Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday Wrap Up & The Winner of the Day 12 Give Away

Drum Roll Please....The WINNER of the Day 12 Give Away is...Mary Alice!!!  You have until Monday to send me your mailing address!!  Congratulations!!

Enjoy the Christmas Music Video!

I have a movie review for you...This movie is about Stephen Hawking and the relationship with his first wife.  I know that he possesses an incredible mind but this movie really brought home to me the struggle for those family members who are also the caregiver.  Amazing acting...took me a while to realize the actor playing Stephen was also in Le Miserables.  Oscar worthy and a Woolie 5 star for exceptional acting.

I don't think I shared my finished mini penny rug.  I love it because I can keep it out all winter!  
This is a Buttermilk Basin pattern.

Yesterday I visited a friend/co-worker who had surgery at OHSU (Oregon Health Science University).  The way I got there was to ride the streetcar to the OHSU Tram that takes you up the side of a very big hill...over several freeways.  The view is spectacular.  Portland has many nick names, one of which is Bridge Town because of it's many bridges.  This is a shot of our latest one which will be opening soon.  No cars allowed on this bridge...just walkers, bikers, public transit and emergency vehicles...what an awesome concept!

Here is the Tram going the opposite direction :)

Afterwards we did a little Christmas shopping and checed out the Christmas tree all lit up in Pioneer Square!

...and if you look real close you can see me and HH, LOL

Have a wonderful weekend...and if Mary Alice does't contact me we'll see who the dog dish coughs up next!


  1. I have wanted to see that movie...and now I will! Thanks for sharing the photos of Portland. We will drive through on our way to Seattle...always loved bridges. Hope your friend is doing well...

  2. Congrats Mary Alice!!!
    Love your mini mat! Just love it!!
    You always have the most interesting things going on, love all the sharing you do!
    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  3. That looks like a fun place to visit, someday we have to come visit. Love the idea of having a separate road for walking or biking, especially through cities and towns.


  4. Dearest Anna,
    Thank you soooo much... Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year...
    I enjoy reading about all of your adventures and seeing all the beautiful things you make.


  5. Ha, I didn't even know about the bridge! We are coming into town on Sunday, I hope the big rainstorm they are predicting is done by then.

  6. Hi Anna, I hope your friend's surgery went well and she is back on the road to recovery.

    Thanks for all the info about the public transit. I've always liked the look of the train stations I've seen when there.

    I spotted you and HH before I read your cation, too cute you two.

    Enjoy your vacation stay in Portland, please share some pictures of Pioneer Quilts when you go, I'm sure they are all decoratee for Christmas. Thanks!

  7. Wow! A tram ride looks like fun! Awesome scenery in your area! Hope your friend recovers quickly! I received the Crabapple Hill pattern in yesterday's mail... thanks so much! Looking forward to starting this in January! :-)

  8. Another lucky winner...congrats to her! Hope your friend recovers quickly!