29 July 2012

Just for Lucy

As you all know, I follow Lucy's blog at Attic 24. I saw this photo and have to post it in honor of her love for hooky things. This is a yarn covered bus in Mexico City!
I don't know who the photographer was so I'm sorry I cannot give credit where it is due.

27 July 2012

Especially for Carmen

Carmen mentioned the pie crust cookies that Mom made as kids and how she enjoyed them. I told her they are a part of our family pie baking now.
No sooner did I get to Mom's than she had me make an apple pie.
Sure enough, there was crust left over for cinnamon and sugar pinwheels.
Honestly, this pie pan was full before I went in search for my camera!
They never last long enough to cool down!

Talk about nostalgia! Mom's biscuit cutter from when we were kids. She uses it as her flour scoop.
An old tin can.

"I don't bake pies anymore," exclaimed Mom.
So why does she have so many doggone pie pans?
I went searching for one for my pie and could only find the small aluminum ones so I baked a small pie. Then Mom showed me the rest of the stack. OMG!!

26 July 2012

Kent Bound

From the golden sun-kissed hills of Wenatchee, we headed for south of Seattle to Kent.

Mom and I walked her neighborhood and complimented a man on his beautiful flower garden. He picked a bouquet for us. (Hmmmm, I think I just found the colors for my next quilt!)

Mind you, Mom fell and broke her arm 4 weeks ago, she had just gotten her cast removed. She had injured both shoulders and we think perhaps sprained her wrist. Not to mention her face was all messed up.
She is 89 years old and check this out.... she is pulling weeds one-handed!
Oh boy, do I want to be just like her when I grown up!!

Let's see....does it look like Ina is winning at Cribbage?

To be continued....the next entry will be just for Carmen!

24 July 2012

On to Wenatchee

After the Sisters Quilt Show, we headed north to visit friends in Wenatchee. It was a beautiful drive with the sun shining warmly. I guess I'll forever love the golden colors of Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington. That baked in the sun glow is so homey to me.

(These photos were taken through the car windshield and on the move.)

Here we have wheat growing and what's that .. a crop of telephone poles and a crop of electricity generating wind machines? Too fun.

We crossed the Columbia River at Biggs-Mary Hill. Yes, that means STONEHENGE!!

The road was closed going to Stonehenge so we had to continue on our way. I just love standing in the circle of stones, even though they aren't the real deal. I have to go to England for those and I do hope to manage that next year.

We crossed the Columbia again in Wenatchee.

Carmen, (friend for 60 years!), and her husband, Jay, just bought a home in Wenatchee so we stayed with them for two nights.

Sisters.... not the quilt show, the real thing! So where's Ina's gray hair?

Ina and her hubby, Warren aka: bil. It was their 27th anniversary that week.

After Ina and Warren left, we were able to meet Janice, (friend for 57 years!), and her hubby, Blake. We went to dinner at McGlinn's Public House in Wenatchee. Pizzas are great, and I didn't hear any complaints about the other meals either.  (My camera was set wrong ... sorry).

And here we are ... a year older than the last time I posted a photo of us.
Still kickin' and still friends.

08 July 2012

CA Visit

We had so much fun with our grandkids. Needless to say, I miss them terribly. Their laughter, their funny remarks and the energy that whirlwinds around them make me smile. Now, it's the memories of all that...(and FaceTime ;o))

Things are progressing as expected for Joseph. His immune system is in repair and slowly but surely building up to be able to protect him once again. He is an amazing man.

I find I want to scrub all the corners of my house now that I know how it feels when a house is clean from top to bottom. But wanting to do something and actually doing it are definitely two different things because I've been sewing instead of cleaning! (Imagine that!)

A trip to the Folsom Zoo made my heart sing. All our grandkids together, having fun.
The zoo is a refuge for animals saved from other wild life "preserves" and from other situations that put them in danger. Peacocks and chickens roam everywhere.
It was a super day under the California sunshine.

Now we are preparing for another trip to see Mom. She fell and broke her arm and hurt both shoulders and her face. She claims she joggled her brain but I told her that had been done prior to her falling! (just kidding, Mom).... Anyway, she is doing quite well and it's about time I get up there to see her.