Friday, December 9, 2011
It has been a while since I have posted. We went to Waikiki for a little rest and relaxation. We really enjoyed the warms sun and tropical breezes. Good food and lots of walking back and forth to the beach. We were there during the APEC(Asian Pacifice Economic Council), had 21 dignitaries visiting, hosted by President Obama. Tight security, lots of road closures while they traveled back and forth to meetings but all in all we weren't effected. As always we had a very restful vacation. Shortly after getting back I got a cold and needed some down time to restore my energy.
Thanksgiving was here, I cooked the turkey and prepared our feast. Now getting ready for the Christmas season----Another year almost at the end.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Thanks everyone for the comments on my fabulous fabric. The quilt is officially in the beginning stages. I cut out and put together my first 58 squares.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
New fabric, for new quilt. This fabric feels like satin to the touch, but 100% cotton. Just love the black and cream. It was so hard to cut into this fabric. It took me hours to decide how I was going to use it. Finally have a quilt game plan. I have finished my first 29 31/2" squares.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Finished 2 quilt tops in the last couple of weeks. The one above is easy and can be sewn in about 45 minutes. It takes a while to cut but if you get the fabric already cut into 21/2" strips it goes really fast. I used flannel, three different colors 1 yard of each color. The back will be finished with green and white flannel.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
This is Paris Cafe, a beautiful sewing cottage turned into the setting for the baby shower for Kathleen's daughterin law. After months of preparation the event took place yeterday afternoon. The food was wonderful and Seana, mom to be received so many darling clothes for baby Vivian Kathleen, that she can change her three to four times a day and never have her wear the same outfit twice in a week. She will be the best dressed baby in Santa Cruz. Blankets, quilts, shoes, bibs, burp cloths, book shelve, books, running stroller and more. Games played. All left with the beautiful eiffel tower cookie, made by the help of three. Jenna, Kathleen's daughter made the dough, Kathleen made the cookies along with the help of friend Donna ( kitchen oven and frosting).
Bread was baked at Gayle's Bakery. Cupcakes were baked by good friend of Seana.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
I love this picture taken from the bell tower in Venice. Italy was an amazing travel destination especially for those who enjoy taking pictures, you can always find interesting photo opts. What i remember most about this day is that it was not raining-as most of my visits to Venice usually had some liquid sunshine.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Book Club at my house last night. Cupcakes baked and frosted with the help of my granddaughter Michaela. Yellow cupcakes were stuffed with vanilla filling, pink were strawberry, butter cream frosting on top. Michaela commented that adults don't like a lot of frosting so the swirls would be enough to satisfy all. I do believe that making a cake is much easier ----- no more cupcakes!
Our group read and discussed 'The Book Thief". The book was enjoyed by all.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
I have been in sewing mode for a week or so now. I finished working on the top of a blanket or quilt, I haven't decided yet. In the meantime I needed to do something else--so I made a skirt for the neighbor's granddaughter, Phoebe. I have another one ready to put together. I have no littel ones to sew for so---I need to find some more subjects. Little girls needed.