Monday, October 9, 2017

Television Advertisements

When watching television commercial, one can see some unusual bits of logic. There was an ad for a large home generator which claimed it was needed because without it you couldn't charge your cell phone during a power failure. ( An expensive solution to the problem. ) Another ad, this one for an allergy relief medication says "six is more than one."  (Duh, Really.) A last favorite is for a law firm whose client claims, "They were more than lawyers, they were human beings." ( We have all heard of lawyers who were not human beings.)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Two New Quilts

I finished a twin sized quilt for Keegan to take to college. It is called Wine Country. I machine pieced and machine quilted.  The quilting on the second half of the quilt is much better than the first half.  It shows I am learning.

I also finished a scrap quilt.  It is a real "I spy" quilt.  It is a single bed quilt that I machine pieced and machine quilted. The kids really enjoy finding the animals

on it.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sporting Clays for Eversight

Eversight is a charitable organization that provides cornea transplants for those who need them. Last Saturday they had a fund raising event at the Grand Blanc Huntsmen Club. Hubby and my son,Jim, went and shot sporting clays.  I went to keep score and have lunch.  They had a good turnout for the event but neither of my guys won prizes.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Eclipse

Hubby and I flew out to Portland Oregon for the eclipse.  My son, Bill, drove us down to Albany, Oregon to his in-laws home where we could see the total eclipse.  Sam and Treasa are always so good to us and this time was no different. We sat in the front yard to watch the eclipse. It was surprisingly that when only a little sun was showing it was still quite bright.  However when the total happened it got dark and surprisingly cool.  You could hear cheers from all over the neighborhood and expressions of delight at the view.   We spent the rest of the week at Crater Lake and at a fur trading post in Portland and finally a cruise through the Columbia Gorge.  It was a great trip.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Scrap quilt

I finished my scrap quilt. I got the idea from Quilty Folk. I have enough scraps to make hundreds of these quilts.  I machine quilted it.  I am not real good at that but it will do. I still have 5 quilts ready for quilting so I had better get busy. By the way, that's the new color of my bedroom.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sewing for Children

I love sewing for my little grand daughters. I finished cowgirl outfits for both girls.  Sofie's is blue and Molly's is pink. I embroidered cats of Sofie's and rocking horses on Molly's.  Years ago I made a similar outfit for Mary that had butterflies on it.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

A Family Vacation in Ocean City

We just spent a week in Ocean City, Maryland with six of our children and their families.  We rented a wonderful house that Mary found on the internet. It slept 18 and we had 16 there. The weather was perfect.  The sea was a little rough but lots of fun.  Hubby paid for the house and the kids provided the food.  Boy! Did we eat good. Salmon and chicken kabobs, barbacoa. a clam boil, steaks, and taco salad.  My kids are wionderful cooks. Obviously not inherited from their mother..