Hello everyone: This is a picture of the baby quilt I made for my golfing buddy, Linda. Linda is such a great person and a fabulous golfer. She and her wonderful husband, Guy, are so excited about their new baby boy who is due to be born in about four weeks. Linda is from Edmonton, Canada like my mother was. I am sure my mother would have been very proud to meet Linda. Anyhow she had a fabulous shower at our friend, Charmaine’s house. Linda’s sister, Erin, treated us with Nanaimo bars from Canada. (I can only describe them a brownie-fudgy bars with a heavenly filling.) As you can see the baby quilt was my gift to her. I had this baby fabric in my stash, but like any great quilter I had to shop and add fabric to the collection. This was the first time I designed the block myself. However, the block got a little large. It soon became a 20 inch block. I was going to use nine blocks in the design but I think I might have been making a double quilt which is too big for a baby.
I also built a motorcycle diaper cake for the shower. I did not have to bake the cake. I had to roll up diapers to make the wheels. The rest was easy. The directions were found on u-tube.
Between actually seeing a pictures of things, I have made on the blog and then visiting other blogs. I will keep on trying to be a blogger.
Just Shari, The Junior Senior Lady
I went to the Casa Blanca Hotel in beautiful, dry, Mesquite, Nevada. About 100 quilters attended this meeting. What did I learn? I learned to pack and pack ahead of time and check the garage floor because I left my main project on the floor and had to drive back Friday evening to get it. I did finish the quilt top and I have to quilt it for Linda’s baby shower this weekend.
I met a lot of new people along with other quilters that I knew before. I really had a great time visiting with Victoria Brazzle, unfortunately Victoria is a widow like me. She looked absolutely wonderful. She has joined TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) and has lost over 100 pounds she also has been walking over four miles everyday. She is definitely and inspiration to all. She has a beautiful quilt store in Pahrump, Nevada.
Check out her website: http://www.thequilteddragon.com.
I also met Christa who has a beautiful blog page and a quilt store at http://www.christaquilts.com. Christa has a contest on her page asking what would be your dream quilting retreat, that was an easy question. I would love to go to Paris, France (not Paris,Texas) to learn about all the beautiful French toile fabrics.
I know that I can blog, quilt, and golf because of the people I have met and how they have inspired me.
I had planned to golf in Mesquite, but the courses were in the process of reseeding and the ones that were open were cart-path only.
I got home yesterday afternoon, and met my two best buddies at Sienna Italian Restaurant. I had made them pillowcases out of metallic batiks. They were so surprised that I actually could make something like that. I guess what they don’t know about me is that I could easily put a million miles on my sewing machine.
Okay navy man, you said to dam the torpedoes and I did!
Just Shari, The Junior Senior Lady
Here we go! The JuniorSeniorLady is starting the blog with a picture with the pirates in Las Vegas. I am writing this blog to tell everyone about my life in Las Vegas and what a retired lady does cheaply in Las Vegas.
I have lived in Las Vegas since 1971, so I know where practically everything in town is located. I am fortunate to live in the northwest part of town called, Lone Mountain. I have a view of the western side of the mountain from my back patio. I often see climbers on the mountain. The mountain blocks most of the city lights and on a clear evening the stars are very bright over my home.
Las Vegas is happy hour city for the locals. I often meet my friends at one of the many restaurants. The secret is to order water with lemon to drink and a great appetizer and you can have a meal for under ten dollars. Viva Brazil located near the Rampart and Charleston serves a wonderful lettuce wedge with bacon and feta cheese for under five dollars. Brio with two locations in town, one at Town Square near Las Vegas Blvd and the 215 and the other at Tivoli Village near Alta and Rampart has several great appetizers at $3.95 (I especially like the marguerite pizza.)
Okay so maybe happy hours are not exactly your cup of wine. Las Vegas has lots of places to go hiking. In the winter, Red Rock Canyon is great but often too hot in the summer. In the summer, Mt. Charleston is the place to be lots of trees, cool temperatures, steep climbs, and scenic overlook. Unless a forest fire should occur at Mt. Charleston, which it did this year. In all my years in Las Vegas, I have never seen so much smoke. This year was the first time I did not live up in the northwest. My whole neighborhood was filled with smoke with enormous clouds of dark black smoke. The sunsets were amazing. I have not seen the sun that fiery red. Through the smoke and heat radiated the sun a bright orange.
What I have learned by writing this is each post should stay with one subject. I need to take more pictures to illustrate what I mean.
Just Shari, the Junior Senior Lady