Thank you

Thank you so much for all the love and support you have given me and my family during this time of upheaval in our lives. Sweet hubby was such an integral part of my life and our daughters’ lives. It is hard to even imagine life without him, and yet we are unwavering in our belief that our Heavenly Father cares for us even in this — maybe I should … Continue reading

Home

Today my sweet hubby, Dave, went to be home with the Lord. It was unexpected, and he will be greatly missed. If you were ever at one of my lectures or workshops, know that Dave was a big part of each one of those. It is because of him that I traveled to speak and teach. He was my chauffeur, my pack mule, my chief cheerleader. He believed in me. … Continue reading

Getting back in to the swing

I’m busy getting back in the swing of things! The first good news to share is that two of my secret quilts (ones I can’t show you yet) have been juried into a special exhibit called Circular Abstractions that Nancy Crow is putting together! My experimental quilt shown to the left was the first in this series, so it is similar in some ways, but these two new quilts pushed … Continue reading

Happy Father’s Day

If you’ve ever seen me speak in public, it’s entirely this guy’s fault. He’s the outgoing, social butterfly, and he’s continually pushing me to get past being an introvert. This month we celebrated our 34th anniversary. Wow, that’s a long time! It’s been a quiet blog-month, but it’s been anything but quiet here on the home front. We celebrated our anniversary earlier in the month by combining a pastors’ conference … Continue reading

Review of 2014

Introducing Hazel Rinoa

I can’t believe it is already the end of 2014! This has been a busy, eventful year for our family. Being “Mimi” means a lot of quilt making gets put on hold temporarily so I can focus completely on little Hazel, but I expect in the coming year things should start balancing out more. Here are a few of the bright spots for 2014. Click the caption for the full … Continue reading

Merry Christmas to me!

New washer and dryer

Merry Christmas to me! Well, really, it is for sweet hubby since I am totally blessed, and he does our laundry. But I suppose that is a year-long Christmas present of a different sort, isn’t it? Anyway, at the end of the year, I like to buy us a little something with some of the profits I’ve earned through speaking at quilt guilds and teaching workshops. This year, we decided … Continue reading

Lovely little get away

Sweet hubby and I just got back from a lovely little get away. We were given a mini vacation at 5 Corners Bed & Breakfast (extra bonus: the B&B is blue!) in Amherst, Ohio. This is a beautiful little town not far from Lake Erie. We had never visited the area, and we were looking forward to having a couple days to explore. On our first day at the B&B, … Continue reading

Happy Father’s Day

Grandpa and Hazel

Happy Father’s Day to a few of the men in my life. To my sweet hubby, despite having no good human role model in your life, you looked to your Heavenly Father as your example of what a real father should be and, because of that, you are a terrific dad! No doubt, you’ll be a terrific grandpa, too. To Amalya and Hazel’s daddy, you’ve already displayed the love, tenderness, … Continue reading