Sunday, April 10, 2011
10 years of longarm machine quilting for others and now it's time to retire. :)
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Sunday, January 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Follow my friend/TQC member Elizabeth's link to see details and info about this wonderful quilt--->
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
If you have followed my blog for the last few years, you have noticed that I haven't been keeping up with it for quite a while. I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in July 2007. I now have it under control, but it triggered Fibromyalgia. I am currently part of a chronic pain program through a hospital near my home. It's a wonderful program, however I'm learning to make some temporary life changes. I'm learning to pace myself better and slow down as I get my pain under control. Once I have it under control, I will slowly add more activities to my life. Blogging is an activity that I need to slow down on for now. I am still quilting, however just not as much right now.
Soon I'll be back to the 'ol Vivian and do more blogging and quilting, but for now I'm taking a break. Take care and I'll be back before you know it!
Friday, April 2, 2010
Here's a great recipe I got from an episode of Barefoot Contessa with Ina Garten:
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (5 to 6 lemons)
3/4 cup superfine sugar
1 cup crushed ice
Place all the ingredients in a blender and process until completely smooth on "puree." Add to 4 cups cold water. Serve over ice. (I made the lemonade base and froze it for future lemonade.)
I squeezed enough lemons the other night to make about 9 pitchers of lemonade! We're all set for summer! :)
Monday, March 29, 2010
And check out those blue eyes too! He reminds me so much of his mom when she was this age.
I'm headed up to the "country" aka Utah to see this cute little "country" baby soon. So this is fleece blanket #3 for him. Can a baby have too many blankets? I found this darling John Deere fleece at JoAnn's and it made me think of him. I did some freehand clouds on it...similar to the pantograph pattern by Keryn Emerson, "Oriental Cloud." My freehand version went way faster and didn't turn out so bad. So...it's a "country" blanket for a "country" baby!
Now, get back to work Grandma! Lots of quilting to do!
Thursday, March 4, 2010
...but figured that would be a little dangerous. Next I considered using a credit card or a spatula. No time. So I took of driving and eventually the ice began to melt and I made it to my destination safe and sound.
Later that day I put a comment on my Facebook 'wall' about the experience with ice I had had that morning. I received many comments from friends giving me suggestions about what to do next time. Later that evening, at a ladies dinner at my church, a friend (who read what I had written on Facebook) told me she had a gift for me. It looked something like this one...
Do you know what this is?
We had a good laugh about it. Later, I returned to my seat at the dinner. With a big smile on my face I showed the ladies at my table the gift I had just received. I held it up for all to see it. I expected them to laugh about it too. But their reactions surprised me. With puzzled looks they asked, "What is that?" I said, "It's an ice scraper!" One said, "Oh is that what one looks like?" I forgot that I was sitting with California natives, who had never even one!
Well, on Christmas morning, look at the gift I got from Daughter #2....Another ice scraper. But this was is fancy one! It's from Brookstone. I think my daughter gave it to me as kind of a gag gift, never thinking I would actually ever use it. Unless of course, I found ice on my windshield here in Yorba Linda again! But guess where I got to use it?
In Utah in January, when I got to visit my grandson! Here I am scraping the windshield. (Actually this picture was posed. My DH did the scraping for me while I waited in the car with the heater running! But he really did use my ice scraper!)
Now get back to work, Vivian!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Below is the first picture I saw of Jay. It came over on my cell phone (via text) from my son-in-law. It was love at first sight! (check out that blonde hair!)
I returned to Utah 3 weeks later to spend a week with the little family. Here they are with Jay. Look how much he's already grown!
Now back to quilting! Lots of little boy quilts to make for my grandson!
Friday, December 4, 2009
Any time for soccer with Olivia The Pig? Sorry, no way!