as Timon would say in the Lion King - anyway, I feel like I have been slacking in the blog department. A lot has been going on, first off with finishing my projects - so excited about that, but I am now finishing off the last few instructions to go along with the projects - have I ever told you I hate writing patterns? Well, now I have. Anyway...........
Girl's trip this last weekend to visit the family! Dad was off to Alaska, Joe came in from Missouri, and it was Mom's 60th Birthday. I didn't think I was going to be able to make it, but I did. I left the boys at home and took Lili and Jessie back home for the weekend. Why Jessie? - well, keep reading..........
Dad's garden - it is always so gorgeous! I love going home and just being in his massive yard, we always head for the berry bushes that seem to be everywhere.
So, why did Jess drive home with me, and why the heck is she here? Well, she is the reason I got my projects done. Let's call her my slave, if you will. We have this arrangement going on for the next month where she does whatever I ask and she gets new clothes in return, not a bad gig for me - and I hope she is having fun. But seriously, I haven't had so much fun in my life with her here - she is a breath of fresh air and keeps Clint and me laughing all the time. Oh, the coolest thing that I didn't know about her is that she loves to cook!- NO WAY, ju gotta be kidding me! (Nacho Libre)
So, according to Clint - Jess and I make the perfect woman - because she can cook and loves it - and I don't, but can do other things. He will never live down that comment.
Grandpa, my sweet Daddy is always so good to help the grandkids get their fill on the berries. The boysenberries were ripe for the picking as you can see from the picture with me and Jess - we made the most incredible pie from those babies.
Our trip couldn't have been complete without a trip to the Lehi Bakery - 7 grown adults in a minivan - it couldn't have been more fun. I love my brother's and sisters! Oh, the donuts weren't bad either, I mean - they are the best donuts in the world!
It was fun getting out of the van with our big boxes of donuts and Dad coming over to check it out, wearing his "Greatest Dad" shirt very appropriately. So left to right: Josh, Abby, me, Joe, Amy, Dad, Dig aka Jon - Jess is taking the picture. I love these people!!!! We stayed up way too late each night playing Pit and Phase 10 - Mom's favorite thing to do. What a weekend! I am so glad I was there.
Okay - now that things are starting to get back to normal with the quilts, I thought I would share the smallest of peeks form one of my secret projects. My favorite quilt in the group I think - so I hope you enjoy the peek! Right now I have a T-shirt quilt on the racks and will be catching up soon, so the quilting pictures http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifwill be starting up again next week, I hope.
Another thing that is going on is that our Charity Trip is coming up. Clint has convinced me to go, so we have our trip booked and the babysitter's ready! I just wanted to let everyone know that we pay for our trip from our own money (airfare, hotel, food, etc..) and that all donations go towards the cause. We have reached our quilt goal, thanks to the amazing help from Sarah and everyone involved in Hands2Help. We have confirmed our arrival with the man we work with in Romania and we will be loading up his soup kitchen with food and helping kids in need for the new school year by getting them school supplies. So, if you would like to donate, please do so here.