Sunday, December 20, 2009

Gilroy Gardens and Snoopy

On Friday we went to Gilroy Gardens where they had the whole park lit up with holiday lights and offered a laser and fireworks show. We had a great time and didn't freeze as we have on previous evening visits. It was lots of fun and they also had Snoopy and several other characters around the park.

Monday, December 7, 2009

O Hanukkah Bush, O Hannukah Bush....

We went to our local nursery yesterday and purchased the most beautiful 7 foot Christmas Tree/Hanukkah Bush. Keeping in style with our white and blue lights, that is how we decorated the tree as well. The kids had a fantastic time and I took lots of pictures.

Glace

Glace is the name of the line from which this quilt was made. I purchased this kit when we first got it in the store and thought I'd make it to help sell the remaining kits we have left. Here is another example of a picture not doing the quilt justice. In person, this one is a beauty!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Nurse Nili in the LA Times

As many of you know, my sister Nili is an ER nurse at Cedars Sinai in LA. She has been doing it for quite some time. She also has a new job as a nurse in a research facility for Stroke vicitims but will keep her ER skills sharp by some extra shifts. Anyways, there was an article recently written by the LA Times and here is the link. They interviewed several nurses including Nili.

Saving Grace
Unflinching and tireless, the ER nurses of Cedars-Sinai are disaster’s first line of defense

http://www.latimesmagazine.com/2009/12/saving-grace.html

Rachael's Winter Concert

Last Thursday Rachael had her winter concert where she played the clarinet in the advance band group. They played several songs and I used my new camera to shoot the video. It's pretty good and I'm so proud of Rachy!

video

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My Cricut has been humming....

I took a brief hiatus from quilting to work on my holiday decorating and card making. I actually got all my holiday cards done in one weekend. Then I saw this really great decorating idea on the cricut messageboards. These are those glass blocks that you can buy at the hardware store (I purchased mine at Lowes) and they have a hole cut out of them already. I used some vinyl and cut out the saying "Believe in the Magic" and then an ornamental tree. I put those on after I frosted the glass with glass etching. I then used a 35 light strand of christmas lights, put a ribbon on it and then some quick decorating on top and voila....

This one is lit up!