Let’s start off with grand babies–Last night we enjoyed dinner at Lonn’s with the family. Laci made the best cheesy potatoes, Michael (Katie’s) was in charge of shrimp and Lonn the delicious ribs. I was in charge of holding Millee Bliss. She is so tiny and has mixed up her days and nights–don’t all babies do that???
According to Laci this was a failed experiment–neither child was sitting still for long and Laci (the boss) said the high chair was going back into use today???? Lora and Brooks love each other and are getting along very well–this wasn’t the case when Lora first arrived from Germany and found this other kid in “her” Grandpa’s house!!
We said our goodbyes at the end of the evening and this Mimi was very sad. Lora and Laci will be back in Germany by the time we return in the spring. Brooks and Millee will have grown so much–both Mom’s have “post lots of photos” instructions!
Going from a forty foot motorhome to a 26 foot toy hauler travel trailer in terms of packing is very difficult! I had 15 drawers in the motorhome and countless cabinets–a place for everything and everything in its place. I now have two drawers and few cabinets. We talked about renting a U-Haul truck but decided against it–we will just selectively purchase replacements for things we would have taken back to Arizona had we still owned the motorhome.
This spring when we came home to Montana from Arizona I think I had seven quilt tops of my own ready to go on the longarm. Number six is a top my Mom pieced while visiting one summer, long, long ago. And number seven is a top I’ve worked on for several years–it’s on the longarm and tonight I finished one of the blocks–I love it–but I’m thinking this quilt isn’t going to be finished before we leave–too much custom quilting. Here’s the first finished block–
it feels good to have all those tops finished and several have gone to happy homes!
Nat and Barb came for lunch today–sad to tell them goodbye too! As I type this blog it is snowing and a mite chilly!