Monday, August 22, 2016


What a couple of weeks. My computer died. Yes, it just plain died. But, I have a new one and after the pains of getting everything installed, it’s up and running. There are always a few hiccups along the way; but, for the most part, it’s all good. Now, my tablet is acting up. I’m not even sure I will replace it. However, I like using it as a reader.

There hasn’t been much sewing. But, there has been a fair amount of company. Summer is usually a busy time for me with out-of-town company and this has not proved to be much different.

First, a girlfriend stopped off for a few days before she left for the Philippines. I hear she had a great time.

My Granddaughter, Rachel and her beau spent a few days. They had their own car and managed to find their way around on their own. We did take in Medieval Times, which is a family favorite.
Then family from Idaho, Utah, and Florida all visited. Usually, we mostly hang out around here. But, this time I decided my 18-year old granddaughter might be interested in some Los Angeles history.

Philippe’s, in downtown Los Angeles, was first on the list. Philippe’s opened its doors in 1908 and is credited with inventing the French Dip Sandwich.

Next stop was Union Station which opened in 1939. My grandfather worked there as an Engineer for the Southern Pacific Railroad. I remember my family mostly using trains for travel.

Then we walked across the street to Olvera Street. Olvera Street is known as the “birthplace of Los Angeles” and it was created as a marketplace in 1930. I still enjoy visiting Olvera Street, more so in the fall and winter when it is less crowded. Philippe’s and Union Station are always busy,

My granddaughter from Florida stayed on for an additional six days, and, we explored Medieval Times, Catalina Island, Retro Row in Long Beach, and took in a couple of movies.

I’m back to normal now. I even managed to sew something I have wanted to try for a while.  It’s a Goody Goody Binding Kit. Of course you could probably find other ways to use it. But, for now, I’m going with a Binding Bag.

Hope you have a good week and

Quilt happy,



Needled Mom said...

Wow! You have had a couple of busy weeks. So....did everyone get one of those fabulous dips???? Union Station is so unique and fun. We used to go to Olvera street each Christmas when we were in high school. It was always fun.

Jenny said...

Sounds like a fun time for you Marilyn

Karen Mallory said...

Okay, I am exhausted just reading of all your guests! LOL Glad you could have so may friends and family visit you!!

Karen said...

What a frustration to have your computer die... Enjoyed seeing the sights you shared. You've been busy! Your guests certainly enjoyed a good time.

Marianne said...

Phew! That sounds really busy. I would say that "summer's like that," but in CA you have summer all year long. Here we pack a lot into one summer because when snow begins to fall, everything comes to a grinding halt. Anyway, our computer died recently, too. What a drag! We supposedly had all our data transferred from the old to the new, but I still haven't found my quilt photos yet. :-)