Thursday, August 16, 2018

SkyDiving Part II

Happy Thursday to you all. Last Sunday hubby took the flight and dive of his life-he went skydiving. My camera was having some issues and our sil's mom took these. Thank you Kathy.
The Dive Master actually let hubby take control and he had a ball making them go in circles; I probably would have been sick!

Thankfully hubby wore a bright green shirt, which helped us identify him as he was coming down.

The landing was a bit rough, but he had such a good time that he's volunteered to go again next year when our oldest grandson turns 18.
What fun!
Have a fantastic Thursday.
Noreen

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Skydiving Part II

 Happy Outdoor Wednesday!  On Sunday morning, we once again drove down to Longmont so that hubby, son of my heart and his dad could try skydiving again.  The last time they went their jump was cancelled due to bad weather, but Sunday was the perfect day for a jump.  Here is my man, all geared up and ready to go.


 Hubby and son of my heart-can you see how excited they are.
 Yes, I'd say there is danger in skydiving, but not more than driving a car.  Hubby did say it was so weird getting ready to jump out of a perfectly good plane.
 Here are the three; I should have gotten our oldest grandson in the photo too-for his 18th birthday next year, he plans on jumping.
 Here is hubby after the jump-he said it was incredible, but over so fast.
 That smile can't get any bigger.

 They had so  much fun.
Have a blast today!
Noreen


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Lyons Outdoor Quilt Show

Hello friends, As I mentioned yesterday hubby and I attended an outdoor quilt show in Lyons on Saturday. It was such a good show and so many wonderful quilts to look at. Here are the rest of them, though there were many more, but we choose the ones we liked the best.  Loved the pastels on this quilt.
This was the center to the next quilt and it was so vibrant and cheerful.


Loved this quilt, it actually won a ribbon-either first of second place.  It just screamed Colorado.  I loved the laser cut appliqu├ęs.  Quilting was so good.
Hubby really loved the colors on this quilt-may have to make him one with similar colors/fabrics.

It was the perfect day for this outdoor show; we overheard one gal saying that last  year it was raining.  Lyons Quilt Store is one of my all time favorite stores, just wish it was a bit closer-however I can always find an excuse to go up there.
Yesterday was a busy day~I walked with Hunter, went to the gym and pushed it a bit too hard(as I was sore the rest of the day), did some gardening with hubby prior to his going to play golf and did some sewing.  Today will be another full day as I'm walking with the neighbors and then our oldest granddaughter is coming over to help garden.  I'm sure I'll do some sewing this afternoon; tonight we are going to a very upscale restaurant in town, our family gave us a gc to it for our 40th.  Can't wait.
I hope your week has started out well and you are enjoying life.
Blessings~
Noreen

Monday, August 13, 2018

Outdoor Quilt Show

Good morning to you! I hope you had a great weekend enjoying the last month of summer. On Saturday hubby and I headed up to the mountains, where on of my favorite stores~Lyon's Quilt Store was having a wonderful outdoor show. It did not disappoint and continued inside as well. I couldn't let the opportunity pass me by to purchase a little something~no fabric but a pattern for a large tote. It looks very challenging for me, but with the online tutorial I may be successful. If I struggle I have some good friends that I can seek out for help. Hubby only took photos of the quilts I really liked, so here are a few and tomorrow I'll post a few as well. Enjoy. The first one had lots of embroidery on it and it was so sweet.
It reminded me of the song-Over the hill and through the Woods, to grandmother's house we go.
A square in a square, easy but so pretty.
I love batiks, so what's not to love about this one.
Loved the colors on this one as well as the quilting.
Too cute.
Loved the colors on this one.
Now to the quilted wall hanging pattern I bought last fall in Maine~I call it Autumn in New England. I've hung it in our hall way near the staircase and it fits perfectly.  Needless to say that it is up a bit early, but considering we already feel fall in the air, I'm happy having it done.
Hope you have a great Monday.
Joy to you!
Noreen

Friday, August 10, 2018

During the summer, each week our town puts on a concert with different groups. It's a wonderful way to spend a summer evening and last night's group was country, with some old country and some new country sprinkled in.  It was a beautiful evening and so relaxing; we packed sandwiches and enjoyed ourselves.  Only a few more left, hope to get to all of them.
This morning I attended our mini quilt group and had a great breakfast at a close friends and then learned some new things and shared our projects.  I will be sharing my Autumn in New England quilt soon; it feels so good to have it ready to hang.
Have a fantastic weekend.
Hugs,
Noreen

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Happy Thursday to you dear ones,  I hope you've had a great week so far enjoying the last bit of summer.  Here in Colorado, our days have definitely shown we are at the end of the season~my flowers and garden are looking tired and the evenings are definitely cooling off.  Today Hunter and I walked with my gal pal Kam and her pup first thing, then hubby and I went to the gym to work out and finally I met our girls and grands at the pool.  One family starts school next Monday and I'm not sure how often they'll be able to head there.  This afternoon I have to finish the binding on my quilt in order to take it to my mini group tomorrow and share it.  Then I'll put a label on it and hang it up.
It is the pattern I got last fall in Maine and I'm calling it Autumn in New England.  I love it and the only part I've done by hand is the binding.  Tomorrow I have my mini group in the morning, then running to a nursery in the afternoon to get a neighbor a present for her birthday next week and finally tomorrow night we will have the 8 granddaughters for a sleepover.  Saturday, after they all depart, hubby and I will head to an outdoor show in Lyons and finish with a quick trip up to Estes.
Tomorrow night the entire family are meeting at the drive-in to see Christopher Robin.
On Sunday hubby is scheduled to do his sky diving trip; I'm not sure whether I'm going or not.
I hope you are all doing well and that  you have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Noreen

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Pelicans

Happy Tuesday to you; each day feels a bit more like fall, which is exciting on one hand because it's my favorite season.  The other side is that we can have a long fall and I'd love that, but I don't want an early winter.  This morning at 7:00 a.m. four neighbors and myself went to our local lake to walk.  I used to walk this all the time with my gal pal Kam, but haven't this summer until today.  It's just about 3 miles and such a lovely walk.  The Pelicans were roosting on logs and it was a quite a sight.
I got him errand ran to the fabric store and now plan on making binding for my harvest  wall hanging.
I have my annual this afternoon and then hubby and I will go to our county store to look at the quilts.
Hope you have a fantastic day!
Noreen