Monday, August 31, 2009

Getting Caught Up

I'm trying to get a few of the things that I like, quilted and done. If only I could stay cleaned up. This is a quilt I did for the table. It was a technique we learned at my quilt groups spring retreat. And now it's almost time for our fall one. I even cleared off the table and bought a pedestal candle, so it would look like a grown-up house.

And here it is today. No matter how hard I try, I can't seem to keep my quilting projects in one room. I hate being in my quilt room downstairs all the time, especially when Ken is home. I like to listen to him play his quitar while I sew. Don't you think that's a noble enough reason to excuse me from keeping things all neat and tidy?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

"Spirits Having A Human Experience"

I have finally finished a quilt I've been working on for 2 years. It is a depiction of a near death experience I had in 1991. I'm sure I'll still be tweeking with a few hairbows and such...

Kim's amazing ability to put form to a concept just unified the whole quilt. I love the rocky path we sometimes travel on in life.

The little Island Seas dude in blue with his dreadlocks is one of my favorite. I've worked on this for so long they all seem like people I have grown to know. Can you say I have no life????

The awesome guy in blue has a hairstyle fashioned on the doo's of Canyon & Auggie. Kenzie girl is the one in pink on the picture above this one.... and I got to style her hair any way I wanted...

Sunday, August 9, 2009

I guess I better post about our week with Mackenzie before another week goes by. She declared her terms of visitation right up front. She would not be taking any pictures (I got just a few) since she had to take soooo..... many during the wedding. She also would not be doing her hair....because Mom & Dad make her beautiful every day and she needed a break from being beautiful. So we pretty much honored her requests since we were only going to be in Gma & Gpa mode.

Keatley came down for the week and really helped our week be a pleasant one. She came over at about 9:00 in the morning and stayed until she couldn't take it anymore..... really she was wonderful and we really appreciated all the games she played with Kenzie. I loved Keatley more every morning when I heard Kenzie say..... let's play hide n' seek. Much as I love that girl, I can only take about 5 minutes of that game and she can play for an hour.

She just loves Abbey & I was amazed at how patient Abbey was with her. She considers her another cousin.

The girls had fun cooking. One night they made their own pizza's. And made chocolate chip cookies. Notice the hair in all the pictures.

Some of the other highlights of the week were jumping at the Kangaroo Zoo...... Uncle Paul hosted a campout at his house. They cooked hot dogs in the firepit, went on a hike to the waterfall, and slept in the tent trailer and went swimming at Lindon's new pool with Erica. What fun times. It is really a bonus in life to have a brother that loves kids. Thanks, Paul.