Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Fire and Ice?

What is it with men and fire? Hey You piles up leaves, brush, logs and other miscellaneous wood item throughout the year, waiting for Burn Season.
Burn Season begins on December 1st when men gather at the local fire station to get their permits. But, they can't necessarily start burning on December 1st. The Powers-That-Be evaluate each day to determine if backyard burning will be safe. Burners must call an 800 number to find out if it's a burn day. Sunday was a burn day. I must admit, the fire is kinda cool.

And today we had snow on the tops of the nearby hills. The morning was cold and rainy but the afternoon was clear and sunny. Still very cold though.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

AAQ Retreat

Last month I attended the 8th annual Alex Anderson Quilt Retreat in Livermore, CA. Due to such high demand, she actually has two sessions now. I attend both session as I am the "official" photographer.

Session 2

Session 1

Session 1 "gift" night. It has become somewhat of a Session 1 tradition for people to make little gifts for everyone. They are placed on the tables for dinner on our last night. What a haul!

The next two pictures are a couple of things I worked on while I was there.

The first one (drunkards path) was some FQ's I've had for a few years. Alex had an Accuquilt die cut machine there for us to try. Jim got pretty good at it and cut these pieces out for me. I finally got the borders on it the other day.

The second one is a kit I got at PIQF in October. Purchased in October and completely pieced by December. That's pretty good for me.

Friday, December 5, 2008


Scott, Leah, Me, Hey You, Krystle, and Becky

We had are Thanksgiving meal the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Leah and her boyfriend Scott and a couple of Leah's friends, Krystle and Becky came up to the house. I made the turkey (breast) and the kids did the rest. We also had a fire in the firepit and roasted marsh mellows. It was a pretty fun day.