Saturday, May 30, 2015

On March 21, 2015 Jill went home to be with the Lord peacefully in her sleep.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Falling Leaves Wall quilt

Last night I finished a Falling Leaves ( also called Autumn Splendor)  wall  quilt.  I made the blocks 4 years ago and they sat in my sewing room since then.  I have always loved this pattern.   Last night the girls and I took it over to give to  Mom.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Butterfly Quilt Finished

With some help from Little M.  The butterfly quilt is finally finished.  Just in time for cooler nights.

The patched butterfly blocks and borders are stitched in glow in the dark thread.

quilt back

Friday, March 21, 2014


I thought the calendar said yesterday was the 1st day of spring, but it sure doesn't feel like it.  It was very breezy and in the 40's.  At least it was mostly sunny.   I was able to wash all the laundry and hang it outside.  It smells so wonderful when its line dried.

Flip and Lilly decided they wanted to take a walk in the yard.  They were eating up some leaves from the yard and flower beds.

After a  leisurely stroll it was time to head back into the barnyard.

Saturday, March 15, 2014


Hard to believe, but our boy turned 13 today.  The years keep going so fast.  He says he will live beside me and isn't going to get married.  He wants to raise chickens and beagles.  Maybe I can get him to sign a contract before he changes his mind.  He's a good boy.  I don't ever want him to leave.
Last night we had Pappy, Mammy, and Super Granny over for pizza, cake, and ice cream.

This morning his breakfast per request was 2 fried eggs with bacon and cheese.  We served him his breakfast in bed.
Waking up under his new quilt!  

His gift was a bow and arrows set.  After breakfast, he and little M. went out to try it out.

I looked out and the barnyard and what did I see?  Daddy resting with the goaties!  I know that he really does love the goats, even if he won't admit it.

Friday, March 14, 2014

More Projects

When one quilt is done, I must start another one or two or....well,  I don't think I can just do one project at a time.

The first one is a table runner.  The second will be a butterfly quilt for Little M.  She loves butterflies and birds.  I bought both a bird and a butterfly stencil.  She said she is going to help with the quilting.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Yesterday was so beautiful.  Temps in the 70s.  My 3 loads of wash dried quickly.  The kiddos and I even found time to go for a walk.  I need to do that more often.  I was huffing and puffing up the hills.
The animals enjoyed the sun too.  Flip lounged around on top of his wooden spool, sunbathing.

Lilly roamed around and talked to the chickens.
Petey loved the grass between his toes.

Sunny and Jonah played and then slept.

The day was enjoyed by all.  Today it is a little dreary.  It is supposed to be rainy and windy.  A wind chill of -1 is forecasted for tomorrow.  So far March has been a roller coaster ride.