Monday, September 1, 2008


We have had an enjoyable but quiet Labor Day weekend. Our son, the teacher/traveler, came home for a couple of days. It is always fun to have him home, as we have great conversations. He is so knowledgeable about so many things with opinions to match! We learned years ago, it didn't do any good to argue with him; as he is usually right. The weekend included a trip to the city to upgrade our family plan of cell phones (ugh!); and also a trip to the mountains.

Bob and Mike hiked down to this swimming hole, while I (the non-outdoors-type) stayed in the car to read my new decorating magazine. Unfortunately, ten minutes after they left; I rolled down my window and the security alarm on the car went off for some reason. I spent my reading time trying to figure that out.
We came home by way of the skyline drive that gives us this view of our little town.

Then the grandkids came over to play with Uncle Mike. What is better than a single uncle that is still a kid himself and brings presents plus some of his own "toys" to play with?

It was the best kind of weekend!!


Last week for a church women's group, I needed to bring two potholders for an exchange. I had been wanting to try some of Irene Berry's (an editor at Quilters Newsletter Magazine) paper-pieced patterns. I knew I didn't want to make a whole quilt, so potholders seemed the perfect project. I chose an apple and a radish. I liked the way they turned out, so I will probably make some more for gifts.

Thanks for stopping by,




Smilingsal said...

You sound as if you're having a good Labor Day Weekend.

The potholders are beautiful. You really worked on them. I am not talented like that.

Shelia said...

Good afternoon! I love your potholders and what a job you've done on them. Happy Labor Day!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

French said...

Ohhh I love your future blogger pics;) (smiles) Thanks for stopping in and sharing your beautiful pics with us! French;)

bj said...

So glad your holiday was a good one.Nothing in the world like having family around.
I love your potholders...great job.

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Hi Sally! Just wanted to thank you again for the lovely award! And I wanted to let you know I will be mentioning it in my blog tomorrow. I'm sorry it's taken so long, but as you know, I had a rough week last week. Thank you for stopping by and for you sweet message. And thank you again for sharing that beautiful award. As a new blogger it really put a smile on my face! Susan