Monday, October 27, 2014

Scrappy Quilt

A few years back oldest granddaughter saw my scrappy quilt from my grandmother and asked if I would make here one.

Her 18th Birthday is coming up so I put together a quilt for her. It was the first time I have quilted with my sewing machine...and it was a quilt as you go quilt.

It's packaged up... in it's case...

Now I can get back to handquilting the one I started last year...

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Better late....than never.....

It's hard to believe that three months have past....
I have been ignoring my computer and my posting....
Here it is fall. We've had our first snowfall and I have neglected to post on our Square box garden.

Over all the garden went well.
Through out the summer months...we enjoyed having fresh veggies...



Some of the root vegetables did got get as big as I would of expected. I'm thinking the garden got too much heat...or not enough nutrients... Will add organic soil and compost next year with a sun screen for part of the day to see if this makes a difference.

At the end of summer this is what was left in our garden...

 And the potatoes...here is what was left of them...we starting using them mid July.
Well that is it for our square box gardening project!
One thing for sure...it is simple to keep up...simple to harvest!!
And it was just the right amount for the two of us!!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Hike in the City.....

We spent a few days in the City hanging out with our youngest grand...
It was a beautiful day for a hike...
Wanna come along....
The Alberta Official Flower.. being attended by a bee...
Many different trees....

This Birch tree had its bark peeling off so we got a lesson on the different things Birch Trees are used for....
We had paths thru trees, along the river........
We arrived at a park...
Hmm is this a duck....a goose.... what is your guess??
Whatever.... our grand totally fell in love with it!!

We know for sure this is a mother duck and her ducklings....

Don't know about you...but we had a great hike...in the middle of the city...


Friday, July 11, 2014

Adventures in our Backyard

It has been awhile since I posted on our Backyard....but the other day...when most of the grands were at our house....

Well it brought back memories....memories of the times the whole family was together.... eating...visiting...the grands playing....it seems like so long ago....


The grands have now grown...some are adults...and others almost there ......
but this evening it didn't seem to matter.... a game was decided and the young and old grands were playing...and I got this shot.... of some of the play in our 'Backyard'


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Graduation

My sister was commenting...that the 'potatoes' where still on my blog... 
yes it has been awhile since I have posted....but life has been happening...
 
Our second oldest grand daughter graduated this June..... 
Six of our grandchildren are home schooled... 
Molly was home schooled until grade 10...
she plans on being a Vet so she went to public school in grade 10.... 
She had the third highest average in over 200 hundred students... 
we are proud of her accomplishment....


 Molly with her siblings...

And her cousins
They are all unique !!
Molly's off to college in the fall to start her pre-vet
We are proud of all seven of our GK's....