Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Some Flowers and a Deer

Once again I don't have anything quilt related to show. I'm still working on the Grab Bag Challenge quilt. It's coming along really nice but going slower than I'd like. Have to fit it in around work and doing things with the family. I get much more quilting done when the kids are in school.
Yesterday, Gary, Kara and I went to hide the cache that Kara has set up. Then we showed Gary where the trail head was for Rainbow Falls in Plymouth. These flower pictures were taken there. I didn't notice the bee(fly?) in this picture until I downloaded it onto the computer. Not a bad shot for no tripod. I would like to find a small light weight tripod that I can carry with me when we go geocaching. You never know when you will need one.

Just thought the Tiger Lilies were pretty by this post.
As we turned the corner to park the car, this deer was in the road. It stood there for a long time but as soon as I got my camera out, it went into the woods. It stayed near the edge of the woods where I was able to get some pictures of him.
We did all this in the morning before it got too hot. The rest of the day we basically sat in front of the fans reading, watching tv and quilting.

Monday, July 17, 2006


Haven't had much to post about. Iam working on a quilt but it is for the Grab Bag Challenge so I can't show any pictures. Right now we are just trying to stay cool!! Oh, how I wish for air conditioning! It doesn't get too bad in the house until after 2:00 then the sun hits the front of the house with all the windows. Unfortuanately my sewing area is in the front room. We have about 7 fans in various rooms of the house running. This hot weather just seems to zap my energy.

Yesterday we took Alex to camp at White Mountain Ranch in Rumney. He'll be there for a week. This is a picture of Stinson Lake, where the camp is. It looked very inviting since it was so hot. Wish I could have jumped in the water with Alex when he took his swim test! At least we had a nice breeze. We've been there other times when it was hotter and no breeze.
Gary, Kara and I were out running errands last week and saw this sunset over the mountains. You'll never guess where I took the picture from!! I took it from Wal-Marts parking lot.
We've been doing some geocaching lately. We have finally introduced Gary to it so he and Kara have been running off to find new caches. I tell them it's a waste of time because they'll just have to go back with Alex and me so we can find them.
Someone asked me to explain geocaching a while ago and I never got around to it.
All around the USA and the world, people have hidden caches. In these caches are usually a log book to sign when you find it and some trinkets and small toys to trade for if you want. One of the caches Kara and I did was a foreign coin cache where you traded foreign coins for foreign coins.
To find these caches you go to www. and look up caches in an area you want to go to and get GPS coordinates for these caches. You enter the coordinates into your GPS and use the GPS to find the general area of the cache, then you search for where the cache is hidden.
It's really fun and we can do it as a family. We've seen places we've never seen before and learned some things we didn't know before about the area around Plymouth.
These pictures were taken of Quincy Bog in Rumney. We found a cache there. This was the first time that Gary went with us and he and Kara fought over who got to use the GPS. They have the same pesonalities which can cause problems at times. Both want to be in control and neither wants to give in!! I told them they would have to learn to work together or we wouldn't be able to geocache all together. I want it to be fun not a struggle for control!! They seem to have worked it out now.
Even though I have lived in this area for over 30 years, I had never been to the bog before!!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Feelin Better - Finally and Happy 4th

I am finally starting to get some energy back and feel like playing with things. After the chest cold and cough, I ended up with a head cold and eventually a sinus infection.
I took some pictures of my round robin project with Fiber Art Friends. This first one was what I did for the beginning. The background was a piece of my hand painted fabric that I added a piece of painted cheesecloth.
This is what it looks like now. The colors are a little more true in this picture. I'm thinking of adding a couple fish in the upper left hand corner (similar to the little ones in the lower right). I'm not sure how I'm going to bind it yet but I do want to hang some small shells from the bottom of the piece.I hope everyone has a wonderful 4th. I'm working straight through until Thursday and the hours I have make it hard to really do anything with the family. I LOVE working retail over holidays!!!! NOT!!!!!
Luckily my parents are willing to take the kids to the fireworks tonight otherwise they would be disappointed.

Now I'm off to try and get a liitle work done on some of my projects before I go into work tonight.