Tuesday, January 29, 2008

In February of last year Kari and Grace came to visit. My sister Sharon came from Coarsegold to see little Grace. We ventured out to the Culinary Center to have a great lunch. Here are some shots!!

He's almost made it!!

In December of 2006, Sean decided on about a two day's notice that he wanted to attend Culinary School. He needed some help and asked me if I could do it. After much thought and careful consideration I decided to do what I could. The students prepare "experimental" meals that taste quite good.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

I Miss Gracie

My three OLDER sisters tell me that mother became quite frustrated when I wasn't walking when she thought I should. Apparently in order to move the process along, my Mother gave me a washcloth to carry and WALLA I began to walk!! Can you believe that - well, looky here - Grace is holding a book. And she is walking!! I'm certain it has nothing to do with my washcloth, but it's a fun story!!

Sometimes you just want to give someone a hug, but they aren't close enough. That's how I feel about my Granddaughter Grace. She's coming in February and I'm really looking forward to it. Uncle Sean is really proud of little Grace, too. He carried her around on her shoulders when we went to the Monterey Acquarium. Grace thought the seaweed (ager ager or is it eger eger) was a snack. She attempted to eat it, but was not successful.

So, Gracie when you come to Grandma's house - be ready for a great big hug!!

Fabric Finds

My Mother died in 1989. To this day I miss her as if it were only yesterday. My Mother taught me to sew at a very young age. Probably because I really wouldn't take "No" for an answer.

After my Father's death in 1983, my Mother started a "Quilt as you go" project. She had begun this project with my sister Ellen. After Mother died the quilt was left unfinished. My sister Sue chose the quilt and asked my sister Ellen to finish it for her.

As you might imagine if you ran out of fabric from something purchased twenty-five years ago you might be out of luck. This begins my story.

I was sitting home on Sunday, January 20th when I decided to check my email. I noticed one from a quilting friend. It was letting me know there was a fabric sale going on at the Local Travel Lodge. I called her to see if it was worth it. She said, well, the fabric is $2.00 a yard and there is lots of old stuff. I figured what the heck, put on my intimate apparel and rushed out the door.

I got there and walked into a maze of fabric. There were probably 250 boxes full. I started fondling the fabric - something that makes quilters happy, when I noticed fabric from my old stash, when I began my quilting journey. Immediately I got all excited and called my sister Ellen to share the news. She and I do this quite often. We love telling each other of a special find - or pay dirt as some may say!!

I said, Ellen, I think I found the fabric from Mother's Quilt. She said, no way. I said, yes I have. I asked her to take a picture of the fabric she needed and send it to me on my cell phone. She was a riot - oh, you know, the fabric with the flowers - everyone was using it. Well, I asked for the picture and I hit pay dirt!! I sent her a picture back to see if it was right and WALLA!!!

I purchased about 8 yards maybe 10 of fabric to help her complete the borders on the quilt. Now is that some quilt story or what!!!!

I'm hoping to add a photo of the quilt here!!