Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Wishes

Spring wishes from my kitchen to yours!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sister Quilts

We're back home now
and life is good!

I meant to show you all these
quilts before we left for VA
but, time got away from me.
Does time ever do that to you?
Thanks so much for the well wishes
and prayers! My back is on the mend
 lots of tests are being done
 I am thankful not to be in so much pain!


Here are two quilts I just finished up.
One is for my sweet Aunt Sara
and the other for my Mom.
Both made out of the same fabric
but because of the technique in cutting
each is somewhat different.

Aunt Sara's


So there they are...
sister quilts.

Have a blessed day!!!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Enjoy Your Day

You know that saying...
I've fallen and I can't get up


No, I didn't fall but I have hurt my back
and I REALLY can't get up!
The cute engineer took me
to ER the other night
 we spent most of the night there with
lot's and lot's of test
they could not find a specific reason.
Could be kidney stones, could be a pulled muscle
could be a pinched nerve, could be.........
So....with all the meds they have given me
I have seriously slept for the last
two days and night.

I will be back when I can 
sit up for a minute or two
and type some coherent words.
Until then take care and enjoy your day!


Monday, March 14, 2011



Did you all have a nice week end?
I know I did!
It's Jen's spring break
and this momma couldn't be happier!!!

Who wouldn't be happy
to see these first thing.

Sending a little happiness to
you today!


Friday, March 11, 2011

She Says Cushion......I Say Pillow......

When I started this little blog
of mine I had no idea
that so many of you out there
would find it and read what I had to say.
I would just like to say


A while back I started commenting
on the blog Naturally Carol
Carol is so sweet, kind and very talented!
and is from Queensland Australia
and when the floods hit part of
her country she had such a sweet idea on how to help.
She started making cushions AKA...pillows
 for those who lost so much.
Now, many people have helped her by
 making cushions and sending them to her.
I too, wanted to help
so off to the quilt shop I went
(what a tough job but someone had to do it Ha!)
The girls and I picked a bit of fabric
and sent it on it's way.
She has taken that bit of fabric and
made some of the most adorable cushions!!!
Here's a peek of one she recently made

Isn't it CUTE!!!
I totally took this pic from her blog
I just couldn't help myself

If you have a minute stop by and
take a look see at all the wonderful
cushions and other things she has made.
You will be blessed.

Have a sweet week end!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Visiting other blogs
can be a lot of fun and
fairly often you will find me 
visiting my friend Carrie Carrie
Her blog is lovely
and encourages so many.
Anyway...I am playing along with her

 Me A-Z

A. Age: 48
B. Bed size: Queen
C. Chore you dislike: Cleaning the bathroom!
D. Dogs: One...Libby
E. Essential start to your day: coffee
F. Favorite color: Red
G. Gold or silver: silver
H. Height: 5' 4"
I. Instruments you play(ed): key word here is played
clarinet and piano
J. Job title: Wife and Mom
K. Kids: 2
L. Live: SW MI
M. Mom’s name: Darla
N. Nicknames: Nanny Kay
O. Overnight hospital stays: When I had my girls
P. Pet peeves: People who don't do what they say they are going to do
Q. Quote from a movie:  Can't think of one
R. Righty or Lefty: Righty
S. Siblings: one sister and one brother.
T. Time you wake up: 6-7 ish
U. Underwear: I will never tell~ some things are private!
V. Vegetables you don’t like: Eggplant
W. What makes you run late: Talking
X. X-rays you’ve had: Dental and Ankle
Y. Yummy food you make: Chocolate Chip Scones
Z. Zoo animal favorites: Elephant

How about you?


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The First Robin

Out my window this
morning was the first robin.
What a sweet blessing that sight was!
To me, it means spring is just around the corner


What blessed you this morning?


Monday, March 7, 2011

Sew Fun

Hey all!

Hope you had a great week end.
Mine was sew fun (Ha!)
Thanks for all your sweet comments!
The room was filled with women
of all ages laughing and talking.
The sound of working sewing machines 
was like a concert...each playing a part.

There were several gals
with featherweight machines
and one gal even had a iron to cute!

Here are a few shots of the

Mystery Quilt...

This is just a small smattering
of all the beautiful quilts know me...
you have to remember to use your camera Ha!

What a sweet week end!


Friday, March 4, 2011

A Mystery...

Fabric has been cut
Sewing machine cleaned and oiled
Bobbins are wound
New blade for rotary cutter
Bags are packed
Room mate gifts are made

I think I'm ready!
Mystery Quilt Retreat
here I come

Have a great week end!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I Heart Wednesday!

Especially today!

On Wednesday I start the day
on the phone with my friend
Mary (she lives in NJ)
We visit for a bit and
then we pray.

Such a sweet time!

and then I get to
end my day with some
of the most wonderful
second graders EVER!
We gather at church and
learn about our Lord.
My group is so diverse
we have some girly girls
some tomboy girls
some wall climbing boys
and some boys with such tender hearts.
What a privilege to be able to spend
some awesome time with these kids.

My cup overfloweth!

Tonight I was gifted with
these two little gems.

Tonight there was the
most incredible sunset
all orange and glowy!

To God be the glory!


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My New Project

Here it is
my new project.

sorry for the bad pic
oh...and do you see that
lovely green paneling?
It should be coming out
in the next month!
Can't wait.

Since I made my first quilt
just over a year ago


I have been wanting to
learn how to applique
and at long last
I found a class.
It's a whole new world.

Hope you are having a terrific day!