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!