Friday, March 26, 2010

Project Linus

I've completed another quilt for Project Linus. I deliberately made this one pretty good-sized and didn't use any childish prints, hoping that some big boy might like it. We keep getting told that the biggest need is for boy quilts, and especially teenage boy quilts. This one was kind of fun, starting with a "wonky square" for the middle and working from that.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My blog is better - at least for now!

Well, thanks to my friend Linda, I tried once again to fix my blog (or at least mostly fix it) using her suggestions, and it worked.  There are still some things I don't know how to deal with, but I am definitely happier with it now.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Frustration with blog

Well, once again, my blog is a mess.  Everything that I had re-done and put on the sidebar is down below.  I will fuss with it again at another time, I suppose, but for now I am just going to ignore it.

We are enjoying our time in CA and will head north to Oregon tomorrow.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

More travel pics

We are now at our destination and visiting with DH's mother and sister and bro-in-law.  We always enjoy our time here. 

I have a few more pictures to share of our trip down HWY 101 in northern California.

The first two are along the coast, and then the others are in the Redwoods.  The size of the trees is just unbelievable, and they are a breathtaking sight.

This first one is me and I'm making sure I'm far enough away from the steep dropoff. 

Here is hubby looking pretty small compared to the tree!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St Patrick's Day

Well, first of all I hope everyone had a great St. Patrick's Day. We had a wonderful day. We left home this morning and came over to the Oregon Coast at Florence, which will mean nothing to most readers, but there it is anyway. We actually went by huge sand dunes and heavily forested areas, and then finally saw the ocean when we got further south. The Oregon coastline is breathtakingly beautiful, and rugged doesn't begin to cover it. There are beaches, of course, but the water is always cold, and there are many huge rocks in the water, and many precipitous cliffs with the surf pounding just off the side of the road. It's a beautiful drive, but You better be paying attention to where you're driving!  these first pictures were taken at Bandon, OR, where we took a long walk.  The wind was blowing ferociously, and it was chilly, so not a very pleasant walking day.

Have you ever seen skunk cabbage?  It's so pretty, but does have a definite skunky smell.
Finally, we finished the day at  Brookings, OR, and saw the sun go down over the ocean.  Tomorrow we'll resume our journey and head south to Windsor, CA.  We will be going on Friday to visit my husband's mom for a few days.  She is in Modesto, CA.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Not a lot new on the western front

We had such spring-like weather last week, and the week before, and then boom, yesterday we woke up to just the tiniest skiff of snow.  It has remained chilly.  We did get out and walk yesterday, but there was chilly breeze.  We'll get out today too, since it's dry, but we'll definitely need a coat.

I mentioned going to a retreat in February.  Last week I finished paper piecing the wallhanging top that I was working on at the retreat.  I am real happy with it.  Now I need to sandwich it and quilt it.  I'm kind of waiting for an aha! moment that will tell me how I should quilt it.

On Monday my friend and I got together and worked on our Farmer's Wife quilt blocks.  I have finished a few more and haven't shown them for a while, so here they are.  I am happy with the way they are coming out, and I am starting to think about how I'm going to put it together.  The author of the book has hers on point and sashed, and I want to do that, but I also want to do a bit more, so that much is still up in the air.  And, of course, I have to find the perfect sashing fabric. 

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