Sunday, July 27, 2008

At the top of the Space Needle

These two handsome lads are our two DGSs. We took them to Seattle this last week for a couple days. We saw a Mariners/Boston Red Sox game and they swam at the motel.

The next day we played at Green Lake Park and then went up in the Space Needle. That was a super experience, but Anson (the little one) thought we were going on the space shuttle, so he was a bit disappointed. We had lunch at the cafe, and the kids rode a few rides that are there at the Seattle Center. Dick rode the log flume and roller coaster with Tanner, and I rode some other thing that goes very, very fast. Anson rode some little kid rides, and was pretty thrilled with the little rockets he rode. Maybe that made up for not going on the space shuttle, I'm not sure. :-)

Our weather has been awesome - not too hot and not too cool. We got out and took a nice walk this evening. Tomorrow Dick is going golfing and I will stay with two of our DGC so our son can go with Dick.

I am working on completing a couple throw pillows. I embroidered birds for the center, and then am doing log cabin-type piecing around the birds. They are for two good friends. One is blue and one red.

We have really been enjoying our back yard this summer. Most mornings we go out with our coffee and look at the paper, and then eat quite a few meals out on the patio. I know, it's a rough life.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

This quilt is probably my most rewarding so far. It had quite a bit of hand applique, which I enjoyed, and the piecing was challenging. It seemed to go on forever. I finished it in January of 2008. The pattern is Spring Beauty by The Rabbit Factory - yes, The Rabbit Factory!!

Friday, July 25, 2008

My first post

Oh, goodness, where do I start.

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother. I have been married 41 years to a terrific man, and have two sons and daughters-in-law. We all live in a Portland, OR suburb. One son and his wife and two DGC live across the street, and the other son and his wife and two DGC live a little over a mile from us, so I am very, very lucky in that regard. Each family has a boy and girl. Their ages range from four to ten. We see a lot of all four, and enjoy them immensely.

I first start quilting in about 1979, and did a few things, and then never went back to it until 1998, when the first grandchild was on the way. I made quilts for each of the grandchildren, and then when the third one was on the way in 2001, I took a beginning quilt class, and I have been hopelessly addicted ever since. I have made a lot of quilts, and enjoy every aspect of the process. I like to piece, paper piece, applique (both machine and hand), redwork, and quilt. I do my machine quilting myself on my Juki. I've made small and very large quilts.

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