Friday, February 26, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

My Black and White Childhood

Day 53

My handsome Daddy. It's hard to believe he will be 80 years old on February 27th.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tree Flowers

Day 49

Here is a picture of the flowers and leaves on the tree in the previous post.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Signs of Spring 2

Day 48

The weather has been so beautiful here for the last week. Everything is starting to bloom prematurely. My next several posts will be pictures of what I'm seeing in bloom around town. It was 71 degrees here today.
Can anyone identify the type of tree this is?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Day 47

I'm taking a class on this whirligigs quilt in June. Can you see how this is put together to make the pinwheels?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Newest Block of the Month

Day 46
This block is called Bewitched and it's the first block in my American Beauty Block of the Month. The pattern is by Marti Michell.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day

Day 45

This is my valentines present from my dear sweet hubby. Love ya baby!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Signs of Spring

Day 44

This is my apricot tree in bloom. I took this picture in very early morning light at about 7 am.

This one is the same branch at 3:45 this afternoon.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Bottle Forest

Day 42

This was an interesting looking place outside of Helendale, Ca.
Those are old glass bottles on those posts and also a lot of highway signs that had been ripped off from somewhere.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Joshua Tree

Day 41

I worked almost 11 hours today. This is all you get!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My First Not-From-A-Box Cake

Day 40

I came home from work tonight and made this cake from scratch. It was in the American Profile magazine that comes in my newspaper. Chocolate cake with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese frosting. Yum  Me.

Monday, February 8, 2010


Day 39

I've been following Pioneer Woman's instruction on apeture and shutter speed. She's very good and makes it more understandable then the photo teacher I had at Ritz Camera. This is what I got when I shot this picture in apeture priority.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Megan's Quilt

Day 38

This is Megan's quilt that I gave her for Christmas. Yes, I'm trying to do a quilt for each of you girls but it may take a few years.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Cute Grandkids

Day 37

I love this picture. It was taken several years ago on Mackinaw Island. As I remember after a few bites, the ice cream landed on the ground.

Of course, I had to post two tonight because I have four beautiful grandkids. I love this picture too. It was taken in Alaska.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Beautiful Housing

Day 36

When our city decided to build some new low-income housing they built this beautiful apartment complex on the site of an old motel. The single story building that you see in the photograph was actually going to be refurbished from the old motel because of it's historical value. Unfortunatly, an arsonist burnt it to the ground just after the work began on it. They rebuilt the single story building in keeping with the original plans. I love the way these are all painted.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Surry without the Fringe on Top

Day 34

This is a picture of a mural on the wall downtown next to the Chamber of Commerce.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Day 33

This picture is about 1/10 the beauty I saw this afternoon. God is the best artist.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Comfort Food

Day 32

I made Pioneer Woman's Cauliflower Soup. It was so good. Nuf said.