Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Summer in San Diego County

                                                                        Point Loma Lighthouse



This has been the summer of just a little bit of everything.We have been on several camping trips this summer.We still have one last camping trip to South Carlsbad State beach coming up in September! I finally finished a Cheri Payne flag quilt from last year.  There was the usual 4th of July parade in Crest with the throwing of candy to kids watching the parade .Little jack insisted on spending the night for the parade.It makes me happy that he loves to come to our home so much.

 We took a trip to the Point Loma Tidepools with little Jack while he was spending days with us .We had him for a little bit while his parents were away. His mom went to Brave Girl camp in Idaho and his Dad went to Palm Springs golfing. We did a  nice staycation in San Diego. People come all over the world to see all the tourist spots in San Diego so we just were like tourists enjoying southern California.
 I called it Nana camp.We had train rides at Balboa Park which has been around since I was a kid.Little Jack loved it!

I have been using Facebook more then blogging because it's easier to use with my iPad.I just post a picture. But I know
not everyone uses Facebook.I joined Facebook so I could be in some rug hooking groups on line.I am going to continue blogging but maybe just once a month for a while.

                                                                             4th of July

The San Diego quilt show is going to have hooked rugs again this year so I am putting two of my rugs in the show.I need to put a sleeve on them and they will be ready for the show in September.

                                                               Oh and then a wildfire scare!

                                                Scary day there was a wildfire below Crest
                                                  I took this picture                                        


                                                       A neighbor snapped this pic

                                                     I gave little Jack my hat at Santee Lakes

Rug hooking in the summer seems like such a chore. I have been in a slump trying to get my mojo back to my rug hooking. So when I was packing to go camping I had to include my wool's and my Lady Violet rug.I needed to force myself to get going on my hooking project.

 William Heise Park was a lot of fun and was perfect for hooking away. There seem to be no distractions for me except feeding my husband breakfast lunch dinner.
It was just me and my husband in our trailer in a spot that only had two other campers in the camping loop.It was like having the park to ourselves.It was so relaxing! The fact we were so close to Julian was perfect.
 Jack and I went on some really nice hikes where you felt like you were all by your self deep in the wilderness.It was so quiet.We saw this sign which was a little scary.
It was kinda unnerving at times as the paths got narrower and denser and with my imagination I was sure some crazy animals could jump out at us.
 The bugs were out so bug spray was a must but besides that it was like being on a retreat.

I bought a cool walking stick at a bird shoppe which Jack promptly painted it full of pretty flowers for me.

                                                                   My walking stick

My husband has discovered painting rocks so he brought his paints and I brought my hooking and during the heat of the day we worked on our projects.It was bliss!I finished my 4th of July quilt just in time for 4th of July a couple weeks ago.
                                                      We spotted deer when we drove to Julian

At night we would walk over to throw our trash away and look at the beautiful stars.The best part  was seeing deer and we even were pretty lucky and saw a couple wild turkeys. On the last day two mule deer jumped out of the bushes and ran in front of us at our campsite.That was exciting!

                                              Little Jack just spent one night camping with us

                                                                Some progress

             We hiked up the mountain.That little white dot left of the tree in the distance is our campsite

                                                                             Hugs Cheri



Saundra said...

LOVE your Americana quilt and that adorable hooked rug with the perfectly wonderful odd shaped bottom. That must have been a mess to bind wasn't it? I love it but bet it was difficult.

Hope you didn't see any mountain lions. Little Jack is quite handsome and did a great job on the walking stick.

Larkrise garden girl said...

Hi Saundra , It was one of my first hooked rugs and I thought I would make it look more dimensional . Who says everything has to be square when binding. Cheri

Julia said...

It looks like your summer vacations has been really relaxing for you. Little Jack is so handsome and I love how he decorated your walking cane.

I started painting on rocks some years ago and I painted a bunny rock and that's how far it went. Never seem to be enough spare time to do little things I love to do. I love how your husband painted the rocks,. A great pass time.

That mountain lion sign would have me turn back real fast, especially with my grandson with me.
I hope the fires are put out and that you are safe from wild fires.
Hugs, Julia

Farm Girl said...

What a wonderful time and I love all of the pictures. It looks like such fun. I am glad you are getting to do this and getting to enjoy camping. I miss camping so much. I have all four of my grandsons for five days so I wish we were camping. :) Have a nice weekend.

Larkrise garden girl said...

Hi Julia, I know there never seems enough time to do everything I want to do. Thank you for taking the time to comment.
I think painting rocks is a way for my husband to relax.I think it's funny to see him painting away every day. Hugs cheri

Larkrise garden girl said...

Hi Farm girl , thanks for your comments . Isn't camping the best.Four grandkids your so lucky !!!
I bet you will be pooped after they leave. Hugs cheri

Rugs and Pugs said...

Cheri ~
So good to hear from you. I'm happy you will keep blogging!
Great pictures. Little Jack is not so little any more. He's growing up quickly.
Love hubby's rocks.
Hugs :)

Larkrise garden girl said...

Hi Lauren it's crazy how busy life can get! Hugs cheri

Mary A said...

Cheri, please take lots of pictures at your quilt show! Hooked rugs are not allowed at my show :( Love your Cheri Payne quilt and I'm so glad that she got good news medically speaking!