June 29, 2011

.what’s been happening.

This last week has been a full one. Starting with last Thursday, I met my good friends Jessica & Amy for dinner at PF Changs and a trip to DQ afterwards for dessert. We had so much fun laughing and catching up; it was just what I’d needed.

On Friday, my Mom & I helped Melissa with her yard sale to raise money for her mission trip to Jamaica. After a minor mishap (thinking Coco had run away or worse, jumped in the car of one of the first customers – luckily, she was found in my Mom’s car!), we had a busy day and sold a lot of junk….I mean, treasures. Like this priceless treasure – look what my Mom tried to sell!

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She is stuck with those hot girls for-ev-er. :)

Mom & I left for Priest Lake on Saturday morning. We stopped in Ritzville on our way to visit with my Aunt Kim’s mom Freda. We wanted to see her before she moved to Vancouver, WA to a memory care facility. We had a wonderful visit with her – she had us cracking up!

We enjoyed a few days at the Lake with overcast & cloudy weather. We sat outside for a little bit each day, but mostly stayed inside. I finished 2 out of the 3 quilt projects I took, read a book, and did some Wordoku. Mom beaded up a storm. We napped, visited with friends, and watched movies. Melissa came on Monday for the evening and we all went to Cavanaugh Bay to meet Dave & Karen Baumann for dinner. I just love Cavanaugh Bay and getting to spend time with Baumann’s always makes it better!

I took this quilt to finish binding…I’ve been packing it around with me for a month and I was determined to get it done! I did it! YAY!!

This is probably the most beautiful background I’ve ever used!

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Hey Samson! :) This quilt was made using the Pinwheel Quilt-a-long that Rachel Griffith hosted last year. I pieced it using Ginger Blossoms fabric, had it quilted at the Quilter’s Corner in Spokane. The back is flannel and so cozy.

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We came home yesterday just in time for me to go to dinner with Kate & Candace. We went to the Tagaris Winery in Richland. I told Candace I had been wishing for a place just like that in the Tri-Cities. A relaxed place where you could go with friends and not be pushed to hurry up. It’s beautiful there! We had a fun girls night out before Chris & Candace move to Kelso. Maybe we can squeeze one more in?!

Since dinner with Jess & Amy last week, I’ve had cameras on my mind. Jessica just got a new Canon Rebel XS DSLR. I’ve been wanting one, but putting it off because I didn’t know what to get, or even where to start. After that night, I started doing some research, starting with asking my Facebook friends (they always come through for me!). I talked to Karen about it at dinner the other night and finally took the plunge this morning.

This new friend will be delivered on Friday!


It’s a Canon Rebel T1i. I hope I picked right. It’s so nerve-wracking!!
I can’t wait to get it and play with it at Priest Lake!

Before we go back to Priest Lake on Saturday, I’m packing in dinner with friends, JURY DUTY (I got excused, thank goodness!), a vet appointment, a root canal, a hair appointment, a date with Kamryn, an appointment for Samson to get his teeth cleaned and dew claws removed, and sending Melissa off to Jamaica. Whew! I”ll be glad to get back to the Lake and relax!


Hannah said...

Love the usual!
Jealous of Priest usual!

Scott and Kelli said...

I LOVE the quilt, now that I will be living closer, you might want to keep a watchful eye on it, it might just disappear into my car! All kidding aside, I'm pretty excited to live closer to you!