Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Florida vacation

After endless invitations from my sister, we finally decided to make a trip to Cape Coral, Florida. We had such a great time visiting with her, my brother in law, and my mother who is spending the winter in them. I even got a chance to see my cousin Mabel who I hadn't seen since my dad's funeral back in 1996. We did plenty of sight seeing, shopping and just relaxing. The highlight of our trip was the boating excursion on my BIL's boat. What fun (and so worth the sunburn I got)!! Here are a few pics.







Sunday, January 12, 2014

Happy New Year

Wow, has it really been two months since I last posted here?! How can that be? Where did the time go? Okay, I'll try to fill in a few of the spaces.

Hubby and I spent the week of Thanksgiving down in Nevada with our daughter. We had a pleasant drive into Las Vegas since Patrick wanted to take along his new bike and do some riding. Got a chance to really spend some quality time with my family, just chatting, watching movies, eating out, and shopping. Can't remember the last time I was bold enough to tackle the stores on not only Thanksgiving evening but on Black Friday. Needless to say the experience was much more pleasant that it would have been here in the Bay Area.

During this trip I gave Sarai her belated birthday present. Had this quilt finished using her concert T-shirts.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

QoTW

A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still gently allows you to grow.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Weekly update

The Little Sheep Virtue Series by Little House Needleworks has totally captured my attention. These are great little pieces that can be stitched quickly and satisfied my stitching mojo. LOL! This week I completed #3 in the series called, "Peace." I again used an ornament cut that I purchased from Sassys Fabbys a long time and had in my stash. I love that I discovered these after cleaning out my stash room, I'd totally forgotten about them. Nice to find "hidden treasures" in my own stuff.


In between my stitching I made time for my hand quilting and managed to add another row to my scrappy quilt. Loving this piece but I'm resisting the urge to sitting for too many hours and sewing. My doctor insists I make time for my friend…the treadmill. Time will tell which one will win!


Thursday, November 14, 2013

QoTW

"To witness miracles unfold in your experience, count your blessings and be thankful. Perceived small blessings accumulate to be the most powerful." - T.F. Hodge

Monday, November 11, 2013

Busy busy little hands...

Happy Monday all!

I was able to devote a little more time to my hobby and crafts this weekend and here are my results. LOVE, is part of the Little Sheep Virtues series by Little House Needleworks which I stitched on a long lost ornament cut fabric from Sassys Fabbys which I had in my stash.

"Patches" is my version of the Scottie Dog pattern I found on favequilts.com. This I did totally by hand and I'm plesantly surprised that it turned out so well for my first try. Not that I will be stitching many more any time soon, since though small, they are a bit time consuming and hard on my fingers. I think I'll stitck to my hexies for now.



Tuesday, November 5, 2013

QOTW

Be thankful for what you have. Your life, no matter how bad you think it is, is someone else's fairy tale.