Friday, January 13, 2017

Hello Sweet Friends

I do believe it's going to be a fantastic year! better than it's been in awhile. However I would say that about every year. Some are just better than others...right?

At Christmas time, maybe a week before Christmas my fav girl besides my daughter went to paint. I must get my own painting supplies. I am really loving painting. So far I have painted with Steve twice, Morgan twice and Kirsten once. That means Steve and I have double paintings. Why do we need two of the same paintings. I put mine up and put his up on our bedroom wall. The one I did with Kirsten I put in my craft room, it's so funky (Funky Old Sacramento) it was just so fitting. Now this new one I did with Morgan I have put in my craft room as well. I need a bigger craft room. I won't get that, at least not anytime soon.

Morgan and I with our Painting
We did these paintings at "The Painted" in Folsom CA 
The one I linked to is theirs and the one in the photo above is mine. I didn't show Morgan's, but instead put all her silly faces in the photos above. I am having a mental block, it's not a photo cube, but, it is that, but I know it has a more popular name. I am just stumped as to what it is. LOL! My excuse will be I live with my 84 year old mother. She just had her 84th birthday and is doing pretty good.

It's so cold, my feet are freezing. We have been having so much rain in Northern CA. Gees. We go from one extreme to another. Last year it was a drought, actually the last few years. Now we've been raining cats and dogs. When the snow melts this year, it's going to really send down a lot of water. We are already having flooding. I can't say what is happening in Southern CA since I don't live there. I really don't pay attention to their weather. It is like we live in another state. Such a different culture really and weather. 

This year Steve will probably need another surgery on his knee, we will find out this next week. It's to bad he cannot retire early. I don't know what the future holds in that area, but I know God is in control of all things. 
My son, Steve, Morgan and DIL have all been very sick with a horrid flu. Steve and Shane had the flu shot. Shane had to because he works in a hospital updating software. Which is nice because he has excellent healthcare. Morgan and DIL did not get the flu shot. Morgan also has tonsillitis. 

I would love to add to my list this year taking a creative writing class, but I would also need English. I am not nearly as good as I should be, well actually I am terrible. But for me as much as I want to do that this year, art is my passion and it's hard to fit in the the school. It's nice you can do it online now a days and it's something to think about. 

Have a super wonderful weekend

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Happy New Year 2017

I pray you will have a wonderful New Happy Year!
I am feeling very happy about it. Feeling positive and upbeat that we are moving into a better time. 
What a great time to be alive! 

Prayer for New Year
"On this first day of the year, we come to offer our lives as the first fruits of praise and adoration to the King of kings and to the Lord of lords. We praise You for what you have done last year, but we praise and exalt You for what You're going to do this year. We look forward to the outpouring of God's blessing. We look forward to the good things that God is going to perform for this church, for every person in this church, and for this nation as we begin a righteous revolution that takes us back to God. Let this day be a new beginning because the Lord is in the house and good things are going to happen. Bless His name! Amen." —Pastor John Hagee

My 2017 Plans
As usual I am busy doing the things I love and that won't stop this year.

In February Steve and I plan on going Camping in our New Trailer up North in California, well I should say further North since we already live North.

Later in the year we have not set an exact date but if mom is well we will take her to the Grand Canyon is our trailer. Steve and I have been there before and it's just amazing. 

Here are a few of my projects for the new year.
This year I plan on making a lot of patterns from Edyta Sitar, Laundry Basket Quilts
The name of the quilt sew along is called Quilter's Patch

Beautiful Quilt

I'm trying to finish this table runner so I can start this quilt. I started this table runner before Christmas hoping to get it done, but I did not complete it. The umbrella's on it are cut from a die by Edyta Sitar and sold on accuquilt. She has many dies to make quilting faster and easier. 

This is the table runner I am making. I just made up my own design, but I have a lot of appliqué to get sewn down so I can move onto the quilt. So I better get back to work. I have not been able to work on it since Monday.

Have a Great day!