Saturday, August 29, 2015


Quilt borders can sometimes cause us challenges. Especially if I dont have enough fabric to make the border that the pattern "suggests". And so one tries to come up with something that 1) works, 2) uses the fabric we have and 3) looks like it belongs.  Realizing that I only had bits and scraps of fabric used in the body of the quilt (realize I did start this 2+ years ago) I got a border put together, attached and Im feeling satisfied. I probably will have to buy a back.
Ah that all of life's decisions were solved this easily.

It was a real treat to awaken to the sound of rain. For a place so accustomed to lots of precipitation, our overly long dry spell has been strange and sadly we are definitely paying the price with so many ENORMOUS wildfires. So many with homes and property threatened, fire fighters killed trying to help, oh it makes me sad.

"My" little girls joined us for a quick outdoor dinner last week
School is starting soon, so Nana will begin her duties. I love it. 

After 18 years in this house, it really was time to update the floor covering.  Lots of discussion and finding samples and decided to get a "berber" type of carpet. Our big surprise was finding the newspaper from 1991 when the previous carpet was laid and the sign indicating that the carpet pad had been installed in 1974 - supposedly with a 50 year guarantee!  NOT!  Of course we left a newspaper for the next homeowners to find!

Enjoy the transitions into autumn.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Eminently tardy blogwriter

This has been a deligjtful and BUSY summer!  No big trips but many, many week-end adventures.  Love our happy motorhome - really getting our money's worth this year. Fun started with Fourth of July camping adventures. Sadly that interfered this year with our annual Pine Needle trip, but so many choices it is difficult!

We took two of the grands to our church's family camp at Seabeck.  See how dry it has been!

We brought the kids home and headed off for Lake Cushman - a new destination for us.  Really beautiful and also included a trip into the Olympic National Forest, nearby.

On to a regular RV event with our group along Hood Canal.  The Lug Nuts were the "staff" at Camp Cascadia.  And then it was time to get ready for the 14th Annual Camping with the Grandma's trip   Luckily this year no rain, no hail and we parked so we could use the awning.  Hurrah'

Nana and Oakie's Favorite Five'

Border to be attached. (Christmas gift ready early!)

Pattern from the internet. Isnt it so cute?

Block of the Month which I am finally finishing.

One of the free Bonnie Hunter patterns.  USE UP THOSE SCRAPS!

So, yes, I have had a bit of time behind the machine!

One more week-end out and about.  Another adventure at Harmony Lakeside resort. Oh goodness,

And here we are, almost September.  My days with the Little Girls are already beginning, school is ready to start, fall sports, and so it goes!  Happy Autumn 2015.