Tuesday, May 13, 2008

No, I didn't disappear

I have been so so bad about blogging. No excuses, just feeling fragmented, I guess

I'm back from Arizona and the first few days were beautiful back home. It's cold and rainy again. Come on! It's May already.. I want to be warm.

We had an awesome visit in Queen Creek, AZ Here's a photo of my brother, Dan and me


and one of my brother Tom


These pictures were taken out in "the cabana". My sister in law Donna and her dear friend Sharei have a knack for going through thrift stores and just finding the BEST things. They have made a normal ten by ten tent type cabana into Marakesh! Just by hanging old sheer curtains and then loading it up with brass and velvet pillows etc. Here's a photo of the two of them.


The weather was wonderful, needless to say. I think what I like best about AZ is the consistency in the weather. Some might find that boring, but I like knowing that the weather is not going to turn during the course of the day.

One more pic - My brother Tom and my nephew Ledain


Now THAT is some scenery!

Ah well, it's just not meant to be at this time, but it will happen when TPTB decide it's time. Meanwhile, we wait. I need to become happy here in central OH. About time, don't you think - after 8 years?

Quilting wise? Not too much happening that shows on the surface. I've been working on my Starlights quilt. It's all cut and I have spent the past week and a half putting corner squares on rectangles. 320 OF THEM?! Pretty boring, but once that part is done I can just lay out all the pieces. Then it will feel like the top went together really fast.

The frame is now set up, just have to get the gumption to load some practice muslin and batting on it and start. Maybe by the end of the week.

5 comments:

Gina said...

Looks like you had a great time.

Lobve the scenery, the boys aren't bad either.
Love and hugs xxx

Candi said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful time! Thank you for the comments on my blog. I'm sooooooo happy to have the racks and things a little better organized in there. You wouldn't believe the empty boxes I now have! lol (they won't go to waste once we hit the garage though!lol)
HUGZ:)

Carolyn a Ohioquilter said...

Great pictures Frannie. Now load you a quilt on that frame & get started chickie~~~

Veronica said...

Can't wait to see your StarLights! You are so far ahead of us, lol. We (my sis, DIL and I) are making one quilt, EACH! That means I cut over 600 rectangles and all the squares! I'm making them cut their own corner squares, lol. I warned them it would get a little tedious sewing all those corners together, but it makes a great "inbetween project".

Nice pictures of you and the boys. Glad you had a good time. Thanks for writing.

WIPPYSPLACE said...

I would hate to bust your bubble about Arizona--but today it kinda dipped below what the low was! still have the winds, and tomorrow the high is only 74--I am sure the 100's will be here before long (again) --so--where did you get the scenic pic taken? *~*CAROLE*~~