You may recall that my quilting partner, ShaRee, and I spent 2014 making barn blocks into quilt tops. We have embarked on some new adventures that I will write about later. We meet every other week to sew so we decided we could invite a friend to join us and do a project with all three of us on the other week. I mean, YOLO, right? So in January 2015 we embarked on our grand adventure. We decided on “Ode to the 1930’s: A Sampler Quilt” by Lori Smith, www.frommyhearttoyourhands.com. It’s a challenging quilt with lots of piecing and (gasp) applique. But the purpose of working together is that two, or in this case, three heads are better than one and we all learn from each other. We each have different tricks to teach other and we can learn! [Read more…] about Ode to the 1930’s: A Sampler Quilt
This was a nice, sunny Indian summer day in the park. We started the day by getting caught in a traffic jam. Fortunately we were at the front end of it because there was a mother grizzly and her cub right by the side of the road and we were up close and personal. So awesome to see them and it was the first time for us to actually see bears in Yellowstone! Woo-hoo!
Following in Scott and Sue’s footsteps, Mark graduated from BYU yesterday with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a Sound Recording Technology emphasis. Mark has wanted to study this since his early days in high school and now it has been fulfilled! Congratulations, Mark! We are so proud of you!
Mark leaves for his final tour with Young Ambassadors soon and then will be continuing to look for his dream job and work on enhancing his recording studio.
Here are some pictures from the last couple of days:
This is my annual post whining about snow falling in late March on my blooming crocus and daffodils.
I should be used to it, but I’m not.
Some of you know that I run another website called Outdoor Cooking Magic where I write about cooking outdoors. I like to cook on the grill, smoke in my smoker, cook with Dutch ovens, and cook over a campfire. I put recipes, tips, reviews of products, news, and other information related to outdoor cooking subjects on this website. I recently participated in the 30 Day Challenge, which is run by a very smart guy named Ed Dale. He teaches about how to start a business online and make your first dollar. It’s an annual event and I’ve participated several times in the past years, always learning lots of new things to help with my ventures on the Internet.
This year the challenge was teaching us how to write an ebook that would be put in the Kindle Store on Amazon in 30 days. I’ve been working hard the past month and last night published by first book on Amazon in the Kindle Store. It’s called Grilled Vegetable Magic. It’s been a fun process and there is something satisfying about having a product published on Amazon. Things are so different these days and publishing is truly open to anyone that wants to do it. I’ve also started a companion website called Grilled Vegetable Magic where I’ll focus on grilled vegetable topics.
My sister, Christine, also participated in the challenge, and is very close to having her book published as well. She loves to make custom costumes and she has written an awesome book about how to create and design a Halloween costume. I’ll put up another post when she has her book done. It’s pretty timely, with Halloween right around the corner.
I’ve also brainstormed another 20 similar books that I could write, so that is one of the by goals over the winter, to get several more ebooks written.
If any of you would like to participate in the Challenge, and get that book that you’ve always wanted to write done and out in the Kindle store on Amazon, they’ll be leaving the training material up for another 60 days. I’d be happy to answer any questions that you might have.