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Nov. 8th, 2014


Milestone: One month

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Milestone: 1st Birthday

From totally unsure to utter delight.

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Oct. 6th, 2014


New grandbaby

Just moments after birth:

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18 hours later:

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48 hours later:

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He has very long fingers and toes:

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May. 28th, 2014


quilt progress

The 8 units are all completed and joined!

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Apr. 18th, 2014



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"Why, yes, I quite like being up as high as possible. You have a problem with that?"

Apr. 17th, 2014


Jewel quilt

All the blocks for the Jewel quilt are done. Next step - apply the sashing, posts, and borders. I'm still assembling the Mariner's Compass quilt, but since each of those pieces looks exactly the same there isn't much point posting a photo until I have all 8 done and joined.

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Apr. 10th, 2014


Spring time flowers

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Mar. 31st, 2014


Our Lord's Candle

We've had this variety of cactus (part of the Yucca family) in the yard for almost four years, and it finally decided it was time to bloom. Over night, the stalk came out:

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Three days later the stalk was about six feet tall, and blooming:

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This week the stalk is close to seven feet tall, and the lower two thirds of the blooms are open:

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Close up of the blooms:

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Mar. 26th, 2014


The grandkids came to play today...

...and great fun was had by all!

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The piano is a huge attraction. The older one likes it when I play along with him. He just might be a musician in the making.

Quilt progress

All of the pieces are made and the units are being constructed! This is the first one, and there are 8 of them, forming a complete circle. It will be awhile before I'm done with this. It took me all day to put these 19 pieces together into one unit.

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I also made a couple placemats:

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Saw this pattern in a catalogue, but thought $10.00 was way too much to pay for it. So I used templates I already had, scraps of fabric from a couple other projects, and made them just fine! I'm going to make some in blues and greens for my table (eventually) but I'm going to make them slightly larger. These are based on a 4 inch square, but I'm going to use a 5 inch square.

Mar. 8th, 2014


Variety being the spice of life....

...I have started a new quilt:

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I am on the last set of pieces that I have to make before I start joining sections on the Mariner's Compass quilt, so I'll soon have photos of that one to post, too.

Feb. 1st, 2014


Before dawn

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Jan. 28th, 2014


Quilt progress

This is what I love about piecing quilts:

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taking a mismatched bunch of oddly shaped pieces and turning them into something that looks like this:

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I haven't posted many quilt progress photos because the units I've been working on don't look like anything, but THIS is the center of the quilt, the Compass Rose part of the Mariner's Compass quilt. The units aren't sewn to each other yet. They actually get sewn to other units towards the outside of the quilt before they get joined to each other.

Jan. 22nd, 2014


Lovely ladies

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Jan. 21st, 2014


The musician

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Jan. 19th, 2014


Grandson - 2 months old


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Nov. 17th, 2013



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Sawyer - totally amused by the fish

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The piano got a lot of attention, too. Please note the eyelashes.

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Hudson, sound asleep, once his tummy got full.

Nov. 11th, 2013


Just before sunset

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Black and white......

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...or color?

Nov. 7th, 2013



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Hudson Eli born yesterday.

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His older brother, Sawyer, playing on the bear that was a gift to Hudson.

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Sawyer, totally absorbed in a Disney Silly Symphony - Water Babies.

Nov. 5th, 2013


Who? Us?

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We don't know what you're talking about.

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