Sunday, November 26, 2017

I lost three weeks!!!

I can't believe it's been almost three weeks since I last posted. How did that happen??

Well, I had a small vacation that took 10 days;  I had my grandkids both before and after.  And there you are... three weeks gone.

I have done almost no sewing but I did promise to send you pictures of the darling little bee mug rug I made for my friend.  The front was made using a modified log cabin pattern.  It seems that bee fabric is quite the rage these days.  I bought most of this fabric in Sisters last summer.

The back was a panel:  I mean the whole thing was maybe 4".

Here are some pictures from my travels, since I seem to be better at traveling than sewing!! ;-)

Check out these shoes we saw... Couldn't imagine walking on them, can you?

Do you like orchids?  Check out these colors!

Ever seen turtles looking like this?

My friend and I went hiking and found this very secluded rock waterfall

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday;  it's when I have all my kids together in one place!  This year we also had my brother visiting, which was a treat.  I hadn't seen him in several years.

Here is a fabulous shot (I think) of me with 3 of my 4 grandchildren.

And here are my 3 adults (well, mostly) kids with their two spouses:

My two daughters are the left and center girls in black;  my son is back right in blue t-shirt.  My daughter's husband is always joking around.

Lastly,fall has come to Northern California.  I love the fall colors and have many trees that change colors!  This is one of my favorites, a Japanese Maple, by my front porch! 

Not to be gathering moss around my feet, my dh and I are leaving tonight on a two week bucket-list trip... I'll try to post some pictures and definitely leave some clues for you to figure out my whereabouts.  Let me start out by saying that it's about a 13 hr flight!  And I'm not going to Paris.

Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving.  We do have so much to be thankful for, regardless of our station in life.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Last triangle blocks??

I thought the Triangle Gatherings was going to end at 80 but I was wrong... they just posted up to 81~

My friend Claire came over the other day to finish up her binding on her latest donation quilt.  She used a layer cake and the half square triangle blocks finish at 5".  Cute pattern, don't you think??

My friend hosted a Fall Field Trip yesterday that was a Bee Extravaganza.  So to thank her I whipped up the most adorable Bee mug rug for her.  I was in such a rush to mail it off to her before the post office closed that I forgot to take a picture!  I'm hoping she'll send me a picture after she gets it!  ;-))