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rose bush

This is what one of my favorite rose bushes looked like back in May when it first bloomed.

Right now it’s looking a little sad because of our excessive heat and the bad air caused by the fires up in the mountains.

Yosemite National Park has also been affected, causing tourists to be turned away from certain areas of the park.

As of today we have broken the record of 19 continuous days of 100º or above.  Today will be 107º.  We are sizzling here in the Central Valley of California.  We need relief, but looks  like we’re having one more week of these extra hot days.

Hope your day is a cool one!


rose at night

My rose at night.❤️💜❤️💜


My roses are finally blooming and because of all the rain we have had, they look healthy and quite pretty.

The top rose is my favorite and is a climbing rose.


This second rose starts out a creamy white and then it blushes as it matures.


My last rose is so unique in that the outside of the petal is cream colored and the inside of the petal is a bright red.♥♥♥♥

My rose beauties ♥♥♥♥


When I first started “quilting”, I wanted to make quilts that looked like serapes. Serapes are so colorful and quite beautiful.

These are some that I made, and then put them in the closet and forgot about them. Well, I am getting the bug again to try and make a Mexican quilt. Except this time I will use premium fabric. These have faded with only one washing and have not even been used.

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The turquoise one with the red rose in the center was my very first one that I made. I hand quilted it and enjoyed every minute of it.  Hand quilting is very relaxing. Now I can see that I needed more roses and they probably  should be bigger.


This one has  more of a southwestern look with more hand quilting.


You can’t see the thread that I used, but it was a metallic gold.


This last one is more of a strip quilt and I even put fringe on it.  Now, I would make the fringe different. There’s way to much of it, and it needs to be thinner.

“I like to think I’m a quilter.”—-Me

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