Thursday, August 18, 2011

My gift of LOVE. This is a cotton flannel quilt I am completing for the baby shower for the same little girl I made the bibs for arriving in October or early November. The classic Pooh is machine embroidered by me. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

        Just finished these bibs for a baby shower I will be attending next month.  Having so much fun sewing for little ones, it's been a while.  My good friend's new granddaughter is due in October. 

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

I am really enjoying sewing these skirts for Phoebe.  I have a lot of fabric in my stash and can't think of a better way use it.
                                                     Phoebe is 4 years old today. What a cutie.

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

More pictures taken by Michelle  at  Knysna Elephant Park, South Africa. 

Friday, August 5, 2011

My daughter and her fiance have been back from their trip to South Africa for a week now.  They stayed at an elephant lodge near George, South Africa.  Michelle was very excited to be a part of up close and caring for the elephants.  Watching the elephants sleep - do they stand up or lying down?  She also found out that they snore. who would have guessed.  They did some wine tasting, whale watching, baboon encounters(they were all over) visited a township. Their stay started with a stay in a very elegant resort (Sun City, South Africa).  They enjoyed their trip but were happy to be home.  They missed their dogs and their girls.

The Fountain, at the Fairmount, San Jose.
We joined Ray's brother and his wife for lunch last week.  Ray had the tuna for starters and I ordered the delicious soup, potato, celery something.  Yummy!  I'm thinking about trying to make this myself.

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.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Lemon photo shoot-took a break from sewing.  I really enjoy taking pictures of nature.  You don't have to ask your subject to smile or keep their eyes open.  Just focus and shoot.  Rarely do you get a bad picture.