Wednesday, June 29, 2022


 Riverton, Utah           High 88 Low 67

About the middle of the morning we had a thunder shower. We got a lot of rain from it. It only lasted for a little while.

I wasn't sure we would get any cherries, but the birds left me quite a few. Cindy and I picked about 20 pounds this morning.

My son, daughter-in-law and 2 grand kids came over for a visit. Cindy had decided to give them a quilt. and had some to pick from. Bridgette liked one and Don liked another, so Cindy gave them both. The two kids also saw some they liked, so they also went home with a quilt each.

I guess I missed one of them.

The next two pictures show Penny in her favorite spot.

This post wouldn't be complete without one more quilt. This one took a while.

July is almost here.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

A Few More Quilts

 Riverton, Utah      High 85 Low 51

Right now the weather is right where it should be at this time of year. Last week set another record high for the date. Then it cooled off about 40 degrees to the mid sixty's for a few days. Sure has been a strange year.

I still have hopes to get some cherries, but the birds have been busy eating and knocking them off the tree. The ones that are left are about a week from being ripe. That hasn't stopped me from trying a few, but they really aren't quite ripe enough. 

Cindy has been really busy with her garden. I have been busy quilting and putting up some shelving we got at an estate sale for my garage. Hopefully I can get some of my junk organized.

I had a friend of one of my quilting customers call me and asked about quilting a baby quilt. I told her I would be happy to do it. It was probably the smallest quilt I have ever quilted. She seemed happy with the finished product.

I got a couple of Cindy's quilts finished. They took a lot longer than the baby quilt.

Cindy does like her pieced quilts. I showed the back of the above one for Nancy's benefit to show another pieced back.

We did this same quilt in different colors, brown I think. She has another one in Christmas colors. 

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

We've Both Been Busy

 Riverton, Utah       High 88 Low 58

The weather finally got hot, too hot for this early in the summer. The weather guessers are predicting 100 degrees Saturday, which will be a new record high for the date that has stood since 1918.

Cindy told me that some of the yard didn't seem to be getting water. We had a sprinkler repair company work on the sprinkler heads last year. I checked the screen the heads had on them, and all of them were almost plugged with dirt and goo, so I cleaned them and now they seem to be doing better.

Cindy is still making more quilts. She has me square up a lot of the small blocks she sews, and I have done so many that I tell her they must be breeding to have so many. It seem like every night there are a pile of about 100 to trim. Oh, well, I guess I haven't got anything better to do while I watch TV.

I finally got through with the quilt I have been working on for the last 2 weeks. The panel is called Dream Big Leaf. I bought the quilting patterns to do it from Wasatch Quilt Designs. The last set had 57 different patterns in it, while this one only has 24. I didn't care for what she did after the large center set of leaves, so I didn't use some of her designs. Instead, I followed the veins in the leave. What took so long was using about 12 different colors of thread for all the different colored leaves. Each set of leaves are in sets of 8.

Then every other block is a different color, which again required a thread change.

Sorry, the quilt pictures are all I have this time.

We found out that our next door neighbor in Yuma, who is from Edmonton, Alberta, is going to have a triple bi-pass surgery on his heart this summer. We both hope everything turns out well for him.

Today we got a notification that one of our local Grocery Stores had a special on strawberries. We bought quite a few cases, so Cindy can make strawberry syrup and tonight we had strawberry short-cake.

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