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Our Country Sunporch / Re: Summer Is Coming
« Last post by Elle Mae on May 17, 2018, 08:26:17 AM »
 :GMSmiley1: AWE!!  It's so good to hear from you!!  I wander through OCH from time to time and in my mind I re-visit our many wonderful conversations here on the Sunporch and the scurry to see who would be the first here to "put the coffee on" and "fix breakfast".  I do miss everyone.

I, also, hang our handmade ornaments on the tree yearly just like you AND just like you, I have NOT put my granny squares together that we all worked on so diligently many years ago.  Did you ever put your quilt squares together?  Nope, I haven't done those either.  Both sets of squares are safely stored away for "someday" to come so I can get them finished. 

I hope you find a perfectly wonderful property in Pennsylvania and that you will be happy there.  I don't envy you the job of packing up and getting moved though.  It would take one designated truck just to haul all my craft stuff!!  lol   We've lived here in the same house since 1987 and I just can't fathom the amount of work it would take to pack up all the memories that are stored in all the nooks and crannies here in our 1870s farmhouse.  This house has raised our three kids, two of our four grandchildren, and gave the three great grandchildren a good start on life.  I can't help but wonder how many other children have grown up here over the years.

I was here during Y2K also.  I think I joined originally in the mid to late 1990s.  Then I wandered off for a while, but just like a bad penny, I returned.  lol  There were quite a few of us here during that time and we had some very interesting discussions, and I can say that I learned a lot from you more knowledgeable folks.  Thank you for being patient with me.

I hope you're enjoying your morning "get together" with your lady friends while you catch up on "current events" and solve all the world's problems this morning.  I'll start another pot of coffee and put some more water in the tea kettle in case any of the other members happen to wander in this morning.

Take good care of yourself, AWE.  I sure miss talking with you.

Our Country Sunporch / Summer Is Coming
« Last post by AtWitsEnd on May 15, 2018, 03:42:20 PM »
    Sooner or later summer had to come. Enjoying a second day of off and on rain and we need it badly. It hasn't rained since early April and even my azaleas were drooping. They are much happier now. So I'm watching the rain,  :rain: sipping a cup of tea  :teacup: and realizing that life is great.  :gspring1: I just got back from PA a few weeks ago and I was happy to get here. Nothing like your own bed and your own bathroom is there?
    I don't remember if I told you all this but my husband passed away two years ago this month. I've been talking about moving to PA where my daughter is since then and I think I am ready to make this move. Of course I won't have my two acres of woods, my deer, hawks, turkeys, etc. to enjoy anymore but I've come to the conclusion that at 71 I really can't do it all anymore. I'd love to believe I can, but I can't. I've done major downsizing over the past two years, had several huge yard sales and I've packed a lot of stuff already so now I guess it's sweep the floor, clean the stove and call the realtor. All I am keeping is two pots, two pans, a crock pot and four sewing machines, tons of material and a closet full of yarn.  :3-knit: Yes, I have my priorities in order.
   I think of moving as a great adventure. Eastern Pennsylvania is spectacular. It's got the Poconos, parts of the App. Trail and the oldest brewery in the country. Plus there's a yarn factory and retail shop about 15 miles from my daughter's house in Nazareth, home of Kreamer Yarn, Martin Guitar and Mario Andretti.  No doubt I'll miss Florida and probably hybernate with the groundhogs during the winter. After all, I didn't move to Florida in 1970 because I loved the winters in PA.
   I was here during the whole Y2K thing when I first met most of you. I decorate my tree with your handmade ornaments every year and I have yet to put together all the grannie squares we exchanged a decade or more ago. So as far as Country Haven is concerned, I'm here forever along with you. I promise, I will try to sit my butt on the sunporch more often.
   Well, the rain has stopped for now and my teacup is empty so I guess I'll go pack up my stuff for my Wednesday old lady group of quilters, crafters and gossipers. It's the social highlight of my week and I sorely miss them when I don't get to go.
    Have a great afternoon where ever you are. Love you, miss you, will be back soon.
AWE :smileyflag: 
Our Country Sunporch / Re: HAPPY 2018
« Last post by Elle Mae on January 01, 2018, 04:13:26 PM »
Happy New Year to all!  May 2018 be better than 2017 and may we all be healthy and happy!!!
Our Country Sunporch / Re: HAPPY 2018
« Last post by aviax2 on January 01, 2018, 10:41:57 AM »
Happy New Year to you AWE and all the OCH folks! Enjoy those grandsons AWE and I know exactly what you mean about clearing out some toys!!!

It's cold here as well but the sun is shining today even though DH just came back in from DD1 house (ugh, what a time of year to have heating issues) and it was snowing just a few miles from here.
Our Country Sunporch / HAPPY 2018
« Last post by AtWitsEnd on December 31, 2017, 06:48:27 PM »
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 to all. I'm in PA for the holidays and going home Thursday. Can't wait, I'm about to freeze all I got off and I'm not leaving the house until I leave for the airport.
Other than that, enjoying the grand sons and even went out in the snow with them for about five minutes. They got TONS for Christmas of course. I honestly don't know where they will put it all. They need an organizer to come in and get rid of most of the old toys. Makes me crazy.
2017 had its up and downs and I'm looking forward to a great 2018. I hope you all are too.
AWE  :2-smbal: :smileyflag:
Our Country Sunporch / Re: Merry Christmas 2017!
« Last post by aviax2 on December 28, 2017, 05:18:36 PM »
Hi Creek and Elle Mae! We had our family Christmas and usual Sunday family meal on Christmas Eve. So Christmas Day was just DH and I taking it easy and resting. The grandsons spent the night last night and they are growing like weeds and still keep us busy, but we love it.
Our Country Sunporch / Re: Merry Christmas 2017!
« Last post by Elle Mae on December 28, 2017, 09:13:05 AM »
Just saw your postings......sorry I'm running behind.  I hope you both had wonderful Christmases.  We had a quiet day at our house and then spent Christmas evening at our daughter's home with the family. 

Everyone try to keep warm.....we're in negative numbers here!!!
Our Country Sunporch / Re: Merry Christmas 2017!
« Last post by creekwoman on December 25, 2017, 09:44:58 PM »
Merry Christmas to you too Aviax2.  :santatoys:
Our Country Sunporch / Merry Christmas 2017!
« Last post by aviax2 on December 25, 2017, 05:16:37 PM »
I was thinking about all my OCH friends and wanted to pop on and say Merry Christmas and Hello!
Our Country Sunporch / Re: Back Home
« Last post by Elle Mae on September 18, 2017, 03:07:04 PM »
AWE, I am truly saddened to learn of QMs passing.   :imsorry:  :icon_hug:  Though I never had the pleasure of meeting her in person, she seemed to be such a talented and caring person.  My world was brightened by reading her posts and enjoying the pictures of her work. 

I can't begin to imagine the devastation you all are dealing with.  I've been through several tornadoes, but they are here and gone, they don't linger for days as hurricanes do.  I'm sending you a PM with my phone number in case I can help you in any way.  Please feel free to call me.

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