Friday, November 28, 2008


I was a little surprised to see these Turkeys just off the deck of the kids' apartment. I really don't think of turkeys running around in the Bay Area. There is a nature preserve a little further up in the hills from where the kids live. I guess the turkeys and deer wander down quite often.


Visiting my Son and his family

I enjoyed my visit with Neal, Monika and Dylan. Dylan is really on the move these days.
He does enjoy taking all his toys out of the toy box and sitting in it. He is now into climbing - on everything he can climb on.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

It is a beautiful day here in NC. I will be celebrating Thanksgiving with my daughter and her family. The pie is in the oven now and I am making the deviled eggs and taking the rolls. The rest is up to Sherry. Makes for an easy day!!

My trip to CA was wonderful. I enjoyed seeing my son and his family, visiting with Sylvia and of course attending retreat. Pictures another day.

Please keep my friend Marlene of Pincushion Diaries in your prayers. She is very ill. Debi of A Quilting Journey is collecting quilt blocks for a quilt for Marlene. Please stop by her blog for details.


Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Retreat

I forgot to mention that Thursday afternoon begins the retreat!! Looking forward to seeing everyone again. The retreat lasts until Sunday, then Sylvia and I will meet with my son and his family before heading back to Woodland. Monday will be a day for Sylvia and me to do whatever we feel like and then I come home on Tuesday. Poor Syl, I have an early morning flight on Tues. I hate that she will have to get up so early to take me to the airport but I really didn't have a choice.


Friday, November 7, 2008

Still cleaning, done quilting

I finished and delivered the last customer quilt that had to be done before I leave. What a relief, but I will have to be hard at it when I return.

I am finishing cleaning tonight. It's like remodeling - every time I clean one thing it leads to another. If I weren't cleaning for company I would call it finished. I do have the guest room about ready. Sheets are in the washer.

I still need to pack. Some of it is done, most of the clothes but I have to get the hand projects packed in my carry on and I still need to charge and download some stuff to my IPod. I am so excited I can hardly stand it.

I will be babysitting little Dylan Monday and Tuesday, then Tuesday evening my son will drive me to Sylvia's in Woodland. We will drive back to Livermore on Wed and meet some other early arrivals for a sew night at a really nice quilt shop in Livermore, In Between Stitches. I'm not sure what is on the agenda for Thur. morning but I think it might involve having breakfast with friends and some shopping. Did I say I was excited? C'mon Sunday morning, I can't wait to get on that plane!!

I do have to add that I am really going to miss Kendall and my boys. But I know the puppies will be spoiled while I am gone. It's so nice not to have to worry over them!


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Cleaning and Quilting

I have been cleaning this morning, getting the house ready for my brother and his wife. They will stay here and take care of my dogs while I am in CA. I am getting so excited! I will be attending the Alex Anderson retreat and visiting my son and his family and staying a couple days with Sylvia. I always look forward to this trip.

I mailed my quilt off last week and it arrived safe at Sylvia's house. That is such a relief. My project for this year was in with it, now all I have to do is pack, finish cleaning and get a couple quilts quilted. I finally got a little shopping done yesterday, still a few things on my list to get on Monday. I should get the lawn mowed one more time but that is last on my list.