Review of 2016 and 2017

Ah, so much has happened and yet, in many ways, it seems as if time has stood still. By necessity, my priorities changed. My focus changed. My world changed. After my sweet hubby passed away in October 2015, other things besides quilting captured my attention. I know it will not be permanent. It’s just a season. I know I will return to quilting in time. Until then, this has kept … Continue reading

Review of 2015

For the last few years, I’ve posted brief summaries of the year as it ended. I haven’t been posting much lately, and with the loss of my sweet hubby, I was hesitant to do a review this year, but I thought I would try a mini review. But, forever in my mind, 2015 will always be remembered as the year I said goodbye to my best friend. … 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

Our Texas adventure: the icing on the cake

Hancock's of Paducah

And now for the final leg of our Texas adventure! Thursday, October 23, we packed all of my teaching supplies in our little quilt car, L’l Blue, and pointed her towards home. We were eager to return. After all, being gone eleven days is an eternity when you have a five month old grand-baby waiting for you. Our entire trip home actually changed after a random comment by one of … 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

Coming up for air

I think I’m finally coming up for air! A week or so ago my sweet hubby and I, along with eight others from our church, returned from an 12-day tour of Israel. What an amazing time! But, I’m obviously not as young as the other two times we went. This trip really wore me out. We walked miles and miles every single day, so how did I actually gain five … Continue reading