Thursday, December 7, 2023

Quilt Show at The Festival Of Trees

Riverton, Utah           High 51 Low 35

It was cool this morning, especially when I was outside raking leaves. We had some wind which made it a lot colder. The weather guessers are predicting snow overnight with lots colder weather.

Like I said, we went to the Festival Of Trees and ran into a quilt show that we hadn't expected.

The next one is a lot like a pattern that Cindy made called Santa in the Pines. The only difference I could see was where Santa was placed.

I'm not sure what giraffes have to do with Christmas. Maybe the snow flake blocks.

I liked the swirl quilting on the next one.

This area was loaded with quilts for sale which you didn't have to bid on.

This afternoon we went to Costco and bought 2 of their cooked chickens which we think are a real bargain at $4.99 each, especially when the uncooked young chickens are 2 for 15.98. We also bought other things. I think I have done really well to get out of Costco for under $100.00, but we didn't make it today.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Festival Of Trees

 Riverton, Utah           High 53 Low 35

Today was warmer than usual with lots of sunshine. We got more leaves picked up.

We went to the Festival Of Trees, which is a fund raiser for the University Children's Hospital. It was a lot larger than I remember it being in the past, but it has been a while since we went to it.

The displays had starting prices on them, and we found out that they were bid on and usually went for a lot more than the starting price.

There were different categories' and I will start out talking about the ginger bread displays. Most were very elaborately made out of edible cake and frosting and cookies. The bases weren't edible. Most of the ginger bread displays had sold tags on the information sheets.

We hadn't expected it, but there were also lots of Christmas quilts which I will put on the next post.

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Saturday, December 2, 2023

Funeral and Some Quilts

 Riverton, Utah       High 38 Low 28

We got back just in time for more snow. It snowed yesterday and part of the night. While it wasn't much snow here, The weather guessers were predicting up to 6 feet in the mountains by Sunday night. They are predicting snow this evening and some more tomorrow.

Tuesday we went to my Brother's funeral. There were quite a few people there. There were 10 of what they called honorary pall bearers. Our only duties were to lift the coffin and put in into the hearse.

Friday we went to The Festival of Trees, a charity thing for The Primary Children's Hospital. This is the first time we have been here to go to it for a while.

It was so large that I will wait until the next post to talk about it and to put the many pictures on the post.

I have also been working on some quilts, one of Cindy's and one for a customer. The first one is Cindy's which was on the blog when she pieced it.

This is the pattern we pick out for it.

The next one is my customer's baby quilt. It is a very simple pattern. 

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Saturday, November 25, 2023

Made It To Utah, What is All This White Stuff

 Riverton, Utah         High 33 L 27

We made it to Utah just in time to rake leaves and bag them. We had 11 large bags of leaves. Last night it snowed and so it was a good thing we picked up leaves when we did. Just what is all this white stuff? I thought that's why we went to Arizona, to get away from it. It started to snow at about 9:00 last night when the weather guessers said midnight and snowed steady until about 2:00 this afternoon, when it was supposed to stop at 11:00 AM. We didn't get as much snow as further north in the valley, but enough.

We went over to Tammy's for Thanksgiving dinner. It was just Cindy and I and Tammy and her kids. Cindy enjoyed it that she didn't have to fix a Thanksgiving meal.

Our gas dryer has been acting up and we decided that with all the sales going on for Black Friday, we would check out the price on a new washer and dryer. I keep telling Cindy "they are only about 23 years old and should last longer then that" but she didn't believe me. Anyway we found wanting a gas dryer and actually getting one are two different things. One store told us maybe they could get somewhat what we wanted by nearly Christmas, but weren't sure. Another store said they showed that they had a different brand but it would be at least three weeks to get here.

The last store we tried not only had what we had looked at earlier but also had a larger dryer than any of the other stores offered us. They said they could deliver them as early as Tuesday next week, but my brothers funeral is Tuesday. And we are putting a drawer under each of the appliances so I want to raise where the dryer vent comes out of the wall, so we are getting the new appliances on December 5th which is a lot quicker than the other two stores. 

Before we left for Yuma, Cindy decorated most of our home for Christmas. Since we got back she has continued decorating.

This is the first time we have had the large Santa out. From the mirror image, you can tell how tall he is.

Today I got started on raising the dryer vent height. I also repositioned the electrical outlet, which also need to be raised. I don't think I'll be finished for a few days, but at least I got a good start.

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