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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Hi From Sunny Marana, Arizona

We got here on Thursday. I've discovered that I can't get up at 3 am and still have rational thoughts at 10 am. I was so tired I could hardly keep my head upright on my shoulders. When I finally took a 2 hour nap, I felt fine but was ready for bed about 7!

Yesterday we just fiddled around all day. Ernie, Elliot and I went to visit our friends, Tom and Tessie. Crystal and Mike went on a date to the golf course. Then we went shopping. I needed to go to Micheal's for a couple skeins of yarn for Ashlee's scarf. Then we had to go to Home Depot for Mike. Guys sure like to shop at the Depot. We left there with a truck full of new power tools and a gun safe--too bad they couldn't put it in their kitchen like ours are.

This morning after breakfast out, we went to Mission San Xavier del Bac.
It was kind of neat to see. When we walked into the chapel, I thought of of going to church with my Great Granny. She would have love seeing the Mission.

Then we came home so Elliot could nap and now nap time is over. Wonder what's next on the agenda. I've been having fun using Crystal's computer with her high speed internet. I get to look at lots of blogs in a short period of time. Sure don't miss my pokie ole dial up.

That's all for now. I'll post when we get back home.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Ain't We Purty?

This is Miss Amanda. Isn't she gorgeous!

This is Uggie after his trip to the groomer.

He's kinda purty now, don't ya think?

Can you see his Elvis smile?
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This is Uggie

He was a scruffie looking little doggie. He needed lots of tender loving care. He has since been to the groomer for a hair cut, the vet for shots and neutering.

He's a happy little fellow. He fits in with the family like he has lived here forever. He is getting better with his manners and he is learning to come when called. He also likes to sneak up onto the beds when no one is looking. Yip, he's a happy fellow.
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Quilt Designer

This is Miss Taylor. She loves to help design quilts. These blocks were started at Royal Ridges Quilt Retreat last November and have been aging in the baggie every since. The other day it was time to get the top together.

With as bit of help from Miss Taylor and Mr Ian, we have the top assembled and is ready for borders. My original plan was to continue the red line into the border with the background fabric that is used throughout. But you know how plans go---mine usually go right out the window. I have enough fabric for a few more blocks but not enough for a border. So on to plan B. I will find another piece to make it out of.

We just finished Easter dinner and the infamous egg hunt. It's raining so eggs have been hid several times in the kitchen. With Jenny and Crystal's families away, it was almost quiet at our house. We all missed you guys!

The bellies are full and kids have almost settled down to watch a movie. Poppy is in his chair and probably snoring by now. Gramma will get things ready for work tomorrow. It's been a bit slow at work so I'm thinking of at least loading the sewing machine and string block project bag in the car--"just in case".
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