Monday, October 31, 2011

Quilts for the Babies

I am getting ready for two new grandchildren. Mary's baby is due December 16th and Gretel's is due February 27th. I have been knitting and sewing up a storm. I finished the quilts for each of the babies. Spike's (Mary's baby)has a jungle nursery theme and therefore the jungle theme quilt. The design came from a book called "Rock-a-Bye Quilts and originally had cows jumping over the moon. Mary chose the brighter colors and I found wall stickers from the Dollar Tree that I copied for the animals. I made the polka dot quilt for Heshimu (Gretel's baby.) It's design directly from "Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting" May/June 2011.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Greenfield Village

Last night Hubby and I volunteered at Greenfield Village. We were passing out programs for the event. It was very cold but there were over 7000 guests. Most of them were in wonderful costumes. We say whole families of skunks,prisoners in stripes, penguins and angels. We also saw lots of Harry Potter characters.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Getting to Know Fellow Bloggers

After blogging for several years, you get to know certain bloggers even though you have never really met them. Estorbo has become a favorite and it is not because I have a black cat who is definitely high maintenance and a nuisance. Probably because the "wooman" who writes the blog can really describe her feelings well and the photography is fantastic. When I heard Estorbo was ill, it really hurt like he was an old friend. When Kitalog's dog Sophie died it was the same way. I never had a poodle but still again I could feel her love for this dog and her photography is magnificent. I hope Estorbo does all right I would really miss him.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Weekend in New York City

We spent the weekend with Super G and the Tummy in New York City. We like to stay in Fairfield New Jersey and take the bus into the Port Authority. It is cheaper and much less of a challenge than driving in NYC. One this weekend we did a lot of walking. We went to Liberty Island and Ellis Island. We walked around Battery Park and the pier, where we had a wonderful dinner outside (the weather was fantastic). The next day we went to the Cloisters in North Manhattan, It was far better than I ever imagined. Our last day we walked across the Brooklyn bridge and around Brooklyn Heights and had a Vietnamese Sandwich for lunch. It is hard to beat the city for attractions and food.