Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sadly we had to leave Vegas today.  We're in Flagstaff now and will be home tomorrow.  We got to Vegas on Sunday evening and were disappointed that the Sherwood Forest Cafe was gone and MacDonald's was closed for remodeling. 
Monday we headed over to Monte Carlo and had a yummy cupcake at Cupcakery.  We rode the tram over to Bellagio and saw the new cakes.

Then we went to the conservatory and saw the talking tree.  Amazing!!!

Next we went to the Cosmopolitan.  There was lots of sparkle!

It's been great fun but it'll be good to be back home!

Monday, September 12, 2011

My allergies have been so bad I lost my voice!  It didn't stop me from getting my granddaughter's quilt finished though!  Finally! 

Hand quilting is not my favorite thing but it's done and she's happy!  I also made a pillowcase for each of my three grandkids.  Now I need to make a quilt for her mom and finish some others I have started.  
I am soooo ready for vacation.  We're going to Vegas again.  New things to see and I love to people watch!  We're going to miss the dogs though.  They've become a big part of our life.

Aren't they cute?!?
I'm reading Tess Gerritsen's book The Apprentice and listening to Craig Johnson's Another Man's Moccasins and M.R. Hall's The Coroner.  They're all good!  We'll be listening to Janet Evanovich's Smokin' Seventeen on the way to Vegas.  Too many good books and never enough time to read them all!!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Wow!  I've had a busy year so far!  We got an iPad 2 and it sure is awesome!  I love playing the games and reading books.  I've downloaded a few interactive books to share with the kids at storytimes.  I've found a lot of cool websites with stumbleupon.
I finished the snowman for my class at the retreat.  He came out cute if I do say so myself!  He's my own original creation!
I'm hoping to finish my granddaughter's quilt this week.  I only have two more rows to quilt!  There's a Halloween quilt on the cover of Quilts and more that I would like to make so I can use some of the Halloween fabric I've been collecting.  It looks like fun!
My daughter and I have gotten back into scrapbooking.  It's been at least 2 years since we've done any so it's time to get busy.  I'm making scrapbook pages of the quilts I've made.
Some friends and needed and adventure so we took a trip to Cottonwood, Jerome and Sedona.  It was lots of fun.  We ate at The Asylum in Jerome.  Here  are a few pictures.

I've also been trying out some cupcake recipes. Yum!!!  I make some of my own creations but I find a lot of them on  It's an awesome site!  One of my favorites so far is the Butterbeer cupcake.  I have some peach cupcakes waiting to be frosted right now.