Saturday, June 28, 2008


The quilting retreat weekend was hot! No air conditioning and no windows (may have been a blessing). We did have fans. Sixteen plus women and sewing machines, electric lights, fans, irons all adding to the 100 plus degree heat. (On Friday it was 110in the room.) That Friday night or should I say Saturday AM, I was awakened by a loud honking noise from outside. Thinking someone was breaking into my car, I found there was a car fire just a few feet away from the corner. Being a good citizen, I called 911 and then was asked if it was at, here I realized I didn't know where I was, thank God the one who answer the phone did. Anyway that fire was to be the first of many that weekend. On Saturday I took a break and went shopping with the owner or the fabric shop, Nicole. I bought some sundresses and a bra. Mind was wet. We went back to quilting and then out to dinner. Ah, air conditioning. We made it home that night about 10PM. Slept very well. Went back to the sweat house to finish the quilt top. We were then told that part of Nicole's home caught fire the night before, no one hurt, but scared that her son was inside the building was awful. Also, the reports of fires in the area began to trickle in. On Mon. AM, I got up to smoke filled air and ask falling. My girlfriend Lynn, took me to her hairdresser in Santa Rosa and there I had my hair cut short. It was a hot weekend.
Thursday, June 26, at 7:45 PM another grandchild came into our lives: Jazlyn Marie Hurtt, 6lbs.11oz., 19.5". She has a loud cry, beautiful brown hair, big feet, and petite hands.Mom and baby are doing well. She was induced at 5:45PM and delivered at 7:45PM, quick delivery!

Sunday, June 22, 2008


This weekend I spent quilting with my friends from the other side of California, (Windsor and Petaluma). We went to a quilt retreat together and I am currently on one of my friends computer writing this so there are no pictures of the quilt as of yet. Just want to say hi, and I will include pictures ASAP. Also, I believe I will be a new grandma by the end of this week.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Ruffled shrug

Originally uploaded by picking2gogranny

This is the shrug I made for my daughter at Christmas. It was a sweet challenge. She has received many compliments.

The little guy next to her was born April 14 to my son and daughter-in-law. His name is William and he is the brother of the young man posing in the picture with the Christmas sweater.

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Here it is Sunday, June 8 and it is a beautiful day. I am trying to have a good day. I more than anyone know how words affect someone. I am have been accused of saying the wrong thing when I shouldn't and I regret saying those words for a long time. I beat myself up more than anyone I offended. When others say things whether to be honest or just to be hurtful it comes back to haunt one. That is what happened yesterday. Words were said and feelings hurt. Here again maybe I shouldn't be writing this for all to read, but it a great way to vent. Thanks for listening.