Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Get on Board with Sewing Blog Hop Starts Today


To celebrate National Sewing Month, Brenda @ Songbird Designs  and Melva @ Melva Loves Scraps  organized the Get On Board with Sewing Blog Hop.  I want to thank them for including me in this blog hop.  There are going to be loads of wonderful prizes, and an Instagram challenge.  The line up for the blog hop is below.  Some of the bloggers are going to be offering a giveaway also.  

Thursday, September 1

Anorina – Samelia’s Mum
Denise – For the Love of Geese
Cheree – The Morning Latte
Brenda – Songbird Designs 

Friday, September 2

Karen – Karen’s Korner 
Nancy – Grace and Peace Quilting
Sharon & Susan – Ms P Designs USA
Nina-Marie – Creations – Quilts, Art, Whatever

Monday, September 5

Karrin – Karrin’s Crazy World
Linda – Texas Quilt Gal
Yvonne – Quilting Jetgirl
Emily – The Darling Dogwood

Tuesday, September 6

Gail – Quilting Gail
Joy – Days Filled with Joy
Melisa – Pinker ‘n’ Punkin Quilting & Stitching
Carol – Quilt Schmilt     

Wednesday, September 7

Melva – Melva Loves Scraps
Tammy – Tamarinis
Leah – Quilted Delights
Patricia – Faith, Trust & Breast Cancer

We hope you visit each blogger and leave a sweet comment, and be sure to enter a comment for the opportunity for a prize.  

Thanks for stopping by!  

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Slow Sunday Stitching

Another busy, busy week has gone by.  Last Sunday we had a family birthday dinner for Kyleigh, daughter Katie and Martin, the French student who was visiting Kristen and her family.  I made two kinds of lasagna, a Tunnel of Fudge Cake and a blackberry crumble.  A lot of cooking went on that day and setting up the tables.  In addition, Kyleigh's boyfriend and Keaton's girlfriend came but I generally cook enough for two armies, so there was plenty of food and leftovers for people to take home.

I forgot to share last week, but Kyleigh passed her nursing certification exam, plus the week before, she had been offered a nursing job at a local hospital working graveyards, 3 days one week, 4 days the next week.  She was so proud because she found out about both before her 22nd birthday.  She starts work on September 6th.  

Monday I joined the Maidu Singers.  This is an activity that happens at the park across the street from my house.  They meet one day a week.  They were mostly all old songs I don't know, but will try to learn.  I'm going to get a notebook this week, so I will look them up and see how they go.  The group sings at local nursing homes in the area.

Wednesday was Community Service workday at my house.  We had about 6 people come help put labels on quilts, and we readied some quilts for the longarmers in our group.  

Thursday Kyleigh came over and we worked on scrapbooking.  She has some spare time on her hands now that she is out of school.  So we spent a wonderful afternoon scrapbooking and listening to tunes.  

Friday Kristen, Kyleigh, Jeff, Martin (the French Student) and I went to Half Moon Bay.  This was Martin's last day, he flew back home at the crack of dawn on Saturday morning  We had a wonderful day.  We went to the nurseries first.  I was in 7th heaven in the orchid nursery and brought home 3.  

This is the orchid nursery.  I'm in the back trying to figure out which ones I wanted.  This is Kyleigh and Martin.

We also went to this lady we know named Janice that sells succulents on one of the main streets in Half Moon Bay out of her yard.  We go there every time we go to Half Moon Bay.  These are what I came home with.  

When we went to pick up Kyleigh at college in May, outside her room there was this container, part of a gift basket outside sitting in the trash.  I asked Kyleigh about it and she said she was throwing it away.  I asked if she could drive it back home as I thought I could use it as a planter.  So she brought it home for me.  I drilled some holes in the bottom.  I thought I could plant my succulents in it, which I did.

Some more Half Moon Bay pictures.  We had a nice lunch, and finally went and sat on the beach for a few hours, took some walks.  It's so relaxing and peaceful.  

Martin got to the beach and fell asleep.  

Saturday Kyleigh came again and worked on scrapbooks while I worked on quilting projects.  This week I finished the elephant quilt.  I am having trouble reaching the scrap metal guy that asked me to make it though.  

What I will be working on this week for Slow Sunday Stitching is another Peter Rabbit block.  

These are the three I have finished so far.  I will be linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.    Head on over and check what everyone has been up to.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

See Ya Later Alligator Blog Hop, My Day


Today is my day on the See Ya Later Alligator being hosted by the Carla @Creatin in the Sticks.    Many thanks to Carla for creating another fun hop.  The challenge this time is to make something to do with travel.  Anything from places to go, to how you get there and anything in between, or maybe even an alligator.   

The line up for the hop is below.  My thought for this blog hop was to create something with a sailboat, as my husband and I loved to take our little trips on the sailboats he made.  We took our boats all over Northern California sailing.

My sister-in-law Char created this from several of the portholes we took off John's last boat, and inserted one of my favorite photos of us sailing.  

I found this fabric of a world map and decided it would make the perfect background.  I ended up making a new cushion cover with my little Accuquilt gnome  and anchor dies sailing around the world.

I usually make an envelope type opening on the back, but decided to do a zipper closure this time.  I really don't like doing zippers, and this one took me twice, but it is done.

My little gnome sailing around the world.  Be sure and check out the other bloggers below.  

Monday, August 22nd

Tuesday, August 23rd

Wednesday, August 24th

Thursday, August 25th

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 21, 2022

See Ya Later Alligator Blog Hop Starts Today


Today is the first day of the See Ya Later Alligator being hosted by the Carla @Creatin in the Sticks.    The challenge this time is to make something to do with travel.  Anything from places to go, to how you get there and anything in between, or maybe even an alligator.   

The line up for this blog hop is as follows:

Monday, August 22nd

Tuesday, August 23rd

Wednesday, August 24th

Thursday, August 25th

Thanks for stopping by!

Slow Sunday Stitching

Another busy week has passed.  These weeks are just whizzing by at warp speed.  Monday I had a dental cleaning.  I was able to get the baby elephant quilt top finished, and loaded up on the frame.  

My granddaughter Kyleigh's 22nd birthday was on Wednesday and we went to Fort Bragg, Kyleigh and her boyfriend Drew, daughter Kristen and Jeff SIL, and Martin, a French student who is visiting for another week.  We rode the Skunk Train and visited the Botanical Gardens.  It's about a 3 hour ride one way.  So it was a fun, long day.  

Wednesday was Guild Meeting.   Directly after I went to Kyleigh's BD lunch at a posh restaurant.  I had Egg Benedict over a crab cake with a side of fried green tomatoes.  Really yummy.  Here is the BD girl with her BD creme brulee.  

Friday I had a nice lunch with my friend Jandra, and we visited a couple of thrift stores.  Then later in the afternoon Kyleigh came over to work on her scrapbook, while I worked on my See Ya Later Alligator project.  

What I will be working on for Slow Sunday Stitching is another of the Peter Rabbit blocks.

Somehow a squirrel lead me astray this week, like I needed another project to work on.  I have had this pattern and yarn for several years, and after seeing other's crocheting or knitting projects, I felt like I needed to finally start this.  

I'll be linking up for Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts.  Head on over and see what everyone has been up to.  

Just a reminder that tomorrow is the start of the See Ya Later Alligator Blog Hop.  

Thanks for stopping by!