the other trooper. Almost 10 years later, you dont' want to go through that County with dark windows. People fight for the right to tint as they like. I'm on the side of protecting the officers versus vanity. And anyone doing suicide by cop is a coward. Anyone reading my blog knows my husband has moved up the ranks but still works the road just like his troopers. He could easily stay in the office. God bless this family and their community.

Yarni Gras! said...

what a sweet post to honor the fallen officer.

Jennifer, Gypsy Hill Quilt Studio said...

It's so sad about the fallen officer. His family and friends will be in my thoughts.

On a good note, I'm so excited to see the baby disapp. 9-patch you're helping your sister make! I made a disappearing 9-patch recently for a friend out of Mary Englebreit fabrics. This pattern always turns out great!
Hope all is well.