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

33 years

Happy anniversary to my sweet hubby. Marrying him was just about the best decision I’ve ever made. I can truly say I’m a better person because of him. And look, he just loves being a grandpa! That earns him extra brownie points!!! But then, how could he possibly resist? Isn’t she fabulous? … Continue reading

Thumbs are important

I thought I would have most of the day to quilt today, but life often intervenes around here. I got up early and thought I’d get a jump on the day by making a couple of broccoli quiches. That way, breakfast would be taken care of for several days. I also made a huge pot of soup so that lunches would be taken care of, too. (I’m so thankful sweet … Continue reading