Friday, August 16, 2013


Here are a couple of the recent finishes. Joyce made this one using one of Roxanne Carter's patterns. I used Bush Berries on it. 

This is Darlene's Lone Star. We took a class from Judy Irish through CIQ. I need to get mine done. Love how this turned out. I used the fabric for the quilting inspiration.

I have a couple more to show you soon. Just as soon as the customer's pick them up.
Hope you have an inspiration filled weekend. Pedal to the metal tomorrow for me on a couple customer  quilt bindings. Then on Sunday we are off to the Everett Boeing Family Day. An every other year "open house" at the Everett manufacturing facility.

Be back soon.

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Best Thing I Did This Summer

There was the 4th of July parade at Utsalady.

Utsalady Bay in the background.

Games & berry picking in Nana's back yard.

Pancake pops. Not sure why the funny face.

Beach time at Cama Beach.

Ready for rock throwing.

Snack time at Big Four. Even had some salmon berries.

Checking out the fireplace from Big Four Inn.


A rare nap for D. I think I had to be the "Nana Whisperer" on this one. 

Little smokie pigs in a blanket.

Andrew's picture of Nana & Grandpa. Grandpa is a French Artist in case you couldn't tell, wearing a  French beret. Not sure why he has him frowning. Flowers , cats & tomatoes on the bottom row.

Just looking at these pictures fill my cup. I'm one lucky Nana.
Quilt pictures coming soon.

Nana Sharon

Friday, August 2, 2013

Nana's Green Thumb Gardening

Or  "The Year of The Tomato". I can't remember the last time gardening has been this good. Oh, wait. There was that year Dad helped me when we lived in Granite, Joanna was about 5. Dad gave the garden an extra shot of "miracle grow" & the zucchini plants ended up taller than Joanna! I'll have to try & find that picture.

So here we go with the "tour de tomatoes". Waiting for this little gem to get more color. I plant sweet peas in some of my tomato pots. Love the smell.

One of the topsy turvy planters. You can see the impatience in the bags are doing well also.

This tomato is having an "identity crisis". Thought it was in the "Jack in the Beanstalk" story. Think I'll need a ladder to get the high ones.

This one is out front. It's the "snacking planter". More sweet peas.

April 28, 2013 

July 30, 2013 

Not sure you can see but, the corn is getting tassels!

Just in case you didn't believe me. Yes, this is in the front yard.  No photo shopping for me.

The strawberries are looking good. Nana 1, squirrels 0!

First attempt at a Flower Tower. Thank you neighbor Steve for making the fencing core for me. Some of the petunias didn't do so well :( It was supposed to have red petunias in a spiral in there. Live & learn. There's always next year. 

I did have a "little" trick up my sleeve this year. My friend Sally told me about these. Alfalfa pellets. She uses them in her strawberry patch. The slugs don't like them. So I gave them a try, on everything.

The sunsets this week have been breathtaking. Took this shot At Camano Island State Park.

I hope wherever you are this week that you have a little sunshine in your life. It's always there in one form or another. We just have to remember to look.

The Little Misters are up next & then back to quilts.

Have a great weekend!