Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Night

I hope that everyone had a safe Halloween. Of course, that was a bit harder to do this year in the aftermath of Sandy. There were no tick-or-treaters at our house so we still have candy. Click on "Triple the Fun" to see my triplet grandsons in their Halloween costumes. They are the cutest crayons ever!

A friend from Australia came to visit me beginning around mid-October and then we traveled for a little over a week so I hope I don't bore some with my tales of travel and pictures. The weather was beautiful until the last few days as Sandy approached. One of the things we did was to go on a Moonlight Trolley Tour of the Washington, DC area. Of course, Washington is beautiful at night. Here are some pictures taken while I was on the tour. I highly recommend it!

U.S. Capitol

Jefferson Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

FDR Memorial

Iwo Jima
I'll be posting more pictures of DC and other places over the next few days so stay tuned.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Another Wonderful Time at Camp Cheerio

Once again, those of us who went on the quilt retreat to Camp Cheerio had a wonderful time! This was our annual quilt show held on Saturday afternoon. Luckily it didn't rain, it just looked rather threatening. Many quilters come each year and we become great friends. Then there are new people - not totally new because we know each other from the GardenWeb Quilt Forum - but people we have not met in person before. This year we had a quilter attending from Australia! Others come from all over the United States and we have had someone attend from Canada in the past. I'm lucky that I live within driving distance of where the camp is located.

I was more productive this year than I usually am. I buckled down and made this 2-sided I Spy Quilt for my triplet grandsons. It's my first I Spy Quilt, first time making a totally 2-sided quilt, first time making a quilt with no binding, and my first tied quilt so many new things that fortunately were all successful. There is a picture of the front and the back. It's now in the mail on its way to California.