Monday, December 27, 2010
This is the 6th clue done and ready for next week. I am taking next Friday off from work. Not just so I could sew but because it is my birthday and it is New Years Eve.
It is easy to spend hours in your sewing room when watching a good movie on your computer. It is for me anyway.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
She chose Perkos for lunch. Not because she loves the food so much but because they sing and give the birthday person a piece of pie or ice cream.
We went to Walmart to cash in her gift card (thank you grandpa Don). Choosing a birthday gift for your self is a long and agonising process.
We next saw Tangled, a 3D Movie. That was pretty fun. I was not sure it was worth an extra 4 dollars each for the glasses but what the heck, it was a treat.Our plan to see this movie next.
Alea and Candace had a lot of fun playing with the birthday gifts.
Every year the kids request that I make them a worm cake. usually I cut it a part and make a worm out of the bundt cake but I assured her this is a worm cake, it just looks like a doughnut.All they are really interested in are the gummy worms anyway.
Happy Birthday Alea!
Friday, December 3, 2010
It was a lovely day with the sun shining about 65 degrees. This is my Darling husband and me.
My husband's brother and his lovely bride.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
This picture was taken on saturday when the storm was in the exciting phase and playing in the snow was fun. Eric is throwing snow balls and Kevin is hitting them with a shovel.
We are going to throw in the towel and change our Thanksgiving plans. We are moving the party to The Brother'in-law and sister-in-law's house in Fresno. We are not taking the chance of power outages spoiling the turkey.
I took some pictures of the family at lunch the other day. These are mostly for the Grandparents to enjoy and oogle over but the rest of you can enjoy them too.
Monday, November 1, 2010
I fished through my stash and came up with similar colors and went for it. Cut and sew and cut and sew and came up with this. I am really pleased with it. Good thing, because if my first attempt with art quilting was a disappointment it may have been a while before I tried again.
It is my plan to make long narrow accompanying pieces to go on each side.Halloween was a fun time for the kids. We were invited to a friends house to go Trick or Treating. Our neighborhood would have been a flop. We never get trick or treaters It is probably because we have a long dark driveway that snakes up steeply through the trees.
I went out on a limb and tried a new recipe using tomatillos. I have never used them before, they are quite pretty. The peeling was flower like and kinda sticky. The finished product however was not as appealing. It looked awful and was not tasty. I won't make that one again but fear not, I won't stop trying.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
I sat and watched Soccer on Saturday while stitched the binding. It is a simple Chinese Coin made with my stash.
I free motion quilted it with flowers and leaves. Turned out pretty good.Eric is refereeing Nicole's game.
Kevin and his buddy Hunter. These boys are a couple of hams.
Eric is playing goalie.
So is Nicole.
Maybe these boys are a bunch of hams too.
She is going to fake out the other team and her own team too.
This a picture of Kevin's traveling soccer team. They are in a more competitive league. We have to travel to Sacramento for most games. That is about 100 miles from our house.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I have developed a love affair with millet. A little spoken of grain that is gluten free and mixes into a variety of dishes. Here I cut up peppers, onions, tomatoes, and zucchini. Added corn and dried cranberries. I made a simple dressing and ate it for 3 days. Yummy!
My design wall has a quilt top on it this has been my summer project but I have probably only worked on it 3 or 4 times. It started as a Bali Pop and a piece of yardage I got at our guild yard sale for 5 dollars. That white spot on it is the sun shining through the window.
I did start a baby quilt the other day. One of my friends and a mom of one of my kids friends is having a baby soon. This week or nest I think. I had better get to work so that baby has something to be wrapped up in.
My DD Nicole celebrated her 13th birthday this week. She did assure me that she would not be one of "those teenagers". Such a precious girl.
I have completed 6 triathlons this summer (that is where my sewing time went). This past weekend 3 of my kids and 2 of my friends did it too. It was so nice to have company.
We all had a great time. I was glad I could get Eric back into it after his last attempt with a broken bike.
And just because I thought you all should see this.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Eric has his first job!! Yeah! He is a referee for soccer. He makes money for doing what he loves.The fishing people are rising!
Monday, August 16, 2010
Kevin has been asking me to go fishing for a couple of years now and I have tried to explain to him that we are not "fishing people" and he should go with his fishing friends. Well I got to thinking about that and decided it would not take to much to become "fishing people" so a trip to Walmart ensued. Two rods and a box of tackle, whalah.... We are fishing people!
We went from the above fishing hole, New Malones to below to Pinecrest lake in the same day.
We have spent several lovely days here fishing, swimming and diving off rocks. Summer has been fun and now, back to school.