Quilts in Common

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Chopsticks Quilt

I made this quilt while I was with Kathryn in Ashland…

Chopsticks folded over view


Chopsticks on Hammock

Progress photos Here

dylan with chopsticks over him


July 29, 2013 Posted by | Quilting | 1 Comment

Great Oregon Steam Up 2013

Back again this year to see the Great Oregon Steam Up for 2013!

Doug and Dylan with 1948 Ford Tractor


The blacksmith shop…



vehicles at great oregon steam up

July 29, 2013 Posted by | Travel | Leave a comment

To Ashland, to Ashland…..

To see our dear friends 🙂

the ashland gang




We hung out together…

Ashland gang by creek


We swam together…..



We climbed together…

Ashland gang on play structureWe played Minecraft together….

Ben minecraft mask



We also saw a play together at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, but they don’t allow any photographs to be taken. 😦

Even with all these fun activities, we still found time to SEW together!!! Of course! We chose a pattern by Julie Herman called Chopsticks. Kathryn created a thoroughly modern version with Anna Maria Horner fabrics:

Kathryn chopsticks quilt in progress

and I created a gray and yellow and orange “farm-style” version:

Chopsticks top


Kathryn and I zoomedThe time together just flew by, and we were sad to have to say good-bye. We were so blessed to get to spend time with each other, and I will cherish it!


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A little hostess gift

I was invited to a sweet luncheon with some girl friends

luncheon at mildredSo I made a little hostess gift to bring along….

You are loved hexie ornament


July 29, 2013 Posted by | Handwork | Leave a comment

A little working out!

We spent some time at an athletic club 🙂

Ben on balance ball


Ben on workout bike


Ben hanging on workout equipment

Ben working out arms


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A little mishap with the car…

I took the car in to get the tires rotated (I always want to be safe on the roads!). Unfortunately, when the auto mechanic was driving my car into the bay, he cut the turn a little tight and scraped my rear passenger door against the garage door track….

Scraped van door

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Family Photos

We took some family photos while we were all together at the Oregon Coast. Here is a sampling:

Granparents and Grandkids

Jumping cousins

the whole crazy gang at the beach

the boys and I at the beach

July 29, 2013 Posted by | Travel | Leave a comment

Off to the Southern Oregon Coast!

Car is packed! Here we go!

Heading out for the Southern Oregon Coast to meet my parents and my brother’s family! What a trip! It was a beautiful drive alongside the Umpqua River.

Drive along Umpqua River

We stopped to see the Umpqua Lighthouse

Umpqua Lighthouse

It had beautiful views.

View from Umpqua Lighthouse

We rented a wonderful home very close to the beach. We had a blast with our cousins, uncle and aunt, and our grandparents!

Dairy Queen stop!

Marley has some interesting hair-dos!!!

Ben and Marley with Love Shack hair

Hung out in the spa….

Cousins in the spa

Ben and Marley in spa

We went to Port Orford and had lunch.

Dylan and Marley Port Orford

My brother and I….

My brother and I at Port Orford

Ben in rocks

Both boys in rocks

Ben and Ty in rocks

And we went horse back riding on the beach….

Mar, Ty, and Ben on horses on beach

Dylan on horse on beach

It was too cold to wait on the beach though…..

Grandma and Grandpa on the beach

We had a very special horse back riding guide-

Horse back riding crew

Such a wonderful time spent with our family!!

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