Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Catching Up

Sorry its been so long, but I have been so-o-o busy. Friday, I was very lucky to attend Time for Tea at BP & HH. Gran did a fine job, as usual, with her lovely tea wear, and the ladies who attended did a great job with the treats! We had quiche-yummy, biscotti-yummy, cookies, lemon bars, See's candy-all yummy! If I forgot anything, I am sorry, too many yummies to eat! The company was even better. I am hoping that I will be able to attend next month. Hubby and I left that night for Windsor, north of San Francisco, Sonoma County, for opening day ceremonies for Cal Ripken Baseball. It just made sense to us to leave the night before, instead of having to get up at 6 am to leave the day of ceremonies. We were tired when we got there, but we both got a great night of sleep in a VERY comfy bed, (I recommend Hampton Inns!!) enjoyed a yummy breakfast at the hotel and off to the ball fields. The fields looked great, and the people were so generous and kind. We really enjoy the Windsor league. We are already looking forward to next year! We stopped by another ballpark, Rohnert Park, to watch a game, got a bite of lunch and then home. We were pretty tired. So, I took a nice hot bubble bath, and then retired under my comforter to watch one of my favorite movies, "A Room With A View". I actually fell asleep, good thing, because the next day I was hanging out at BP & HH for Lindy's Open House, or Gathering of Quilters. Kim was there with her class samples, as was Gran, and the other teachers. I got to visit with some of the ladies and had a great time. Lindy always does a nice job, with yummy treats for everyone to taste. Then off to meet hubby and son to do grocery shopping, then home where I finally put my feet up, and you guessed it, feel asleep on the sofa! This Saturday, is Kim's Baa Baa Black Sheep class, that I have been anxiously waiting for! Anyone who has taken any of Kim's classes know, we always have a blast. Need to get back to work, have a great week!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

24 Hours Away....and Counting!!!

Yep, 24 hours away, until heaven! Time for Tea at BP & HH. I cannot wait. I am having a hard time on deciding what to take to stitch on, although I hear that last time, some who brought stitching, never got to it, they were having way too much fun sipping tea, munching on Gran's treats and great conversation, with some giggling sprinkled through out. I already put fresh batteries in my camera, so I don't forgot to capture those moments to share with everyone. I am very grateful that Gran is not making us wear gloves! I could not imagine trying to stitch with gloves on! Have a wonderful Springy Day!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hello Bloggetts!

Hope everyone is having and enjoying the beautiful Spring weather. I know here in Northern California is has been awesome!! I haven't been blogging, since all I have been doing is working, working, and working, and by the time I get done for the day, I am just exhausted. I will try to make some time for more relaxing things, like stitching and reading my fellow bloggett's blogs. On the week-end, if I am not working, I have been at the ball park for opening days. Last week-end, we went to Oakley and Concord. We had a blast at both! On the way home, we stopped at Isleton, who was playing games. We had wonderful weather for it all! This week-end, we are heading up to Windsor, north of Santa Rosa, and I am really looking forward to it! It is so beautiful and the people are so nice and laid back. April 10th is our last opening day, and it is in Napa. We were given a place to stay, so that will make it really nice! I don't have to get up at 4 am so we can get there by 8 am. I am sure my hubby is even happier since he won't have to deal with a very grouchy wife! I have the perfect way to start off our week-end, I have Time for Tea with Gran at BP & HH, and I cannot wait!! I will try to get some pictures. Until then, hugs to all!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St Patty"s Day

Well, better late than never! Here's hoping you all had a wonderful St Patrick's Day, enjoyed some wonderful, luscious corned beef and cabbage, and found a pot a gold at the end of your rainbow! As you can see from the picture, I certainly did, NUK, NUK, NUK!!!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010


The week-end was going really good. Saturday I had class at BP & HH, wool penny, and as always, we have so much fun. Lindy has gotten a ton on new fabric in! I can deal with the time change, although this one is harder to adjust for me, but I will adjust. My sewing machine is the issue, or should I say frustration! Maybe it is getting back at me for neglecting her for awhile, but I am afraid it will need to go to the doctors. It just will not move! I have taken it apart, cleaned it, oiled it, nothing. I was trying to finish Colleen's totebag so I could give it to her tomorrow for Knot-y Ladies, but I don't think that is going to happen. I do need to put together a white elephant gift for Knot-y Ladies. Tomorrow night is the last night of our 12 month class. We will be starting up a new session in April, in fact, Gran has I think 4-5 more Knot-y Ladies classes. She is quite the popular one! I asked her if we need to bring gym clothes for PE!! On a different note, my blog/friend, Anna, quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com has a very lovely and heartwarming essay about her grandfather. It is quite interesting and really touched my heart. Anna is very talented with her writing skills,(quilting and beading skills also!) and I always enjoy reading her blog. I hope those in the US remembered to Spring ahead, and I am looking forward to longer days with blue skies and sunshine! Have a wonderful week, my friends!! Hugs!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

What's Been Going On?

I know it has been awhile since my last post, and I am sorry. My job has been a lot demanding with my time. SO much, I just had to take a day off today. I have been fighting a sinus headache at night, and I finally got some good sleep, but really just didn't want to deal with the job today. Yesterday, I had a meeting at my corporate office, which means a visit to BP&HH would be a must. Lindy and Mona were working, and Gran was teaching a class. Gran is getting quite a big group of Knot-y Ladies!!! I bought a Schnibbles pattern, Ballet Slippers, and I also bought all of the fabric needed to complete it. The fabric line is by Moda, Aster Manor. I just love the colors. Not sure when it will get made, but at least I have my own kit ready to go! I am finishing up Colleen's Birthday tote, and I should have a picture of it posted by Monday. We finally have sunshiny skies today, but cool temps. I can handle the cool temps, I just want to see blue skies and sunshine!! The trees are budding, the crocus' blooming and I think Spring is on its way. Here's wishing everyone a Spring-Sunshiny Day!! Hugs!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Whew, I Have Been Busy!!

Sorry it has been awhile since I have blogged, but my job has kept me really busy. I have been in the midst of doing A LOT more report and analyzes for the upper mucky mucks. It seems that I missed Thelma and Louise yesterday in Chico and Marysville. It seems though they had a great time minus the car issue. I will have to follow up on that with them. I have been getting some stitching in. I am working on the binding of my first quilted quilt. I know I should not be intimidated, but I am. I found a great tutorial online at www.moosequilts.com. As they say, its so easy, a caveman, (cave woman) can do it! We shall see. I am also working on finishing Colleen's birthday present. I did a stitching for her of Sunbonnet Sue and friend with a saying about friendship, and gave her the choice of a wall hanging or tote bag, and she chose the tote bag. So I am working on that along with my other stitching projects. I hope to have some pics posted soon. At least today with have a day of sunshine and no rain, for which I am very grateful for! Enjoy the day!!