January Garden And Update

It seems unimaginable that the rest of the country is having such severe weather.  Here, it’s like spring/summer.  For this months garden post, I took a few shots of my front yard and spliced them together.  My gardener is helping with a lot of yard clean up.  Today, I went to several nurseries to find some plants – more on that later.


I also went to my very first Quilt Show, Road To California, which took place in the city of Ontario, not too far from my house.  It was an amazing experience! The crowd got to me a bit, but I found some really nice things.  I took dear hubby on another day to see my latest madness passion.  I also wanted him to see the long arm machines – planting the seed for possible future purchase… He actually found the machines, especially the computerized ones fascinating, the quilts, not so much.


I also met a very nice woman demonstrating one of the long arm machines who turned out to be an author of quilt books.  Dear hubby bought me two of her books, and she even signed them for me!


And finally, I had to add this photo – only at a Quilting Convention, attended by mostly older women.  All the men’s bathrooms converted temporarily into women’s bathrooms 🙂


Happy Birthday Nona!

Today is my dear mother-in-law’s 90th birthday.  Happy Birthday mama! I hope you have a wonderful day! Thank you for raising such an amazing son, whom I am lucky to be married to 🙂


Wrapping Up The Holidays And Moving Forth

The best part of the holidays were and will always be the gathering of loved ones.  Dear older son flew back to Arizona yesterday, and younger two return to University today.  Here is a photo of the kids taken at my parents house, playfully shoving each other – always hard to get a good photo of them together.  When I bring out the camera, it’s almost a cue for them to make faces and act silly, especially the boys:


Some quick lampwork bead jewelry – a commission from my sister:


And to plant some pink buttercups.  On a cycling ride up to Oak Glen, dear daughter saw these and thought I would enjoy them – so thoughtful!


Now on to tackle all the things I have planned for the year!

Happy New Year 2014!

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!!!