Tuesday, September 29, 2009


We are so fortunate in that we see our four darling grandchildren often. They all make us laugh, and give us great joy.

This picture is of our sweet 10-year-old granddaughter. She just looks like a cute little buttercup!

This little 8-year-old pretty is pretending to knit. She has on an old pair of my glasses, and thinks she really looks swell, which she does.

Our two grandsons (ages 11 and 5) are being goofy (not uncommon) and playing karate.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

More completions

Well, these aren't the quilts I'm most proud of, to say the least, but they are completed.

First is the next Project Linus quilt. I guess it's readily apparent that I have kind of enjoyed doing nine patch lately.

Next is a John Deere quilt. This one has a little story. You may recall that we went to Nebraska to help celebrate my uncle's 80th birthday in July. This same uncle has always been a farmer, and the table centerpieces, as well as the decorations, were John Deere based. It was so fitting for him. When we left my aunt's house, she gave to me a piece of John Deere fabric that had been used on a table. I decided then that I would get more and use it in a quilt. I started the quilt, and then about three weeks ago we learned that my uncle is facing some very serious health issues, so I hurried to get it completed and sent to him. It isn't the greatest quilt in the world, but hopefully he will enjoy it and know I love him.

Last is another crocheted towel. These make great TV watching or car riding projects, since I always like to be doing something.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

September completion

For some time I have been wanting to do some hand applique, but just haven't gotten to it. I had printed out Anita Shackelford's Pennsylvania Plain and Fancy pattern several years ago, and finally decided to just buckle down and do it. I decided to go a different route on color and chose cream, red and black. And to top it off, all the fabric is from my stash!! Yeah! I definitely need practice, and plan to work on my skills, but I am pretty pleased with it. It doesn't have a label yet, but I'll get to it, really, I will. Why do I dislike doing labels so much? Oh, one other thing I did differently is the piano keys border. Her border was different.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Happy Birthday, Kurt!

Happy Birthday to our younger son, Kurt. Today brings back so many happy memories of him as a sweet baby and cute little guy, and now he's all grown up to be a fine man. Whatever happened to all the time that has passed? This picture is of Kurt with his two children,taken when we visited the fire station.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Weekend in Washington

We had such a lovely weekend. My sis and her husband from Tucson were visiting my niece and her hubby and baby this past week. It was easier for DH and I to go visit them than for them to travel to see us, so we went up on Friday and came home today. My niece is a top notch cook and spoiled us with delicious meals. While at their house, we visited Kayak Point park and went to Whidbey Island. The scenery was just beautiful, but the best part was being with family, and getting to know my darling little great-nephew Brayden. He is such a happy, sweet baby.

This is Deception Pass in the Puget Sound. It is really a breathtaking sight.

And this would be my sister, her hubby, and baby Brayden.

And now my niece, her hubby and Brayden at the Deception Pass Park.

And finally, DH and myself at Kayak Point.

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