Saturday, May 21, 2011

Candy Bar Pinwheels

Here is a view I had out my picture window the other day. They are in my neighbors yard, Thank goodness although I have seen some evidence that they have been eating in my yard also.Sorry I have been so long getting another post done. But have been a little busy traveling. My #2 granddaughter graduated from Collage in Pensacola, Florida 2 weeks ago and my daughter and I made a very fast trip down from Thur, evening got there Fri. afternoon about 5, spent the evening with her and saw those famous beaches. The graduation was on Sat. at 10. Then we had lunch with her and she showed us around the campus, will my daughter had seen it. Went to her job and met her boss. They love her and hate to see her leave. She will be staying there until her lease is up in July. Then who knows. We left for home around 5. Spent the night in Georgia somewhere and then got home again to Annapolis around 6pm . I spent the night and came home the next morning as Daughter had to go to school.
Thought is was time I show another picture of Penny. She has found a liking to laying on fabric. This is on the end of my ironing board. She also likes to sleep on my quilt I am hand quilting and have on the chair next to mine with the hoop sitting up. She goes behind and sleeps.

Now this is the quilt for the Pink Pincushion for this month called Candy Bar Pinwheels. It was
a free pattern from Moda. I made more blocks as I need a baby quilt so found this cute material with Norah's animals around the border. For a change I have this finished and quilted. Free Motioned around the animals in the border. You might be able to see it better by clicking on it.
I had just used a variety of blues from my stash.

Then this past week we had Granddaughter #1 graduate from U Arts of Philadelphia. So we went up on Wed. evening and got a hotel as graduation again was at 10 but we had to pick Ashley up early to put all her stuff in DD s van as Ashley is moving somewhere else. But she had to be in Maryland by 6 PM Thurs. Eve, for a wedding rehearsal she was to be in the next day. That with downpours of rain and then close to Annapolis gridlock as it was rush hour. I had it going home also for at least an hour and more rain. That we have had plenty of. Now they say it will be in the 80-90s this week.
At ;least Ashley has a internship for the summer in Philly but has made application for grad school. Wants to take Art Therapy

I had some pictures of the theater that her graduation was in, Beautiful. Downtown Philly in the Art district. This is where the school is and Ashley has spent 5 years there.

Hope not to be soon long the next time. Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Number two Granddaughter Graduates

Here is the graduate and Mother and Grandmother. Just look at those curls that this girl has.
This trip started on Thursday afternoon when my daughter got home from school. I had gone down to her place so we could leave right away. We were headed to Pensacola Florida. Graduation was Saturday morning at 10:30. About 12 pm , Daughter pulled off into a place that advertised motels. We were fortunate to find a really nice one. I went in to see about it as I can get AARP and AAA discounts. Of course there was breakfast so we were on the road again. Oh, found out we were outside of Charlotte, N.C. So we had South Carolina , Georgia, Alabama and finally West Florida. Arrived about 5 pm and called Angela and went over and got her to go find something to eat. This shows her right after we found her. Her Mom holds some roses that her Dad had given her
This is in front of the Civic center.

The evening before we went out on the inlet with all the restaurants but Angela wanted us to see the beach
So this is Mother and daughter talking as it was taking me a while to get down the long beach.go see the sand of the famous beach. The whitest and finishest there is.
It was very hard with my back. Then later I caught Angela out getting close to the water and waves of the gulf. No that is not oil on the beach but seaweed. Just like you find on the beach at Santa Cruz, Ca.
It seems that the other two pictures have disappeared. but at least I have the two here showing where I have been.
We left after having lunch at her favorite restaurant, the New York Grill. Good food. Then she showed us all around the campus and then over to the Game store where she had been working for a couple years. They hate to see her leave. She is not sure where she will be going but wants to go on and get her Master's in her field. We left for home at 5 pm on Sat. and was home about 6 on Sunday evening. Daughter has to go back to school on Monday.

Yes, I know it has been a long time since I posted . Now I have to upload some more pictures of the last projects I have finished or worked on since I have been gone. Came home to the grass so high. Will show you some of the yard and flowers blooming so this will be it for this post. Thanks for keeping coming back .