Monday, July 26, 2021

Birthday Party and More Quilts

Riverton, Utah      High 97 Low 66

We've had really smoky air for the last few day that was so bad that we couldn't see the mountains in either direction. This afternoon the wind changed direction and is now coming from the south which finally blew away the smoke which is coming here from California. It also got a lot cooler all at once. 

We had a birthday party here for our grand-daughter Alysia. She turned 15. We had some of the kids here and had a barbeque. 

She seemed to enjoy the presents she got.

The apricots got ripe and we used what we could and gave a lot of them away. There are still a lot left on the tree, but we haven't had much luck getting anyone to come and pick them.

Cindy finally made a wall hanging. She has said forever that her walls didn't need to be warm but she did a bunch of Halloween embroidery, quilt as you go, squares and didn't know what else to do with them, so our daughter is getting a wall hanging.

I am almost caught up on quilting. I think I only have 3 more to finish. This is a fairly large quilt, but Cindy let me do an overall Pattern on it so it didn't take too long to finish. I have one on the machine now that is taking a lot longer to quilt (almost a week) but we hope it turns out nice.

I hope you don't get too tired of all the quilt pictures.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

We've Been Eating From The Garden

Riverton, Utah      High 91 Low 70

Today is the coolest day we have had for a while, but if you are outside for any length of time, it still feels warm. Salt Lake is setting all kinds of warm records this summer. For the last week, and they are predicting a few more days, we have had lots of smoke. The winds from The forest fires on the coast are blowing here. Some days we couldn't see the mountains and there are lots of hazardous air warnings. 

Cindy has been getting squash, and cucumbers from the garden. We have been picking apricots every day. Some of them look ripe, but are not quite there. the ones way high in the tree that get more sun are the ones that are ripe.

Cindy has been drying them so far, and plans on making syrup out of a lot of them.  

We have even got a few tomatoes, but when Cindy got the plants, she got the wrong type. We have some the size of marbles, some the size of peas, and a whole bunch of little bitty ones.

I put a dime by some of them for comparison so we could tell how small they are. But they do taste like ripe tomatoes, even if each of them is only a small sample. I think she got grape tomatoes, instead of cherry tomatoes.

And of course we have both been busy quilting and I have to put some more quilts pictures on the post.

We like the way this Halloween quilt turned out.


I think this quilt must have at least 10,000 little pieces, but Cindy is working on one with even more pieces. At least I got to do an over-all pattern on it.

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Thursday, July 1, 2021

Car Show and More Quilts

 Riverton, Utah       High 90 Low 64

It still has been very warm here. I guess new records have been set all over the US and Canada.

Today Riverton Town Days got started. One of the first things was a car show. We went to it and there were lots of fancy and old cars. It is still interesting to me to see cars that I owned when I was in High School that are now antiques, but I guess that is to be expected when I am an antique myself. 

They had lots of people and I got quite a few pictures.

I used to own one this same year but at the time mine was in much better condition.

Anyone remember the A & W trays?

This one isn't old (2011) but was made to look like a antique car.

 Really nice 1950 Chev below.

The old, 1940 Cadillac even looked bigger than others the same year.

The next car had the original radio which played 8 tracks of which the owner had a lot. I think it was a 1966 car. 

1940 Ford.

Souped up Corvette. It looked like they couldn't even get the hood on it.

1940 Buick with original straight eight engine.

An old 1951 Chevy Woody.

In between, I have been busy quilting. Cindy is still busy making them so I will have something to occupy my time. 

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Made It Home To Lots of Heat

 Riverton, Utah            High 99 Low 55

We had an uneventful drive from Panguitch to Riverton. It seemed like there was a lot of traffic on the highway, but it might have been because of the week end.

Salt Lake is predicting record high temperatures for the next week, Highest June since 1915, Longest days straight in June over 100, and earliest 102 temperature. 

It felt hot to us as we unloaded the fifth wheel. 

Everything here seemed to be ok. 

We were glad Panguitch had the Quilt Walk things going on while we were there although Bryce Canyon is quite spectacular and is a sight that shouldn't be missed. 

We both have lots of things to do next week.

Sorry no pictures.

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Pioneer Homes, Heritage Fair, Quilt Race

 Panguitch, Utah           High 88 Low 34

Last evening we went to tour 4 Pioneer Homes as part of the Quilt Walk. The first one we went to had the exterior authentic but had been modernized inside. What used to be an old garage had been turned into a Bed and Breakfast with an automotive motif. The bed was the bed of an old Chev pickup. There was a sink on a transmission case and the bathroom had a toolbox as the base for a sink.

Notice the tail gate shelf.

The other three were left pretty much as they were originally and we liked them a lot better.

Cindy especially liked the stained glass. 

This is an old magnifying glass that was used to read by someone without glasses. 

We went into town expecting to see a parade, but no one knew the parade route and we never found any sign of a parade where their website said it would be. 

We stayed to see the Heritage Fair. They showed how corn was ground with a large rock and a small rock. There were examples of hand quilting which all the kids tried. There also was example of cording wool. Two girls were making butter using cream, a pint jar, and a marble to agitate it.

There was supposed to be a Quilt Race with the parade but it was held with the Heritage Fair. It really was a re-enactment of the Quilt Walk, There were two teams each with seven persons. the object was to walk on the quilt and the back person brought his quilt to the front with out stepping off the row of quilts. The first team to the sidewalk won. It was fun for all the participants and spectators.

We also went to a Quilt Trunk Show so more quilt photos.

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