Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Last day in San Diego, we went to Veijas Casino.  Had another super good time.  I had way too many cards to dab, 24 cards was way too much for me.  Got close but as they say it " no cigar  ".  After bingo we went into play a few slots, no luck there either.  But just being with San was the best.  Now I have to wait another three months for her hugs.

Sunday night was Sandra's DH birthday, Sandra and I took him to his favorite pub and eatery, Tiger Tiger.  I had the best pulled pork sandwich that I have ever tasted.  I totally understand why he enjoys that pub.  The only thing that I would have to get use to is the volume of noise. LOL.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Design Wall Monday, June 23, 2014

At the retreat this past week, I put together a Project Linus quilt.  The above is the front and below I tried to pull in the quilting design of cats and hearts.  Really turned out cute and it will make some child very happy.

 The back of the quilt has cats, and it fits just perfect with the colors that went into the quilt.

I also made the pink quilt, taken from a pattern called "LAGOON" I used pinks and purples instead of blues, so I will have to re-name it.  I will be leaving it here to be quilted and Sandra will send it to me when completed.  I had a super fun loving time being here in San Diego with my daughter and her DH.  They have treated me to EVERYTHING and treated me like royalty  It will be another three months (way to long) before we can share hugs and kisses again.

So until the next, have a great week.  See other great quilting projects at Patchwork Times.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

Preparing a kit for all the fabrics I need to take to a quilt retreat with my daughter and 11 other ladies.
We leave on Thursday morning and return on Sunday afternoon. My project is called "LAGOON" designed by The Quilting Hen. Quilt will measure 61" x 64".  Fabrics will be pinks and raspberry colors.  I will be showing you more as time comes.

This weekend, my daughter took me to the San Diego Fair.  Had a great time, the weather was very hot.  Loads of people and food vendors everywhere.  The above photo are French fries on a stick, sprinkled with sea salt. Very good, we shared a stick of them.
 Sandra tried bacon wrapped Jalapeno peppers. No thanks I let her have that treat.

Also a fair isn't a fair without a pig race, big laughs and very entertaining.

Well, I will be sending news from our retreat.  Have a great week. Take time to see other projects at Patchwork Times.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Enjoying an evening out to dinner.  We went to Bull's Smokin BBQ.  The ribs and chicken were so darn good.  Fortunately I had help eating my ribs.  The meat just fell off the bones.  We watched the Hockey Finals as we ate.  Great place and would highly recommend  eating at this restaurant.  Sandra  and DH sure know the places to go.  I will be blogging again soon.  We go on our quilting retreat this Thursday, I will have a lot to talk about and hopefully some good photos.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Monday June 9, 2014

Welcome to the land of the sun!  I arrived on Thursday, exhausted after a  long  flight.  It was a welcome sight to be hugged by my lovely daughter Sandra.
We have been busy with setting up sewing projects.  I am a very slow sewer and Sandra is almost finished with hers.  Needless to say, she sews circles around me. 

Had a weekend free of cooking, Tim (SIL) took us out for our meals,  This city is loaded with restaurants, it amazes me how many choices and places to eat.  

On Friday, I saw my first viewing of a Road Runner.  Often heard of them but never saw one.  They are much larger than I expected.  The bird is very attentive and walks very proudly.  Sandra and I even got a front row seat to see him pick up a snail and crack the shell and then eat it.  Very interesting.

Looking forward to Tuesday evening when Sandra reveals her part of the Whisper Challenge at her quilt guild.  I have never seen this challenge and it will be interesting to see how this works.  I hope to take photos then show them all on my blog.  (if I remember to take photos, lol)  

Until the next, have a happy, healthy and safe week.