Sunday, September 22, 2013

On the road again!

This is the week that the Maricopa Quilt Shops have their shop hop that I like to go on. Also, the Tucson Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival was going on. I have been to the Phoenix show several times, but not the Tucson show so off we went on Friday. Some of the sites we saw were cool. The clouds look soft and fluffy, but it has always fascinated me when I see the shadows on the ground. The first time I saw this it took me a couple minutes to realize why I was seeing areas of darkness on the ground. Where I grew up in central NY State the only time I saw the shadows was when it was right over me, not miles away as it is in this picture.

Then of course we can't forget a neat mountain shape. 

This area is the only spot in Arizona that the Civil War was fought.
I am so thankful that there are interesting sites around me that I can enjoy. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Until next time,

Happy Quilting, Sharon
"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009

Monday, September 16, 2013

Happy Birthday Julie!

It doesn't seem possible that it has been 38 years since I made that visit to Auburn Hospital Maternity Ward! I didn't want to go because I just knew that I'd be pregnant for the rest of my life, but you had different ideas! I have been so blessed having you as my daughter and I love you 'whole bunches'! I sure hope you have a great day!


Happy Quilting, Sharon "Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sites around me.....

 In NY the salt mine is on the east side of Cayuga Lake. I have never been close to see what it looks like, but have been told it is also under the lake. I checked out MapQuest and it doesn't give me an up close shot, but all I can see is buildings and open pits. It doesn't look anything like the MapQuest of Arizona's Morton Salt Mine. This has been here since we moved here, but until a couple years ago I didn't pay any attention to this area. We never go past the sign at the main entrance so I never saw the 'Morton Salt Company' sign, but I think that the Morton Salt girl with the umbrella is a tell....

This is what I see when I am traveling back and forth to work. The white mountain of salt changes in size day to day. I have no idea how they are getting the salt out of the ground. After I looked on MapQuest I noticed there are several large bodies of water around this plant. I'm not sure how they get the salt out of the water, but one picture looks like they drain the 'ponds' and then scrape the salt off the bottom.
I love looking at the sites that are around me all the time. For so many years I was just zipping right on by some fabulous sites in my rush to get to where I was going. It is a lot more fun to enjoy the trip not just the destination.
If you start checking out the sites around you as you head to your destination, you may find some neat things!
Let me know what sites you have seen on your way to your destination that you have found interesting!
Happy Quilting, Sharon
"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way"
Certified Instructor since 2009

Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day!

It doesn't seem possible that it was 1 year ago today that Carl made his second and most serious trip to the ER. The next 5 days were a fun time arguing with nurses and doctors that just didn't want to listen. I was never so happy to get him home then after this hospital stay!
This year we spend a much nicer weekend. Yesterday we had a picnic with Kelly, Coby and their families. We went over to Gateway Park in El Mirage. They have a 'splash' and picnic areas. I was really surprised that it wasn't a lot busier. I guess that it isn't used as much on holiday weekends as other parks. I know that the parking lot is usually filled in the evening when I come home from work.
I have been busy in the sewing room this weekend. You need to go on over to my Quilting World tab and check out what I have been up to.
Friday as we were going to an appointment we saw the steam from Palo Verde Nuclear Plant. It is really cool to see. We don't even think about it any other time.

Until next time,

"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009