For Christmas this year our children gave us a weekend away at the beach. Oh my. I don't think they could have given us anything better. The beach, my favorite place. With my husband, just the two of us. Peace. It was wonderful. The weather was typical for this time of year, nice with good doses of rain. But a minus tide exposed tide pools below Haystock Rock and despite the wind and rain, we explored them and found over 20 whole sea dollars along the beach.Our hotel had this delightful courtyard where we would have stayed had the weather been better.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Where we live snow is a novelty. And to get a foot or more of snow in a weekend is not only novel but so unheard of that it shuts everything down. We Oregonians don't know how to drive or function in snow. Rain, yes, but not snow. It does happen every 5 or 6 years but it comes and goes swiftly. Imagine our delight when this was the year and it happened over a long weekend so we could shut down and enjoy it. We kept our feeders full and enjoyed our feathered friends, we took walks to hear the crunch of snow, we watched the Olympics, we had hot soup and cinnamon rolls and enjoyed the whole experience.
Friday, February 14, 2014
The pajamas above were from a fabric gifted to me by a friend in the Itty Bitty group on ravelry. They had an owl swap and I didn't join in but I got a package of owl themed goodies from this sweet friend. I knew the fabric was destined to be pjs for Mr. C. I wanted to try piping on them and found a pattern that looked classy. Ta Da! I'm happy with them but I don't think I'll be trying piping on pjs again anytime soon. I'm over it.
Next up were quilt blocks left over from previous quilts and 5 Precious Moments counted cross stitches that, until a few years ago, had hung in my daughter's bathroom. They've been sitting for a few years because they were too precious to get rid of (pun intended) but what to do with them? A quilt! I used a simple quilt pattern that is now one of my favorites. 2.5 inch blocks in groupings of 4 and 4.5 inch blocks. Arrange randomly. I had some fat quarters in pale pastels that screamed to be used alongside the pale Precious Moments. Ta Da! The quilt is now a lap throw at my daughter's home. The rest of quilt blocks were spied by eager 6 and 7 year olds and they were quickly snatched up and because quilts for tigers, puppies, and dolls. They not only arranged the blocks, they sewed some of them!