Tuesday, March 31, 2015
So here are the beautiful fabrics they gave me for the project....
Use the link above to view Bear Creek's website. Their motto is "for the love of quilting." I sure you'll find some great things there.
I tend to stay a bit dehydrated and flying always makes that worse. On top of the cold yuck, last night's sleep evaded me with horrible foot cramps. I've read it is due to a magnesium dificiency. I got up and took a magnesium pill. Ate some salty crackers and drank water. Still horrible. I was desperate.
My daughter in law is a great cook. I came home with a few more of her recipes. I made British scones today. I decided to add some dried blueberries to mine, but I think the original recipe served with clotted cream and jam is the best.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
We braved the strong winds today and ventured out to see the Craigmillar castle ruins. It was built around the 15th century and owned by the Preston family.
When the bus let us off, we hiked to the ruins via this field.
Emma was such a little trooper riding on Daddy's or Momma's back all day.
Below is the P shaped original pond (Preston).
It is a great castle ruin to see. Electricity illuminates the various areas and there are signs that let you know which rooms were used for what activities.
I wanted to mention that as my friend or family member You can get a 20% discount on any products you want to order from Skirt Sports. Just use the code SSAMB20SE to get your discount. I believe it works on all items, even those on sale.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
I'm opening back up the running blog. If you are interested in running check it out at www.lateliferunner.blogspot.com I applied and have been selected to be a Skirt Sports Ambassador! I absolutely love my Skirt Sports running skirts so I thought I need to help them get the word out.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Today we made a trip by train out to Stirling to see the castle and the William Wallace memorial.
Fun on the train....
The view from the castle was fabulous.
We had a very theatrical Scottish tour guide.
I think I am going to have to watch Braveheart again when I get home.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
I arrived after a really long day/night. It is beautiful in Edinburgh right now. The flowers are starting to bloom, the sun was shining. Hope the weather this week is as pretty as it was today. Here is a little glimpse into my first day here. Of course my focus is on the little one.
I brought Katie little baby hair rubberbands that she can't get out.
St. Giles Cathedral
John Knox was buried in the kirkyard which later become a parking lot,
We saw a wedding at St. Giles.
...with all the men in kilts, and of course, a bag piper.
The city really is a beautiful place this time of year.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
No sewing or quilting today but lots of other stuff going on. Got in a run....
Did lots of to-do's around the house...wash car, change light bulbs, fix door handle, laundry, ordered a wedding gift. Getting ready for another trip to see my favorite little girl....they have had some awesome adventures lately. The visited Durham, England for a week and found a portion of Hadrian's wall. I think it dates back to 122 A.D.
I've been trying to pack up all the things I am bringing them....books, a baby doll, sing-a-long DVD's, some outfits for Emma, jeans for Elijah, a pair of cool converse for Katie....the color is poolside.
I even bought myself a pair. I wore converse when I was in high school (70's) and loved them. Never too old for converse all-stars! Mine are periwinkle.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
I joined a quilt guild last month and today was my second meeting to attend. I am so impressed with this group. I signed up for a contemporary art quilt workshop with Pat Pauly as the instructor. Evidently she is world renown for her work. I am on the wait list so I won't get in unless about five people have to cancel. Below are a couple of the samples she sent for the guild to show.
The Big Leaf below is the class I'd like to attend.
I also started messing with small scrap pieces. I'd like to make a modern baby quilt like the nine block bright birch trees by Crazy Mom Quilts. I noticed she has the pattern for sale in Connecting Threads. I'd like to try my own version.
There are so many opportunities to learn new things, meet new people, and support worthy causes, being associated with a guild. Are you in a quilting guild?
I got in a great run yesterday at my favorite trail. 5.24 miles. Yeah for spring and warmer weather!