Monday, May 4, 2009

Our weekend

Our weekend was pretty exciting around here.

First I quilted this quilt. This is the first quilt I have actually quilted without going along the seams. It is a whole bunch of swirls. It isn't perfect by any means but it looks cute enough.

This is the front of the quilt. It is for a Sister Missionary in our ward. She and I have become fast friends. I sewed the clothes onto the the front. The swirls are in the red and orange. I did a large wave in the black and white fabric. Then just did as little as possible on the clothes.

She totally loved it.
This is the edge of the lake. The stuff right there in the middle is ice too. The top of the ice was melting. It was so thin that it looked like it was water.
Our new friend, Ben, cast his hook out there and got it stuck on the ice. He did the normal tugging but it wasn't budging. So he gave one last tug and the hook went flying. IN TO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD!!!!

Here is Ben with a fish hook. Thankfully he had the smarts to turn around when he tugged, otherwise it would have been his cheek. We ended up leaving and taking him to the hospital.

This was Bee playing around the lake. He loved it!
(P.S. Alaska gets a lot greener but you have to wait for about another 2 weeks. The snow JUST melted here.)

This is a view of the lake we were at. It is in a secret location, at a secret spot that no one can say were it is because it's secret. (Or so my hubby says!)

Sunday we went to church. I played the piano for Sacrament meeting because the songs weren't in the organ.
Brother Nichols came up to me after Sunday school and said, "Sister W, I love that you play the piano and not that stupid organ thing!" Oh it just made my heart happy! (Bro. Nichols is about 85 years old and I think has said 5 words in the 3 years I've known him. And never anything to me. He is just a quite man.) So I think I might be playing the piano more, just to make that man happy! :)
OH and I totally have issues with the player organ. During the last song, I went to push play for the second verse and bumped the wrong button. The whole song changed and the there was a huge long pause waiting for my to set things right! At least our ward is small and they just laughed!
We went to a BBQ for dinner and had coconut shrimp that was deep fried. I'm not a fish fan but I have to say, I didn't have to choke it down! It was a lot of fun over at the Flitton's. All the kids played outside and the adults sat in lawn chairs, chatting away! It was wonderful!!
We are going to miss out Alaska friends!


Kristina P. said...

That quilt is awesome! What a great idea!

amelia bedelia said...

great quilt! THat fish hook looks so painful!!

Emily said...

Hi, Kritta!

I got an envelope from you today that I'm guessing was not supposed to come to me- has my address but the name says "Ms. Meridith". Some totally rockin quilt squares that are gorgeous but I'd have no idea what to do with them. Tell me where to send it and I"ll get it on it's way ;0)


Barbaloot said...

I can't believe how much you can quilt! You're awesome.

And I LOVE coconut shrimp. I attempted to make some yesterday...didn't go over super well but it was still decent:)

Devri said...

What?! a hook in his neck.. that must have hurt...

coconut yum, shrimp not so yum.

Nicci said...

I love the quilt, it's beautiful!

That fish hook looks slightly painful. :o)

Lisa @celebrate CREATIVIYT said...

Isn't it great to finally finish a quilt. Best feeling in the world-lol.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

K you rock with the quilt making...

And I'm scared for the Fish hook guy... is he all right?

The Duckers said...

YIKES! But you were right, it wasn't too bad! Glad you took a picture though! :o) SMART GIRL!
Good job with the quilting too by the way. You are so talented!

val of the south said...

That quilt is sooo darn cute! That's one lucky sister missionary.

Isn't May the ugliest month in Anchorage? But man, once the color comes it's absolutely gorgeous!

Taron Anderton Deeds said...

Brother N is right I prefer the piano to that organ anyday. The tempo is never right, it is too loud or soft and sometimes it sounds like the wrong instruments are playing. So go ahead and make that man Happy. Oh, and it is always nice to have some comic relief during fast and testimony meeting....LOL.

Anonymous said...

Love the quilt! I prefer the piano my self. The organ some times makes it hard for my Bubee to stay in Sacrament meeting. It hurts his ears.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What a special time in your life to be blessed to be in that beautiful part of the world. You will always look back on this with fondness. The quilt is darling.