Thursday, December 27, 2007

A month old

Spelling Caden with a C and he is a month old now. Caden Dennis Dixon.

I don't have anything to post on him yet for a new photo but he looks just like Greg did as a baby.

I have not posted because I have been very busy. The Christmas rush is over now and I will try to get some recent photos up. We have lots of snow too. We have had some pretty neat storms--so different from Fairbanks!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Kaden Dixon

Kaden was born Nov. 22, 2007, Thanksgiving. He is our 10th grandchild and was born to our son Greg and his wife Sasha. He has two big sisters, Reily and Tatelyn. Don't know his stats yet but he is a beautiful baby boy. Life is wonderful and we have so much for which to be thankful.

Sunday, November 18, 2007


What a difference from last year--we got our first appreciable snowfall in October and it came in with a storm. This year it was just gentle snowfall and came on Nov.17. Larry had to fire up the old Dodge and plow us out today. The sun was out for a while today so I snapped a photo taken in back of our house.


Saturday, November 10, 2007

Not quilting!

This is our oldest daughter Carla (ok Carla I won't tell anyone how old you are!) working on a theater/stage curtain for the local high school in Valdez. She does a lot of sewing but it is more industrial type sewing for which she gets paid the big bucks. Valdez is right on the ocean so she does a lot of things for yachts and boats, i.e., canvas windows, cushions, curtains, etc. What talent!

Winter Bloom

I bought this plant for $5 at a garage sale a couple of months ago. I took this photo the other day and now it has even more blooms. Isn't it beauitful! We have a little snow on the ground now so seeing something so vibrant and living is rewarding to say the least.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Our foot ball player

This is our 11 year old grandson, Evan, who is an avid sports player--here he is playing foot ball. He also plays baseball. His mother, our daughter, tells me he is into hunting now with his dad.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Posing pheasant

He does not like to hold still often. And the shots are taken through a window. The visitor was around the yard for a few days and we could not resist getting some good photos of him as we have never had pheasant in our yard. Amzing how he blends in sometimes and how beautiful he truly is.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


A great photo of our youngest daughter Lynnette and family. They are such a busy family so of course most difficult to get a photo of them together. I have not been down to see them in 2 years. Miranda is 13, Evan 11, and Gabriella 5.

Friday, October 19, 2007

I have been tagged!

I lost count on my tags but now I have to do a MeMe. I am not sure I know how to do the links but will give it a try. Here are the rules:

Here are the rules which you must abide by if you are tagged.

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

I read Candi's 7 facts--not sure I can own up to everything but why not since most of you are as crazy as I am.

1. I love where I live! Anchor Point, Alaska! I don't plan on moving!

2. I love the outdoors and never tire of scenery--love to watch the birds, the weather, and moose in my yard.

3. I love to fish too but I hate rough water much more than I ever did so I don't go fishing much any more. I can't get the old man to get up and go out while the seas are calm. I usually catch the first fish on the boat--but that might be because my hook goes in the water first that is baited by hubby--LOL.

4. I am getting so I hate to shop unless it is for fabric! My latest shopping is gift certificates for the grandchildren's birthdays--so easy!

5. I am a saint to put up with my DH but I have been with him 43 years so you would think I would be used to everything by now! I am not trading him in however. He has to be a saint also to put up with me too.

6. Oh I have to top Candi's sandwich--I love peanut butter on crackers with a sliver of fresh garlic--sometimes I add pepper jelly or a piece of sharp cheddar!

7. I love to garden for both veggies and flowers. It gets harder to do that however but I keep on trying. I love to see things grow.

I am tagging:

My Bro







Hope I did this right. Good night!

A big challenge for me

This block contains 49 pieces and the block is only 10 1/2" so you know some of the pieces were tiny. It was a challenge for me. It is for a block exchange I belong to in Fairbanks for Martha--and I had to make two of these and she specified the colors. Doesn't it just sparkle! The next time we do this exchange I am planning on something like this instead of the easy log cabin block I chose. I would have never thought of these colors and it just amazes me how well it all goes! Mother Nature did know what she was doing.

beautiful doily

Isn't this doily gorgeous!!!! A friend of mine who goes by the nickname of Varmit on a crochet list I moderate made it for me. I just fell in love with the pattern and sighed over the fact I have no time for making a doily for myself so Varmit made it for me. Thank you Varmit AKA Marsha

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Bear Paw Block Exchange

This quilt top was done for anticipation of an exchange happening November 11. The blocks were from the previous exchange and I joined at the tail end of that one and got the blocks--I was told you put it together for the next meeting. It's done in flannel.

The blocks for this exchange coming up are house blocks. They took a long time to complete and I doubt I will be in any hurry to put them together. I might be up for hosting the next exchange meeting.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Animals for Anna

This is the quilt I just finished the top on for a dear friend of mine here in Anchor Point. She found the blocks at a garage sale and they were like trampunto. She asked if I would put a quilt together for her. I purchased some fabric last summer and thought about it all winter and spring. Had some different designs going in my head but ended up with the flying geese border that just made this quilt move! She is having it quilted and then I will put the binding on for her--she said she wants to hang it. I think it is ideal for hanging but I bet it is warm too!

back yard shot

This was taken the same day as the previous photo below. Google would not let me post it this morning so trying again. Fall is short here. We don't have the colors because we don't have hard woods. I still enjoy it especially when the leaves fall.

fall look

Check it out quickly--it is probably going to change again and I will next post a photo with snow!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

beach time like this running out

Time is definitely running out of days like this on the beach here this summer--besides fall arrives on Sunday. I took this beach photo 9/16--it was a beautiful day on the beach and we had a little lunch and fire. Then Larry rescued someone trying to pull a camper up the rd and was having problems--his truck literally pulled the truck (they were from Indiana) and the fold down camper UP THE RD to the highway. I don't know what the grade is where they were stuck but it was not a pretty sight. I waited on the beach. LOL We figure it was our last day to ride with the 4-wheeler. We gathered some coal for the fire pit at the house.

The flower--well that was taken a few weeks ago on the beach. Amazing how they grow like that. Last Sunday the 16th, all the flowers like that looked like dandelions with their seeds ready to blow in the wind.

Speaking of flowers, I still have flowers blooming in my yard--roses, portabelia (sp) a few petunias, daisies, and other wild flowers. The bees are so bad they won't let me pick the raspberries. We had frost last night so I should try to get everything left in the garden--only potatoes, carrots, and a couple of cabbages left to reap outside. The wasps chased me out of the garden more than once yesterday. Still have tomatoes, herbs, and zucchini in the greenhouse.

Rain is predicted for the next day or so.

Friday, September 7, 2007

minus one panel and siding

The garage is finished except for the one panel on the door--notice the black one that does not match. The siding will probably happen next year. Larry is busy putting up shelves and arranging piles. Soon the boat will be stored in there for the winter. The photo of the garage in the distance with the fireweed in bloom, was taken from the North Fork Rd which runs by our house--I was standing under our street sign--Anchor Ct.

Whiskey Gulch Beach photos

Here are some photos we recently took down on the beach at Whiskey Gulch. Notice the erosion on the bluff--that's why we did not buy the one house we had wanted right on the bluff--we did not relish the idea of a good shaker or bad storm with lots of rain and sliding down the bluff like that. I love the one with the fog--it was moving and rolling and was so pretty. We had a hot dog roast too while down there. After we had our lunch we had a bigger fire with coal--you can find clumps of coal scattered all along the beach.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

two granddaughters

These two granddaughters are daughters of our son Greg and his wife Sasha. Reily just turned 5 on August 18. Tatelyn, the younger granddaughter, will be 3 in Oct.

never too old to 4-wheel

We spent two afternoons on the beach at Whiskey Guilch--about 5 miles from the house to that particular beach--and went riding, fishing, and had hot dogs over a fire. The weekend (8/25 and 8/26) weather was beautiful--gorgeous summer days. However, down at the water line there was considerable fog as you can tell from the photos.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Boat

Here is the photo of the boat my grandchhildren caught their BIG fish from. It is my daughter's and her new husband's boat and it is located in Valdez. SIL, Gary, is a captain and can take you on a charter if you are over that way. You too might catch one that big!

That's our oldest daughter Carla on the bow--Valdez mountains in the background.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

whoops/summer sky

I posted the pix in the bay twice of that cloud--can you tell I am taken with clouds? I am always wanting photos of the clouds--they are so interesting. Here are a couple more I took one evening about a week ago looking east around 9 p.m.

Kachemak Bay

We took the boat out of the harbor the other day and I got some neato photos I thought I would share.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

big fish!

Josie and Earl, sister and brother, granddaughter and grandson, went fishing in Valdez recently. Josie's halibut weighed 180 lbs--Earl's was just under 150 lbs.