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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Atlanta area for Thanksgiving holiday

It is always a long drive, here at sunset ,Tuesday, we cross the Mississippi as the moon rises over the Memphis pyramid!

(To the right of the pyramid in the golden stripe...almost full!)

We arrived Wednesday about noon. Cuddling happily with grandkids while they are mesmerized by Mickey they even know I am there?LOL?

Thursday, down for breakfast in new nightgowns...


Mom's creative holiday breakfast....Turkey cinnamon rolls....with bacon tail feathers! (Pinterest)


Everyone wants to play with the happy baby! He has a wonderful attitude!



Kids table for Thanksgiving....

Grownups table for Thanksgiving...

Lots of preparations...

Dueling turkey carvers...fried turkeys.....Mr. P getting a photo too!

Busy, busy, busy!

Children constantly busy!

Some work a little bit, even if it is a holiday...


The painting I did of Sophie hangs on the wall....
Grandson with a painting he is doing....of Jamaica's Blue Mountains!

The fabulous weather made a group boat ride a sure thing....#1 son rowing...

While I kept the youngest grandchild safe on dry land!

Now to pack up and head home!
















Monday, November 16, 2015

Wow! I have been busy....

I almost forgot about my blog! Work and play!

Above...playful test of new art supplies...

Now overview of the last 6 weeks...+

Sitting on a motorcycle at the first day of Bikes Blues and BBQ ....only because the owner insisted and then the photo....I'm there for BBQ and to enjoy try to enjoy the scene!

No biker clothes for this babe!

Then down to Clark County....

Visiting my brother, and painting on his front porch.

Enjoying the last flowers of summer in our front yard!


Celebrating my birthday with Mr. P and friend Karen at "Cardamom and Curry" restaurant!






Painting abstract flowers...


Sewing pillowcases for grandchildren.

Playing with slightly wacky quilting!


And finishing a quilt top which Mom started!

Taking a morning workshop on "migrating geese" quilt and piecing this...

Which has now been quilted by another member of the group and will be auctioned in .december!


Knitting sweaters for grandsons..

Lovely yarn, washable wool by Cascade! Could knit on that smooth softness forever!



Making a colander into a "basket" for an auction at a quilt group!


Sewing microwave bowl potholders...

Visiting Eureka Springs!


Thinking of grandkids!


Painting this grandchild!

Hanging out with friends....

Donating another painting to a woman who offers life coaching to a diverse group of women....

That's all for tonight...maybe I will come back and edit, filling in more details later!


Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Georgia with grandkids!

It rained, all week.....I flew from sunny NW Arkansas .....

To my daughter's home in Georgia. So happy to get to visit them!


It was a great week with her children and husband....who is a super daddy! Laura was home when I first arrived but soon had to go to work in the Caribbean for her business website,


Here he is brushing the girls' hair as he does each morning!


See how four year old Nina holds her purse and as much as she can carry?

Here is another 4year old, her older sister Lilia, 12 years ago...purse, tutu and dolly!


This little one is now almost grown up! Lilia runs track, and works on the school newspaper. Here she is taking photos on a rainy Friday night!


One of her photos was used by the local city newspaper!

She was elected to the homecoming court by her junior classmates and also managed to go to a music festival that weekend! Busy life....oh, and she has a part time job too!





The other grandchildren were also busy every waking moment! [thank goodness the youngest two still take naps!] In a three story house, just keeping up with their locations was a challenge!!

Here I am trying to get Nina to show me her butterfly, which she does, but puts it in front of her face!

Nina has been studying shapes, triangles , octagons, etc. at preschool ... she says," A butterfly has seven sides!"


In the basement playroom, Nina jumps on her Playdoh (wearing her favorite outfit, a tutu and jewelry!) while Sophie swings and spins in what I call a "nest" swing! Rain rain, go away!

Nina loves her Playdoh!



The kids act a bit crazy...but not out of control....

Sophie loves her food! AND she loves her brother, Bindley!!!! Here they are clowning around with long balloons, which can be tied into animal shapes....again something their daddy did to entertain them!

After she has a glass of wine, Grandma decides that watching a movie at the dinner table is just fine!

Meanwhile, Mommy is travelling to the best resorts in the US Virgin Islands...and looking fabulous! (Getting a refreshing change of pace from the busy child centered home!)


....because the girls know that she travels, playing airplane (or train because of rapid transit MARTA which mom took to the airport) is a favorite activity! They line up chairs, and fill canvas bins as suitcases!
Nina makes everyone sign small papers, their tickets!


It was great!

I didn't try to do art work or handwork while I was there....but do have plans to do a painting based on this photo of Sophie!

Taken by her family this she was enchanted and in awe of the bubblesin a neighbor's garden!

I love those blues!


On my own trip home yesterday, I noticed that the "T" terminal in the Atlanta airport was home to some quilts! Yeah!

These are some of the Gees Bend quilts which have become world famous.....what a treat to see them!

If I didn't have that plane to catch, I could linger and enjoy them more!



We all have planes to catch!

[Now I will publish this blog post and head downstairs to work on my own quilts!!!]


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