Friday, August 31, 2012


 So a while back, late July, my parents came to pick me up from Rexburg, and to meet my lovely Fiance Bryan. ;p
One thing we did together was enjoy Yellowstone. It was a nice warm day, and of course I was limping around, like I usually do because I tend to get myself hurt, but that is another story!
Here we have some pictures, and knowing me, they are in the opposite order of having been taken, but that is to be expected, blogging with pictures is a little tricky, soon I will get the hang of it, but for now just enjoy. ;p
Here we have some perfectly good strangers being "unwise." Surely they read the pamphlets that state a reasonable safe distance from all wildlife... But somehow the message didn't sink in. I used my zoom lens, like a sensible young lady. ;p
Above to the left, we have a tree that I told Bryan was a "cute tree." Isn't it cute?! I sure thought it was, and Bryan took the initiative to photograph it for me. ;p
In the middle we have Ol' Faithful, we stood for maybe 20 minutes? I don't recall exactly, but we sure waited a bit. At first there were not too many people waiting, sure the seating was all occupied, but not very many people were crowding behind at first. When the time came closer to the long waited event there were plenty of people squeezing around us. I mean there was one guy who seemed to be taking pictures of me and my mom, then he was so close it seemed he wished to give us each hugs! That is how close some people will get to you just to see this event! Crazy I tell you!
And to the right we have a picture of a geyser that took a while to actually get a picture of. The most frustrating thing about this trip, besides my limping, was that anyone and everyone would block the signs that tell what you are looking at! there was one man leaning against this sign, for maybe 5 minutes while I was waiting, and probably even longer before I got there, just leaning! Not even looking at the geyser! Just staring straight down! Well, I had to rant about that quickly, whew!
Next we have the Silex geyser. It was really pretty in person. I just wish I had this wonderful photograph editor to better show you the true colors this brings. It really was blue, but there were many depths of blue. Ohh goodness! Sometimes I think that photographs really cannot be "worth a thousand words," first hand experience of the beauty of nature is the most amazing thing, so it is a shame that I cannot truly share the exact beauty I saw.
So my friends, I recommend that you visit many beautiful places, and thought a picture may not be as beautiful as what you can see with your own eyes, I still recommend that you take photographs, even if it is with "instagram...," which I don't like to use, but that is yet another story... hahaha. ;p
You want my two cents? GO VISIT NATIONAL PARKS! ;p

Monday, August 20, 2012

Passing the Time

So I like to clean and organize, and the past couple weeks I have been cleaning my bedroom and closet, my brother's bedroom and closet, and two other closets in the house... In my process I found some old quilt squares that I made with scraps of fabric from who knows when! So I thought of a quilt design so as to "finish" what I had started. Half way through I realized that I didn't really like the design to begin with, and the scraps that I was finishing the quilt with were too bold and vibrant for the older scraps I had used before. So back to the "drawing boards" I went, and came up with another design, one that I found more interesting and better balanced. I then found some Christmas fabric! I asked my mom if she was saving it for anything in particular, thankfully not. This next design was more simple, I didn't want to get too fancy in quilting this one because the fabric has images on it, and I wanted to be able to show what the images are, or it might just look like a random blue quilt. I still had scraps from many different fabrics, so I just started to cut small squares from them all, as much as I could, which wasn't much, about 10 squares each, of 8 fabrics. the design, even more simple than the last, but the beauty is in the placing of each square. I had actually started cutting the squares before I even started the Christmas one, but I couldn't figure out the best placement for the pattern. Either the brighter colors were too close, or the larger flower prints were not spaced enough, it was hard to get the best... "feeling..." out of the design. Yes, because quilts make you "FEEL," it's true, at least the design does. For now, the quilt tops of the 3 are finished! YAY! But time to put them away for a short time, because Bryan is coming to visit! I'm so excited! But here is a teaser picture. ;p I will be sure to photograph each completed quilt as they are finished. ;p