Friday, December 24, 2010

Provo Tabernacle

The more I think about it the sadder I am about the Provo Tabernacle. I sang there always in the choir I was in. I loved the building for it's beauty and history and of course, because I love all the history of the church. I consider myself a Provo girl. I love Provo and the wonderful old neighborhoods. And this was such a lovely old building. Sigh. It hurts my heart to think about it. (Search the web for Provo Tabernacle to see the stories and pictures.)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pictures, please!!!

I know all of you younger people now have face book and that is how you communicate with all your friends across the globe. Good for you. However, sometimes we older folks don't do facebook, don't want to know some of the things you post, and you may not want us to know that much about you either. So don't forget the blogs! You don't even have to write much, just give us new pictures of our grandkids every week!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Help, anyone?

So I would really like to divide this blog into two. Anyone out there know how to do that? Would you help me?

Home again, home again,. . . .

Finally home from work mid September (can you believe I haven't posted in so long?) and I have WAY too much to do in garden and house - not to mention the business.
But when daughter and son-in-law invited me up for a couple of weeks I couldn't resist. Had a wonderful time with the babies!! I came back home Oct. 26 and woke the next morning to this!

Of course, it didn't last. Most melted that day and the rest the next day. I have been madly trimming bushes and plants out of the yard and garden. Nearly filled our large trailer. I really need another couple of full days to finish, but the weather is raining today, and supposed to change to winter now. I may, or may not get back to finish. Oh, well, there is always spring.
I really love the fall colors and bedding down the garden. There is something very satisfying about trimming everything and having it ready for the snow. If the above had lasted the limbs would all have broken.
Now, I should just mention that I am still learning quilting. Didn't spend enough time on it while the Census was going on, but now I work on something every day. I do need to do more hand driven practice, but Things are looking pretty good. More about that later.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Popcorn Popping

As you can see the apricot tree is in full bloom.
I finally have a Saturday off when it isn't snowing. I got to do actual yard work! I trimmed roses, and raspberries and did a little weeding and took a huge load of stuff to the green-cycle. My neighbors helped because they don't have a trailer and wanted to take some too so we combined our efforts and it helped us both.

Sweet C has been remaking the pond and the waterfall. He is almost done and it looks wonderful. He has been doing lots of work in the yard, while I have been working 10-12 hour days. Sigh.
The magnolia tree is in full bloom, though I cannot figure out how to flip the picture.
And you really should wish you could smell the hyacinths and the magnolia blossoms.

I should add a few dozen more, in larger groupings.
We have had a real problem with deer this year, and most of the tulips have been chewed off terribly, but for some reason they don't eat the hyacinths.

I sure do love spring!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fill out that Census form.

So, I am way too busy with the Census to post most of the time, and for the rest of this month at least, will continue to be over busy. We have at least 5 operations going right now. By May though, I think we will be down to only two, and I am going to go to the HMQS as long as I am still allowed a couple of days off. (got it approved weeks ago, but if I asked today the answer would be no) I will be taking classes in using my long arm quilting machine. I can do lots of great things right now with the computerized part, so I could do any work for you that you want, but I want to become better on the free arm portion. All show quilts are done there. Wish me luck. I am no artist and it really is drawing, using a very large sewing machine as your pencil.
BTW, much of my work is driven by whether or not people filled out their census form. If they did not, and many are protesting government by not, we will be at your door asking. I just need to say that this is the one arm or the government that actually does you some good. We get our representation to government through our numbers, we get all the tax monies we paid back to our state, county and city through the numbers, and we create history. So please, for your own good and mine, fill out your census form NOW and send it in. The cutoff for us having to go to your home if you didn't is almost immediately.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

The quilting machine.

I haven't posted forever, and don't really have time now. I am working too many hours for the census and when I get home, if I'm not too tired, I work on quilts. I really do quilt a lot but many seem to be for others, for gifts or charity, and too few for stock. However, Sweet C is making a lot of really cool new picnic quilts for sale. He's thinking $135 each. The latest is a hot pink and orange nine patch with hot pink butterflys quilted on it. Lovely.
I wanted to show the machine, but I have a really hard time getting the color right. However, here are a few, some with a quilt I did for my niece on it.
The top picture is from an open house we did at the office. A quilt of C's is on the left. The second one is a baby quilt I did recently that turned out nicely.