Sunday, June 2, 2019

Lots Going On

Riverton, Utah        High 72 Low 63

We have had a few nice mornings. It has rained either at night or late afternoon since we have been back to Utah. It really is getting tiresome. The rain fall ended up being the second wettest spring at the Salt Lake Airport for the almost 150 years they have been keeping track. South of us (Utah County) they are preparing for floods as soon as the snow melts, which usually is gone by now.
There is a lot of snow still in the mountains with more added with each storm we get.

In the nicer mornings we have tried to get the garden work done. We finally got the parts Cindy is not planting covered with the weed barrier.

Another morning I got a window awning installed with the help of Skyler, who happened to be out of school that day. Cindy wanted the awning to keep the afternoon sun out of her office. What we did should help.

Penny was looking pretty shaggy but we hesitated on getting her hair cut because it has been so cold, but I finally made an appointment and had her hair cut. She has been extra clingy since because she is cold but it is supposed to warm up (we hope).

Little Miss Shaggy.

I have a sister, Kathy, that has been in the hospital with leukemia and fungal pneumonia for the past 4 months.  I went to a meeting with her and her doctors Friday. The prognosis is not very good. They only gave her a 2% chance of recovery and for this and a few other reasons we are staying home for now and may travel to Monticello to see Stephanie's home in the middle of nowhere. We will stay close until we find out how Kathy is doing.

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Is It March or May?

Riverton, Utah         High 58 Low 40

We got Cindy's garden ready for planting and got the areas we didn't want to plant covered with a good weed barrier. It lets water through but won't let sunshine through, which supposedly the weeds need to grow.

The only problem is that the weather has been more like March than May. We don't have any frost forecast, but parts of southern Utah have had snow (Cedar City). The weather forecasters have said that the temperatures are 10 degrees lower than normal for this time of year with rain forecast every day for the for the next 14 days with only three days of no rain and partly cloudy.

We are beginning to wish we had been able to stay in Yuma longer, but at least we are not in Oklahoma with all the tornadoes.

We want to take the fifth wheel out but are going to wait until the weather improves.

Meanwhile we have both been busy, me quilting Cindy's quilts and Cindy making more to make sure I don't ever get caught up. Also she has been busy with her new embroidery machine.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Sorry Nancy, We Didn't Know!

Riverton, Utah       High 80 Low 57

Today we had a few things to do in South Salt Lake. By the time we got through, it was time for lunch.

We decided to go to Taco Time and eat in the car because we had Penny with us. When we got through eating, we pulled through the parking lot of the shopping mall we were by and we passed one of the quilt stores we hadn't had time to take Nancy to yesterday. We had no intention of stopping but signs all over the place said owner retiring, everything on sale.

With that kind of invitation we had no will power but to check it out. All the fabric was on sale for at least 30% off  with some of it 50 and 60% off. Cindy had already started a quilt with some of the greys and black Nancy gave her and we found a grey fabric that will make a good back for the quilt. It was 60% off and the original price was $10.99 a yard which made it $4.40 a yard.

This was a great price for name brand material (Timeless Treasures). She also bought some other colors for the same price. Yes I know, no will power, but for the price who could resist. The stores are called The Cotton Shop and are located in Murray, Sandy, and Provo. All are closing and Cindy also got some embroidery thread, Robbins Anton, for half off. All the other brands are half off.

I don't know if Nancy plans on going back to Salt Lake but it might be worth it. Again sorry we didn't know about the sale yesterday.

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Our Own Quilt Show?

Riverton, Utah          High 81 Low 54

The weather forecasters say it is about 10 degrees cooler than usual. It is supposed to cool off some more later this week.

I did get a picture of the raspberries.

We have been talking to Nancy Kissack for a little while about seeing her while she is in Utah. Since her time in Heber City and the ride on the Heber Creeper got derailed, she decided to come and visit us today. Nancy had a lot of pieces of fabric for Cindy for which she is grateful. She already is picking out pieces to use in one of her quilts.

We decided to take her to several of our favorite quilt stores and to do lunch with her.

We started out in Riverton at My Sister's Quilts And then moved on to Quilters Retreat in Draper.
We got several pictures of quilts and I found out that Cindy and I are not the only ones addicted to fabric. We did buy some but Nancy found and bought some kits she really liked.

Since we were close to one of our favorite restaurants, The Philadelphian, we stopped and had sandwiches and onion rings. The Philadelphia sandwich is always way more than we can eat.

Next we went to Quilts Etc in Sandy. Another kit left with us and then we went to Mormon Handicraft in Midvale that always has sale fabric. This time they had a lot of baby fabric for 75% off and some more fabric came home with us.Cindy also found a kit for 50% off so it left with us.

Hey, somebody has to keep the stores in business, so why not us?Yes, Sandie, we do seem to have enough fabric, but it really doesn't wear out until you make a quilt out of it.

After that we had to come home so Nancy could get back to her fur babies before rush hour. We had a good visit with her and hope to see her in Yuma this winter.

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Raspberries Got Planted

Riverton, Utah            High 69 Low 46

It has been a little chilly but the forecast is for somewhat warmer weather. Usually it has been safe to plant anything we want after Mother's Day.

Yesterday we bought some raspberry plants and a few tomato plants. Today we got the raspberries planted.

This afternoon I started putting down the weed barrier so we won't have to do so much weeding. The kind it got this time is plastic mesh with felt that lets water through but keeps the sun out so the weed can't grow.

The last time we put down plastic membrane which deteriorated in the sun and wouldn't let water through. The plastic membrane was a real mess to clean up. The kind we got this time is supposed to last at least 5 years.

We had planned on leaving with the fifth wheel after the garden was finished but have decided to wait until after Memorial Day because of the problems getting into Parks.

I had one of my hearing aids quit and sent it back to the people I got it from. They sent it back saying it worked but it still doesn't so I have an appointment Monday to see how my hearing is and see what they can do with the defective hearing aid. It's been kind of a pain to only have one ear to hear out of.

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Salt Lake Quilt Show

Riverton, Utah       High 71 Low 48

It has been a lot nicer here and stills cools off at night for good sleeping.

We went to the big Salt Lake Quilt Show which actually is held in Sandy. There were a lot of people there as well as lots of vendors selling things.

We did buy some more quilt patterns that were on sale for the show. We got them from Ann Bright who is one of our favorite designers.

There were so many quilts that it was had to pick out a favorite. I have included some of our favorites.

There were about 6 quilts with different scenes from Oregon.

Lots of little pieces in this quilt.

These little squares measured 1 inch finished. It took a lot of work.

There were many groups of the same quilt by various quilters.

One group started with a photo of different scenes in southern Utah, which they turned into a quilt. I imagine it took a lot of work to accomplish.

This show is one of the larger, if not the largest show we go to. We always enjoy it. This time we planned on spending 2 or 3 hours and ended up being there for about 4 1/2 hours.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Changeable Utah Weather

Riverton, Utah            High 71 Low 47

Today started off really nice. It has been nice for the last few days after all the rain we had the first of last week. The nights have been cool enough for good sleeping.

I got some more pictures of Cindy's flowers and some of our blossoming trees.

Then this afternoon it clouded up and rain is in the prediction for the next few days with cooler temperatures. It has been said about Utah weather "If you don't like what it is now, wait an hour and things will change." This is especially true this time of year.

We have both been busy trying to get the garden in shape to plant. Cindy has been spending a lot of time with Linda going through their Mom's stuff. There sure is a lot.

IN between working on the garden I've got 4 quilts quilted and am now working on one that will take a lot of time to complete. No all over designs on this one.

We want to go see Stephanie's new home which I said was about 45 miles from the middle of nowhere in San Juan county. It is about an hour from Moab or Monticello on what looks like some rough roads. It should be interesting.

We are taking the fifth wheel and at first were going to stay on their property but after looking at the roads, I'm not sure we can get the truck and trailer to their place so we are going to stay in a RV Park, probably in Monticello and drive to their house and see if I can get the trailer there.

This trip will be to take some things to the grand and great grand kids. We bought a real nice wooden rocking horse for the smaller kids at a yard sale and are looking forward to giving it to them.

This probably won't happen for three weeks or a month, but we would like to get there before it gets too hot in southern Utah.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

It's Cold Here

Riverton, Utah          High 53 Low 47

Saturday we drove back to Utah. Yesterday was cloudy but the temperature wasn't too bad. Today has more than made up for the nicer day. It has rained all day with snow predicted tomorrow. The awful 4 letter word. We definitely have turned into Arizonans.

We got word that we had another great grand daughter born about 9 hours after we got back to Riverton so we went to Provo to see her and her family. She was about a month early and will be in newborn intensive care for at least 2 weeks. Sorry, no pictures. (parents don't want us to) She Weighs just over 5 pounds. The nurse told us she can't suck yet and that she has to learn to eat before she can be released.

Cindy was happy to see some of her flowers in bloom in spite of the cold weather. She has been busy cleaning up the yard and cracking the whip to get me to help. We have got a lot done but still have lots to go. Cindy wants to plant new raspberries and tells me we are not taking the fifth wheel out until they are planted and the garden is in shape. lol She says four years of asking is enough and is finally putting her foot down.

The apricot tree is loaded with blossoms. Looks like a good crop if it doesn't freeze.

Cindy went down today to help Linda with their Mom's stuff. She still has lot to go through. Tomorrow we are taking the truck to haul some of the stuff here.

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