Sunday, January 30, 2011

Presidents Day by Diamond Rio

This is an amazing video. The song and the pictures are very moving. I hope you enjoy and get as much out of it as I did.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Busy Week

This has been a busy week at One Loose Thread. I have quilted 2 mystery quilts and finished up a t-shirt quilt for a client. I am still trying to avoid all of the accounting that I need to get done. I don't think that Mr. OLT will allow that much longer as the 'Tax Man' commeth.

Of course, I can't show you the mysteries until we show them at Quilt Camp in just 21 days. These are looking sooooo good. The only one left to quilt now is mine.

Going to Statesville with other quilting friends this weekend. We will be going to the Quilt and Needle Art Extravaganza. Lynn went last year but none of the rest of us have been there. I am really looking forward to the trip. They have a lot of longarm dealers listed as exhibitors, so, I hope to pick up some templates and stencils.

We also have Knight Bee this week with supper before hand. I do so love meeting with these wonderful people. They are such a great support group.

OK, that's my up date for now. I can either vaccum the house or work on the books. Hummmmm, wonder which one I'll choose?

Sunday, January 23, 2011


This is in tribute to a wonderful man. Uncle James was the last of my Mother's family. I will miss his smile, his laughter and his spirit.
He will be missed by many.

James Richard Mooneyhan

WHITE ROCK - James Richard Mooneyhan passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2011, at the Heritage at Lowman, White Rock, SC. Born July 31, 1917, in Elliott, SC, he was the eighth child of Charles Green Mooneyhan and Essie Blanche Lindler Mooneyhan. A decorated veteran of World War II, he was in the 502nd Engineers, Light Ponton Company serving in the European Theatre of Operation. On a two-week pass during Tennessee maneuvers and knowing his company would be shipped out, he went home to Bishopville, SC, to marry his sweetheart, Mary Creola Stuckey. After a whirlwind honeymoon to Miami, FL, he left his new bride at the train station in Atlanta to return to his unit for overseas deployment and did not return for 2 ½ years. During this time, Jim participated in the invasion of Normandy on Omaha Beach for D-Day, prepared the reviewing stands for the liberation of Paris, and he rose to the rank of captain during the Battle of the Bulge. Expecting 85% casualties on D-Day alone, he was especially proud that he was able to lead all but two of the 220 men to see home again. For his participation, he received five battle stars â€' Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe, and Ardenne-Alsace. He just had been notified by the French Embassy that he had received the French Legion of Honor medal which was to be presented by the French Ambassador in April.
For 32 years, he worked at a "little oil company," ExxonMobil, serving as plant superintendent for the Charleston Terminal at the time of his retirement. He enjoyed living "on an island under an oak tree," James Island, Charleston, SC, for 56 years. He was an avid vegetable gardener, receiving the status of Master Gardener from Clemson University in 1982.

Known for his outgoing personality and his wood crafts, Jim like to make things out of scraps â€' like his "peach pit ducks" or his "tin can tin man". He had a full woodworking shop in his room at the Heritage at Lowman and was working on a wooden dog for his doctor at the time of his death.

He is survived by two daughters, Linda Mooneyhan Haslett (Bill) of Winnsboro and Barbara J. Mooneyhan (Everett Davis) of Chapin, SC. He had six grandchildren: Patricia Meeks Smith of Centreville, VA, Julie A. Bristow (Cole) of Morganton, NC, Rusty D. Meeks (Michelle) of Suffolk, VA, Everett C. Davis (Aggie) of Blythewood, Chris Haslett (Sarah) of Charleston, SC, and William Haslett of Pensacola, FL. The apples of his eye were his 12 great-grandchildren. He also had many loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years and all nine of his brothers and sisters.

The family wishes to thank his friends at the Heritage at Lowman, especially Fred, Frank, Norman and Tom and the staff.

Hancock Elmore Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville is assisting the family. Services will be on Sunday, January 23 at 1:30 at The Heritage at Lowman Chapel in White Rock with burial in Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery in Bishopville at 4 p.m. The family will receive visitors from 1 â€' 1:30 in the Hoefer Gallery at The Heritage at Lowman. A memorial service will be held at Bethany United Methodist of James Island at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church of James Island, 1853 Maybank Highway, Charleston, SC 29412.

Published in The State on January 22, 2011

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

May He Chase Squirrels and Be Happy

My best friend was just carried out of the door.
Jake woke us up at 6:30 this morning and when I let him outside he could not get up to get back in.  I had to carry him. Apparently he had some type of stroke during the night. Dick and I have made the decision to have him put to sleep.  We have contacted the children and made them aware of what is going on. They understand and agree. Jake is 15 years old. He is a Lab/Shephard mix that was rescued from a groomer. He is absolutely the best dog that I have ever had.

 From the first day that he was in this house I was sure that he was my Dad reincarnated. When I was cooking he was not only under my feet, he had his nose on the counter checking to see what I was doing, but, he never took one thing off of the counters. He was well behaved in every way you could imagine.

He has been a proud, well loved and respected member of this family. I have been heard to remark that I would sooner loose my husband than to loose Jake. He will be missed for years to come. When God made this one he made a jewel.

"Squirrel Jake, Squirrel!!!!

Love, Mom

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

See What I Have Been Up To

This is what I have been working on since the family left yesterday. Sorry, can't show you the front. It is Beth's mystery for Spring Quilt Camp. As usual, she has done a wonderful job of design and directions. This top goes together like a wonderful dream.

Just finished quilting hers, so thought that I would share. Stay tuned for the front of the quilt after camp.

Camp is getting closer and closer.

From the Studio,

Monday, January 10, 2011

South Carolina gets Snow ,again !!

This has been the scene outside my front door today

Mr. OLT drove to the other side of town and picked up 2 grandchildren and their parents. The weather report is for freezing rain overnight tonight. That means power outages. Not a good thing.
Make note of what is important to have for snow days. Mr. OLT and Son each have their own. Hope they brought me some.

More of the scene out front:

It is currently 4:00 PM here. We have started getting freezing rain. The weather people are saying that this will continue until 11:00 tonight, so you can be sure that we will loose power. The porches outside are very slick with ice. We are in for the night---Football ??????------yep. Go Tigers !!!!!!
The generator is full of gas. The gas logs are available if we need them. We have already eaten 1 crockpot full of chili. I have Chicken noodle soup in another one. I plan to deep fry some chicken fingers later.
Right now there is a heavy game of 'Phase 10' going on in the kitchen and I am working on something in the studio. Life really is very good. Please don't let us loose power tonight.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What's on the Frame Today?

Let's get started

Almost half way --have to roll it back to do some other borders

Outer border in loops with black

Inner border with small loops in black
Haven't decided what to put in the gold border. I was thinking some type of leaves, but, may just do a freeform loopy design. I really like the way that the interior part of this is working since I am using continuous curve. Not so sure about the borders. One things it that with the black thread, all you see is texture. This is giving me a chance to do some template work (which I really like) and some work with stencils (I could come to like that too). I have been practicing some freeform work, but, don't really trust myself with that yet. This could be an exception.

OK, enough of a break. BACK TO WORK!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

One Loose Thread Quilting

Is open for business!!!!!!!

My last official day of work was last Thursday. It was a tearful goodbye to Dr. Brown and the patients, but, I am so excited about the next part of my life.

Olivia is oiled and ready for a quilt to be worked on tomorrow. I am going to put one of Beth Karr's tops on the machine and work with it. While I am doing that I plan to start a T-shirt commission for a nice young lady who is attending USC. Need to finish her quilt before the end of the month.

I have one or two others in line for the next few weeks. So, if your top is complete, bring it on!! I look forward to working with each one of them.

Plans are going forward for Spring Quilt Camp. Only about 6 weeks to go, so I need to really spend some time getting that organized. We always have special surprises to go with the weekend.

It will take some time to get my 'ducks in a row' and know how this deal works. I am also having some computer problems that I need to resolve quickly. Sure will seem different not leaving the house to go to work tomorrow. However, my commute time is less than 2 minutes!!! and I can go in my pajamas!!!!!

Have a great week---I hope to check in more often.