Friday, June 20, 2008

Latest quilt completion

I finally completed the "disappearing 9 patch". I wanted to make it larger than what was declared in the class I took from a friend so had to use a couple of other lighter fabrics in the blocks but I put them in the corners and scattered a couple more throughout. I quilted it myself on my Grace with the Elna. Not my very best work but I am happy enough with it. I did not have to pay someone to quilt it at least. It is a large quilt and fits on a king size bed. The backing is a hoot and something I picked up at a quilt store for $4 a yd. This is a fun project but I had to drag it out. I just finished the binding tack down on 6-18. I placed it on our bed but need to take the leftover fabrics and try to concoct a bed skirt with them to match. How long can I drag that out--a few more months probably but there are other priorities calling.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Grandchildren on the beach

Our son and family spent a week here in Anchor Point the first week in June. They stayed at the cabin. They went clam digging and had lots of fun here on the peninsula. We took the kids just to walk on the beach one day too. They found shells, rocks, and star fish.
Reily on the beach at Homer Spit.
Tatelyn at Homer Spit

Caden under Mom's hoodie.

Clam digging at Ninilchik June 8

I know I am so late in posting these photos. I just wanted to show you all how many people there were digging clams on the extreme low tide--I took a photo looking north and the other looking south. We did this when our son and family were here from Fairbanks. I fell in the mud butt first--thank goodness no one took my picture! We had to walk considerably far for the children but they were good. Reily collected chunks of coal for her grandfather's outside fire pit for which he was very grateful. Sasha and I carried bags of coal and a bucket full of clams plus she had the baby inside her coat. We all had a snack when we got back to the car.