Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WIPS and Finishes

Here is some of the items I have finished or am working on while in Boston.

Quilt I am piecing - note the shower curtain doubles as a design wall

AJ's flannel quilt-- pieced
Table runner from block kits I found at the Goodwill store

Almost finished -- $5 kit from Tuesday Morning -- with my own twist

Hand quilted --  $2 vintage kit from thrift store in Alpine, TX

This will be our Christmas tree in the apartment. It will have lights

Anne Marie's chevron mitts, a hat to match, mitts for the boys and a tube scarf

Vintage afghan kit to crochet -- just put it in a matching basket

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cape Cod Trip

Our first Saturday trip was Cape Cod. Anne Marie, Thomas, and I packed a lunch for the beach.
First stop was the Water Street Cafe in Plymouth for breakfast.
We parked in front of this house.

Plymouth Rock

The harbor -- I love how the boats are moored.

This is a replica of the Mayflower

Next stop was the Jo Ann fabric store where I bought baskets and thread for $5. It took us awhile to get to our beach destiny with a stop at Snow's Home and Garden Center and another stop at the Yarn Basket. ( I love that the owner tossed me the yarn I wanted to purchase!)

Finally, Head of the Meadows Beach.

This lab enjoyed the water and I enjoyed watching her.

At the top of the path, you could see all the dunes.

Too late! We read about the shark alert as we were leaving.
We decided to do some more exploring and took a side trip to the Highland Lighthouse. The area was under going preparations for a wedding.
Awesome lighthouse -- I could live there.

That is Anne Marie and Thomas up top in the lantern room

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Before Boston

Before I moved to Boston, I worked on some projects---
Wound lots of yarn to take with me

Vintage blocks 

Cut a new quilt

Finished some potholders

Made dish towels
Started knitting a scarf with this beautiful yarn

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Texas in June

The next week after my retirement, I went to Texas to watch Barrett. I taught him to say "granny" and "bad dog".
Loved making a mess!
Messed up all my folded laundry!
Love the hat!
Just the happiest baby!
Helping Granny do yard work!

Barrett and I enjoyed watching the baby birds whose nest was outside the back door. Before I left, they all flew out and away.

While everyone was sweltering back east, it only got to the 60's in Alpine. We had some awesome cloud coverage.