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Thursday, March 16, 2017

I took a trip up to see my sister near San Francisco.

Lately, I've been so bad at taking pictures.  I just simply forget to.
I grabbed my phone and grabbed my sister who was working in the kitchen and snapped this one.  Wow!  It turned out great!!!
That's me on the left and Cindy on the right.  
We actually look like sisters.  When we were younger no one believed we were.  

We had to make the trip to SF so that Serena could meet up with the WYAM group.  They had a dinner for all the missionaries and to pick up her clothes. 

We took Serena's stick shift car.  

Wait - do you realize what I'm saying?

Hills - and clutching on those streets?
And NOT rolling back into the car behind?
It has been about 30 years since I drove a stick.  AND I did it here on hills like this without a single problem!  Whoo Hoo!!  I was so impressed with myself.  Hahaha

I love cities and all those cool building.
Like this one triangle one that is on a strange triangle corner.

And the bridges - which by the way I'm not afraid to drive over.

There's a lot of fun stuff to see as you are walking.
Like this heart. 
My two girls, Rosanna and Serena - and Sis Cindy.

Serena just came back from being a missionary trip in China, so Rosanna said we had to go to Chinatown in SF as not to be left out.  So off to Chinatown we went.  Oh my, the Chinese people loved Serena speaking to them in Chinese.  We had so much fun.  

We went to a little Chinese Cafe and Serena ordered our food.
 She showed us what she usually had for breakfast or lunch.  And told us all about life on the other side of the world.  The different ways they have from us - such as there are not lines. Can you imagine? People just push their way in, but they are not seen as being rude.  That they do not speak in tense - such as past tense, present tense and future. Which was very hard for Serena to communicate that she had already eaten.  Her Chinese friend kept trying to take her to eat.  lol
Rosanna, Serena and Cindy

So that's a bit of my trip.

Happy Stitching,
Linda - enjoying family and SF

Friday, March 3, 2017

FNwF - Clarity Ruler Foot

You know how it is, sometimes you just get on the internet and start looking at one thing that leads to another and then the next thing you know you have something in your shopping cart and you are checking out?

Well, that's what happened to me.  I found Patsy Thompson's video about the Clarity Ruler Foot. 
(This is Patsy's Photo and quilting)

 I love this idea of having a clear foot.  So I popped one in my shopping cart.  Here's the link to her home page were you can see her video.

She is super fast at shipping, it was shipped the same day I ordered it, so I should have it here in a couple days.  I can't wait to try it!  That's one nice thing about quilting, there's always something new to learn.

I won't have time to do anything else with quilting tonight - my daughter is wants to make dinner for her boyfriend and can you believe she doesn't want me around?  So this will have to be my post for FNwF - just buying a quilting foot.

Happy Stitching,
Linda - Enjoying the thoughts of new quilting designs. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Cutie-Pie Pics

Can you stand for just a couple cute pictures?

Elora Ivy at 1 week.
I have no idea what that scrunched face on Lily is all about.
I think it's because she has learned that she can make a scrunched face! Hahaha!

How sweet is this one? 
Lily is telling Serena about her new sister, Elora.

And here's a picture of Lily opening her a present on her birthday.
She received sunglasses and was very excited.  
Kids are sort of funny that way. :-)

Oh wait!  Did you want to see what I've been doing? 
The usual.  Repairing other people's fences. 

I do hope to get back to sewing soon.

So that's it for today. 
Linda, Enjoying Life

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

So Guess What I Got?

A new little Granddaughter!
She arrived on February 1st 2017
Lily looking at her baby sister, Elora Ivy.

AND ...that's not all.

Serena is Home from China!!
She arrived Feb 2nd.
Here she is explaining Chinese to the kids.
They were fascinated.
That's little Marzipan next to her. She is very interested in Chinese too.  

We all took turns holding Elora Ivy.  (Scarlett was pretty happy to meet her.)
We had a good day together.

Later there was snoring coming from the other room, 
It's tough to be a new big sister and a new daddy (again).

This is the way to Enjoy Life

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Neptune's Fight and a Christmas Pillowcase

Over Christmas I decided I really did need a Christmas pillowcase just for me.

So after Christmas I bought some fabric (on sale!  I love me some sales!) and last week I made this.
I have it all folded up and waiting for next year.
However it was so much fun - I'm thinking of making more.  Cuz you know all the Christmas fabric is still on sale!

In other news...

Neptune decided to chase a cat.  Too bad for her, she cornered the cat.  And that's when the cat attacked.
I think Neptune lost.
She looks like that old cigarette commercial – “I would rather fight than switch”.

I had to take her the emergency room.  Thank goodness the cat did not get her eyeball just the lid.  It was actually swollen up 2 inches high.  (Her head is only 4 inches wide.)

Poor thing - Marzipan being her best bud - did her best to comfort her.
 She's much better now thankfully.

So that's all for today.

Happy Stitching,
Linda, enjoying life with two good eyes, 
and two good little doggies.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

1st Finish for 2017 (Angela's Star Quilt)

It's amazing.  I'm amazed that I finally finished this quilt as it took so many years!
And I'm amazed that I have learned to put together a quilt like this.

I started it 17 years ago for my daughter Angela.  
It started as just an idea - a black quilt with purple star blocks. 
4 of the blocks came from a BOM program at the local quilt store.   I didn't continue going so I knew I would have to find more blocks from other sources.

Later I figured out I would need to put them together - silly but I was a beginner and didn't think about those kinds of things.  And I didn't know about "settings".  Several years later I found the center block - a feathered star tutorial from Molly's Place online.

And then several years after that I found my additional Star blocks in a magazine they are Judy Martin's design.  Like this snail tail star block.

It took a several years quilting other quilts before I started quilting on this one.  




It will look better in Angela's room - with her purple accents.

I've been blogging about this quilt off and on for years.
Now I can cross it off my UFO list on my sidebar.  YAY!!!

Happy Stitching,
Linda - Enjoying the 1st finish of the year.

Linking up to Let's BEE Social
Sew Fresh Quilts

Saturday, January 7, 2017

FnwF Update

I have the center finished on Angela's quilt.  Once I started in on the quilting it wasn't too hard to come up with the quilting ideas. 

Now I have the borders to do.  

I'm off to look at the internet to see if inspiration hits!

Happy Stitching,
Linda - Off to Enjoy Pinterest