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Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Yes,  this is almost the end of "the Season".  Not winter, that is still with us.. but Football.
One of the first questions I asked when my future hubby and I started dating, was. Do you watch Football every week-end?  He said no, even though he had been a referee for Football and Wrestling. He just retired from the Wrestling, 51 years.

But this year I told him if he wanted to watch the games after Christmas that was fine with me.
I am going to rethink that statement. I did not know that they are on everyday and all day, and seems most nights.

And to my surprise they did away with half time on T.V. , so no escape from the men that talk constantly. I bet they shut up when they get home... " How was your day today, honey?" " grunt".

So I am going to tell the newscasters, please give a little reprieve to wives or hubby's that are immersed in Football, and Show Half Time!

The people that perform half time spent a long time with the routines, they marched up and down that field probably more than the foot ball players, and they carried and played musical instruments, spent monies on beautiful costumes and trained for hours.

Their families want to see them!  We want to see them. I am tired of a half circle of men constantly talking with a back drop of an empty field.

By the way this is not an ad for Wilson, just happened to be the football I had Ralph pick up at the store for the photo.

Yes, I know this is not about art or quilting, but needed to get this off of my plate.

Now, enjoy the Super Bowl !
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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Speaker De Karlen

Again I am having trouble with Picasa and posting photos on my blog. So had to go the long way and figure out some other way.

Above is a lovely painting by De Karlen.  She will be speaking on this Saturday  January 11, at 2:00.
Yosemite is celebrating it's 150th year, and De is speaking on The Yosemite Grant of 1864.

De was a Park Ranger guided for several years with Discover Yosemite, and worked with the Yosemite Conservancy in Wawona.  So we will get some inside stories.

Light refreshments will be served, come to Timberline Gallery at Gallery Row in Oakhurst.
Bring your neighbors and friends to hear a little history of Yosemite National Park.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Procrastinate ?

Here we are at 2014.  My words for the year are "Acceptance" and "Prosperity."

Well, I should have added the recognition of procrastination. I seldom commit to exchange blocks.
But here I am ready with 8 blocks to be exchanged at my once a year 1 week quilt retreat the end of January.

About this time of year everyone that goes to camp tries to stay away from any one with a cold, walk carefully, so as not to break anything and stay healthy.
I can't even remember how may years I have been attending, eons I think.

Last year we regrouped at a new location and we have a group table of 8. There are a total of 50 ladies participating. One way ward soul decided we should have an exchange block.. So here they are, done and ready to be packed. Not all 50 ladies, just the 8 at our table.

To tell the truth, I really should have been working on another piece that is due, this is where the procrastination came in.. Or should we call it ruminating regarding the best plan of attack.

Everyone shows glamous food. You have probably learned by now, that regarding food I am pretty basic. But I saw a recipe on Pinterest that sounded interesting. A pork roast, a can of cranberry sauce, and some salad type dressing, forget what it was, because I did not have any.  So I added  salsa.
Place it all in the crock pot.  My type of cooking. Yes, fancy it up when serving, a sprig of parsley, on a pretty platter, sauce in a gravy boat etc..

I will not tell you, I didn't gain any weight, or that I could have eaten all the sauce or poured it over everything in sight.

It was sooo good.  Oh, the pork roast was good also, add a baked potato, some veggies and a salad,
and spread the sauce over everything, well maybe not the salad.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Years 2014 & Goals

The topic of "Goal Setting"is the topic of most of the blogs.
If I wrote down all I would like to do, am going to do, I would be dizzy.

Yes, I miss some entries that I would like to try. But sometimes I wonder if they don't tell the Themes early enough or am I missing the start dates. Not that I am not busy enough, oh, I am. 

So today I decided to just work on putting some pieces together of my hand dyes. In the style of Rayna Gilmans books on sewing strips. I love her attitude and yes, I do have a project in the making with these. Sorry it is a secret at the moment.I will show parts as it develops.

A dear friend made this rug for me and I have it next to my bed.  I have had a frame to make small rugs in my studio, in parts and never knew how to put it together.. It is together now and  thanks to Jacqueline our resident weaver at Timberline  We spent the better part of the day, tearing apart a sheets I bought at the Thrift Store.

Because I forgot to bring fabric with me, and this was supposed to use up fabric in my stash.
I will do that on the next rug.  Now, when I am not tired, I have my evening project while watching television.

You can see Janet on Utube telling about how she makes rugs, and they have a nicer loom ( for sale) then I am working on.. hers has 3 sizes,, but I really needed to work with this one I purchased 15 years ago with good intentions.

What are your New Years Projects?

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