Tuesday, November 17, 2015

"Grandpa T and his Salad" sold at auction!

I'm happy to hear from Victoria Findlay Wolf that she bought my quilt in the Quilt Alliance "Animals We Love" auction! The auction is a fundraiser for the Quilt Alliance. 
A whole new batch of animal quilts are up for auction this week. Go to the Quilt Alliance website for the link. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Baby Love

This is Warren's baby picture, taken at the hospital when he was born.

 His daughter Valentina when she came home. 
I came and helped out for a few days. 
Lily needed extra love. 
Love this photo!
This photo and the rest were taken by Cia after I left. Two cuties!
Getting weighed at the doctor. 

What a little doll. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Happy Diwali, etc.

I am so behind on posting! Sorry, so busy. I will try to catch up; it's not for lack of photos. 
It must be Diwali time again. 
We have some new babies at our house, too! Baby California desert tortoises, thanks to Pam Hadfield. Just to give you a sense of scale, the lid fits a Fancy Feast can, which is the smallest can you can buy. No names yet. 

We had some rain about ten days ago, and thousands of toadstools sprang up overnight! And disappeared about as fast. 
Lastly, my quilt Grandpa T and his Salad is up for auction this week along with many other fine animal quilts! Go to quilt alliance.com for the link to the auction. 

Saturday, October 31, 2015

A new Cooksey in Cookseyville

Our new granddaughter arrived on Wednesday!
Valentina, child of Warren and Cia. 
6 pounds, 14 inches, 18" long. 
Now we have two grandchildren to love. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Valentina is here

Warren and Cia's baby arrived on Wednesday about 4:00 pm. Mom and baby are healthy. Her name is Valentina, and she is 6 lbs 14 oz, 18" long. 

She has that "what just happened?" look on her tiny face. I assume that is her dad's thumb she is clutching. 

This is one of the first photos. I actually created this post before the previous one, on her birth date, but when I edited it, the date automatically changed to the current date. It didn't used to do that. Arrrgh. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Artful Walk on the Venta Spur trail

I took a great walk today on the path right near my house. It's one of the things I like about Irvine: lots of beautiful walking trails. 

There are lots of gates along this path, but I think this is the most artful. 

Salvia, right? 

The trail ends at Jeffrey Road and is about 50 minute walk around trip from my house. It also goes in the other direction all the way to the 134. The space used to have a minor railway, when we moved here in 1978. It became this lovely, narrow park in the 90's, as I recall. 
I saw several squirrels on this walk. Not a rabbit in sight! They used to multiple like, you know what, but the coyotes have been getting them. 
One of many Irvine trails, but it is lovely, shaded, and convenient. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

In the dog house

I've been going to the dogs lately. They're fun! I might be done now.