Reunited..."Thanks Facebook!"

It is unseasonably hot here in the Northwest...I am inclined to write the statistic for those of you who love numbers and stats, but rather, I will suffice it to say "It is freaking, bloody HOT!".

Peanut slept on the deck...smart isn't she? Tonight I think I will join her. Anyway...I took this shot of her snoozing the early morning hours away.

I was up early, not only because it is impossible to sleep in this heat, but also because I had a very exciting lunch date to prep for. Ya know...little things like showers and shaving your legs...like I said it was a very exciting lunch date.
Thanks to facebook and a particular evening of being bored the other night, I went searching for an old high school buddy that I lost contact with 1978. I may have struck gold!...but no photo to prove it...but that will not stop me from the inquiry, right?

I friend requested her, she accepted me...always a big risk as who knows if the person will even recall who the heck you are, let alone want to add you to their "friends" list.

I was very excited when my ole pal's message showed up in my inbox!!!
Here is the real terrific thing...she lives just across the Sound from me.

(Sound is short for Puget Sound if you happen to be unfamiliar with the Northwest)

This reunion called for a brief ferry ride over to Edmonds

A shot of my little Kingston and a seagull perched

This heat is horrible but it makes for beautiful photography and very calm water on the Sound

What will my ole buddy look like, will she recognize me, will she remember how she impacted my life with love during a very confusing time in my life???...
I had so many questions racing through my head.
The risk was worth it dear reader...My reunion with sweet Myra Matson was delightful...we talked with ease for hours and hours catching up on the directions our lives have taken and the many nuggets of wisdom we have each acquired along the way.

Thank you facebook for a great rekindled friendship opportunity!!

My smile equals talking through my teeth telling her how bad I am at self photo shots...

Myra's smile equals genuine.


Great Auntie Project--Cameron Joy

The problem with traditions is the definition.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary #2 states it like this:

"The delivery of opinions, doctrines, practices, rites and customs from father to son, or from ancestors to posterity; the transmission of any opinions or practice from forefathers to descendants by oral communication, without written memorials."

I had intended on making a quilt at the birth of every Great __ born, you know...

from foreaunty to descendants..that was the plan.

When my first great niece, Eliza, was born I made her a quilt...simple but sweet.

When my second great-niece was born, Kayley, I was in oldest son graduating from College, dog has puppies, best friend has life crisis, sidetracked mode...

Kayley has not gotten her quilt yet.

Shame on me!

Kayley....it is coming, you shall get it before you are two darlin!

Kayley's little sister was born on July 7th...little Cameron!!

Auntie Rhonda got her buns in gear in an effort to get my quilt at birth for the great nieces or nephews "tradition" back on track.

Today...drum roll please... I finished the machine quilting...oh man am I horrible at that part.

I stuck with it and made myself let the imperfections go...here are a few shots of the project.

Tonight I plan to sew the binding on...then getting it hand stitched by the end of the weekend -- hopefully this will allow me to send it in the mail before she is the ripe old age of one month...hopefully!

My next project is Kayley's very belated birth quilt...

then Eliza is expecting a little brother or sister in December!

Hurray for traditions...

I adore them and look forward to keeping this sweet little one going!!!


Happy Birthday Boundaround...

"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once"
~Albert Einstein
**Ferry ride last week after a day in Seattle