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Bitter or Batter-It's your choice
Thursday, January 28, 2016      23 comments

In everyone of life's situations, we have a choice. Today, let's choose to grow through them and become better people!... Read more
Baby Quilts
Wednesday, January 27, 2016      31 comments

Baby Quilts “The great-grand babies are special and each must have a baby quilt!” says to my mom, Glenna Gray. Lillian’s daughter Kylee was first, and then Chris’s baby Jayden got a quilt. Lizzie Kate was born with a heart defect and no hear... Read more
Quilts for my sons
Tuesday, January 26, 2016      29 comments

In 2005 when Sam and Divine announced their engagement, I decided to make my first quilt, and my mom decided to help me with this massive project. We followed the Lover’s Knot pattern, and it came out beautifully. My mother worked on the quilt... Read more
My First Quilts
Monday, January 25, 2016      39 comments

I remember receiving a quilt from my Mom when I was first married. I loved the warm feeling of love that quilt gave to me, in both the good times and the bad. Sadly I lost my mother’s gift in the many moves that I made in my first marriage. ... Read more
Piecing it all together
Sunday, January 24, 2016      43 comments

My family is filled with fabric, and it seems that my mother and I were cut from different kinds. We do not agree on child rearing, politics, theology or housekeeping. When I was about 10, my mother taught me to sew on an old treddle machine. ... Read more
Kindness is like the snow
Saturday, January 23, 2016      33 comments

Acts of kindness can change the day completely. Why not make someone's day special today?... Read more
The Baking Stone
Friday, January 22, 2016      38 comments

The baking stone Extravagance. Not really needed. Why would anyone spend $40 on a stone baking sheet when an aluminum sheet costs $5? Well, I wanted it, that's why. I had lost everything in the house fire of March 2001, and it was time... Read more
The Wall Mural
Thursday, January 21, 2016      30 comments

Here is a poem taken from a time in the 1990's. This trip to Bogota, Colombia changed my perspective and my life. Bogota Shopping far from home Divorced and alone. I found a set of murals. A family washing at the river- In a diffe... Read more
A table full of heart
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      26 comments

A table full of hearts what will they make? Heartfelt animals, maybe a snake! One never knows when a teacher provides Materials, then says to t... Read more
A good friend
Tuesday, January 19, 2016      21 comments

Yesterday a good friend made the ultimate sacrifice for me. She loaned me her sewing machine. I am not as skilled of a seamstress as she, but she trusts me with a very expensive tool. Thanks Babette. I will be careful with it. ... Read more
Learning a New Skill
Monday, January 18, 2016      34 comments

My little grandchild Lina loves finger puppets. Since I spend a limited amount of time with her, I have decided to connect with her in a "crafty" sort of way. I am learning to make those little felt finger puppets. Once I master this skill... Read more
Yesterday's "once a week cooking"
Sunday, January 17, 2016      31 comments

Saturday was the day for me to cook up a storm. It was quite a mess, but I do not mind cleaning once big mess as opposed to 6-7 smaller ones. First I made a large vegetable lentil soup. ... Read more
Getting UP!
Saturday, January 16, 2016      40 comments

The bed is warm, the floor is cold. I must be brave, I must be BOLD! The time has come, I cannot stay and lose the best part of the day. Don't close the eyes again in sleep I made promises to myself that I must keep! ... Read more
Knowing when to say NO
Friday, January 15, 2016      32 comments

There are people who are difficult to say no to. We all know a few of them. People who we love and are indebted to for this rest of our lives. Wonderful people who we care about deeply. My mom is the person who I have the toughest time sayin... Read more
Caring for others
Thursday, January 14, 2016      29 comments

Always remember when you care for others, that your own health is of utmost priority. If you over do it, you will pay , and so will your loved ones. Yo... Read more

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