Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Something Fun

I got this from Cathy's blog...I thought it could be very interesting! Copy and paste this into your blog and bold the things you've done. 1. Started your own blog 2. Slept under the stars 3. Played in a band 4. Visited Hawaii 5. Watched a meteor shower 6. Given more than you can afford to charity 7. Been to Disneyland 8. Climbed a mountain 9. Held a praying mantis 10. Sang a solo 11. Bungee jumped 12. Visited Paris 13. Watched a lightning storm at sea 14.Taught yourself an art from scratch 15. Adopted a child 16. Had food poisoning 17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty 18. Grown your own vegetables 19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France 20. Slept on an overnight train 21. Had a pillow fight 22. Hitch hiked 23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill 24. Built a snow fort 25. Fed a lamb 26. Gone skinny dipping 27. Run a 1/2 Marathon 28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice 29. Seen a total eclipse 30. Watched a sunrise or sunset 31. Hit a home run. 32. Been on a cruise 33. Seen Niagara Falls in person 34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors 35. Seen an Amish community 36. Taught yourself a new language 37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied 38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person 39. Gone rock climbing 40. Seen Michelangelo’s David 41. Sung karaoke 42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt 43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant 44. Visited Africa 45. Walked on a beach by moonlight 46. Been transported in an ambulance 47. Had your portrait painted 48. Gone deep sea fishing 49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person 50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris 51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling 52. Kissed in the rain 53. Played in the mud 54. Gone to a drive-in theater 55. Been in a movie 56. Visited the Great Wall of China 57. Started a business 58. Taken a martial arts class 59. Visited Russia 60. Served at a soup kitchen 61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies 62. Gone whale watching 63. Got flowers for no reason 64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma 65. Gone sky diving 66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp 67. Bounced a check 68. Flown in a helicopter 69. Saved a favorite childhood toy 70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial 71. Eaten Caviar 72. Pieced a quilt 73. Stood in Times Square 74. Toured the Everglades 75. Been fired from a job 76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London 77. Broken a bone. 78.Been on a speeding motorcycle 79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person 80. Published a book 81. Visited the Vatican 82. Bought a brand new car 83. Walked in Jerusalem 84. Had your picture in the newspaper 85. Read the entire Bible 86. Visited the White House 87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating 88. Had chickenpox 89. Saved someone’s life 90. Sat on a jury 91. Met someone famous 92. Joined a book club 93. Lost a loved one 94. Had a baby 95. Seen the Alamo in person 96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake 97. Been involved in a law suit 98. Owned a cell phone 99. Been stung by a bee 100.Made amends with someone who offended you 101. Flew in a small Cessna plane with just you and the pilot 102. Ran out of gas 103. Eaten fried okra 104. Swam in the Caribbean Sea 105. Peed in a swimming pool, (does Lake Powell count?) 106. Stayed in a beach house 107. Hosted an exchange student 108. Been a Secret Santa to a family in need 109. Worked on a political campaign 110. Coached a sports team 111. Baked bread from scratch 112. Driven from coast to coast 113. Paid off all of your debt (more than once) 114. Roast marshmallows over a campfire 115. Cut up a credit card 116. Drove a car through a flood 117. Been on t.v 118. Had braces 119. Been to the top of the twin towers in NY. 120. Have played in both the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans 121. Been to ground zero 122. Bite my fingernails 123. Likes to scrapbook 124. Hates pie 125. Visited Mexico 126. Seen a Tornado in person. 127. Ate snails and squid. 128. Walked through the Redwoods. Now add a new one at the bottom!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

How cute are these precious grandchildren! I promise there is nothing more fun than being a "Gramma".

Microwave Caramel

Yummy Caramel recipe that you have to try! Microwave Caramel 1/2 cup corn syrup, 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar; Dump in large glass Pyrex measuring cup or bowl and microwave 3 minutes.Stir and return to microwave for additional three minutes. Pour in pan sprayed with Pam or use for dipping apples.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Fall and Halloween

Avia was Cinderella and Rylan was a Bear for Halloween. I promise he wasn't mad about the fact!
I can't believe how fast they are growing.
Leaves on our flowering pear tree.
The miniature rose was still blooming. Makes a pretty combination with the changing colors.

Christmas in the Air

We decorated and it has finally made me feel that it's really December! Here is the proof.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

NY Trip

Looking through the barn door at the Smith farm. Hill Cumorah. Inside John Johnson home. Niagra Falls.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


I got this quote from someones web page. I don't know who. If you know, tell me who wrote it. It's great and says it all. "You can't always change things. Sometimes you don't have no control over the way things go. Hail ruins the crops, fire burns you out. And then you're just given so much to work with in a life and you have to do the best you can with what you got. That's what piecing is. The materials is passed on to you or is all you can afford to buy....that's just what's given to you. Your fate. But the way you put them together is your business."

Thursday, August 21, 2008

New christmas table topper

I made this with the intention to teach at the Enrichment night, but decided not to because it would be too much work for everyone. is mine alone! Cathy helped me pick out the fabric on a trip to Material Girls in south Jordan. This needs to be quilted. Maybe by hand using crochet thread, or maybe by machine. Haven't decided yet.

Some quilts I made

I designed this for a kit at the store. One of Avia's quilts from gramma. Another kit I did for July. LeAnn and I designed this for fall. There are only 2 of these. Runner from "Peas and Carrots" charm pack.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I designed this for Mother's Day.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Rylan talking to Papa Allred. Rylan's blessing day, Augaust 3, 2008

New grandson. Rylan James Allred, born May 30, 2008 in the American Fork Hospital.

I quilted this and thought it was adorable!

Some quilting projects

Fall stitchery I created.

Stitchery I created for the Store.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Mother and Dad at our home
Avia's 2 years old!
February 17, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008


The sun is shining and beconing me outside, but, I hear the windchimes warning me of the cold day. I see the June grass starting to grow and know I need to get out and till the ground to stop the growth or we will be battling it later on.
I am already planning to grow a nice garden this year. Last year was a fault...and I have repented of the fact that I just didn't want to deal with it.
With the prices continually rising in the grocery stores, I know I will be happy I worked hard growing and harvesting. Two years ago I planted broccoli and froze it. We were eating it until February 2008! I plan on redoing the herb garden.
I am teaching a quilting class. We are making a darling table runner. That class is April 1st at my home. April 24th I am teaching a Prarie Flower quilt class. Both applique, which is a love of mine.