Thursday, March 18, 2010

Irish Eyes are Smiling

It's been over a month since I last posted. It's been an emotional roller coaster amid lots of busy-ness at Scottie Dog Quilts. Right now I can't seem to find my Minnesota pictures...I know as soon as I finish, I'll find the flash drives. For now though I'll post a couple of pictures taken after my Dad's memorial service in Southern California. Here are Bill & I, daughters Beka & Liz and our oldest granddaughter Sydney and youngest (she was 9 days old in this picture) Shiloh.
The service was actually wonderful! My brothers and I each spoke in remembrance of Dad. It was a time of laughter and some tears. We especially enjoyed hearing all the tributes and stories those who came had to share. Robert LeRoy McNally.....a life well-lived. A man who was funny, well-respected, fun to be with, a fantastic father, uncle, grandfather & great-grandfather. He was a wonderful husband to two lovely women and I am so blessed he was MY father!
Here are all the grandkids & two great-grands: Kevin, Kait, Shiloh, Beka, Sydney, Liz, Kim, Sierra & Justin. It was a blessing to be together.
After a week in Redlands, I flew back to Minnesota for a last week with Jakob, Sadies & Shiloh. Lots of hugs & kisses, singing silly songs, peanut butter & jam sandwiches and more hugs & kisses.
Mr. Scottie Dog was glad to see me back in Eureka (and perhaps so were the cats!).

This past weekend was retreat time again at Scottie Dog Quilts. We hold two retreats every year in Spring and Fall. This year we are adding one in Bloomington, MN in May. Here is Sydney fooling around with our Scottie Dog Flag.

Ann has been coming to retreat for several years. Here's her version of our newest pattern: Beehive Jive:

Everyone had a great time. Patterns are available and the October Mystery Quilting Retreat is filling fast. Email me for info or to hold your spot.
It's no longer St. Patrick's Day by my watch, but these Irish Eyes are Smiling. I'm blessed.


Christine Thresh said...

I've missed you.

pajudie said...

I love the Beehive pattern - where is it available?

Carol E. said...

I love Beehive Jive!! i want one!

BevH said...

I love Ann's version of Beehive Jive! So colorful. Looks like it might be a good way to use up some scraps.

jen duncan said...

What a lovely family you have! Nice to see you back.