Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Trying to catch up~ Tiffany from October 6th~

Hello to my High Calling Cocker family!

I am trying to catch up on everything I got behind on. Dearest Cherrie' had sent me pictures and emails and I didn't even have time to update them on the computer. So here is one of Tiffany, taken on Cherrie's birthday, Oct. 6th! Isn't she adorable? She is my Ladybug's sister!

I finished all the quilts that I intended to finish. Have sold two of them so far. I hope people love them as much as I do. If they don't find homes, I will most certainly enjoy them all around me!
I am working on my new quilting website which is www.highcallingquilts.com
If anyone has any suggestions about my new website...or about what type of quilts they think people would be interested in, I would most certainly welcome those suggestions.

Mike and I will be packing everything up to leave early next week. Please pray for traveling mercies for us! I know Ladybug will be happy to get back to our North Carolina home. We have a fenced-in yard there, so she can get a lot more exercise.

I will be adding the other quilts I have available as time permits. I can't wait to get back down south so I can start working on my Christmas quilts!

Have a blessed evening!

Smiling and waving,


Monday, October 24, 2016

My newest endeavor~ High Calling Quilting Creations~

Autumn Quilt #1 with Metallic-look fabric and some batik added.  The back is a fall themed beautiful batik.

Hello to all of my High Calling Family,

Mike and I are getting ready to travel to our North Carolina home. We would normally have gone before now, but turns out our newest granddaughter will be baptized this week, so we decided to stay for the ceremony.

I have begun my newest hobby of making couch quilts and baby quilts. I have several quilts available at this time. Three are an autumn theme, perfect for your Thanksgiving entertaining, or for a hostess gift for someone special you love who has invited you to share Thanksgiving dinner in their home. I will be starting Christmas quilts soon. They are $200 each and are handcrafted with much love...from my hands and heart to your home. I pray each one will bring much joy to the home they will adorn.

I have a new blog that you can view here: High Calling Quilts

If you are interested in obtaining one of my homemade quilts, please email me at MrsSusanMartin@aol.com
Autumn Quilt #2 Metallic look fabric on the top and a beautiful fall-themed batik on the back.

Autumn Quilt #3 with Gold Fabric Backing

Close up of free-motion quilting technique used on each quilt.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

My Home and My Quilts~

My home and my 2016 quilts~

We have enjoyed our time up north and I have been busy as a bee making quilts. Mike asked me to display them on our fence so here they are! Hope you enjoy them!

Love to all this beautiful autumn day~


Monday, September 5, 2016

Wow...Amazing Story about "Disney" from Silver Spring, Maryland~

Hi Sue,
It's been a long time since I have written. Disney is now 5 years old. And we have a second Cocker Spaniel now for Disney to play with -- a one year old caramel colored parti Cocker Spaniel.
I wanted to share with you what I think is an amazing experience. As you know, we live on the east coast. A couple weeks ago we were vacationing on the west coast, in Southern California. As we were driving up the coast line, we pulled into a residential area to check directions. There was a couple walking a buff Cocker Spaniel and a chocolate lab. I got out of the car and asked the couple if I could pet their Cocker Spaniel. He was so beautiful and reminded me of Disney. He is a 4 year old. So one year younger than Disney.
The couple was very nice and stopped so I could pet their dog. We got to talking, and how amazing that four things we said that we have in common, came up while we were standing on the side walk. They were High Calling Cockers, silver color, Sue Martin, and Rio. I think we met one of Disney's half brothers, thousands of miles away from NY and from where we live. The parents of Disney are Rosie and Rio. The father of their male Cocker Spaniel is Rio. I don't know the name of the mother of their dog. We were amazed. Can you believe that !! We even went to one of your blogs and showed the couple a picture that you posted of me and my husband and Disney (aka Sherlock) on the day we picked him up in NY. They said that they remember seeing the picture of Disney online, with me and Joe, on your High Calling Cocker web site from years ago.
I know that one of the things that brings you joy is to connect your puppies with loving families to bring happiness to both the dogs and their human parents. On that amazing day, you also had a hand in bringing together two couples who otherwise may never have met. I will attach a picture of that gorgeous Cocker Spaniel and his owner, Trace Ann. I will also include one of me as well. We stopped into their home and talked awhile that day. They are a sweet couple.

Thanks for all that you have done for many people over the years.

Take care, Nancy

Miss Bailey Glory from Buffalo, New York~

Dearest Sue,

Today the weathermen are using the word "oppressive" to describe the conditions in steamy Western NY, but I'm pretty sure we're not the only ones with a lock on it. Despite the high heat and humidity, Bailey still wants to go for her daily walks. I make her wait until 8:00 (the latest we can head out and still be back before dark) and even then, it's still in the mid-80's. Hopefully it will break soon. It's difficult to want to do anything, especially cook since we have a gas oven and stove top.

As promised in my last update, I've attached some photos from our family vacation to Sunapee, NH. The trip was a little more low-key than I was expecting, but we were able to get out and do a few things, like take a drive through the White Mountains. Curley spent most of his time sleeping under the ceiling fan in the family room. Bailey and I would occasionally head outside to check on Alex's success fishing off the new dock. We caught up on some movies we'd missed and just generally enjoyed being together.

We certainly hope things are well with you, Mike and the rest of your family.

All our love and prayers,

Sarah & Bailey Glory

"Happy Birthday Bailey" from Indian Harbour Beach, Florida~

Our precious boy's day!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Welcome to our world, Caleb!

Celebrating the birth of Caleb Edward Beabout in Honolulu, Hawaii to our daughter Katie and husband, Jonathan.   He is their first born son and our 19th grandchild.   We are dancing in our hearts for God's goodness.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Bethany Willow and Tiffany Rose from Tuckasegee, North Carolina~

Both girls. Bethany is on a diet which she doesn't like but she needs to loose a few pounds.


Tiffany looking out the window at my yard man. She really enjoys standing on her hind legs.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Good veterinary information~

I hope you never need any of this information, but if you do, I hope this helps. But if you have reason to think your dog might have ingested something poisonous, get it to the vet right away!  Never, ever take a chance.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Miss Bella from Lewes, Delaware~

Hi Susan, this is Paul and Christine. Just wanted to let you see how Bella is doing. I'm the one who grooms her. I'm now letting her skirt grow out. She is beautiful and fills our home with lots of love. She touches the hearts of everyone she meets.
Thank you for such a wonderful addition to our family and life.