Monday, September 10, 2007


I borrowed this photo from someone on line. It is in Virginia Beach, where I live. The birds are pelicans, if you didn't know. We see them often around here. One day my husband and I watched as they flew into the water and swooped up fish. So fun to watch nature being natural. Unless, like my friend Pat, you have elk in your garden! She lives in Washington State though, not here. If you want to see a picture of an elk laughing at her, go to her blog. She is doing some wonderful photography now, but she is the one who got me quilting and taught me everything I know. Or tried to! She is an amazing quilter and has been asked to speak and teach at the quilt guild in Bremerton next June. If you live around there you should go! Tell her I sent you.

Tomorrow, Sept. 11, I am going to Arizona for two weeks. I stop in Atlanta and have a three hour layover, so I am hoping to spend a little time with my daughter who lives there. Then on to Mesa, AZ to see my Dad and other family. My son lives there also. I know I will have stories to tell about my grandchildren there. My 11 year old granddaughter called me yesterday to ask a question. She said, "I got out your sewing machine to work on a few things." I can hear the machine going in the background, and asked if she had on headphones. "No, the phone is tucked under my chin" she says! I asked what she was working on and she said she was sewing all her dad's boxer shorts closed in the front. OK.

Aside from visiting my loved ones, I will be feasting on Mexican food every chance I get! Tia Rosa, I am coming!


Kim said...

Sewing her dad's boxer shorts closed? Boy, won't he be surprised! Sounds like she gets her sense of humor from grandma! ROFLOL! Have a wonderful trip!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

That's hilarious, hope he knows they've been sewn shut ahead of time! Enjoy your family time, tamales and all!! We'll be waiting for your return and more great stories.

Eileen said...

What a hoot, Marcie. Is your DGD planning to wear her Dad's boxers?

Have a great trip and oh yes, that great food.

Yvonne said...

That is too funny....Have a wonderful trip!

Susan said...

I love the photo.

Darn, I wish you were going to be there a little longer. We'll be back in AZ, but up in the forests north of Payson-Pine-Strawberry until a week after you leave. Maybe another visit will coincide.

Your little doll quilt is too cute! Also too small for me. But definitely cute!

Colleen said...

Your story about your granddaughter and the boxer shorts is too funny. Have a great trip and tell us all about it when you get back!!