Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving - Happy Life

It's been a very nice few days this week.   Tuesday I went to my weekly Open Sew at the local quilt shop where I was able to piece together the little embroideries that I had completed from the Vintage Kitchen BOM from Jenny of Elefantz.    This is the image of hers.

This is what I did.  Yep always gotta be different.  :)   

It obviously still needs to be quilted and bound - but it's getting closer.  

Then I helped out at the shop on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday.  They needed to put together more kits for the Row by Row challenge that went on this summer - so I helped cut and put together some of those.  This is the one that our shop offered. 

I got the kit along time ago - just haven't put it together yet.  

Today is Thanksgiving and I'm thankful for so many things - mostly my wonderful family and friends.  But most of all I'm thankful for my God.  Without Him I am nothing and I would have nothing.  
We are too far away to have dinner with our Children - and we were blessed to be invited to some different dinners, but my best friend (aka: my husband) and I are going to spend the day together 
relaxing and doing whatever we feel like doing.  

May God Bless you and fill you with peace and joy not only today but always!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Driving Miss ... Randi

Friday's are normally my cottage day - but I'm still having fun with my Sister so we stayed at home and enjoyed being a little lazy.  We made a potato salad, then watched "The Proposal"  what a cute movie that is.  

Then we went to the Rodeo at the AVI Casino.  Yay!  
Normally I take all kinds of pictures and then wonder why since I really don't know any of these people.  So this time I didn't take very many and actually wanted a few to post.   There was a Mother, and Daughter that were both competing in the Barrel Racing,  They took 1st and 2nd place I thought that was wonderful.  The Mom whom took 1st, is a 2 time cancer survivor so that even made the victory sweeter.
That was the program jacket from last year but essentially the same. 

I always enjoy the rodeo clown.  This guy does a great job and has an intermission act where he actually jumps over the truck with the motorcycle. 

The other pictures I did take were when the bulls were in action so blurry.  The Bull Riding is my favorite and unfortunately only 2 riders stayed on so that section went way too quick. 
All in all - was a great day and great fun.  

Saturday - Sunday and Monday are a blur and went way way too fast. 

Saturday we finished one of the pillow case dresses so she had an example. 

Then we watched another movie.  John Wick.  Good movie very suspenseful.  

Sunday -  We were kinda lazy - took a drive and then had lunch out.  

We had fun taking some silly shots and they ended up turning out pretty good.  

Monday -  :(

 My Sis took us to Breakfast - Then we drove (Miss Randi)  her to Vegas to catch a plane.  


We both cried like babies as we said   goodbye  see ya soon!  She flew to Sacramento where she will meet up with her husband to spend the week with her Son, Daughter in law and Granddaughters.  
Here's a picture of Sis, Nephew and Niece at the girl's school for a "Tea Party".  :)  

Well that wraps up this years visit from my Sis - We had a great time.  I miss her a lot but that makes the visits so much more special.  Hoping to go see her in the spring. 
Love ya Sis - 
Blessings Everyone

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The 33

Wednesday is Senior day at the Brenden Theatres at Avi.  So Randi and I went to the movie "The 33"

Here's the Movie description:

Disaster strikes on Aug. 5, 2010, as a copper and gold mine collapses in Chile, trapping 33 men underground. With more than 2,000 feet of rock in their way, members of a rescue team work tirelessly for 69 days to save the seemingly doomed crew. Beneath the rubble, the miners begin an epic quest to survive, contending with suffocating heat and the need for food and water. With family, friends and the rest of the world watching, it becomes a race against time and a true test of the human spirit.

Very good movie - Intense but good.

Thursday we had my guild meeting to go to.  And since I am in charge of refreshments I put my Sis to work setting up tables and taking them down.  It all worked out great and all the food brought by people ended up being great.  Enchilada's, Taquito's and two different soups.  Yum!

Afterwards we did a little shopping. I needed to pick up a Birthday gift and then we checked out JoAnn's for some zipper pulls, and I took her to our 99 cent store - just fun hanging out.

Have a Blessed Day,

Shopping, Books and some Movies

After being here a year I still had not gone to the physical library and gotten a card.  I do a lot of books on tape so I was still able to download books from my prior library without going to the one here locally.  And when I say local, it really is maybe 2 miles from the house. :)  Reading books are one of the things that Randi and I have in common and enjoy discussing and sharing.  So of course, knowing that she was coming, I thought that would be a great time to check out the Library and get my card.  We had fun looking around and seeing what all they had to offer, and yes I got a card. 

 Then we checked out a local bookstore that I hadn't gone into either - yes within 2-3 miles also.  Hastings Bookstore - Wow that was a surprise and we had great fun there.  And found out that we can rent movies there usually for as little as 99 cents.  Score.  :)   So the rest of Monday ended up being movie day.   

 Neither of us had seen "Mall Cop 2" so that was fun, she had seen "It's Complicated" and I had seen "St Vincent" so that was fun too.   That pretty much wrapped up our Monday - but what fun.  Shopping, looking at books both at the Library and the store and then kick back with some good movies. 

Tuesday we went to sit n sew.  While I finished up the gifts for her she worked more on the pillow case dresses.  She got them as far as she could with out having the measurements.  So we worked on some Christmas stockings that I needed for the CRQ guild and at that point we wrapped it up and came home.  

Hope you are having as much fun as we are - 

Gifts and a Play

Well continuing on with my Sister's visit:

Saturday the 14th we stayed at home and did some sewing - we cut out a bunch of material to make ____ ______ for her to give for gifts.  Then I cut one out to give as a gift.  I may or may not be able to show you pictures - we'll have to figure out if they read my blog or not.  Hmmm.   So I'll show pictures later if it's okay.

Then after we were done with that - we started making pillow cases, This served two purposes, one so she knew how to make a pillow case and two because I wanted to show her how to make pillow case dresses for her twin granddaughters.   We will be finishing at least one of them  before she leaves so I will post a picture of it then.

Sunday the 15th we went to Lake Havasu City to see a play.  "The Secret Garden".  It was very similar to the movie, which I really like, however they made it into a musical.  They did a very good job and we enjoyed it a lot.

Aren't we cute waiting for the play to start? 

I had the best of both worlds sewing and plays and sharing it with my Sister.  It made for a great weekend.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Little Bits and a Visit

I knew that sewing was going to be on the slow side this month, but I did do a little bit on
Tuesday the 10th which is my Sit n Sew day at the local quilt shop -  and so this is what I created:

It's a little hard to see but it is a set of pillow cases.  Now I have a special set of pillow cases to go with each set of sheets we have for our bed.  Yay!  

Next:  I am now Vice President / Project Coordinator for the SNR Guild and so this will be our first project in January.  It is a calendar holder.  It's hard to see but it has a little pen holder and a pocket to hold a calendar.  I still need to finish the binding.  

Then my Sister arrived on Wednesday night the 11th - Yeah - Let the fun begin. 

Thursday was pretty low key - she had traveled 14 hours the day before so we just relaxed and laid low. 

Friday we went to the cottage so she could meet some of my friends and help me finish my charity place mats. I still needed to finish the hand sewing of the binding and so we sat there for a few hours doing that and visiting with people.  Sorry I thought I had a picture and wish I did they were pretty with birds and I did some free motion quilting on them.  Oh well.  

More adventures to come soon.  

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Mr. and Mrs.

Introducing:  Mr. and Mrs.  Reyes

Congratulations to our son Scott and wife Bri.  

November 7, 2015

They were married yesterday in Las Vegas at a nice little chapel that had a pretty little gazebo.  And since we only live about an hour and a half from Vegas we were able to attend.  Scott and Bri have been together for about 2 years and are in the process of adopting her nephew who is 5 now, so we are gaining a daughter-in-law and a grandson. But since they've been together for 2 years they've already been part of the family for a while now.  

And yesterday was our oldest grandson Jeremy's 17th Birthday so Happy Birthday Jeremy!

This picture is a little over a year old - but close.  :)  

So as you can see not a lot of sewing going on.  The week leading up to this, I didn't have a lot of sewing time either as I was helping out at the local quilt shop while the owners were doing a couple different quilt shows.  

Then this coming Thursday,  my Sister is coming to visit.  We will be doing a lot of laughing,  talking and running around - But we do have and a couple days that we plan to have a little bit of sewing going on.  :)   

In the meantime - I'll be doing a little hand stitching and grabbing a little sewing when I can.  Have a super Blessed day!