Thursday, December 31, 2020

Happy New Year

Riverton, Utah          High 34 Low 21

Just a quick note to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I'm hoping next year is better than the last one has been!

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Monday, December 28, 2020

Christmas Star and Another Quilt

 Riverton, Utah       High 32 Low 18

It has been snowing slightly all day. There isn't much accumulation. It has been really cold.

We went out to where there weren't any houses and on about the only clear night, we got to see the convergence of Jupiter and Neptune, the Christmas Star. I got a few pictures but they aren't blown up like some we have seen. 

It was worth seeing.

Penny got a haircut today in preparation for going south. The only glitch is that we may not get to go now because of a serious  health problem with one of our grand-daughters. We planned on leaving Wednesday but won't know either way until tomorrow when she goes and see the Doctor.

Sorry that the pictures of Penny are fuzzy, but she wouldn't hold still to have her picture taken.

The following are pictures of one of the quilts I finished. I like the way it turned out.

It took some planning to get the ovals to line up right. We both like the end result.

On Christmas day we had a zoom meeting with my kids and some of the grandkids. We gave my daughter, that lives nearby, a quilt. She sowed it off on the zoom, and my other daughter told me that she broke down and cried after I left the meeting because she was so glad to get it. 

As for going to Yuma, I'm afraid family comes first and we shall see what tomorrow brings.

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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Almost Christmas

 Riverton, Utah       High 39 Low 28

It is still cold today but not as cold as it has been.

We have had some snow but most of it has melted. The weather guessers say we have several big snow storms headed our way.

We have been reluctant to have Penny's hair cut as she gets so cold. She is scheduled for a hair cut the Monday after Christmas and she should look a lot better. One day she stayed out way longer than usual and when she came in, she shivered for a long time and wanted to be held. This lasted for the rest of the day and we think she got hypothermia. The next day she was back to being herself and we have watched more carefully how long she gets to stay out.

This is the shaggiest Penny has ever been.

Cindy's two Christmas cactuses are in full bloom and look nice.


We both have been busy with quilts. Cindy making them and me quilting. I have one customer that brought two quilts for me to do so she could get them out for Christmas presents. 

We make some Christmas present deliveries yesterday, one of which was to Provo for two great grandsons.

I filled the car with gas yesterday and it has been a month almost to the day since it was last filled and it took 14 gallons. You can see how little we have been driving. Cindy says we will make up for it when we go to Yuma, which we still plan on after Christmas. Not sure exactly which day because of not sure of weather conditions.

Now more quilt pictures, I hope you are not getting tired of seeing what we have been doing.

Cindy keeps telling me that it takes her a lot longer to make a quilt than it does for me to quilt but this one took me way longer to quilt. 

I had to design some of the patterns so the machine could do the sewing.

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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Is 2020 Like The Movie Ground Hog Day?

 Riverton, Utah             High 41 Low 21

Last night we watched the movie Ground Hog Day. Someone estimated that Bill Murray's character had to have lived February 2nd for almost 34 years to have been through everything he did. I almost feel like I have lived 2020 for at least 10 years. Wake up, shower, quilt for most of the day, watch TV in the evening, same thing day after day. Cindy says she gets up, quilts for a while, cooks, quilts again, watches TV in the evening, day after day. But hey, at least we are staying away from the virus and do have going to Yuma at the end of the month. Life really is good. 

Cindy has been giving me a bad time about being able to do the machine quilting faster than she can make the quilts, but that finally changed. She found an animal quilt that someone had put the blocks together. We got it at a yard sale sometime. It only took her part of a day to put it together and because of the pattern we bought for it, it took me all of 2 days to quilt. It wasn't hard to do with the computer, but it took a while to sew each pattern.

I put a picture of the pattern on this post because it is a little hard to see on the finished quilt.

Another quilt I finished was a Santa embroidery quilt. this one took a while to quilt, but still not as long as it took Cindy to embroider. 

Cindy made this leaf quilt from a quilt she saw on the internet and she figured out the pattern. We used a maple leaf pattern to quilt it.

Cindy has our home looking like Christmas. Everywhere you look there are decorations.

She put out all the decorations because we haven't been here to put them out for a few years.

I hope you don't mind all the quilt pictures. 

It has been cold lately. When Penny goes out, she is only outside for a few minutes and is barking at the door to come back inside. Most of the time she then wants Cindy or I to hold her and cover her with a blanket for a little while to warm up. But don't get the idea that she is a little spoiled, she is a whole lot spoiled. Penny is getting pretty shaggy, but we don't want to get her hair cut because she would be even colder.

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