May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 NIV

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Best Friends Forever......California Version

So many joys, so many trials.  I have been blessed to go through life's ups and downs with dear friends.  Just recently, I spent 5 days with the "Hume Honeys".......friends that go back to pregnancy, child-rearing and days living in Valencia at our first home in the Fairways development.  These girlfriends have seen me through childbirth and have stepped up to being the other mothers in my boys lives.  Though our children have weathered childhood and have flown the nest, we "other mothers" have kept in touch throughout 40+ years.  We have survived the death of two sons and one spouse and there is a child's marriage that is having some problems.  Through it all, we laugh, love and pray for each other.  
I can't imagine life without these women. 
Barbara Dodson traveled from Granger, IN to be with us

At Sandy Scott's Condo in Lake Tahoe, CA

Beginning with food and drink...Sandy Scott, Mary Bentley, Leslie Sorenson, Barbara Dodson

Mary Bentley and Leslie Sorenson,

Sandy Scott and Barbara Dodson

 And just to make life interesting, it snowed the day we left South Lake Tahoe.....

Blessed Be The Tie That Binds!
Cinco de Mayo 2015

Sewing Project - Not a Quilt

While in Carpinteria last month, I stopped by Roxanne's Make a Wish Quilt shop.  Well, actually, I stopped by at least 3 times. I love her inventory of bright colorful fabrics.  There is always something new to see.  I couldn't resist this chicken fabric.  It helped that they had it made up in a reversible apron.  I felt it calling to me so I bought fabric and pattern and today I finished this.  It will be a present for Lissa and the girls.

While in Carpinteria, I worked diligently on several UFOs.   One was a Fall themed block exchange quilt from 25+ years ago.  I had started out hand-quilting it and I finished it up with machine quilting.  I know it is old because it has fluffy poly batting in it.  But here it is.....Finished is good!

I also worked on my Jackie Gehring project from two different Road to California classes.  It still needs to be bound but it is almost finished.  I have no idea what to do with it.  It is basically a sampler of techniques.  I like the fabrics and colors. 
Carpinteria was lovely as usual.  My niece, Cheryl and I enjoyed a home tour and a visit to an orchid supplier.  We visited, watched a movie and worked on puzzles.  I missed the DGDs and hope they can come next year.

I am truly blessed.