Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Work In Progress Wednesday

I thought I would share what I am working on here in Virginia.  I don't really do wool hand work but I don't have anything else so I found this at the local quilt store.  It really is not my thing but I can use it for one of the guild Christmas auctions. 
These are the magazines I got to help me through the almost 9 hours on the plane on Saturday.  If you haven't ever seen Art Quilting Studio magazine and you are an art quilter or a want-to-be art quilter like me you will just love this magazine.  I first found this magazine in Tahoe last November and haven't been able to find it since.  But I found it at Barnes and Noble.  On line you have to pay so much for shipping.  Just didn't seem worth it.  But I think I will go on line and order the back issues.  I am just in love with Art Quilt Studio!

A Day In The Sun

We spent the day at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg on Tuesday.  It was so hot that Serena, also sick, almost fainted while waiting in line to take Lexi on a ride.  She felt so bad that she had to get out of line and made Lexi cry but we had to get fluids into her.  Here we are at the water play section which we should have stayed in all day.  It was way to hot to be out in the sun.

Lexi and Nana trying to keep cool!

Lexi on the Carousel.

I almost passed out also.  But after lots of water and soaking my head in water I was able to enjoy my beer in German town (I thought of you Grace!  I think it was the best beer I ever had.)  It never felt so good to get into the air conditioned car.  Lexi was out in 3 minutes and slept all the way home.
I think today we will spend the afternoon at the air conditioned Mall.  I need some shopping therapy!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Here's some sunshine for your day!

Did you think I disapeared off the face of the earth?

Well, I feel like I did.  We have had a major upheaval in our lives over the last two months. We are moving.  We actually have already moved.  We have an apartment in Valencia, Ca. which we have only slept in for one night.  We have our house in Hanford that we still stay at so we can get it ready to rent.  We are in an extended stay hotel in Virginia right now visiting my daughter and most of our stuff is in three, count them three!!!, storage units in Hanford.  So to tell you the truth I don't really know where I am suppose to be. 

It has been really hard just doing the regular daily things, like blogging.  But I am determined to write today.  

I haven't done much quilting the last few weeks but I did get three baby quilts and one church baby quilt done before I left.  I have some challenge quilts to do but don't know when I will get back to Valencia where most of my quilting supplies are to work on these.  We are suppose to fly back to Sacramento on Saturday, July 30th, and drive to Hanford.  Jeff starts his new job on August 1st and I stay in Hanford for a few days to teach.  It will be back and forth till we get the house rented.  I am not looking forward to that.  I want to feel settled but that is not going to happen till we find a house.

I think I have probably looked at 1000 houses on the Internet.  The prices are so much higher than we are use to but I am determined to get the most for our money.  We were really spoiled in Hanford.  Some days I get discouraged and want to give it all up and some days I am excited by what I see.  We have to wait till after Sept. 1st to seriously look but I will be going strong to find something after that.