Lahonton Reservoir Area, Nevada

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When I think of Nevada, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and landscapes of contrasting colors come to mind.  The Lahonton Area fits this description well.

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This is Rod…he was kind enough to give my daughter, her family, and me a tour of the area.

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Even though this is the first time I ever visited this part of Nevada, I was struck with its quiet, yet calming beauty.

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A narley tree weathered with time.

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Dried dirt that looks like a paper map, where the cracks in the ground look like the lines of rivers.

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The mud bluff

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Rod and Tilda

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Tiny house living, a 100+ square foot home.

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It was a beautiful day roaming around and taking in the soft rolling hills surrounding Lahonton Area.

Would I go back again?

Yes!

~Molly

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On the Way to Reno, Nevada

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Following the moving van:  This week, I helped my daughter and her family move to Reno, Nevada from Northern California.  We made it over the I-80 Donner Pass without too much snow on the road.

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The blue sky and the snow sure made for a beautiful scenic drive!

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I’m looking forward to many more trips to see my daughter and her people in Reno!

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Hope you’re having a good day!

~Love to you, Molly

Kaya

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This is Kaya; she is part Border Collie and part Dachshund. Kaya is a low-rider; she has short legs and a long body.  She is one of the smartest dogs I’ve ever known.  When I was caring for my grand daughter who was born 6-8 weeks early…Kaya would wake me up in the middle of the night when she heard the baby wrestling and making noises signaling the time for the next feeding.

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Two nights ago, I let Kaya out in the middle of the night in our semi-rural backyard for a bathroom break when she was promptly sprayed by a skunk.  At 3 am, I was showering her down washing her with hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, soap, and water.  The smell was deliriously awful. Kaya was so traumatized from having her nose and eyes blasted by a skunk, she didn’t want to eat the next day. After the loss of Soma…Kaya’s other pup friend who died in December, my mind tells me, “No more dogs!  Kaya will be fine,” but my heart tells me, “Maybe it would be nice for Kaya to have another playmate.”  This is what I’ve been thinking about lately.

I’ll let you know what happens.

~Molly

5 Antique Quilt Tops

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These are the 5 Antique Quilt Tops a friend found for me while she was exploring a few Antique Stores in Pennsylvania.

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I can’t think of a better reason to meet for lunch with a friend then to catch up and to see all of these quilt tops in person!

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I can’t wait to work on these tops and find a good home for each one of them!

It’s a good day!

I hope the pieces of life are coming together for you!

~Molly

Snow Today

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I’m loving the snow blanketing the yard in white and grey hues today.  A flock of geese can be seen flying in a loose “V” formation.

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I love how each branch is highlighted with a dash of white snow.

Wishing you a great day!

~Molly

Things to Buy for a Quilter

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Three suggestions of items to buy for a quilter:  Little Clips are a great tool for using in place of pins, quilt patterns that look interesting, and fabric that you, the buyer, like!

I was given these clips and this pattern by relatives this Christmas, and I loved them, as well as the following patterns pictured below.

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I’m fascinated with these patterns by Alison Glass.  Her website alisonglass.com has more of her patterns, not to mention how stunningly unique and colorful her fabrics are!

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I really like the whimsical look of this pattern, and I can’t wait to try it out!

There are so many talented people in our world!  I love seeing what others are gifted at doing and how they do it!

~Molly