Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Have a good evening.
I am excited to be going soon to Washington,D.C. to help Mark and Andrea w/ their children while they go to Peru to find a house. I know that we will have lots of Wii bowling and boxing tournaments. I have been practicing up for those Austin Kiddos. I hope I am up to the task of being a "Mom" once again. I will probably be worn out when I get home, just in time to get to Spencer and Andrea's house in Calif. and then Jerry and I are going on a cruise to the Mexican Riveria...It will be the first time in many years that I have not cooked a Thanksgiving Dinner!!! Whoopee! I wonder if they will feed us turkey on the cruise????
I am going to see if I can put on a picture...Wish me luck. I need help tho. Why are computers so had for those of my generation (old timers!)
Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday I had the most unsuccessful garage sale of my life.....I will not be having any more of those at this house....It is just kind of hard to wind around and find our street...hardly anyone came and it was too much work for the results gained.
The last few weeks I have used Jerry's computer and put a few things on Ebay to sell. I decided that I could clean my house and make $$$ while I was at it. I put 86 items on Ebay...only 27 sold and 59 are still with me. Seems the odds are not too good, so I will have to reconsider doing Ebay sales....That means - "No more buying stuff at the thrift stores!!!!"...it is hard to resist, but I must curb my bad habit of buying things I don't need and can't sell on Ebay. It is amazing what does sell on Ebay. This is what I discovered....needlepoint (vintage) that went well, Ski sweaters die pretty well, Vita Mix blender did very well... Next time I am going to try some fabric...Oh I did sell 3 pieces of Nifty Nurse Fabric...
I will try to find some pictures and put them on for you to see.
The exciting news in our family is that Andrea, Mark and their 3 children will be moving to Peru. They are going to be gone from 3 to 5 years.... I can't believe it, but it will be fun to visit them in Peru. I think it will be a great experience....The next exciting news is that they are buying a house in Midway so that they can have Midway their headquarters when they come home for visits! I just went to the house they have chosen and picked apples growing on 2 different trees in their front yard.
Tomorrow I am having the lady felters over for a felting session. Most of them are making Nativities for Christmas. I am trying to make some too. I will try to post a picture of what they look like.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Bonnie displays her buggy barn witch wall hanging (very cute)
Most of our quilters posing by the pond
Margaret works on her 9 patch double Irish chain quilt
Jill working feverishly on her wool santa pillow
What a fun spot - I want to go back
On Oct. 1, I drove to a lovely ranch outside Altamont, Utah (by Duchesne) Go to http://www.hiddenspringsranch.biz/ to see this very nice place. There were about 20 + of us that were able to attend our 3 day retreat...It was way too short. We quilted and felted and talked and walked, and swam, etc. It was so much fun. I am going to put some more pictures on....Meredith was just up and showed me...she had to leave, so I hope I can do it. The weather was fabulous and I even started making a double Irish chain 9 patch quilt. Next year we need lots more people to attend. This lodge sleeps about 90 so we have plenty of room. We had great food, great friends and an overall really fun time.