Saturday, April 26, 2014

Castle Rock - Saturday

This Saturday we walked at Castle Rock State Park.  It was a little wet and a little cold, but a nice walk/hike. It's actually an easy hike, but a difficult walk.

 
 Saw this plant as we were walking -- it looks a little like a thimbleberry plant ... not sure.

 Love the way the trees lean ..


After the walk, we ate brunch at the Hash House.  It was really yummy .. definitely a place we'd go back to -- a nice family restaurant  I didn't get any pictures of the food -- guess I'm just slacking off.

Week 16 - April 19-25

Saturday - Cat in a Bag
Sunday - Getting ready for church



Monday - pretty nail

Tuesday - Chocolate cake

Wednesday - Blue Cottontail

 Thursday - flower

Friday - puzzle

Monday, April 21, 2014

Week 15 - April 12 - 18



Saturday - at the Tied House (with Grandpa) in Mountain View

Sunday???


Monday - cleaning out my desk (Christmas card ideas) 


Tuesday - California rolls !!

Wednesday - Elephants on Parade!!

 Thursday - Heinz advertisement

Friday - Coconut Rum from Saint Martin

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New Beginnings ... April

If you have started a new project or if you are thinking about starting one, link up and share what you're up to ...

So, this month I started on a baby girl quilt for my YD's boyfriend's brother's baby.  Okay, the truth be told, I started the quilt on March 31st, but I decided that I would still call it my April quilt.

Here is the layout.  (Yes, you recognize the fabric from the Pink Elephants quilt made last year.)  This one will be called Elephants on Parade.


I purchased the backing, border and binding fabric last week.


And because of the need for a quick turn around (they are going to visit the baby next weekend), I finished the quilting on Sunday and the binding last night.




Now to work on my March quilt ...




Friday, April 11, 2014

Week 14: April 5 - 11

Saturday - Bird of Paradise

 Sunday - the other cat

 Monday - Baseball

No Tuesday picture :(.

 Wednesday - Monsters - backing??

 Thursday - monkey bars


Friday - something fishy

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Improv Quilt

So, yesterday I got home from work and there was a package on the bed.



I knew I hadn't ordered anything so I ignored it (I figured my YD had gotten something).  As I was going to bed, I moved the package and realized that it hadn't been opened -- I then looked and saw my name on it!! A package from Katie (my niece).  A squishy package!!



After pulling all the goodies out of the package, I found the card with instructions. Basically we will be making two improv quilts, one for her and one for me.  She sent the starter fabrics and I'll make a couple of blocks for her quilt and a couple for mine and then send them back to her and she'll make a couple and so on and so on.

I didn't take the fabrics out and photograph them, nor did I wait for decent lighting so that you (and I) can see what beautiful and fun fabrics they are, but here's my bag...


and here's Katie's.


Not sure if this quilt will be my April start or the baby quilt that I have to start and finish in the next couple of weeks .. which I actually started on 3/31 but I'm going to call it my April start.  (Please don't send the quilt police out after me -- they'll find so many other violations as well.)


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Week 13 - March 29 - April 4

Saturday -- blue heron?

Sunday - nada

Monday - Singer & buttons & Judy Bolton

 Tuesday - Bo in the house

 Wednesday - Me & Cooper

Thursday - Mark's Birthday

Friday - the bottle we didn't open