Sunday, September 1, 2019

May your day be filled with sunshine and small town parades.
Noreen

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Happy Thursday to you! How can it possibly be the end of August and Labor Day weekend?!
I just can't get over how fast the days have flown by!  Today it's already lunch and I'm just not sitting down.  Our morning has been like this-driving to another city nearby to look at a table that was being given away; it was a farm house style and just listed on Craigs List for free.  We couldn't and didn't get there fast enough; I've been wanting another table for my sewing room, for when friends come over to sew.  I had thought of a fold up  one from Costco, but hubby thought another farm house table would be better.   Then I got back and took Hunter to the groomer.  The poor owner has Lymes disease with two other types of bacteria along with it.  She's been having symptoms for five years and it was just recently determined that is what it was.  After I dropped Hunter off, I headed to another fabric store to get some fabric for that special project I've spent the last three weeks working on.  I can't share it here, but once it is finished, given and won't ruin the surprise, I'll share.  Then I came home and had to run back out to get Hunter.  On the way home my next door neighbor called and said she had some sushi for us.  They are so generous and I came home with a big plate of sushi, a plate of potstickers and then she brought over some teriyaki beef.  Unfortunately for me it has teriyaki in it and that has wheat it in.  I totally spaced on the gluten and tried a small piece of beef.  Oh boy, just hope it doesn't wreck havoc with my stomach.  So many people don't think a little bit will hurt, but it can. Often they don't realize that Soy Sauce has gluten in it as well.
We are watching Copper and Lily for ten days while the family is in Hawaii. Hunter loves having them here.  This weekend will be relaxed, possibly a boat race on Sunday but mostly I'll be downstairs working on my project.
I hope you have a great day and wonderful Labor Day weekend.
Hugs,
Noreen

Monday, August 19, 2019

The Quilt Show

Hello Friends,  It has been forever since I've been online; life just seems to be flying by.  Yesterday five quilting friends and I headed down to Centennial to watch the taping of The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.  We spent the entire day in the studio and it was so fun to see a show produced and taped.  It was a long day for us~we left our town at 6:30 a.m. and got home after 7:00 last night. Typically I hate driving down to Denver, due to traffic, but our driver has been nominated the designated driver for our group-she is just a good driver and keeps us older gals calm.  Michelle is pictured in the front row wearing the white top.  The excitement with the show, other than the two hosts and crew, was that we got to watch Amy Milne and Kim Lacy share some of their techniques and quilts.  Kim Lacy's fabric painting was incredible!   These friends all inspire me in different ways and are such a wonderful group.
Have a wonderful day!
Noreen

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Hello Friends! It seems like it has been forever since I've posted, just haven't had a lot to write about and quilt projects are looming over my head.   In fact, one project I have been working on is finally finished~tah dah; it was a tough project to get through, but a dear friend helped me along.
Yesterday,  hubby and I went to join the family at a local lake where they were camping.  WE always used to join the girls & their families, but as we've gotten older I've determined that sleeping on the floor is not something I'd want to do.  We've toyed with a Class C motorhome, but it isn't in the picture right now.  Yesterday was a beautiful day out and perfect for being on a lake.  Our oldest daughter's family has had ski boats on and off and this year they decided to get some paddle boards.
Let me tell you it was so much fun.  Hubby took to it right away.
 Our two oldest granddaughters had so much fun; it's not only fun, but it is good exercise.
 You can't tell here, but Kim has little man in front of her.
 Trying to figure out how to balance and how I'm going to stand up.
 It wasn't as hard as I thought, even though I can no longer sit down on my lower legs.  Lack of mobility.

 Pretty good for a 67 year old, wouldn't you say.
I would have stayed out longer, but there was a little issue with the other board.  Nothing serious.
I never went back out, but sure hope that we get another time to try this.
We've also been dog sitting this weekend and so are trying to stay home more than we normally would.  The dogs get picked up tonight; tomorrow we are heading to one of my favorite quilt stores to get some sale batiks.  I have a special quilt I'll be starting for someone very dear to me.  Enough said.  I won't be able to post any pictures b/c said recipient might just see it here.
Hope your August has started out well.
Blessings to you!
Noreen

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Marquetry Wood Work

Hello friends, As many of you know my husband is a true artist in so many way and loves wood working. This last six months, he has gotten into Marquetry work~the art of inlaying wood veneers and making a picture. He is very talented and it comes so easy to him; wish I could say the same. So, as I've been working on my Eleanor Burns challenge project with our mini group, he decided that he needed to make some inlaid blocks matching my squares and these are what he came up with.  For any quilters out there, you will recognize the patterns.
Next, he designed this plant-it is gorgeous!
I am so proud of him and he even decided to enter them into our local county fair.  Not sure what he'll do next, but once the fair is over, the quilt blocks will be hanging in my sewing room.
It's been hard to get here lately, but I'm not ready to close my blog down yet.
Hope your summer is going well!
Hugs,
Noreen

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Hiking in the Rockies

Happy Monday to you! Yesterday, after I got home from church, hubby and I drove up to Estes Park and into Rocky Mountain National Park. It was a glorious day and the crowds weren't too bad. We decided to hike up to Alberta Falls and it wasn't too long of a hike, just the elevation changes made it tough in places.












After we got back into AC in the car, we drove down about five minutes and stopped at Sprague Lake; it was such a fast and easy hike.  After we left the park, we stopped in Estes for a water drink and then headed back down the mountain so we could stop at Costco.
It was a a wonderful day and so fun just to get out and do some hiking.  Although I walk daily and work out, the change in elevation gets to me.  Have to do it more!
Hope you have a great week.
Blessings,
Noreen

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Summer 2019

Happy 4th of July to you! Summer has definitely decided to show up with warm days, humidity and pleasant evenings. Today, after getting a hair cut we stopped by our daughter, Kim, house to say hello and drop off some things for her. What better opportunity to take some pictures.


Tomorrow will be a quiet day as hubby has to work a majority of it at the golf course.
I hope you have a great day celebrating our Nation; may God Bless America!
Noreen