In and out, back and forth. This time to Arizona to visit my grandson and the old hippie gang. One of the old geezers has cancer (actually he's younger than I am) so a bunch of us decided to surprise him with a visit and then his wife organized a full on party and reunion.
Beautiful Mt. Hood out the window.
We've all slowed down (the people from the Big House) and a few of us have gone ahead but we still managed to make a party of it. I drove by the house I grew up in and visited Nathan. It was an emotional roller coaster. Some of the old friends I hadn't seen in over 40 years.
I brought back the quilt I made Nathan for his high school graduation 10 years ago. It needed repairs and I got right on the job. So glad to see the wear and to know that he loves using it.
Nothing says love like a hand made quilt.
John harvested his first garlic this week. Let the good eating commence!
And the peonies have arrived. What show offs they are.
Before my Arizona trip I assembled a friendship quilt that a group of us created for our friend Lorraine Lewis. The girls sent their squares to me and I assembled the quilt.
Jackie Cate, Stephanie Lee, Renee Plains, Jeanne-Marie Webb, Katie Kendrick, Jenny Wentworth, Misty Mawn and I each made the quilt squares.
This is my square and shows a bit of the border.
And this is the finished quilt.
We have roses!
Awesome peonies by the armload.
More scratches and scribblings. It's miraculous how painting and making marks soothes me.
Life is such a gift. And you don't need to be rich to paint. More proof that life is good.