Thursday, September 26, 2013

Really Random Thursday, 9/26/13

Short and sweet this week. Last week at this time I was up in the mountains at a quilting retreat. Thank you to all you faithful Randomeers for continuing to post the randomness that IS life, even when I haven't been able to catch up with reading all the great posts. I appreciate you all.

By the end of the weekend, the temperature dropped and on Saturday night it rained, and because we were at 7,000 feet, it turned to sleet. Someone started a fire in a huge stone fireplace. Perfect.
I spent some quality time with selvages from Laurie Wisbrun. I'll post more about those on Friday, along with information on glue basting, which has changed my life.
Okay, the totally random thing was that I stayed with my friend, Deborah, who has a cabin directly across the lake from our quilting retreat, along with Vicki.  When driving to the cabin one night after dark, Vicki and I saw cows. Cows!! We kind of couldn't believe it. I mean, we were at 7,000 feet elevation. In the mountains. By a lake.

When I came home on Sunday, Mark and I celebrated Charlotte's birthday. We took her out to dinner, along with her brother.
How do they grow up so quickly??

Her other grandparents took her shopping and got her some shoes.
You have to see them more closely. Really. She loves her bling.
Our daughter-in-law,Christa, has started being a consultant for the company Thirty-One. It makes the most amazing storage items--containers, totes, etc. She just received the "room to grow" utility bin. Apparently you can even store a small child in it....with room to grow.
I leave you with this thought.

Your turn.


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Lorna McMahon said... #

Always enjoy your randomness! Mmmmmm..... Black Angus burgers on the hoof! Love the pic of your grandson in the storage bin with room to grow. And those bling shoes remind me of my own daughter a few short years ago. Sew cute!

Debbie said... #

Fun times!! ;-)

Val's Quilting Studio said... #

Yes...those glitter teenies are the "thing" this second graders are styling the "bling" cute! My daughter is also a 31 consultant....good stuff. Glad you enjoyed your retreat.

The Colorful Fabriholic said... #

Your retreat looks awesome - how fun to stay in a cabin in the mountains and sew with friends! Cool blingy shoes, too.

Grandma G said... #

Wow, those are quite the shoes! I'll have to show them to Courtney and see what she thinks of them. ;) I laughed when I saw the cows. We have lots of those. :)

ChristaQuilts said... #

Wow! That looks like such a cozy cabin for a fun weekend getaway! I had to put up my giveaway link this time since it's all about retreats and finding out what everyone's ideal sewing vacation would be. It kind of fits the theme :-)

Katy Cameron said... #

Randomly, I'll be at a chalet in the Alps this time next week for a retreat! I totally need that quote though ;o)

Terri said... #

Sounds like a fun weekend and return back home.

Carla said... #

Those shoes! I can see my Haven wearing them. Don't get me started on helping get them on and the laces tied though! Ack!

felicity said... #

Getaway retreats are just the best. I love the blingy shoes...on someone else's kid. I just know G would love those, though. :)

I'm eager to hear about glue basting.

Vicki said... #

Cows......really? = }

Needled Mom said... #

I saw they had snow in the upper elevations. It looks like a fun time.

Love the shoes! Oh my....the bling! It looks like both little ones enjoyed their time with you two.