Sunday, August 17, 2014

Lighthouse Day Trip & Finished Quilting the Sail Away Quilt

Happy Sunday! This is the day the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it!

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. It is hot and dry in California!

Well we went to see another lighthouse a few weeks ago to Santa Cruz, the Walton lighthouse. It was not the most fascinating one, but it was a lighthouse!

We've seen another one there sometime back, but I can't remember the name of it right off hand. My last blog has a lot of lighthouse trips on it. I wish I knew how to transfer certain postings into this blog, although I think that blog was deleted by blogger for the fact I was not posting to it. I will have to check into that.

I think the "Sail Away Quilt" is very appropriate for my love of lighthouses and the sea.


Walton Lighthouse Santa Cruz


Oh yes I am dangerous! That is a necklace I made for me, so cute has tiny shiny leaves on it with Swarovski Crystals. It's very windy so my hair is wild and curly as always, but so wild!

Here is a black and white of my hubby and me in Santa Cruz, never really sure if I like them or not.
Maybe color is better


You know a trip to the beach in California is never a trip without finding something cool from nature or a natural element. Here is a big rock off the shore in Santa Cruz called Natural Bridge, pretty cool. This one is a little dark but there is a big opening, hole in the rock and it is like a bridge with the other rock so close.
Here is another photo take that I used a cool effect on, looks like a painting.


How about this beautiful dragonfly! I love to catch some beautiful flowers or some species as well such as butterflies and yes dragonflies or whatever I can find.


Up close and personal from my smartphone, my husband got a better photo with the Nikon that I have not uploaded any of those photos yet to the Internet.


A trip is never completed without getting ice cream or something from the bakery. In Santa Cruz my favorite baker is Emily's.


We got Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake




My completed Quilt on the couch in the family room.

I have to post a Happy Birthday to my grandson Rylan, he will be 3 on the 19th. It's been nice seeing him more since we moved here. My daughter's family is just a few miles away!


He visits me nearly every Monday. This is a very poor quality photo. Looks like I have a terrible looking neck and chest. I am always thinking it looks pretty good. Oh well. Not my fav photo with no  make up and a ugly looking neck. However Rylan looks so cute as always, love how that red hair of his is so pretty...that is what it's all about my sweetest. Both my kids Shane and Kirsten and both my grandkids Rylan and Morgan mean the world to me. Of course I love my step grands as well. I think it is interesting how each one of my kids had only one child. My daughter a son and my son a daughter.  

 I have carpel tunnel really bad and I cannot be on the Internet to much these days. It really reared it's ugly head during our move. I cannot get it to heal up, possible surgery in the future but I pray not!
Also still have the sciatica nerve problem in my legs it shifts from one to the other, this year it's the left leg. Boo!

Have a wonderful rest of the summer!!!!

Hugs Kat

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Happy Sunday! House, Quilt Update with Lake Tahoe Photos

Hello and Happy Sunday! What a gloomy day today, it will probably be muggy.
Life is good and busy....how about for you?
Today is the day the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it!

Last Sunday we left for a get away to Lake Tahoe California for our anniversary #26. It was a great trip. Had a wonderful time.

It's good to be home though, the drive is only 2 hours which is nice. So we didn't have to go far for a nice get away. That is where we were married also, so it was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary.

Enjoying the view of Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe CA, this is one of the most beautiful spots in Lake Tahoe and very popular vista point and place to take photographs.
I got a super short haircut recently just for fun! love it, so easy to take care of with my curly hair.
Some very nice old man took our photo together and we apologized him and his wife with the same.
This is the Emerald Bay Sign from the HWY
Emerald Bay
This photo was taken from another vista called Inspiration Point. Check out those gorgeous clouds!
Beautiful Tall Trees

Perfect Ending to a Wonderful Weekend! a gorgeous sunset in South Shore Lake Tahoe

My Quilt is done and ready to quilt!




I can't remember what photos I showed, but my husband and pop put a new door in and painted the trim of the house, we bought a little table .... Cafe Table I think that is what it is called, with chairs for the front pouch. We planted flowers in the rock planter and now my husband is working on the backyard. There is not one thing that does not need to be done to this house. It needed a complete redo inside and out. I still have more photos to show! Next time though. 

Have a super wonderful Sunday and Week!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

2 Sail Away Quilt Blocks Done!

It's slow going so far, who knew this could be so confusing sewing all these parts together. By the photo it looked so easy but I find myself getting so confused one some of the blocks.

Well it's not to difficult I can't do it, the hardest part is done the fabric is cut! 2 blocks made. I think there is maybe 6 different designs of the sailboat blocks. 




This is what the quilt should look like when finished. I am sure since I already made the sailboat block #2 wrong it's not going to look like the one in the photo. I am making peace with that right now. 


Have a Happy Summer Day! 

~Kat