It has been a nice few weeks and I've been off the radar. I've been on vacation, put my youngest 2 back in school (one is a senior, one a sophomore at University of Utah) and took a few extra days to work on my London 2012 quilt and relax a bit.
I'm rusty, I guess, because this blog post just wouldn't come together. My photos wouldn't download and my video wouldn't upload. I didn't even get my pictures organized the way I wanted to for this post but please bear with me. I'll shake off the dust for the next post (I hope). So really, in no particular order, here are a few snaps from my vacation to the Crow Creek Ranch in Star Valley Wyoming.
Here are 2 of my sisters showing their projects in nearly finished condition. My sister Michelle's family (on left) own the ranch. Michelle made one of Ever Kelly's Storybook Lane houses. Polly (on right) made pillow cases with cotton trim and was embroidering them per Lori Holt's pattern.
My brother-in-law, Brent, was so great to work with Allison and let her ride one of the horses. Allison loved it and wanted to ride all day long.
This photo gives you a little view of part of the ranch. The 500 plus acres were notably dry this year compared to last year. But the ranch is so beautiful and we have so much fun there.
We had fun playing out at the lake. Here is Jamie, Allison and Shelbie in the peddle boat pushing away from the dock. If we hadn't pulled Allison away kicking and screaming, she'd still be there throwing rocks into the lake and wanting to ride in the boat.
This is a picture of my newest grand nephew, Luke. He's such a good baby. One of the perks of vactioning with extended family is enjoying sisters, their children and their grandchildren. Luke is posing on the quilt I made for him.
Here is the latest photo of Eliza. It was really fun to have Allison and Eliza with us on vacation. They were both really good. Little Lizzy is doing so amazingly well. It is such a blessing to see her growing and improving all the time. She's a delight.
Here is my niece Tricia's Storybook Lane house. Before you jump on this darling project, beware. We found the pattern challenging. But it turned out cute and fun.
There were times I thought Michelle and Tricia would give up on their little houses but I was really proud of them for keeping at it.
Tricia sent me this photo a few days ago. She finished her little Storybook people. Now I still need to make my set. I want to give it to Allison for Christmas.
Whew. This was a tough post. But worth it. So much for my summer vacation. September is here and back to work.