Sunday, April 2, 2017

Catching up again

Seems like I'm always playing catch up on this. But that seems to be true of everything else in my life as well. So, we left off with November and what we were planning for Thanksgiving. We went to my Mom's for that. We headed over on Thursday and took the dog with us. We stayed at a hotel as mom had a house full. My aunt & uncle with their dog staying in the RV parked in the front yard. My sister managed to get the time off and was there. My cousin and her husband came from Lake County. My brother and his wife from Colorado. And the neighbor from across the street.  A house full for dinner and mom didn't do any of the cooking. My cousin's husband and my sister-in-law did most of the dinner. My sister and sister-in-law did all the baking for the desserts. My uncle helped with the last minute cooking for the dinner.

December was quiet. Hubby and I spent Christmas together very quietly. We got each other one thing for a gift and just enjoyed our time. We were supposed to have company, but they called saying they had a nasty set of germs and, bless them, didn't want to share. We both slept through the New Year coming in.

January, I made a quilt for my aunt to give to my cousin who was expecting her first child in March. My aunt had asked me in November if I would be willing to make the quilt and I said, sure. I finished it the end of January.
My Aunt was thrilled with the way the quilt came out and I was glad to be able to give it to her in February when I went over to my mom's for the baby shower.

February saw lots and lots and lots of rain and a lot of flooding in my neck of the country. Where I had traveled the weekend of the baby shower, a week later was under water, roads closed. I managed to get to work but some days it was a bit of a challenge.

I got another quilt done in February, but haven't taken a picture of it yet, so that will have to wait.

March was coming quickly and I still needed to finish my Red Bluff block of the month top. I managed to get the top done in early February and sandwiched in late February. Then it was a rush to get the quilting done so I could take it finished to the Show and Tell meeting March 21. I made it! Finished sewing the binding down March 19. This was at the
show and tell night. I love the way it turned out and now I'm
into April and I plan to finish another quilt. So stay tuned, there's more to come.

My cousin had her baby in March, a little girl. All are doing well and they are totally enjoying their bundle of joy.