I'm sure you have all been wondering where on earth I disappear to with so few blog posts written in the last couple of weeks. I've been doing a spot of traveling in between moving. After tidying up some business in Anaheim, I took a road trip up to Lincoln, CA with my good friend Sue. Although there wasn't a lot to look at along the ride in the 107 F degree heat (41.66 C), there were definite highlights. I found the windmills on the hills fascinating to look at.
I think this year for Christmas I have been the most spoilt ever. I have received so much and two I want to share with you because they are so delightful to look at. I've already spent hours just turning the pages of the two books my daughters gave me - one of my granddaughter and the other of my grandson. What wonderful memories to keep.
Sandi got me inspired when she downloaded a pedometer app on her phone. You can read about her new app here: Sandi's blog post
I cannot believe the first quarter of the year has come and gone. So far the challenge of blogging every day has been met although I have to admit, some days it has been pretty tough getting myself to do it. Usually on a busy day and it's 9pm when I just getting started!
27 years ago today I remember as if it was yesterday. I woke about 1:30am. It was time to get up and drive the hour and half to the hospital. Some short hours later my youngest daughter was born and she sure let the world know she was alive.
Recently I saw a couple of photos that brought back all the shocking memories of living through one very unsettled city. Early in the morning on 4th September 2010 I was woken by the terrifying noise and shaking of the flat I was living in, right in the heart of Christchurch city. It will be a day I will never forget, a memory of a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. But that one morning was nothing compared to what was to come. There wasn't just one earthquake but many aftershocks to follow.
Wasn't it just the other day that I was holding my first born in my arms? Yep, just 30 years ago today, but it seems not so long ago. She is the eldest of my four children and we have experienced many happy times as she grew up, along with some trying times as well.
Sometimes - it has been known - that I do other handcrafts. Last year, with a little grandson on the way, I decided to do some crochet which I haven't done in many many years. I found a cute free pattern for some little sneakers that were adorable: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/converse-booties
A couple of weeks ago I posted a photo that I shot from the Port Hills near Christchurch. I used it as quilting inspiration then and said there was a bit more of a story that belongs to it. I figured I should enlighten you.
I really wanted to get to some sewing today but here is it late afternoon and I still haven't started. I guess there is still time! One thing I did do was organize myself - well somewhat. I was also playing with my new Android and Evernote. My droid is a lot of fun especially when you get the right apps. I think Evernote might be one.