Sunday, May 19, 2013

got a few pictures...

I've been having issues with my laptop and pictures.  First my Apple devices are sending them to my laptop very small.  Then, I had a hard time getting the usb ports to accept either thumb drives or my camera cord.  I found a Microsoft support page that helped, and for today at least I'm able to download pics.  Always something, isn't it.  Haven't worked out the Apple pictures yet, that may involve a trip to their store and asking a few questions.

Here are the pictures from Kim's retirement quilt.  I'm please with how it turned out, and she seemed to like it too.
Here's a close-up of the bottom.  Hopefully you can see the embroidery.  Kim was a public safety dispatcher for 34 years, and did a magnificent job.  She has a mischievous side to her, and when things got quiet she was known to kick back her chair and act like she was stirring the pot, just to liven things up.  Well, that's what I tried to capture in the embroidery.  I looked on her Facebook pictures, and found the perfect smirk to work into the picture.

In other news, Rhett's baseball season is winding down with one more game to go.  I love watching the boys learn and grow more confident in their abilities.  Here he is taking off for first after getting a nice hit.  It's also nice to see that some of the teams have girls playing too, co-ed teams. 
That's it for now.  Have a good week everyone.

Friday, May 3, 2013

catch-up time

Here are a few things that have been going on around here.  Nothing earth-shaking (thank heavens), but bits and pieces of my life. 

I've completed the retirement lap quilt I made for Kim.  I'll be giving it to her next week when we meet for lunch.  I'll show the complete quilt after she sees it first.  

I went to a cabin get-away weekend with three friends a couple of weeks ago.  One really nice thing was discovering that this wonderful park is just about 12 miles down the road.  The City of Grand Prairie has Loyd Park on Lake Joe Pool, with campsites and cabins, walking trails, picnic and playground areas, and of course, the lake to play in or admire.   We got there on a Friday nite and cooked out hamburgers and released our inner child by playing with bubble wands.  I managed to capture Linda and Judy  with their bubbles, and you'll find Kay in the...well, I started to say in the campfire picture, but you can't see the campfire!

Saturday we tapped into our creative side and!  Here's Judy.

I had a picture of all the rocks lined up, but it didn't come out well.  Trust me, they were cute.   Elise and I painted rocks prior to the cabin weekend so I could see how it came together.  She did good too.  :)

In other news, Ashlynn was in a musical with all the first graders in her school.  Such a detailed production!  She was a butterfly, and they also featured ants, grasshoppers, bees, a stink bug, and one maggot.  Really good show. 

I had a cookout last weekend.  Well I had everyone over and David ended up cooking, but still...  Its hard to get everyone together when there are kids, work, and activities keeping us busy, but I like to start Spring with a gathering.  Visiting, eating, playing...what more could you ask for?  Oh, and eating birthday cake since Rhett turned 8 the other day.

That's it for now.  Have a good weekend.