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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Last day with The Utah Maki's

Utah, August 5, 2012. Me, Avery, Trenton, Brayden and my son Chris.

At the City Market. It was a Happy Day. 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Quilts I made this summer.

 The Senior Class of The  University of British Columbia announces Kate Maki Graduating with the class of 2012 .
Kate is a nurse working in British Columbia. She is my beautiful Grand daughter. 

2010 Vancouver Winter  Olympics fabric.  Made for Kate Maki.

Fabrics from Heather, pattern, Thimble Blossom "Red Velvet". Designed by Camille Roskelley.
Nicole Maki gave me the pattern and I made the quilt for her. 

Fabrics by Alexander Henry, " Jardin de los Muertos".  Made for Jenna Maki.

Jenna visited Mexico Spring 2012. 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Chris giving instruction to his two sons. Avery and Brayden.
I love Chris for spending so much time with his boys.
Our new car 2011 GM Cruze  Milage  44,360 Km.  August 13, 2012.

My Trip to Utah, July 27, to August 5, 2012

I am Aunt BettyAnn to my Niece

Betty Ann Naokes.

July 27, 2012.

Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Group of house on the Mountain near Draper, Utah.

Avery, Chris and Brayden.

Morning swim.

Salad of the day made by Nicole Maki.

July 2012.

Chris and me, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Summer of 2012.

This summer Bill and I experienced some good and some bad times. My trip to Utah was postponed but I did manager to get there in July. Most of Bill’s health issues have been dealt with to the point where life is still enjoyable and interesting, which meant I spent most of my time taking care of Bill and his appointments. This summer I've tried to use up all the fabrics I received as gifts last year, into quilts 

My flight to Salt Lake City, by Air Canada and United Airlines was a tiring 17 hour ordeal, I was to spend 9 hours waiting in Winnipeg for my connecting flights. Fortunately for me my niece, Betty Ann, whom I was named after, picked me up, took me to her condo and then to her son, Bill's place, This was an unexpected pleasant surprise. I had a wonderful dinner cooked by Bill and surrounded by his loving family. 

The time I spent in Draper, Ut and the surrounding area was more enjoyable than I could have imagined. Nicole was sick just before I got there so the plan was to spend my ten days just with the family in their home. Things turned out quite differently. I walked downtown Salt Lake City in 100 degree heat, all up hill, with no shade anywhere. I asked Nicole, "Have I walked a mile yet?' her answer was, "no maybe a quarter of a miIe," I thought I would die. I guess I was so exhausted I stumbled off the curb. Cars coming and going and no one hit me. Nicole and my grandkids were more concerned than I was. Thank goodness we were going to the movies to see "The Black Knight Returns" I had a chance to recuperate. That afternoon Chris had a BBQ appreciation day for his staff, later we met him in the lobby of the theater after the movie was over. Saturday we went to Park City street fair where they sold everything you can think of, except quilting fabrics.  Next stop was the Kennecott Utah Copper’s Bingham Canyon Mines. The History and the site was very interesting.

I was fortunate to be able to watch my two grandsons Avery, Brayden, and Chris swim. Chris swam for 20 minutes nonstop. I am so proud of him. Trenton is working hard on making code for the computer.

Chris and Nicole took me to many places and fabulous restaurants. The only food I didn't like was the true East India food. Thanks Chris, Nicole and boys for a wonderful holiday. 

While I was gone Heather’s husband Andy got my car ready for resale. The day I got home he put it up for sale on Kijiji, it sold that night. I’m so blessed. Thanks Andy.

RIP dear friends, Barry and Alma. 


July 13, 2012

Here I was planning a trip to Utah, I hope the fire is out soon.

There was a forest fire! It was close enough that this is the view from my front door. Scary! The authorities had us pack but not evacuate. Fortunately no homes burned and all was well in the end.

My oldest turned 16!

Happy Birthday Trenton.