Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Little City of Rocks

When we lived in California, if we had a spare day, we would go find trees. You know, Sequoias, Redwoods? We loved those adventures. However, living in Idaho, we tend to look for rocks. We went to the Little City of Rocks the other day. We left after lunch, had a good little hike and the kids climbed rocks and we were home for dinner. Here are s and r.
If you look up, there is a great picture of s, and yes, the other one is Wes.
I was there and here's my proof.
Wes and r climbed way up and found this spot on top of a formation.
And here are s and ls. She did have fun, no matter what story her face is telling.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Mormon Funeral

Every year, for the last 6 years, we have stopped by to see Uncle Charlie as part of our Spring Break. We have always enjoyed our visits with him and Frankie. They were always kind and Charlie was so good about engaging our children in conversation.
After some serious health problems, Uncle Charlie passed away, he was 79. As it turned out, his funeral was during our Spring Break. So we had our final visit with Uncle Charlie yesterday.
We took Scott and Rich with us and it turns out, that they had not been to a family funeral that they could remember. We promised them that it would not be painful, but that they would probably enjoy it. That seems so strange to say about a funeral.
Well, as any good Mormon funeral goes, it was uplifting, peaceful and a spiritual reenforcement that their is a God, who loves us and has a plan for us.
We enjoyed seeing so many of our cousins and Aunts and Uncles. We enjoyed hearing the stories about Uncle Charlie. And we were glad we went.
The one thing I had not anticipated was Richard's questions as we were leaving Salt Lake.
"Mom, which person in our family is most like Uncle Charlie?"
Well, I am not going to answer that.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Little Pink Quilt

This is a little quilt I made from scraps. It is so darn cute, it will be hard to part with.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Round Robin, month 1

This is the block that I get to put a boarder on this month. There was no fabric to go with it, and she wants it to be scrappy. I have an idea and will post it later.This is the one that I sent to Liz. She had a box full of fabric and I think it will be beautiful, no matter what is done to it.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Round Robin

My quilting group is starting a new group project today. It is a Round Robin. For those of you who are unfamiliar with a Round Robin, I will tell you a few of the ground rules. Everyone has a box and it has in it, a center block with some fabrics to add to it. Every month the project is passed to a new quilter, who uses their creative genies to put a boarder on the project. When it is done it will be a finished quilt top. We have two groups of 6, so we will not be done for 6 months.
It is a little scary working on someone else's project, but I think the results will be amazing. As I was getting mine ready, I thought, "I want Liz to put on the last boarder." Then I went crazy and invited her to join our group. Since she is in California and I, here, in the frozen tundra of Idaho, we will have to rely on the postal service, but I was thrilled when she joined.
What I love about a true quilter is that they can start a project like this without stepping out of their sewing room. Here is her fabric, 100% from her stash.
And here is her center square. It was an orphan square that she set on point. It believe it is from her great Aunt, who lives in Twin . Love it. Can't wait to see it finished.
I was feeling 100% un- inspired by this project and decided to go with '30's reproductions. Most of these are scraps, so I did go out an buy a couple of pieces.
My center block is from a counted cross stitch I did years ago. The frame was broke, it had a stain on the bottom, so I washed it, cut off the stain and put a boarder on it. I think it will work out great.
I will show you the projects as I work on them, but as for mine and Liz's, we will have to wait until the end. I do believe, we have decided to wait to see them, until they are finished. Should be fun!