Saturday, April 30, 2022

More Quilts

 Riverton, Utah       High 68 Low 34

Today started out very cool and then as the day proceeded, it got more comfortable.

We went to an estate sale this morning that advertised quilt material. Boy, did they ever have a lot of material. We found quite a lot of fabric to take home along with some other bargains.

We have been busy making and quilting quilts. 

I have some pictures of some of the quilts I have finished:

The next quilt took me a lot longer to quilt that it did to peace. I used high loft batting so the rocks, trees and animals would stand out. I'm sorry that I could make the picture show it like I would have liked.

This quilt was easy to make, and took me quite a while to go around all the animals and rocks and trees.

The next quilt is one of Cindy's large pieced quilts. I don't know how many small pieces, but there are a lot. Doing it over-all, I was able to quilt it fairly fast.

Cindy does like her pieced quilts. There really are lots of little pieces.

I also got a picture of the pear tree in blossom. I missed getting the cherry tree blossoms, but it looks like we will get a lot of pears and cherries this year. The peaches got froze along with the apricots.

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Sunday, April 24, 2022


 Riverton, Utah          High 56 Low 33

Sorry, no pictures today.

We still have been busy, you know, no rest for the wicked.

It has been cold and windy a lot of the time.

Yesterday we heard on the radio that a local Nursery was at Home Depot. If you bought flowers for planting at Home Depot, they would fill pots with potting soil and plant the flowers for you. You could bring as many pots as you wanted, the only limit was time. So we took over about a dozen pots that Cindy was going to plant anyway, just not so soon. They probably gave us at least 2 bags of potting soil and saved Cindy a lot of work later. The only drawback is that we have to put all the pots inside the garage every night for the next while. Free potting soil made it worth while. 

We have been busy with home repairs and, of course, quilting. Our old double oven hadn't been working too well. After 20 years it didn't bake at constant temperatures and parts are no longer available for it, so we got a new GE with French doors on the top oven. Now Cindy doesn't have to lift things over a door to put it in the oven, and the temperature is constant. 

It still has been too cold to get Penny a hair cut and she sure is getting shaggy. We did get out for a walk one afternoon and she acted happy to be out checking all the smells. I'm ready for it to warm up and I'm sure Penny is also.

It looks like the apricots all got frozen. There are lots of pear and cherry blossoms. Before last year, we had never got cherries because the birds seemed to get them before they were even ripe, but last year we had a lot of cherries, but I didn't spray them because I expected the birds to get them. All the new houses by us must have made the birds go somewhere else, so I plan on spraying this year.

Cindy wants to put in a bigger garden than usual, so that means more tilling for me.

I have got a few more quilts quilted. I guess better to stay busy, than watch tv all the time.

Right now, with the high price of fuel, we don't know if we are going to take the camper out this summer.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022


 Riverton, Utah       High 36 Low 21

Right now it is snowing. Yesterday in the morning wasn't too bad and it actually got warm by 2:00 in the afternoon. But this turned out to be short lived. It started to rain at about 5:00 and it really rained then turned to snow (the awful four letter word). By 10:00 there was enough snow that Penny didn't want to go out and I had to carry her to the grass. Needless to say, she didn't stay out very long.

I got some pictures of the trees in bloom yesterday morning.

Here is the same view this morning which is as close to the same shot as the first:

There was 6 inches of snow on our front lawn. I made the mistake of showing Cindy all the snow on the trees and we were soon outside knocking snow off the limbs. She was afraid the branches would break .

We are suppose to have scattered snow flurries for the next two days. Where is all the nice weather we usually have in April? Cindy probably got her wish to have the apricots freeze. I can hardly wait for it to get warmer.

Penny is getting really saggy, but it is so cold that we don't want to get her a hair cut yet.

In between everything else, I took our fence on the front of the garden apart. I took it to one of my friends to weld brackets on the ends, so I can bolt it back together once the powder coaters get through. I painted the fence 2 or 3 years ago and it didn't hold up, so I think powder coating will make a big difference.

I have manage to get two quilt finished and have another on the machine. I still staying busy.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Back In Utah

 Riverton, Utah          High 57 Low 30

We made it home to Riverton. Quite a change in weather from Yuma, which had highs of 98 down to high today of 57 and freezing tonight.

Cindy got to see her Daffodils in bloom. We have lots of them growing in lots of different whites and yellows. I don't know what these flowers are.

The Apricot tree has lots of blossoms, which probably will freeze tonight. We had such a good crop of apricots last year, that Cindy said she hopes they do freeze, as she doesn't have room for any more frozen apricots in the freezer.

Last night we had our friends. Ron and Anna, who are our next door neighbors in Yuma, stop and stay overnight with us on their way to Edmonton. We had a good time visiting last night and they got an early start this morning. We hope to see them again next fall. Cindy and I have been busy getting ready for their visit and also working on the yard. 

Thanks for visiting.