Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Tomorrow is going to be a very busy day. MD appt. in the morning. I'm going in for a cortizone shot in my right shoulder (torn rotator cuff from a fall before Christmas - and trying to avoid surgery). Some have said "piece o' cake" and others that it "hurts like the dickens". So I am hoping for the former. Dutch conversation lesson in the afternoon and then Dutch class night school in the evening (Nederlands les). Friday we leave to take DD and 3 wonderful grandbabies to the ocean for the week-end. My S-I-L has to work, so it will just be 3 adults and 3 kids - that should work out quite evenly, yes? So far the weather man is predicting so-so to pretty good weather. Keep your fingers crossed. And then it's almost May. I can't imagine. Happy week-end.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
"so if you would like me to interview YOU, here are the instructions to continue...
1. leave me a comment saying, "interview me."2. i will respond by emailing you five questions - I get to pick the questions.3. you will update your blog with the answers to the questions.4. you will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.5. when others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions."
So would you like to be interviewed?
Friday afternoon, we left for our week-end away with the RV group. We headed east, over the Cascade Mountains to the little town of Cashmere. It is known for its fruit orchards: apple, pear and cherries, especially. They are not really into bloom quite yet, but well on their way. There was a peculiar sound during the night, I kept thinking it was helicopters flying over. I learned in the morning that those are the modern-day windmills that the orchardists have to keep the frost off the blossoms/fruit that are just starting. [Someone who knows more about this than me, please chime in!] A great fun week-end. Now to some more chores, but I can feel righteous knowing the bathroom is sparkling!
What is your favorite vacation spot?
The Big Island (Hawaii) is sure pretty swell. I really love the smells and the birds.
How do you see yourself in 10 years?
I'll be getting older but would love to be traveling around the U.S. in a comfortable motorhome - getting to see all the places that I've missed so far.
What would you like to accomplish before you die?
It wouldn't be an activity or skill, but rather I would like people to say of me "She was a classy lady". That would seem to be the highest compliment. [and maybe my points will be perfect!]
Favorite t.v. show?
I'm not much of a TV person. However, in recent weeks I have been enthralled with the Discovery Channel program "Planet Earth". Amazing!!!
Thanks for letting me play this little game. Makes one think.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
I agreed to 'head up' the Bakery at the up-coming church Superfluity Sale. I did remind the over-all chair that I was actually going to be out of town, so am trying to get all my ducks in a row before I hand things over to Claudia. I will work the pre-sale night, Thursday night, and then she will take over for Friday and Saturday. I think I've bought all the things I need for the set-up except hot cups - we don't do styrofoam. Meanwhile, Friday noon we will leave for our second-of-this-year RV week-ends. So I need to be thinking clothes and food (a potluck Friday and Saturday nights) and whatever else we might need. Next week I need to work on my homework for my night school class (Thursday night - which I'll miss this week) as Friday we are taking my daughter and family for a week-end at the Ocean. It is my DD's birthday and it seemed like a fun adventure to get away, no TV or telephones, easy shared meals and Grandma to help look after the kids. At least I surely hope that is how it turns out - that's the plan. Phew!
Friday, April 13, 2007
Happy week-end a-comin'. I'm making Preemie 'quilts' for Quilters Anonymous and making some flower basket blocks for exchanging. So, no I'm not just sitting around, you know. ;->
Monday, April 9, 2007
Very clever 3-D purple leaves seemingly scattered over the top of the quilt.
Many, many various Asian prints make up this stunning wall hanging. I had seen it made up at In the Beginning, before it closed.
Purple square in a very unique setting, with multiple pieced strips on the sides. I had not seen this done before.
Jello molds across the bottom with other interesting things that "go with". And then just a few other brightly colored pieces that called 'my name'.
Many of you seem to know how to nicely place the photos and labels. I will need some tutoring on that. :-)
A wonderful week-end day.
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Seattle spring is ever changing weather - yesterday some women I met said they awoke to snow. Not here, thank goodness. Yellow tulips from friends in den Bosch, the Netherlands. Camellia's outside the dining room window. Enjoy your day!
Sunday, April 1, 2007
The decision was made to put the quilt in the silent auction, instead of the live auction as it was last year. In the end, the quilt went for $126. I am working to not be arrogant about the whole thing, but at that price my efforts paid about $3-4 per hour. [In the live auction last year, the quilt raised well over $300.] So the argument with myself, obviously, is do I continue to support the cause, with quilting, even if my donation raises a reasonably small amount? I did purchase things at the auction and contributed in that way, so maybe I should just get over myself and call it good.