Monday, March 10, 2014


ohmygoshIamsobusyIdon'thavetimetostopandblog!  deep breath.  sorry about that.  I'm trying to make the most of every minute, and some times I get in a bit of a rush.

I took a break from it all this weekend, as we drove to San Carlos to visit our granddaughter (and her parents) for her third birthday party.  Where does the time go?!!

I need to take a page out of Penny's book, and remember to stop and smell the flowers!

Last week I was out at the walnuts, and the trees are "pushing."  That means they are blooming, and beginning to show leaves.

 While I was out there, I spotted this bird of prey nest.  I think it's hawks, but I'm not sure.
Here is something to show you scale.  The nest is in the upper left corner of the image, the lad by the stump is 6'3".
 The deadlines for entry for the quilt show have all passed, and now I'm madly processing the paperwork, trying to get everything ready for printing.  There's a LOT of computer work that needs to get done.  I worked steadily last week, until I took the weekend off.  What a nice break!  But that means I'm about 3 days "behind" on my paperwork.  Going to have to double-time it for a bit, to get "caught up."

M-AQF is over.  I'm expecting my quilts back any day now.  Lancaster opens this week, I think, and I have a quilt hanging there.  I probably should have skipped this show, because the quilt will be coming back very close to the date it's due for Best of the Valley.  That is additional stress that I probably didn't need right now.

So anyway, with actual quilting?  I made a birthday card for the birthday girl, but forgot to snap a picture of it.  I didn't have time to make it before we left, so I grabbed the ingredients and hand-stitched it on Saturday afternoon, while she was taking her nap.  I put it on the coffee table, and when she got up, she announced, "This is mine!"  When I asked how she knew, she looked at me like I was silly.  "Gramma!  It's got a 'three' on it!  And see?  On the back?  It says P-E-N-N-Y...Penny!"

Okay!  Maybe I should have gotten her an Encyclopedia Britannica for some light reading in her spare time!  ;)

And on that, I'm out of spare time.  Time to get to work, we've got a quilt show to put together!


Barbara Sindlinger said...

What a smart little girl and so pretty! It's fun to see them develop and listen to them talk.

Quiltedtime said...

Oh my goodness, how can Penny be three? I was thinking two. Time just goes way too fast. A cute dress!

Elaine said...

Aren't granddaughters wonderful? We will be going to Seattle in a few weeks to celebrate our Ava's 4th B'day. She is the child my son said he was never going to have. God is good. And then we had a bonus with Sloan 3 years later! Blessings to you this week as you get your work done. Remember to Breathe!