I was blessed to have my son, and his family, visit for their spring break. I had to work, but we managed some time together.
One of the things that we did, was to take a little walk around Old Marcus.
Every year, Lake Roosevelt is drawn down, and reveals the old site. One can see the crumbling town foundations that are normally under water.
My granddaughter has a little sewing project going when she visits.
The kitty will become a cushion, but it is slow progress since we don’t live close to each other.
The family has gone back home, and I have spent the morning making small design boards. This small project has been on my to-do list for a long time.
I used pieces of scrap foam core and batting to make mine.
They range from 9″ to 15″ square.
I used the tutorial from Bee in my Bonnet. These are useful little boards!
Human beings need pleasure the way they need vitamins. ~Lionel Tiger
I have completed one of my New Year’s goals. I went to the dentist! Believe me, that is a big deal! I lost a filling months ago, but have had no time to get a replacement.
Oh, happy day! No more blackberry seeds, or any other kind of seed, getting stuck in the hole where a filling should be, and driving my tongue stark raving insane!
Hubby is recovering very well from his recent heart surgery. Now that is reason to be very, very joyful! I love this man, and I am grateful to a Heavenly Father that has blessed us so much!
And one more thing to add to my happiness:
Yup. I’ve already got the seed for the garden! Watching them grow will give me much pleasure and serenity (working on my word of the year…joy). Hubby is researching drip systems to come up with a plan to make watering easier since the day job is so consuming of my time.
For those of you still in the grip of winter, do you have cabin fever? Are you dreaming of your garden yet?
I have a vacation! Yippeeeeee!
Hubby and I packed up the bags and headed west. We are enjoying a visit with Son and Fam.
I thought you might like to see where we spent our Sunday together.
Mt. Rainier has always been a favorite family destination. We love it!
The anenomes have gone to seed; they are as much fun to blow as dandelion seeds.
A last peek from White River:
Hubby and I had time together! We chose to ignore the chores, pack up the canoe and head for the river.
It was a great choice!
Could it be any calmer?
I put the paddle down, and simply drank it all in. It felt great to relax in the sunshine!
A Great Blue Heron was fishing on the sandbar.
Why did I leave the big camera home???
Roll On, Columbia, Roll On
Well this took me by happy surprise this morning!
Electric Quilt’s blog, Behind the Mouse, shows my quickie little project with my granddaughter. Sweet!
Posted in Family, Sewing, Wall Hangings
Tagged children's crafts, crayons, Electric Quilt, EQ7, granddaughter, kids, LCsCottage, quilting, sewing, wall hanging
My six year old granddaughter and I decided we had time for one more project before her visit with me ended.
So we drew a project in Electric Quilt, and printed out templates.
Alyssa used Crayola crayons to color her fabric butterfly and flower. Then she cut out and fused the parts to a simple background that we had sewed together(Grandma applied fusible web to the fabric before Alyssa cut into the fabric) .
We had a very enjoyable afternoon crafting together.
For the curious, G Mom represents Grandma. I don’t think Alyssa could figure out how to spell Grandma.
And I see an ‘oopsie’ that we need to fix. We forgot the butterfly antennae! We shall get that done before she goes back home!
Saturday, we had blue skies and sunshine. Dad wanted to visit the ghost towns, so we packed up lunch, snacks and water and took a road trip.
I’ve posted about some of the ghost towns before, so I’ll give you wildflowers. The hillsides were in full bloom this day and were lovely to behold.
Clicking on the photos will not only give you a larger view, but also the name of the flowers.
This fella was also out and about, enjoying the beautiful day!
To see posts on Old Molson Ghost Town, click here, here, here, here and here.
To see other ghost town posts, put ‘ghost town’ in the search bar on my blog.