Monthly Archives: May 2014

Spending time in the garden

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Now that we finally have nice weather I have to divide my time with yet another of my favorite things, the garden. In my front flower

box there are lots of perrennials, every year I add a few new ones and some annuals. I put down one of those buckets of wild flower seed, I saw the little shoots peeking through the ground a few days ago.

There is a Robin free for all going on at the same time, the robins have carried away the seed and the new little shoots, and suddenly

I’ve got lots of bare spots. Well, I know they need to eat too, so have at it. I went to a local flower grower and bought a flat of petunias, they are very colorful. But the best part of that purchase, my grandchildren helped us plant them. The yard is complete with flags for the

holiday, colorful, vibrant petunias and Liv’s artwork that she painted with Grandma. It has been a nice weekend so far, even the dogs are tired. I’m tired too, but it’s a good kind of tired, the grandchildren won’t stay young forever. There is a cute one peeking at me now,

she must be looking for a snack. Perhaps tomorrow they will help plant the vegetables, Grandpa would like that.

Songs of the Sea

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Such amazing talent from so many young children, the audience was entertained by the children from Eisenhower elementary school this evening. What a treat, there was hardly an empty seat with so many parents and grandparents coming to hear the kids perform. My grand daughter Katelyn was one of the kids who took part in the concert. All the kids did a fabulous job, their vocal music teacher, Lisa P

did a super job. We all know how much patience and understanding it takes to work with these kids, they were wonderful Thanks to her time and nurturing them. To all the parents, you must be so proud of your son or daughter. I know Lisa P is very proud. 

As I watched my grand daughter sing and smile up on the stage, she knows how proud we all are of her. As they say on Broadway Katelyn, Break a leg. You did a great job. We love you.

A Sea of Purple

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Tonight was my grandson Dane’s concert, it was all fifth graders. The concert was held at Fraser high School, these kids were amazing, I mean amazing. It was really inspiring to see so many young children with music in their hearts, they played so well. Among the sea of purple that was the band, there were drums, flutes, saxophones, clarinets, trumpets and so much more.

The sounds of Old McDonald,  Camptown Races, William Tell, Oh Susanah, and more. To have a good concert, you need a good Director, they had Mr. Robert Park. From the stands where many of the parents and grandparents were sitting, you could see the

faces of these kids, they looked up to him. As a young kid, I always wanted to play an instrument, but it wasn’t meant to me. I’m pleased and happy to see my grandson getting the chance to play as well as all the other kids in the concert. It really is very inspiring to listen to these kids play and enjoy doing it. I’m looking forward to the next concert and listen to this great group of musically talented young people.

Way to go Dane, way to go Mr. Park, you’re awesome and amazing. Applause, applause to all of you.

A quilters dream

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Imagine the world is your oyster, no wait a minute. That’s another chapter, imagine you’re in the middle of a large room, coffee brewing and the hum and whir of sewing machines, lots of them. There are women, one man and lots of fabric. No, you’re not dreaming anymore Dorothy, it’s true. its the weekend of the Cameo Quilters Retreat, no meals to worry about, someone is minding the dog, you have all the quilt fabric, rulers, scissors, and more plus several dozen of your bestest friends, to quilt and sew until the wee hours and alas, get up and do it all over again the next day. A great time was had by all, lots of laughter, bonding and Chocolate.
Of course, we’re going to gossip and chatter, perhaps finish a baby quilt, or attack that large pile of UFO’s that keeps growing, but we’re having fun and enjoying one anothers company, and no rules. Wait, did I say no rules. Pardon me, there were rules, no pins in your mouth, don’t leave your rotary cutter blade exposed, don’t leave the iron unattended, simple things but important just the same.
If you unknowingly violated one of these rules, then you were to be the proud part time owner of the horse, pink balloon attached, so that your fellow quilters knew you had committed a safety violation.
All in all is was a fabulous weekend, lots of new quilts were started or finished, the UFO stash is a bit smaller and the weekend is complete. Its now over and we’re back at home ready to face a new week, hopefully with sunshine. A big, huge Thank you to the Quilt Retreat committee who made it a success and worked hard for our guild.