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Stretched
Friday, February 05, 2016      35 comments

Today I am feeling stretched! Pulled in many directions and a bit uncomfortable. I am dealing with an adult bully at my work, and learning how to stand up for myself. I have to keep reminding myself that growth is good. It is also uncomf... Read more
Learning to Trust
Thursday, February 04, 2016      30 comments

They that trust in the Lord shall be as Mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. Psalm 125:1 I have never been to Israel and climbed Mount Zion. I have climbed many mountains in New England. I do know that if for any reason... Read more
The Mountains are calling,
Wednesday, February 03, 2016      29 comments

The Mountains are calling, and I must go!~John Muir My husband John at Mummy's Toe in Nevada... Read more
A brighter day
Tuesday, February 02, 2016      32 comments

I'm going to make today a lot brighter with a smile on my face and a kind word in my mouth. Sometimes just a smile can change the day!... Read more
My Solar System
Monday, February 01, 2016      34 comments

Every time the sun shines, I have one more reason to smile! My solar panels are making energy, and my electric bill is going down. Our SunRun Solar System is a small world in and of itself, and I am still learning about how it all works. G... Read more
Quitting Quliting
Sunday, January 31, 2016      27 comments

This last quilt has a sad finish. I bought a simple panel of material so that my dear mother could have an easier time working with the fabric. Unfortunately, my mom, at almost 93, has decided to give up her quilting. I had to finish the q... Read more
My Birthday
Saturday, January 30, 2016      35 comments

I spent the day teaching my great students and working with the great staff at James Faulkner Elementary School. I received the gift of some great worksheets for my students. In the evening, I celebrated birthdays with my 94 year-young f... Read more
Turning 60
Friday, January 29, 2016      51 comments

Thank you Lord for the first 60 years. Your kindness is evident all around me. The best is yet to come! ... Read more
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

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