Saturday, September 20, 2014

Catching Up Alaska to Aneheim

A partly cloudy Autumn day, we decided to do a little hike, on the Johnson trail, along Turnagain Arm.  The new header on the blog is a panoramic shot we took of each other in one fell swoop! It was fun trying to get it, & I was pleased with the final product.

Lots of berries along the trail, & we saw fresh bear scat on the path, on our way back down the trail

Sitting on this bench over-looking the inlet, made me dizzy!

Going backwardin time, this was our yard last weekend. I posted a video of the interaction here.

Last weekend was our Anchorage Log Cabin Quilt Show. This was a quilt that I quilted & bound for my friend Carol, who has been ill. I finished it just in time for the show.

I used a King Tut cotton Variegated thread for the feathers & bubble filled wedges around the blocks, & used Sulky Holoshimmer for the radiating lines & background quilting.

Carol got out of the hospital on Saturday, & made it to the show on Sunday, in time to see that we got a Viewer's Choice ribbon! Here we are together, 2 sisters by heart. My friend Carol Wight Jones, & me.

                                                  
Here's Carol with the ribbon hanging.


Our calendar Girls display, with our landscape quilts for this next year's  calendar.
   

My friend Rachel Korshin, made another exquisite Traupunto quilt.

She got a Viewer's Choice also.

This was the raffle quilt, with Gail Ramsey & Jane Ferguson selling tickets.

This nod to the 4th Ave theater quilt, was made by Gail.


My fiernd Jackie Carley made this tree quilt for the small quilt Auction.

This large Storm at sea quilt was also a Viewer's Choice winner. It was an excellant quilt show!

Going even further back, the end of August we flew down to LA, California, & spent a week at the Worldmark just a couple of blocks from Disneyland. My daughter Michelle & her family, & her partner Sean's parents, Jackie & Russ met us down there & stayed with us. We had a BLAST!

These were the view from our rooftop deck. We watched the fireworks from up here at night.


Disneyland was everything we had hoped it would be.

We had a lot of fun, kids young & old.
                                       


We spent 3 days playing in the parks (California Adventure & Disneyland both).
Below is the River ride where Warren lost his hat.  We got really wet, & I loved every minute of it. It was 97 degrees! These Alaskans were HOT!

                                         
 Back at the condo we spent time in & around the pool. Warren & I really enjoyed getting to know Jackie & Russ.

I loved seeing the kids too. Sean Jr turned 2 yesterday. Happy birthday big boy.

                                     

& the other thing that happened recently, we have another grand daughter, Maeve Patricia Price, born to Brandon & Laura on Sept. 4th. I can't wait to hold her in my arms!


Gand-babies are just the BEST!


6 comments:

Dean Calkins said...

Nice to catch up!! Love the post & headliner Photo!!! Families are growin'!! Love & miss you both!!! XOXO

Delighted Hands said...

It was good to see what you have been doing! The scenery is beautiful, the quilt show filled with talent and a wonderful family time vacation!

Judy said...

I love that headline photo! What awesome views and your hike sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing all of the photos with us. You did such a lovely job of quilting that quilt.

Vicki W said...

Looks like you've been busy! It's good when busy is also fun.

Ali Honey said...

Hello! I don't seem to have visited you for a while.
I love the tree wall hanging and the storm at sea.

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Your hike looked wonderful, what a great way to enjoy Fall. Love all the pictures.
I'll be watching for you dyeing pictures.
Congratulations Grandma! Nothing better.
Oh and yes we will travel to Japan together. Hopefully in a few years.