Thursday, December 4, 2014

It's Been About 5 Months...

since I added anything to my blog.  I last wrote just a few days before the movers came to finish packing up and put my "stuff" on the truck for my move from Los Altos, Ca to Reno, Nevada.  Here are just a few of my sewing related boxes ready to be taken away:

My new sewing room looked like this for several months as I unpacked and tried to make sense out of where to put my "stuff" in the new house:

As part of this grand scheme, I also retired from the practice of law, hopefully to allow myself to enjoy life, explore, observe, learn, create and grow.  All things I felt were lacking in my life while practicing law.  I also wanted to be nearer my two grandkids, who are now 5 and 7:

So, I now live down the street from my son, DIL and the 2 boys.  I am enjoying new experiences through the eyes of the boys, such as Pumpkin Palooza at Victorian Square.  I'm also getting involved in the community here and volunteering with several organizations as I decide what if anything I will do with myself from a work perspective.  

The sky here is quite delightful.  Here are a couple of shots I took from my backyard in October and November:

We've had some snow in the mountains (none in Reno).  Here's a shot from my bedroom window:

And I have gotten my sewing room up and running!  That was quite a job!  I had no idea how much fabric I had squirreled I do.  I found projects that I had started years ago that are screaming to be finished (o.k., they may need a little work around to modernize them, but the basics are good).   More to come on that topic.

I have also been FMQ my Gee's Bend quilt and working on an improvisational "15 Minutes of Play" type quilt trying to use up some of the mounds of scraps I have accumulated.  

Oh, and let me show you a shot of my neighbors:

Wild horses roam around the neighborhood in herds as large as 8 or 10, although this mom, dad and baby seem to particularly like our little neighborhood for hanging out, munching on the grass and, of course, leaving piles of, well, horse poop!

O.K. - I've brought you up to date with most of what I have been doing in the last few months.  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are getting into the spirit of Christmas.  Boo is getting there:

 And I've even started decorating my house!
Nothing like some sparkling lights to make a person feel festive!

Aaaaaanyway, that's it from Robertsonville!



  1. Glad to hear you are settled in and enjoying your new adventure. Hope your new life allows time to travel to QuiltCon in February. It was so nice of you to invite me to join you for dinner that night in the bar.

    1. Yes, I will be attending QuiltCon. Hope to see you there and spend a little time!

  2. Hey Kathleen - we missed you at this year's guild party! But I'm glad to see you are moving in, getting settled, and that you are happy. :) It looks beautiful there, and I especially love seeing the wild horses roam the neighborhood! Give that cute little Boo a skritch from me, and hope we see you soon!