Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Lots of Rain and Penny is My Buddy Again

 Yuma, Arizona         High 57 Low 43

Yesterday it rained hard for most of the morning. It is as much rain as I have seen since we have been in Yuma. Then it got very windy and cold. It has been cold all day. All the retention ponds in our Park got full of water but today there is only one with any water left. The people that live next to it say they have river view property.

After Nancy left, Penny wants to sit on somebody's lap, usually mine. So I guess Penny and I are still friends.

We have been busy working on quilts and Cindy finish one large quilt. She has another one almost finished.

Cindy tells me that she wants to be sure I can stay busy when we get back to Utah. From the pictures, you can tell Cindy likes scrappy quilts, most of which are king size.

Meanwhile we have mostly been staying home. There is not a lot going on here in our Park.

We do get out and walk a lot more here than back in Utah.

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Penny Is A Traitor

 Yuma, Arizona       High 81 Low 57

It is way warmer than Utah. We have been here a week and have worked hard every day. Lots of bushes and palm trees to trim, weeds to pick and we had to repot some small palm trees. We did loose some plants over the summer. One of our friends cleaned up some of our patio. We were very grateful for what they did for us.

Nancy Kissack made it to our park yesterday. She brought some fabric scraps for Cindy, Which delighted Cindy. After Nancy left, she spent 2 hours looking and sorting through what she brought to her. While Nancy was here Penny climbed up onto her lap and went to sleep. Since Penny never does that, I thought she was a little traitor.

Today we went to Mexico with Nancy to get Cindy's meds. After the trip to Algodones, we went to the Arizona Market. They both bought fabric. It is one of our favorite fabric stores. 

One day when I took Penny to the grass, I saw a road runner stretched out on the grass. I thought maybe it was hurt, but as soon as I got too close it got up and ran off. Maybe it was just stetching in the warm spot on the grass. 

At the Arizona Market there was a large ship that we haven't seen there before. We have no idea why it is there.

We did find out it was made of Styrofoam.

Right now we still don't know if we will be able to stay here very long. Our granddaughter has a spinal tap scheduled for tomorrow and we hope they find out what is going on with her. 

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Monday, January 4, 2021


 Riverton, Utah          High 41 Low 30

It is a lot (for here) warmer. It is the warm ahead of the next storm. 

Poor Penny has had her jacket on every time she has gone out since her haircut and she wants to be under the covers at night a lot more than before the haircut. We went for a short walk this afternoon. there was enough wind to make it a little uncomfortable so we made it a short one. Penny is always ready to go for a walk and when it was 19 degrees I didn't feel like going. Yesterday there wasn't any wind and it was mid 30s so went went for a fairly long walk. 

We have been busy getting finished up before our trip south. We have both been busy, Cindy getting her blocks ready to make another quilt, me, busy quilting. 

The first one is one I finished last week.

This pattern is one we haven't used before. It was designed as a block, but we both like how the four blocks fit together. 

The next quilt is one we bought as a kit, probably 2 years ago. I saw it and liked the quilt they had, other than they did an overall quilt pattern on it. Cindy gave it to me to quilt and told me to do with it what I felt was best. I told her I thought an overall would not do it justice, so I played with the patterns. I think it turned out nice.

It's easier to see the different patterns by looking at the back.

Cindy did tell me that we bought extra material to make the quilt into a king size instead of the full that came with the kit. For you quilters, it took almost 10 yards for the back to do the quilting. That is a lot of material! 

I hope 2021 brings better times than 2020.

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