Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Our 41st Year.......

Today we're celebrating our 41st Wedding Anniversary. It was September 25, 1971 a balmy, sunny day in San Jose, California. Our wedding party consisted of my sister KC and Bruce's BFF, Ned. There were my parents, sister and brother along with Bruce's mother and two of his sisters and brother-in-law in attendance along with a couple of close friends and our 6 month old St. Bernard named Chuck. It was a very small wedding, very small at the Stone Church of Willow Glen.

Our ceremony started at 3:30 and lasted a short 20 minutes.  Pictures were taken, a quick video made and we caravaned back to our rental home in the foothills of San Jose on Story Road. We served a selection of cold cuts and cheeses, fresh veggies and fruit and the traditional wedding cake. Bruce and I drove up to the city (San Francisco) that night and honeymooned in a suite at the Fairmont Hotel, I remember ordering a pizza around mid-night. The next day we met my parents and siblings to show them around the city and lunched in China Town. Then it was back home to start a new life together. We had just come home from a summer road trip camping in Alaska, our rental house had a fire in the kitchen (totally my fault) two weeks before the wedding and Bruce was starting a new job on Monday in Sunnyvale and we were moving to a new home in a week.

We moved a few more times, across the United States before putting down roots in Washington state.  We have three wonderful children who are all married too and a granddaughter (have I mentioned how adorable Abigail Sierra is?) Life took many twists and turns, roads taken and missed but a path neither one of us would change for anything.  Happy Anniversary, Honey and I look forward to many, many more.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Autumn Equinox

From September 20th to the 24th is the Autumn Equinox in our northern hemisphere. I'm watching for a harvest moon, gathering fresh & juicy apples and finding frost on the pumpkins. Here in the NW, we're having a warm autumn with the waffling of falling leaves scent in the air.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Quilt Motif Journals

I've been busy transferring quilt designs to paper and making journals from composition books.
It's fun and addicting. More to come.

second look....




Monday, September 10, 2012

NEW Journals at Sam'Studio

Coming to you this November at Allied Arts Festival of the Arts are some new journal designs I've been playing with. I love quilts and put that love into some journal designs -- more designs to come. Plus a little Paris invasion with a few Ecriture de Journal (Journal Writing) -- I love the colors of these Paris motif journals. 

.....The Quilt Designs.....

.....The Paris Motif.....

Sunday, September 9, 2012

I'm a Grandma and proud of it......

I just spent a week getting to know my new, little granddaughter and one of the best weeks of my life.  We cuddled, we walked, we cooed, we rocked, we laughed, we cried and I fell head over heels in love with this tiny, bundle of joy. Her parents are amazing!  To watch my own child take such loving care of his daughter and her mother's tender calmness even at 3:30 in the morning.  I'm a Grandma and proud of it......