Saturday, May 26, 2012

Doc and some other things

Here's Doc. the Schnibble for this month. I was hoping for better colors but the light was not good enough. It is made with two charms of batiks and the background is yardage I had gotten at the Lancaster show, not knowing what I would go with it. I was hoping to use it in my bathroom for more color but I think it is going to
be too big for the spot.  

Just had to get this shot of Penny on my log cabin quilt . Of course right on the hoop. She hadn't gotten in that chair since I have been home, until I put the quilt there.
Thought you should see what we had for two Sundays;s before graduation. Just beautiful. Funny part is as soon as the sun comes out it disappears rapidly.
Blogger doesn';t seem to want me to type up where the pictures  about are so a little explanation. That is Sara my granddaughter that graduated from Collage in Greeley, Co. The other is the closest we got for the graduation and it was HOT. She had turned her robe in by the time we met up with her.
Then the picture of the log cabin quilt I took with me to quilt. I got most of the center done. Here I have a cat to get in the way or wants on my lap. Thought that was a good spot to spread it out for a picture.
Now the Schnibbly quilt "DOC" is for the quilt show that the Pink Pincushion has on the first of the month. I wasn;'t sure I would get it done but I had the pattern so that is all I have done since coming home about 10 days ago.
Had a wonderful time but was nice to get home. Penny was sure glad.  Thanks for stopping.

Friday, May 11, 2012

A Few Things Going On

The first thing was the graduation of Sara my third granddaughter to graduate from College. The main reason for this trip. That was last Saturday and then on Sunday guess what we had. 
Yes, snow and ended up with about 6 inches my son thought, It was beautiful and I watched it till I got bored, Had to get to my quilting. So this is what I brought with me to have something to do while my son was working.
This is the log cabin which I made from Judy Martins book on log cabins about 3 years ago. My daughter said it HAD to be hand quilted. I am quilting it down the middle of each strip. Starting in the middle and working out. Works out good and I don't have to keep cutting and threading needles.
Notice the light I have shinning on it. I got that the same day I got my new laptop, from Ikea. Another thing that Bonnie Hunter has shown for lighting up the sewing machine better.It has been a life savor here as my eyes need good light.
This shows a little better but not sure you can see the quilting. I had started quilting with the middle house block and going all around block by block. I am on the last row before the other houses show up. It is all Thimbleberries fabrics and my son said it would look better on his bed that the pastel one I gave them several years ago and I think it will. His drapes are dark red and this just looks more manly.
This was the next morning as the sun was coming up. Look how the Snow glistens off the trees. Now if you want to see Pikes Peak look to the right of the smaller pine tree and those clouds are covering the peak. Sure was beautiful.
When we went down to the Denver area it was 84 but by the time we got back up to Conifer it was 64,
Then today , Friday, it is again snowing probably not as much. They were saying in the high country that they might get a foot,  Just hope that Sunday, Mother's Day is nice as my Niece and her family are coming up for picnic. Might be an inside one though. But would be nice if the kids could go out and play on the trampoline. The one outside toy left here.
Then I will be leaving on a Jet plane back to good old Maryland and probably won't have a blog written before that. So glad you have stopped by to follow me on my travels. It has been wonderful. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Side Trip to Oregon

Last Monday evening I flew to Medford, Oregon where my oldest brother picked me up and we spent the night in a motel. It's over an hour to Tiller over winding narrow roads. Not something to do at 10 PM. My flight was delayed by an hour so really made it late. We went to bed. Since he is going to be 90 the 18th of this month.
Here he is working on my new laptop. He wanted to get the Yahoo messenger uploaded right.
He gets around the property on this. Took me for a ride around the house and up on the mountain and past the fruit trees in bloom. He owns to the top of the mountain. See the tall trees.
This is the top or as far as he goes. His water supply. The two tanks one for holding and the next for filtering. At the top of the mountain is a reservoir and he has pipe running down to the tanks and then more pipe running down to the house. Pretty good system. There are four neighbors that use that same reservoir.
This is the front of the house. They have been there for over 30 years when he retired from the Navy.
Yes this is me as he took me up the hill and back. Was a nice ride. Past where  they had a huge pine which was struck by lightening and fell across the bottom drive. There are logs still laying around waiting for a saw mill to come and cut them up. He is waiting for his son to come and live with them. But he has to recover from a motorcycle accident.
I was there through Thurs,. and it was another waiting game. It was rainy and foggy and planes were  backed up going to San Fransisco and mine was late coming in from Denver so again late home. Fortunately Sara my granddaughter was down in Denver getting her car tended to so she came to pick me up so my son could go home and eat and rest after a long day working.
Was so glad I went to see them. It had been at least 20 years since I saw my sister-in-law  and about 8 years since my brother had visited me.

Am having a nice restful time here at my sons. Had about 6 inches of snow on Sunday but today the sun was out bright and it has almost disappeared.They are calling for more this weekend. Springtime in the Rockies.

I go home next Tuesday and will be happy to see Penny. She is being well taken care of by my neighbor. I have been quilting on my log cabin. Want to get it finished as it will look nice on my Sons bed now with his newly remolded home. 

Friday, May 4, 2012

A Little more of Colorado

This is my Niece's two granddaughters and youngest grandson. At the end of the couch was Grandpa.
And the picture on the wall of cowboy's is one of his prints. He is a great photographer with a couple picture books published.

This was the evening I arrived and we were  celebrating two  birthdays. with a dinner. They are in the
midst of moving out to the prairie. I think I showed this picture before.But going back through my pictures I wasn't sure..
 This lower one shows the view they have looking towards Pike;s Peak and the mountains. Also a pile of trees that he is going to cut up for the house they will  build.

But before that they are fixing this little place up to live in. Still need water and electricity. They want to go solar. So lots of work yet to go.

This is just one view of the garden that she is leaving behind. They have sold their home of about 10 years and going to pioneer it. Good  Luck Roann. 
 Well there was a picture there but gone now. Just leave it to blogger.
I havc been having a great time at my sons. So far haven;'t been able to upload those pictures. Really spent two weeks just relaxing and reading and quilting on my log cabin quilt. Guess I could have put a picture of it.
Then on Monday I flew to Medford Oregon to spend a few days with my oldest brother time reminiscing

Now tomorrow Morning my granddaughter graduates from Teachers Collage in Greeley. She hopes to teach 5th grade. Hopefully I will be able to upload some more pictures. before I go home. Have two more weeks almost.  Thanks for stopping by.  
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