Tuesday, October 12, 2010

This & That

My mom was here for a visit recently. She mentioned that she always uses a polyester fleece blanket to snuggle under when she watches TV or reads a book in the evenings. I convinced her that a quilt is so much nicer, so she chose a blue color pallette from my fabric stash and we worked out a design - simple appliqued hearts. I got this much done before she left to go home, and I will finish it up and send it to her at a future date - maybe for Christmas, or for her birthday in February.

She turned 81 on her last birthday and has never been to Yellowstone before, so a trip to that National Park was at the top of the list of reasons for her visit. We got to see lots of these big guys,

and of course Old Faithful performed as always, right on schedule.

This was a great time of year to go because there were absolutely no crowds or traffic jams. The weather was perfect and we really enjoyed ourselves.

I was at Sam's Club the other day and picked up a new issue of Country Home magazine, and what a surprise it was! Beautiful homes and not one single advertisement! Shocking, huh? If you haven't seen it yet, you should check it out for yourself - it's really nice.

My daughter took the new baby to have his pictures taken a few days ago and they turned out so cute I just have to share. Click here for the link to the photographer's blog where she has them posted. I can't wait to get some prints made. DD#2 had a dentist appointment last Friday so I got to spend some quality one-on-one time with the little guy while she was gone - YUM!

It's been a month since I injured my arm & shoulder stripping wallpaper and it's still giving me fits. I've started physical therapy and the therapist told me I had done damage to my rotator cuff and have a case of tennis elbow. He assures me that no surgery will be necessary, but I sure wish there was a magic wand I could wave to have me back to normal quickly!


Kim said...

I just checked out his pictures - he is beautiful!!

Nedra said...

What wonderful pictures of Tyce. Love the cute little blue crochet diaper. It's amazing what photographers can do these days to capture the purity of these newborns.

Lori said...

How sweet that you are making your mom a snuggle quilt. I'm sure she'll love it.
OMGosh! Tyce is so sweet! What awesome photos!
Hope the PT helps your shoulder.

Rugs and Pugs said...
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Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
How wonderful that your Mom got to visit Yellowstone.
Tyce is a real doll. What fantastic photos. The photographer is very talented.
I hope your shoulder and elbow mend quickly.
Hugs :)

whitey said...

That baby Tyce is so cute! Sorry to hear that your arm is giving you so much grief how is the kitchen coming then if you are out of commission?

Joanne said...

Amazing you could work on that quilt for your MOm with your shoulder! Take care of yourself!

Tyce is adorable!

Must have been nice to visit with your Mom -she'll love your quilt!

woolwoman said...

wonderful quilt for your mom - glad you were able to make the trip out west to yellowstone - it's on my wish list too ! congrats on the darling new grandbaby - wonderful photos from the Utah hook in - that huge rug with the blue flowers was stunning - lots of other great photos too - thanks for sharing those Mel

Angie Berry ~ Berry Homespun Primitives said...

Love the colors, the blues are going to make a beautiful quilt for her, what a great idea!

I'm sure she enjoyed her trip, it looks like lots of fun. I've never been there either and would love to go one day. It's a beautiful place!

I checked out your new baby's pictures and oh my word! He is adorable!! The photographer did a wonderful job of catching his baby cuteness!

Sorry you are still hurting, not good. Hope things are better for you now!