Our Times News Archive

August 2012

A New Project 08/31/12
By Susie Devries
I am learning how to Machine Applique. I got a new sewing machine about 6 weeks ago that has "90 unique built in stitches". It will also machine embroidery letters, numbers, punctuation and symbols. I'm taking a class at our Local Quilt Shop, {LQS} One class every month. Each month is a different block, using different stitches and techniques. When all is said and done, these blocks will make a quilt top 85" x 93"!! That is by far the biggest project I will have attempted yet. To do it all at once would be so intimidating for me, I doubt I'd get far. But doing one block a month will make it much less intimidating for me. I hope it comes out as pretty as I think it will. This was the first block I have done. Its far from perfect, but maybe, with a little luck, I will get better as time goes on. Ya Think?
Click here to see the picture.
Baby N Me 08/29/12
By Heidi Cardona
Here is a video of a compilation of Ultrasound visits.
Click here to watch the video.
The New (Incomplete) House 08/26/12
By Judie Riggen
I thought you might like to see the latest pictures of the house. It's coming along, but we are still 6 or 8 weeks from the finish line. Still it's beginning to look like a home.
Click here to read the rest of the story and see the pictures.
Summer Is Over 08/20/12
By Susie Devries
Summer is over, today is Autumn's first day of 1st Grade. Wow, how is that possible? It has been a horrible hot summer and thankfully Mother Nature finally decided to be nicer to us and give us double digits that begin with 8 instead of triple digits!! What a nice change.
Click here to read the rest of the story and see the pictures.
Connor 08/09/12
By Wendy McLaughlin
Here are some pictures of Connor while on their 3-week practice tour (COMPTUEX) off the coast of San Diego getting ready for the big send-off in September. In the group photo, Connor is in the front/middle looking like a very proud Navy Gunners Mate!
Click here to read the rest of the story and see the pictures.
Camera Fun 08/05/12
By John Schmit
Here is a video of our recent check of Cheryl's new camera. We did have a lot of fun.
Click here to watch the video.
Palm Springs Tram 08/01/12
By Frank
Our grand daughter Lauren (age 17) has been visiting for the last few days out here with us in the desert. She has had a great time swimming, cooking, shopping with Carol and reading. Yesterday she and I took the Palm Springs Tramway from the desert floor to the top of the lower mountains for the day.
Click here to read the rest of the story and see the pictures.