Sunday, January 14, 2018

Quilt Show in Yuma

Yuma, Arizona           High 77 Low 52

We have mostly been staying out of trouble here in Paradise. Mostly.........this afternoon Cindy came in to tell me that we had another water leak in the secondary water system. When I went out I could see water bubbling out of a section of our landscaping. This leak is the fourth one I've had to repair since we've been here this fall and winter. All of the leaks have been near where a coupling has been put in the irrigation pipe. It looks like, to me, that whoever originally installed the system used pliers to hold the pipe while they installed the coupling. And after a while where they pinched the pipe it started leaking. It's not too hard to repair, it's just the aggravation.

I wasn't sure Cindy had got a picture of the rainbow I talked about last time, but when I downloaded the photos, there it was.

It is a little faint but filled the whole eastern sky.

We went to the quilt show at the Yuma Civic Center. It is held yearly in January. There were lots of nice quilts. Some of the patterns were some we had seen before, but all the quilts in the show have to be entered by members of the local Quilt Guild.

There were some really nice quilts with some fancy quilting.

We both liked this one with the painted tree and animals.

This was  a block of the month back in Utah.

 Cindy got a picture of the whole quilt, and we both thought it was our favorite.  The squares of the  three above  and the square below are close ups of the quilt.

I think we liked this quilt best because of the quilting.

This quilt was hand embroidered. 

There were many vendors there selling lots of quilting supplies. We had bought a kit (at a yard sale) that was short several fat quarters of dark blue and so Nancy and Sandi,we did buy some material. Also a 10 yard bolt of good material for $3.95 a yard, if you took it all, called our name. We do have a quilt in mind that needs a back So it will get put to good use.

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Just Another Day in Paradise

Yuma, Arizona       High 69  Low 50

Yesterday the morning started out OK. We had a some of shuffle board matches here at The Palms with another Park, but about when it was time to start, the wind came up and soon got so bad that both teams decided to cancel.

The wind kept getting stronger and the dust was flying so much that we couldn't even see the mountains.

Then at about 2:00 it started to rain and we had a fairly good rain until about 3:00.

At about 5:00 there was a large rainbow that reached clear across the sky. About that time the clouds started to break up and we woke up to clear sky today.

While it was a little cooler than it has been, it was still a nice day.

I got to play 2 games of shuffle board this morning, winning one and loosing one.

This afternoon we went to Cindy's quilt group where she is giving out a new block every week. I go along to help some of the new quilters with their cutting and with any small problems they might have.

After the quilt group I took Penny to the small dog park so she could play with some of her friends. She always lets us know when it is time for her to see her friends. Last year I had to carry her a lot of the way, but this year she will walk the whole way. It is about a half mile one way and she get a work out going there and then does a lot of running around while there. This is not too bad for such short legs. Then she walks back home. she usually settles down until it is time for bed when she decides it is time to play.

There is the annual Quilt Show here in Yuma Friday and Saturday. I'll let you know how that goes. We might have to buy more fabric. (As if we don't already have enough.) I think Cindy said she has finished 8 quilts since we have been here in a little over 3 months. But life is good.

Thanks for visiting.