Thursday, May 24, 2012

My Birthday

Today was my birthday. My DH took me to dinner at the best restaurant in Alaska, the Double Musky. Food Net calls it one of the 10 best restaurants in America, & I have to agree it's my favorite.
He also gave me this beautiful set of Helenite jewelry. It looks a lot like my emerald birthstone to me.

It happened to be my day off today, & I spent it working on the pins for Vicki & Kathy. I'll post those pictures after they get them.

Over all it was a very nice day. Thanks for all the Facebook birthday wishes.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Rabbit Creek Snow Classic winners..

The snow in the yard has melted. The photo above was taken on the 16th. When I awoke on the 20th, there was just a small snake of snow, that was all gone by afternoon, therefore the winners of the Rabbit Creek Snow Classic, are Vicki Welsh (who guessed May 18th), & Kathy Jolman (who guessed the 22nd). The date landed smack in the middle of their guesses. I would have thought it would last longer because there was such an excessive amount this year, but it has been pretty warm lately, & has melted quickly.
We've been taking advantage of the sun, & using the deck. We have a baby gate at the top of the stairs, so Broc won't escape (too many predators to let him run outside). He really loves getting out on the deck with us.

Thursday evening we went to the Organic Oasis, had a great dinner, & listened to some really good Bluegrass music. Our favorite orthopedic surgeon plays a pretty darned good base, & the rest of the Full Sail band was wonderful too.
Friday night we went out to dinner at the Glacier Brewhouse with Bill & Anita Heady, & Anita's son Bryan.
It was fun finally getting to meet Anita after all these years of blogging back & forth. Anita's son Bryan has been living up here for a couple of years now, & we get together fairly often. We've adopted each other.

Saturday they all came up  here for grilled salmon, roasted garlic potatoes, a nice fresh tomato/corn/sweet onion & cilantro salad with lime juice & I made coffee ice cream, & Basil ice cream for finishers. Anita & Bill brought a very nice loaf of bread, & some wicked fudge from the Saturday Market downtown Anchorage, & I still managed to drop 1.6 pounds at Weight Watchers tonight! Sometimes the scale makes no sense at all!

Sunday, May 13, 2012


My son Brandon & his wife Laura, came in for 2 days while moving to Edmonton for new jobs.
The girls got introduced to snow.

Carys cot a big kick out of throwing snowballs at Poppy.

Even Zoe like playing in the snow.
They also brought Twiggs, the cat.
Broccoli spent the whole time hiding in the bedroom.
A black bear showed up to say hello.

We really had a good time with the kids.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Double Wedding Ring Raffle quilt

I have been working on this Double Wedding Ring for the next Anchorage Log Cabin Quilters raffle quilt. I hope to have it done by the end of May. The raffle will be in September.

This is a little pin & ear-rings that I made recently, from my own hand-dyed cotton batting & fabric. The little "jewel' in the center is abalone with a threadplay circle to hold it down (cabochon style).