This morning’s post is a short one!
I am at my brother’s house, and we stayed up late last night just catching up and chattering away.
A family dinner celebrating all of the January and February birthdays in this family, plus one in March.
January birthdays include myself, my nieces Emilee and Melissa, February birthdays including my dad and my great niece Maya (She is FIVE! and just a pistol!) and my brother Mark’s birthday being the first week of March.
It was a family full around the table with much discussion of all of the goings on, and I love to play catch up because I only make it out here about once a year. Not often enough, but it’s better than not coming at all!
NO PHOTOS HAPPENED!
Can you believe it? I found myself so engulfed in the enjoyment of family that I forgot to take photos and my phone was forgotten.
What a wonderful thing.
This morning things are ramping up for Emilee’s baby shower with about 30 women arriving for all of that hubbub.
Later today Mark, Dad and I are heading out on the motorcycles through the desert and I will be taking photos of that jaunt. It’s a GORGEOUS day, a perfect way to spend my last day in Arizona before flying home tomorrow.
Helpful traveling hints!
I posted the photo at the top of the blog of the little USB lights that are found at IKEA. You might also be able to find them on Ebay – look! Colors!
I have had mine for a few years now, and I use it on my laptop when I need light on the keyboard – you know how hotel lighting is?
Well, at Dad’s I don’t have an ott light for couch stitching..so I grabbed my mophie battery pack that I use while traveling to recharge my phone.
I plugged the USB end of the lamp into the Mophie and voila! Enough light to stitch by and very portable.
I can even place this on the fold down tray on the airplane for some more direct light if the overhead isn’t great.
And that’s all I have for you today because I’ve got to get busy helping around here!
I guess you can call this a “Simple Saturday” post, but it does go along with this:
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Stars shine the brightest when the night is the darkest. Even a tiny light can be seen a long way away. Shine!
Vintage fan quilt found in North Carolina.
Have a wonderful Saturday, everyone!