Sunday, April 25, 2010

Rocky Mountain Block #5

Ah ha - here it is - just had to do a seperate post, I guess. Oh, I have so much to learn!


Cute Couple

I'll begin the blog today with a cute couple - Tia and Matt - North Decatur HS Prom. They stopped in before the festivities began. Tia did wear heels to the prom - she had fancy flip flops on for this photo shoot! Brought back some memories!

My Computer Guru came to rescue me yesterday. He managed to fix the laptop here but had to take the desktop with him - it's got serious problems and he suspected the hard drive may have crashed. Alas and alack! I struggle with the laptop but keep plugging away!

Lots of rain the past week and more to come this week. I think we're as soaked as can be right now. Chet putters around the yard on his riding mower with the little trailer attached - brings a smile to my face! Nate and Mark are working long hard hours and realize they are fortunate to have a job. Mitch is preparing for a triathlon in mid May. Spoke with Tracy yesterday morning and all is well there - she is quite a bit south of the city that was devastated by the tornado later in the day.

I've not had a lot of time to sew this past week but did pick up two quilts from my long arm quilter gal. They are waiting to have the bindings hand stitched to the backs of them. For some strange reason I'm not able to load a picture of it - maybe next week! So - 5 down and 7 to go till it gets put together.

Thanks for stopping by - have a good week.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sad Sunday

I cannot do a post today since my desktop computer is taking a rest! Am calling my Guru to set up a date to work on it! All pictures are on that computer so can't get to them now but will have some to share. Have a good week. . . bye now.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Rocky Mountain - Block #4 - - Mandy & Friend

Hi everyone!  Sun is shining here today and we are to have temps in the low 70's.  Guess it's time to stash away my sweat suits for the season!  I did manage to clean part of my closet and took several bags to Good Will and pitched a couple of bags, too.  Feels good to be able to see what's in my closet now.  Problem is the lower half of the closet - shoes - shoes and more shoes.  I go shoe less in the house and keep a pair of slip into Easy Spirit shoes near the door.  It is time to treat myself to a new pair - SOON!  Also need a spring jacket.  Problem is I hate to shop! 

Just a few minutes ago I did a terrible thing - I called my Granddaughter Mandy to see if I could use a photo from her Facebook page on my blog - the poor girl was sound asleep.  I should have known better to call a college student at 9:30 in the morning.  She did give me permission to use it - but wonder if she'll remember speaking to me - I imagine she's sleeping soundly again by now!  Mandy is on the right, other gal is a friend - said they went to a semi-formal dance - wonder if they went shoeless!  Lovely gals, aren't they!

I heard from Mitch, Mandy's dad, via email.  I sent a Happy Anniversary greeting and he replied with "I'm on the road" - so I guess he's out drumming up business for the company.

Also chatted with Tracy, Anna Grace was with her father so didn't get to speak with her.  She's plugging along, just like the rest of us.  Tried calling Nate but no answer there.  We suspect he's out on his Harley quite a bit now that the temps have come up a bit.

We've manage to keep busy with usual routine this past week.  I did have to make an emergency run to pick up Tia from school and take her home - flu bug.  She's getting ready to go to the Prom, too.  I picked up groceries on Friday and asked for help to the car - checkout gal gave me a baby green orchid - I guess I looked pathetic and she felt sorry for me!  (I hurt like the dickens and could barely walk!) 

Chet's doing his yard work like a real trooper!  The yard does look nice and the bushes we put in last summer are coming to life.  I will have to assist him with the trimming! 

The Rocky Mountain Sampler quilt group met this week - we were 'assigned' two blocks for this month - shown below is #4.  No - that's not a Swastika - it's a pinwheel!  I have fabrics cut and ready to sew #5 - hopefully today.

04_11_0We were given a challenge at this meeting and I think we'll have a ball with it.  It's not mandatory but most gals play along!  We drew three paint chips from a bag - no peeking - and are to make something, anything we choose to do using these colors.  I drew Wisteria, Lilac and a soft Sage Green.  Below are the fabrics I've pulled from my stash - I have no idea what I'll make!  These are batiks; the one on the top has shades of greens through out it so I guess I'll be doing some 'fussy cutting'!

04_11_2 Thanks for stopping by - have a good week.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

  We hope everyone is having an enjoyable day.  Sun is shining but it is a little chilly out.  We are home bound today - by choice!  Of course we will try to contact the out of state kids and their families.

  Chet is watching the History Channel - Story of the Garden of Eden.  Interesting of how different people can have so many different views.

  Quiet week - just my style.  Finally had our taxes figured, usual grocery run and on Thursday we picked up KFC and headed out to Mark's house.  He was going to give me a roll of quilt batting but we both forgot about it!  He was getting his pontoon ready to launch, hopefully that night! 

  Show below is the Hour Glass quilt, with it's borders and quilted.  Ready for the donation stack!  the picture I posted last Sunday was a bit blurred - hope this one is better.  (I ran it through the washer and dryer to get the 'aged' look)

04_04_2 Picture below is a group of blocks I 'found' so I put them together this morning.  Photo is so dark and doesn't do the colors justice.  (I really thought I'd edited it but guess I need to try again.)  It measures 25 x 32" now and I do plan to add borders as soon as I find something suitable!  This will be a donation quilt, too.

04_04_0 Have a good day - and week, too.  Till next week, thanks for stopping by.