Monday, February 15, 2010

Out for a Couple of weeks

I am off to Portland, then Dallas and Austin Texas. Mark and I will hang out for a couple of days in Portland and he will drop Bronx and I off at the Airport. Bronx on the left is going to join me and I will deliver him to my brother and his wife. Then off to Austin to spend a bit of time with my Mom and Dad. I am looking forward to the trip. Should be fun.

I hope to have time to do a bit of blog reading but will not be posting for a couple of weeks.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

I hope you have a nice Valentine's Weekend. These are the Valentine's I made for my friends and family... I am not very good at sending out Christmas cards so I figure I can make up for it by sending out Valentine's... I had a good time making these. I did a lot of free motion quilting on these. It was good practice and fun.......

OK, in my last post I was whining about the rain. It did finally quit but not before dumping 2 and 1/2 inches of rain. I am so very thankful for a warm dry home to be in.

Rain, Rain Go Away

I am so sick of rain. I never thought I would say that but we have had 23 inches of it since the first of the year and over an inch of it today... I normally love rain but enough is enough.

Sending wonderful thoughts to all of you!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mystery Applique

I took a class a couple of weeks ago. It was a mystery applique class. I am very new to applique and I thought this would be a fun way to learn more and test my skills or lack of them. The class was a local one so there was no travel and most of the participants were from our guild.

I enjoyed taking the class. Our fearless leader was Nancy Chong and she did an incredible job. She is such a great teacher and has a very nice way about her and is incredible at what she does. I would defiantly take another class from her.

We were given one piece at a time and told where to sew them and by the end of the day we had a block. The two blocks on the left of the bottom photo were done by other class participants, aren't they nice. The other blocks were created by Nancy. I love how when you see one they don't look like much but when they are assembled they form wonderful circles. It is fun to see what everyone created. They were all so different. This will be a work in progress for a very long time for me but it will be a great thing to know how to do. Oh, the top photo is part of my first block (the second one is much better)....

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Happy Birthday to my first born!

Today is Stevi's 23rd Birthday. I can not believe that she is 23 or that I am old enough to have a 23 year old daughter. She will be spending her birthday in Washington with her Boyfriend. She has so much to celebrate not only is today her birthday but she has been offered a job with a hospital in Renton, Washington as The CDM & Charge Capture Specialist. Now I have to tell you I do not really understand what she will be doing but her father does. We are so very proud of her, she has worked very hard to challenge herself and learn something new. It has paid off!

I am sending much love her direction today, I wish I was with her to Celebrate!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Mrs Moen's Mystery

I am taking part in a Mrs. Moen's Spring Mystery. She has a wonderful blog and I love what she does so I figured that I could not go wrong with a Mystery she was having. Today I did the first and second steps. I am enjoying not knowing what it will look like.

Time will tell......... Oh, and the other thing that I think is very cool is she is in Norway.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Boys

Remember back in April last year I wrote about Bronx, graduating from Guide Dog School, well here he is with my dog Butch (right). Bronx was retired early from guide dog service because of his exuberance and for being opportunistic. I went and picked him up last week. As the person who raised him I was given the option to take him and either keep him or place him with a family member. He is a very happy fun dog. These issues are not a problem for a pet dog but they are for a blind person. I feel bad for his blind partner since he will have to receive a new dog and they will have to get used to each other. But it has been fun to have the wild boy back home.

He is settling in but with two large dogs under the age of 3 things have been wild around here.
Bronx is going to be living with my Brother and his Wife in Dallas, Texas. I think they will really enjoy him. In a couple of weeks I will be traveling to Texas with him.

I have been continuing to work and practice my free motion quilting when I have had time to play in my studio. I hope all of you are having a great week.