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

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sail Away Quilt Day!

Happy Summer Blogging Friends! or what I have left of them. Blogging seems to be going by the wayside and my old blogging friends are gone. They are no longer blogging.

I just tried to upload a bunch of photos to my album but they are not showing up yet, so I will post them later. For now I am going to share my new project a new quilt that will go wonderful over the and on the couch we have in the family room to cover my legs and chihuahua's during the summer months while the air conditioner is on. Brrr! but without we are so hot. So that is why I hate summer, I am to hot or to cold and it gets very hot here into the 100's.

This quilt is from a kit called "Sail Away" from Makower UK. This quilt design is from the magazine Quilt-It.

This photo is the photo that was in the magazine Quilt-It Today





Everything is cut after working a bit here and there for 3 days on cutting the fabric up. I took my time, there were so many small pieces to cut and a lot of directions. 
Now I can get busy sewing away, hopefully can get this done pretty quick because I need to make some birthday gifts for the many birthdays this summer. 

In a few weeks it will be our 26th anniversary. We will be going to Lake Tahoe to celebrate that. 

A crazy thing, the street we moved off from and away from the city I lived at since 1979, well there were three other houses that sold all my neighbors. Once we put our house for sale everyone else did to and they all sold except one so far. That is just crazy! I wonder what the lady thinks that bought our house. The two houses across the street from her, for SALE, the house next door to her for SALE. Just crazy. 
It was not a bad street, I guess everyone was just ready to move onto wherever they needed to be at the next stage of their lives. It all just happened at the same time. Our old next door neighbors had to move to Monterey for his job, I am not sure about my other neighbors, I was not as close to them to know what was up with them.

Well the next photos should be of the house, more of the house and then after that hopefully a quilt or part of one. 

I also need to photograph my new quilt room, although it's pretty much a cookie cutter look my craft room from out last house. Although this room is smaller but my FIL put cabinets in here for me.

Happy Summer!

~Kat