Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Quick Quilt Update

All I have left to do is across the very edge of this quilt to have the first half done. I have a couple of  other projects to finish so I will be rolling it up for a bit while I do them.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Space Quilt Top Is Finished

I want to get this quilt up on the frames ready to quilt. I took the pieces with me on my trip to Utah last week. I was able to get it put together by sewing in my extra minutes at Gloria's and Marjorie's.

When I got home I was able to  get the whole thing finished in the wee hours Thursday morning before the Humanitarian Service day at the Stake Center.

This is the quilt for the Humanitarian Day. It is 8-1/2 inch squares surrounded by 12 4-1/2 inch squares. We tied it with yellow yarn. It was too thick and made it hard to pull thru. We did get it done in the time allotted.

I was  going to put the space quilt on the frames while we were there and pin it together so I could put it up in my sewing room. I will be having a lot of time to work on it soon. I forgot I had used the batting for the Humanitarian quilt that I had bought for the space quilt. So we had to take it down and will get another batt and go to plan B. Not sure what that is right now. There is more to come.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Morning Music

Breanna and I were sitting in her front room. She was practicing melodies so that she could play them at girls camp the week of August 4. This is her 5 year at Camp. She is one of the girls helping set it up for all the girls. She is getting to see what is takes to put on an activity like this. She made a design for the tshirts, planned and will shop for the food and will help set up and take down camp. I had a fun time hanging with Breanna during my trip this summer. I think my favorite part was the new game we played Wacky 6. It is like Skipbo on steroids. I want to get that game.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Bread Pan Experiment

While making bread today I thought of some special bread pans in the back of the closet. I am trying as experiment as I type cooking bread in the m to see how it will come out. More pictures later.

Baking Now

It is supposed to bake an hour. Hmmm We'll see.

This is what it looked like when it came out of the oven. I didn't realize until now that you can see the way the bread stuck out the other end of the tube laying down. More pictures later of the finished product.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

My Trip to Washington DC November 2013

Friday afternoon these are the machines we got Metro passes.

My first ride on the metro

The World War II Memorial

The Washington Monument with scaffolding 

These scenes were lining the walkways into the World War II Memorial

Coming around the bend to look up at the  Lincoln Memorial 
was a sight to take your breath away!

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The Vietnam Memorial.

I wish I had taken a picture of the Korean War Memorial. It was soldiers in rain ponchos carrying guns and they were trudging through fields. The looks on their faces were haunting. Even though they were stone, they looked so real.

Martin Luther King Memorial

Saturday In-N-Out at the American History Museum
The first copy machine

The talk President roosevelt gave right after Pearl Harbor. on the first line it was change from world history to infamy 

Waiting in line to go in the National Archives to see the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

We walk what seemed like the full length of Washington D.C. from the National Archives down to see the White House. It was a long walk.

Sunday morning at the Air and Space Museum Wright Brothers bicycle They learned a lot of what they needed to know about airplanes from the bicycles.

The Wright Brothers  airplane
The Lunar Lander

The Washington D.C. Temple on Sunday afternoon. We also stopped of at the Visitor Center. It was decorated for Christmas.

The Enola Gay - It dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima August 6, 1945

The Space Shuttle Discovery - It was very interesting to listen to the docent talk about it. To see it in person, it looks pretty beat up. 
Sunday afternoon walk back to the hotel

Christine and I as we left the hotel for our trips home.

I got lots of cuddle time with Kenny. Love that pup!

This was the trip of a lifetime. Thanks for a wonderful time Curtis and Christine!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

New Life to an Old Quilt

Grandma Hart found an old quilt my mom had made back in the early 70's. The back was tricot and had all but disintegrated. Grandma brought some orange and green fabric that didn't match her quilt she brought to work on. It matches the back of this quilt perfectly. The green matches the thread we are using to put a new back on the old quilt. This has been a learning experience and good to spend time with Grandma.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Last roll of the First half

Last night I quilted enough to roll enough to get to the edge of the first half of this quilt. I better get going! It has taken 6 months to get this far. I need to put "spend time quilting on my to-do list everyday."

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