Monday, November 22, 2010


  This is my "Let It Snow" mini inspired by Laura from the Paper Trail.  It is a hinge mini album with snowflakes as the "hinge" to hold the pages together inside.  I should've taken pictures of the inside, but I didn't.
  This mini is called "Pocket Full of Memories".  Also inspired by Laura.  I'm not finished with the front but here is a picture of the inside pages.  Each page holds one 4x6 photo mat and two 3.5 x 5 photo mats and two 2 3/4 x 4 journaling tags.  The papers I used were from the Aspen paper pack by CTMH.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I am finished!

  Ok, I scrap lifted from Tim Holtz.  The man is incredible!  He is so talented.  The tag on the left is for Caitlin.  She likes it when I make her a book mark.  She has already put in a request for Valentines day for goodness sake!  The one on the right is mine...don't ask what I'll do with it because I've not a clue.
   PRAISE HIM!  I AM FINISHED WITH IT!  And everyone ( U. Ed ), says "AMEN"!  I've been at this quilt FOREVER.  Well, it seems like forever.  I got stuck on the border and didn't like the pattern I chose to finish it and didn't want to pick it up again.  AND, I'll never ever tell someone I'm making them a quilt.  I'll let them be surprised if I ever do this again.  I don't like the pressure it puts on me.  I just need to remember that motto.
  Well, anywho, all we have to do is mail it out.  It is boxed and ready to ship.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Seaside OR

                          This is me at the end of the Lewis and Clark Trail in Seaside OR.
   The tide is in.  A Mary and I decided to take a walk on the beach thinking the tide was going out.  Wrong.  I bet we never ran so hard in our lives when a sneaker wave almost got us.  We were busy looking for shells and weren't paying attention to the water!  We had a good long laugh afterward though......."Run! A Mary Run!"
 This is the house we rented and stayed at.  There were 12 of us ladies, most of us were related and there were 5 that were friends of my cousins who were invited to join in on the fun.  The house I believe had 4-5 bedrooms and the living room had 2 sleeper sofas.  There was also a game room and a hot tub which we all enjoyed very much.  The house was two blocks from the beach.
                  The tide is out.  This is what we saw on our arrival on Friday afternoon.

  I had a wonderful time with my family.  I'm missing my A Mary.  What a wonderful, special and loving woman.  I am so glad she is in my life.                                                                                 I am also so glad for my husband who made the trip possible for me.  He knows I miss our life back in OR and WA and made a way for me to be with family who loves and cares for our little clan out here in WV.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mt Hood Trip Oct 2010

  Llamas.  That's what I'm calling them.  A Jean called them something else but I can't remember what.
  I stopped to get pic's of these guys because I thought they were so darn cute!
   In the midst of the trees is Mt. Hood.  And here is A Mary, Nikki and A Jean.  We had a wonderful time at the Orchards that day.  We stopped to have a snack.
  So, tell me, I've got 5 followers, should I give up on my blog?  I don't think anyone is really reading.  I would appreciate some feedback.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Back from OR

  A Mary and I just started our quilting project.  She has wanted a double wedding ring quilt for a long time and I was able to help her get started on a paper piecing method.
  Here we have been piecing for days!  A Mary has her new sewing machine up and running and I am borrowing Jenifers.  If you look at the lower right hand corner, you'll see two of the arcs sewn together.  We got enough done so that she can finish it herself.  I think she's done really well considering she is new at this.  Plus, the quilt she chose is not an easy one.  I can't wait to see the finished product.  There is a lot of pinning so it is time consuming to put it together.
   A Mary with Elder Cazier.  She is teaching him how to put an arc together.  I think he did two all by himself.  Elder McPhee is on the phone.
  I am going to miss being with A Mary and U Gary.  I had a very nice visit and will miss them tremendously.  
  A Mary and I are going to do a block of the month quilt together also.  I'll have to post a picture of the fabric we chose later.  We got the fabric from The Center Diamond in Cannon Beach OR.
  I have more to post so stay tuned!
  Book I'm currently reading

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Need an update!

  Wow, I really need to update my blog.  Been out of town for a little over two weeks and I need to get another blog up.  Time has just flown by these last couple of months!
  Hopefully will have a blog posted later today.