I seem to be going at top speed this week but without any particular focus. Where is my time going anyway? It doesn't seem like I got any one thing done. So it often makes me feel better about this state of affairs by listing the oddments, or bits that have kept me rushing around lately. I think I'll use a bullet list. I just like bullet lists. They make me feel more organized than I really am.
- I have been kitting up quilting projects for my upcoming trip to Quartzsite, Arizona. We leave in a few days and I want to have plenty of piecing to do out there in the desert. We go with our Amateur Radio group every year in January. Potlucks and cast-iron cooking over a really big fire are the order of the week. Jerry always plans a new recipe....this year he is doing a marinated barbequed tri-tip.
- I took my Mother to over the hill to the big Kaiser facility twice in one week. One was a class on how kidneys work. I didn't see any place to sign in, just picked up the information folder. Sure enough, yesterday I received a letter saying we missed our class and that we need to show up for the next one!
- My son Jeff and his family came over for dinner on Friday. We had a beautiful dinner cooked by my DH and a wonderful visit.
- I have been putting the finishing touches on a gorgeous client quilt made of batiks pieced into spikey-pointed stars.
- I have been brushing Ondie every day because he has been "blowing" coat for about a month. My "German shedder" must think we are in for an early and hot summer!
But what is a blog without some pictures, hey?
This is the start of a quilt from one of Bonnie Hunter's books that I started on my retreat. I saved it for Quartzsite because it is already kitted up nicely.
These are ALL the units for Bonnie's Orca Bay Mystery that I plan to assemble on my trip.
I am hoping to have the top done in time to take it to the Glendale Quilt Show where I am taking classes with Bonnie!
After very enthusiastic greetings, Jonah's next words to me are always, "Grandma, I'm bored." Then he lets out a long, miserable sigh. That is the signal to get out Grandma's toy chest! Boredom is relieved for the rest of the evening!
Jonah brought me these yellow roses. This is a young man who already knows the way to a Grandma's heart!
Jerry made this delightful antipasto salad to go with our spaghetti with three-meat sauce.
Before I close I want to include a shot of the quilt I'm finishing .
This was taken when it was on my dining room table being trimmed. I will try to get a shot of the whole quilt. Doesn't she have an amazing color sense?