Lefty & Fifty-six

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

The "Oh..Well"..Quilt

"Oh well"... is what Sharlene (mom) would say when
things weren't going right or when you just couldn't change what
the crisis was that befall you at that moment.

I have adapted this phrase in my vocabulary.

My sister Jeana and I set our minds on making a
quilt for "baby" Allison for
her 44 b-day on her recent visit.

We saw a fun looking quilt called; Snowball and decided
that was the one we would make her.

We began cutting, piecing, sewing, our share of the squares
that would be pieced together to make this fun looking quilt.

Here is what the backside of this quilt looked like.
It was an extremely labor intensive quilt, small pieces.
Each square measured 5 3/4 inches.
There were 39 squares of each 5 patterned fabric's, so if you are good
with numbers please do the math.

Here is the front view
(do you see the snowball illusion?)

Quilt with sashing

Allison with finished quilt. It measured 57 x 61
Estimated time: 40 hours..."oh well"!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Baby Allison

That is what her name was when she
was growing up because, she was so much
younger than the rest of us.
She is the BABY of our family.

Allison came for a visit after a long hiatus from Utah.
She brought home her new male friend(the man in her life)
his name is Greg(and so it goes...one more Greg in the family).

This was his first time in Utah, he really liked it, I'm not sure
how much he liked getting to meet about a hundred family and friends.


As sister's we had not been together since June of 2009.
Pictured from oldest to youngest(left to right)
Seriously, I always have to be placed
in the middle(middle child syndrome)
We missed out dear brothers this weekend.
Greg and Allison hiked Rock Canyon to the top.
Walked the Provo River trail to and from Bridal Veil Falls.
A visit to downtown Salt Lake City and Temple Square.
(What a mottley crew).

Saturday, April 24, 2010

In the book of life, the answers aren`t in the back.

Let me just say that if you really knew
me.. you would know that I love.......
(drum roll please...)

(no, not the kind you eat)
Charles Shultz's Peanuts comic strip.

This famous illustrator knew human kind and especially
how the underdog felt at times.
His phraseology has made me laugh and and sometimes cry.
Charles Shultz's was a man whom I could relate too.


"good grief"
What a great phrase to replace with the "G" word.


How many times in a day, do I say this word or
feel this way???


Better than Butt head..

Even though Charles(Chuck) Schultz was openly honest
about his depression, he showed us his optimism by writing
a fun and bright play called:

The part in the play that I have particularly loved is the ..

.."anyone and anything that is loved by you"

What is your happiness?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mother Natrue



Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Born in the 50's

If you were born in the 50's or grew up in the 50's you
might like to read along with me as I leisurely read:

Click here to read about the author Lesley Kagen

Friday, April 16, 2010

Flower Me Spring

Back in that late 70's I was obsessed in getting
my trousseau together, because that
is what my mother taught her daughter's to do.

I started collecting my china pattern with my
birthday and Christmas presents and soon
I had a 12 piece place setting .

This is what I LOVE about Spring:
The Flowers...

This is what you could lay on at night:

(or run thru the "poppy fields"!)

And this is what my "Springy" china
pattern looks like:
I have kept all my china in it's original boxes
(wonder how much that goes for on ebay?)

They sell this patterned china as "vintage" now!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring Break-Conclusion

It is very difficult for me to write this post...

This is the end of my respite.
I am heading back on
a jet plane and don't know when I'll be back again
....oh babe I hate to go....
here is the wrap up of a
very successful luxuriating get-a-way.

Duke Kahanamoku on the cornor of PCH and Main in HB.

At Ho Sum Bistro(NB)across the street from the Alberstson's grocery store.
A Must if you are down on the Newport peninsula.

My very favorite Chinese chicken salad!!

Driving along PCH going into Laguna Beach(LB)
the old time famous Shake Shack

Ariving in the old stomping ground of Laguna Niguel(LN)

Remembering the warm sand on my feet...
...it just couldn't be better than this!


Sunday, April 11, 2010


AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson
claimed his fourth major title, and third Green Jacket, when he won the U.S. Masters on Sunday.

The American left-hander fired a five-under-par 67 to post a 16-under total of 272 at Augusta National.


I was feeling pretty smug and going to write this wonderful post on Phil Mickelson...


He is really a right hander :(

Saturday, April 10, 2010


This is the book I am currently reading to gain a
better understanding of cultural conflict and the
atrocities that we as Americans are so far removed from.

This is not a new story, but you might want to hear and read about it for yourself.

I would love to meet Immaculée Ilibagiza

Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring Break- Mid Way-Morning

Today was the best of best days for a fun filled vacation.
We started off by driving into

..and then on

my first stop was to take a picture of my favorite
landmark on this scenic HWY...

It was overcast and a bit drizzly but we were
not going to let it ruin our walk out on the ...
We ended up at...
(Ruby's).. for a wonderful warm and yummy
french toast breakfast.

next up...early afternoon adventure.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Spring Break 2010-The Beginning

It has been almost a year since my last visit to So Calif.
(I refuse to refer to Southern California by the
cheap name of Callie ..!!)

OK, I got that off my mind.

We, (Dallas Sophie, the swede and me ) made it here, to Costa Mesa,
in 10 hours with an hour stop in Vegas.

As we moved southwest, the weather
was warmer and more humid.

Dallas began to notice things that she has not seen
or realized about the California coast.
1. Palm Trees
2. Humidity
3. Lots of Cars
4. How fast people drive..
5. Sunshine

Our first stop was Little Corona (for all you locals) and for those that are not,
this is a small semi-private beach in Corona Del Mar.

We got a tad of a sunburn, but we didn't care..it was
so relaxing and the ocean breeze smelled so great!!

The Swede was definitely in his element,
(you can take the surfer away from the surf, but you
can't take the surf fever away from the surfer... Ha..Ha)
We brought only the boogie boards, but soon, he'll be up
on his long board.

San Onofre & HB here we come!

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I am a Lefty. I was born in the Fifties. I am a multi-faceted non-reproductive woman. Mother of four daughters. Married to the "swede" Three handsome/beautiful grandchildren! Love: Family, Christianity, Friends, Home, Garden, Cooking, Pets, Pop up Books, Humanitarian Service,the Great Outdoors,Life and a whole lot more. Yikes I turned Fifty-four this year..... 1958-2012.. Do the math!

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