Friday, July 22, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dream the Dream

Well, my DD, DDIL and I DID  “Dream the Dream” on July 9th by going to see the touring Broadway musical, “Les Miserables” at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, California.  All I can say is, “WOW, WOW, WOW”!  The live orchestra, the beautiful voices, the intense story-line, and the incredible stage scenery was just fantastic!  What a pleasurable experience.  This was my 4th time seeing this musical, the last time being over 10 years ago and this had to be the BEST performance!  As soon as it was over, I wanted to watch the 3 hour musical again!! If you ever get a chance to see this musical, I highly recommend it!  This particular showing goes through July 31, so you have time to get tickets!  I would definitely go again this year, if it was within my budget!  Thank you my sweet daughter for the wonderful gift
 My daughter and I at Les Mis (DDIL is taking the picture)

In between helping my elderly parents with shopping, cooking, laundry, housekeeping as such, I am still fitting in my quilting.  Still quilting on my “secret” quilt.  I have over 20 hours of hand-quilting on it and am barely 1/3 done. Machine quilting is sounding better and better (never done it before!)

AND..... I ended up purchasing this pattern:  


from Bunny Hill Designs.  I am copying Karen from Karen’s Quilting  and not doing yo yos but appliquéing circles instead.  Here is her quilt.  "Going in Circles"  Karen's blog has so inspired me to get busy!  She is always working on something new!!  I will do my border like the YoYoville pattern shows and the whole thing will be very scrappy.  I have done 80 circles so far, so it will be a long term hand project!  I just LOVE this pattern!

Also last week I got to babysit my precious granddaughter, Grace for two nights and days.  What a joy she is.  Her smile just melts my heart.  I love being her grandma!!

This is Grace and her little friend Owen, sharing a teeter-totter!  Aren't they just so cute?

 Hope you are staying cool and enjoying life!

Happy Quilting!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Win A Go Baby!!

Win an Accuquilt GO! Baby fabric cutter and 3 dies by entering the craft giveaway at bugglebeehandmade.   Go here to enter...

Good luck!

Friday, July 8, 2011

One More Day!

Tomorrow!  My daughter is taking me to see the Los Angeles/Broadway 25th Anniversary production of Les Miserables!  We have seen it several times before..... OK....I have seen it 3 times and my daughter 4 times, and we LOVE it!!  This time we are also taking my daughter-in-law who has never seen it!  We are soooooo excited!  Here is a video showing some of the highlights!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

~ Happy Birthday Mom ~

Mom is 85 today!  I doubt I will live so long, but she is still driving and going strong.  My hubby and I moved both mom and dad within walking distance, so we can help mom care for dad.  He has many health problems and it was becoming just too much for mom to do alone.  They have been married 65 years and mom refuses to put dad in a nursing home.

So..... for her birthday she got......

just a bit of her favorite gum..... :)
some blueberry oatmeal muffins from the recipe on Mom LOVES blueberries!  The recipe was YUMMY and you can get it here
Karen's Muffin Recipe

AND a pillowcase  I made her, made with her favorite colors!

And lunch out !!  We had a great day, today!  Happy Birthday, Mom!

Afterwards, I came home and worked on my "Top Secret Quilt".  I quilted on it until my poor fingers were raw and really hurt.  Then a simple dinner of grilled cheese for dinner for hubby and I (salad, too).  Tomorrow I will make up for tonight's easy dinner.  I will BBQ some steaks!  Hope you got some quilting done, too! 

Oh!  I also wanted to share about two giveawaysSilly Stitching is having a giveaway to celebrate her 200th post.  You could win  a fat quarter bundle of Minick and Simpson's Christmas Past.  This giveaway ends Sunday, July 9, so hurry!

 Sew Crafty Jess is having a giveaway.  You could win a GO! Baby Cutter and 3 dies.  This giveaway ends Thursday, July 7, at 11:59 pm EST.
Happy Quilting!