Monday, December 22, 2014

We're home - What an adventure!

We have returned home from our 18 month mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Wisconsin.  There is a link for my mission blog on the upper right.

Here we are about to cross the Mississippi and leave Wisconsin on our way home.

As usual I found great delight in the artwork of the sky.

This was taken as we entered the Salt Lake Valley four days later.

Our ward decorated our yard with yellow ribbons.  
It's so good to be home.

I quickly got out some blocks I had made from scraps right before we left and put them together for a friend back in Wisconsin.  It isn't the prettiest quilt I've ever made but it was made with love and it will be warm. Merry Christmas Todd!

Another view of the fascinating sky with lenticular clouds floating over the Wasatch Front.
I never get tired of looking up.

Today we went to the airport and picked up our son who is in the army and came home for Christmas.   My DIL came ahead and has been here 3 wks.  She was anxious for him to come (as you can see).

As far as quilting goes, I've tied a flannel quilt for a granddaughter for Chirstmas and assembled another top from scraps that I cut out before we left as well as the other tied quilt above.

I've got a lot of cleaning out to do.  It's amazing after living for 18 mos. with so few posessions - how much you can do without.  And since getting home I've discovered I HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF!

The new year will include getting rid of unwanted items, catching up on my genealogy, refurbishing our worn out home, and setting up the quilting frames.

I can hardly wait!!!

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