Our week started off with very sad news from our friends whom we just visited in Colorado Springs. He was diagnosed with lung cancer. News like that always hits like a ton of bricks. They have had such a difficult year and now they receive this news. Please keep them in your prayers. My thoughts have been with them since we heard the news and it is difficult to focus on much else.
We traveled to Lompoc, CA. on Wednesday to attend a Little League tournament game that our grandson's team played. It was such an exciting game as they came back in the last inning to win the championship with a three run home run. It was a chilly game as the fog had rolled in and the winds were really blowing. I was glad to have had a blanket in the car.
Coming home along the beach with a full moon was a delightful part of the trip. I loved how the moon was shinning on the ocean.
Lompoc is about two and a half hours from us and the drive is beautiful. The area is well known for growing seeds for companies such a s Bur*pee. There are fields of flowers that will produce the seeds that they use in their packets. This is one of marigolds. You can see the fog coming in behind the mountains. This is also an area where they grow a lot of pinot noir grapes for wines.
Thursday I took six more of the grandchildren to see the American G*irl movie. It was such a great movie and each one of them loved it. Afterwards we went for lunch at the local pizza parlor. I know that I enjoyed the day as much as they did.
I have managed to get a few hours of sewing time in this week. There was a great looking quilt in one of the magazines this month and I thought it would be perfect for this fall. I managed to get it pieced and ready for a backing and quilting.
As I mentioned before, our quilt guild is very generous with providing quilts to our community. There is a Veteran's home currently being built and the guild is providing a patriotic quilt for each bed. At the last meeting I picked up a packet with a quilt pattern and fabrics to work on one. It is now pinned, layered and ready for the quilting. It would not be my choice of fabrics or pattern, but it will fit the need perfectly. I need to remember "scrappy."
We have a busy weekend ahead for us. Our son and DIL are in Hawaii for their anniversary and their ten children will come tomorrow morning and stay until Tuesday when their parents get back. I have been busy setting up the inflatable beds and sleeping bags as well as grocery shopping for their arrival. It will be busy but delightful at the same time. So if I do not check in on blogs for the next few days, I am sure that everyone will understand. Right?
I hope everyone has a great weekend.