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A Bounty of Goodness

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

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We have been having a wonderful time with the family here for the holidays. Paige Ada has added so much joy and fun to our celebration. She arrived with a cold and ear infection and on antibiotics, but has been such a happy little girl through it all.

This was the calm before everyone arrived.



I had purchased some baby friendly toys for Paige and she loved knocking over a tower of the soft blocks. She is so fast on her hands and knees, now.


Don’t you just love the little tutu? She loves Scooter and chases after him and sneaks up behind him and grabs his tail. He is a little frightened of her, but she is not scared of him, one bit. So cute.


Later in the day, the Portland family arrived. Here is Paige with her Daddy and Aunt Stephanie.

Here is beautiful Mia with her new asymmetric hair cut. She is 5′ 9″, now.



Paige was quite taken with her cousin, Miles and climbed onto his lap. He didn’t know quite what to do with her.



She quickly got into the whole idea of opening presents.



It was a wooden ring game from the Portland cousins.




Another photo of the cutie, Miles.





We gave her this small version of a Radio Flyer wagon. She enjoyed going for rides in it.




In the morning, she got to see what was in her stocking.




She really liked the knitted dolly that a friend of mine made.



And then, she promptly fell asleep with it.



Later, we went to ¬†Stephanie’s for a delicious brunch. She set up a little play area for Paige with the heart quilt that I made Mia about 10 years ago.



We made a big dinner for the family back at our house with beef tenderloin and delicious side. Stephanie made brioche which was delicious.


This was taken when she woke up from a nap this afternoon. Love those big blue eyes.




Lisa and Clay and Wilfredo arrived safely today and didn’t have any trouble with snowy or icy roads. We all went out for Vietnamese food – which works for the meat eaters, the vegans, and the grandkids who love Asian noodles. Then we had another Christmas, opening gifts with them. I got some great stuff, which I will share in a later post.

The bags that I created for everyone contained a black or navy blue J. Crew sweater. I hope to get a photo of the whole family wearing them. Paige and I are the only ones who don’t have one. They don’t make them large enough for me or small enough for her so we will fake it.

Here is yesterday’s 3 x 3. I am running a bit behind.

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A Birthday

Monday, December 17th, 2012

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Mia is officially a teen-ager – thirteen!! She really wanted a Wacom Bamboo tablet. I had one that I have never used so now, it is hers. She was really happy.


Isn’t she a beauty? In this photo, she looks so much like her mom when she was younger. Miles came over and spent the day with us while Mia and Steph had a girls day out.

Tonight, we went to Papa Haydn’s for dinner. They are known for their desserts. Mia chose a pecan brittle cheesecake for her treat.



We had a great time with the family. Only one week until the rest of them show up! Look at this sweet child! I can’t wait for her to brighten our home.




You Are Here

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

I am here and happy! I had an impromptu early birthday dinner for myself, Mr C, M & M and their dad, Jack. Stephanie has been working in Brooklyn all week – she comes home tomorrow night. We had grilled salmon, steamed broccoli, roasted potatoes and carrots and cupcakes.

M & M brought me some pretty flowers.

M & M are spending the night, and they have been having a ball with my Wii Fit Plus.

I received a package from my friend Judy Carpenter. Inside was this beautiful silk scarf which she dyed using a sugar syrup resist. It is gorgeous.

I couldn’t move forward on my organ piece because I didn’t have a piece of batting large enough. I did some shopping at Mill Ends, near my house. I bought a large piece of luscious charcoal gray felt, some cotton batting and some thick dark gray felt – not sure what I will do with that – maybe back some quilts to hang using Jane Dunnewold’s method.

I decided to use the charcoal gray felt for the organ piece. I have drawn a grid on it to help me free cut the pieces based on a gridded photo.

And today’s 3 x 3 – made on the fly!


Another Crazy Week

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Here it is Friday and I am so behind in my studio work. Tomorrow, I am heading down to Newberg to see Regina Benson’s exhibit and attend her lecture. Then tomorrow night we have a dinner date with Mr C’s boss and some other former GE employees.

Yesterday, I didn’t get much done except take part in back to back SDA conference calls and a Go To Meeting computer conference. Then I picked up M & M at school while Jack and Stephanie were off celebrating their 15th anniversary. We had such a good time with the kiddos. I love having them come to stay with us.

So, of course, it was a busy morning getting them off to school. I managed to select the background for my maverick twelve piece and got it quilted.

I will have to boogie to get this done on Sunday for a Monday reveal.

Here is my latest acquisition from the SAQA auction.

I have long been a fan of Yael David-Cohen’s work.

My daughter, Lisa, who is home from her 3-week trip to Scandinavia, is not letting any grass grow under her feet. She released her second font designed in collaboration with a font designer. I am excited to say that it is named after me – Geraldine.

Isn’t that cool. You can find out more about it, here.

And here is today’s 3 x 3.

Oregon Adventure, Day 2

Monday, August 13th, 2012

This morning, we headed out to Camp Sherman to find the family. There was the Prius parked at Campsite 15. We hiked in and found them set up in their campsite. Miles an Mia were in their hammocks, reading.

Jack was making coffee and Steph was relaxing, looking beautiful and rested.

There was an interesting decoration on their table.

We decided to take a hike along the river to the Camp Sherman store.

I walked about 11,000 steps today. It was a pretty walk and not difficult – just hot!!

Some of the photos I took along the way:

The Metolius river is lined with lovely little cabins and cottages. We loved this one.

A pretty shot of the river with a cabin in the distance.

We bought lunch food and hiked back and sat by the river while M & M cooled off.

We came home and got cleaned up and rested this afternoon. We met the family at a Mexican restaurant tonight. All in all – a very good day.