Monday, July 9, 2012

Winning!

Sorry Charlie Sheen! I just had to borrow that line. But, I'll get to that later.

Last Monday evening I returned home from San Diego, CA. It was fun spending time with my daughter and grandchildren. The two older Grands are 23 (TJ) and 22 (Spencer) years old, so we may not have many more times like that. Mikaela is a senior in high school in the fall and Sierra is a freshman. On Friday night it was just me and the Grands all loaded into my rental car. We went to Stir Fresh Mongolian Grill in Rancho Bernardo for dinner. It's one of our favorite restaurants and their mother is not a fan. After we got our bellies full, we drove about 9 miles north to Escondido, CA for a classic car show. I pointed out cars that were like my parents' first new ones and those from my high school and early marriage days. I think they all learned some new things about their family. One grandson was worried when realized that he and I both love Chevy Impalas  from the late 1950's. 

Even though I was somewhat jet lagged on Tuesday morning, I dragged myself to my quilt guild meeting. We were having a Chinese auction fundraiser and even though I was sure I would not win anything, I didn't want to miss it. Plus, I had already made an item to contribute. (See it here.) Well, I won not 1, but 4 auctioned gifts. I was almost starting to get embarrassed. But, I soon got over that! Hee! Here are my winnings. 
 I won 3 yds of cotton  flannel (top left), a table runner (center), a quilted wall hanging kit (top right). The red and white print item is made to hang around the neck and has large pockets that hold scissors, thread, etc. It was with the wall hanging kit.
 The kit includes everything, even the batting. It is cheater cloth, but I love anything "snowman".
 This cute pincushion will come in handy. Nina says she keeps one next to her sewing chair, one by the sewing machine, and one on the ironing board. The back looks like denim, but is velveteen.