Friday, May 18, 2018


my Dad carried this photo in his wallet forever

Monday, May 7, 2018

One Year

the look on Mom's face cracks me up
I can see her saying
"you aren't allowed up there but just this once..."

Melrose loved Mom as much as she loved him

today she has been gone one year
Dad four and a half years...
I am so blessed with all the memories of wonderful parents... 

her favorite song...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018


when Olivia say "pet the kitty"
she means business
see those claws!?

the quilt she is resting on
just came out of the dryer
the first one Mom made for me in 1979

figured it was time to start using all my quilts
 the ones with hideous bright fabrics

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Wool and Cotton

my version of Lori Rippey's pattern
living at
 Jacque's house now... 
where Jacque makes a lot of cloth napkins

 I too have switched to only cloth napkins
 by using my nice dish towels
 stitching some from 
the heavier homespun fabrics in my stash...

dish towels have also replaced paper towels
in my house

every day is Earth Day around here

Wishing you a wonderful day my friends!

I have been binding and finishing a few rugs
mulling new ones for now



Friday, April 20, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

Random Pinterest Saves April 2018

antique small quilt

  and another

antique doll quilt

 New Girl
this show makes me laugh out loud...



 this beauty reminds me of Chester

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Just Hookin

a favorite Karen Kahle rug
that I've always wanted to hook...

I have been working on some rugs lately
sharing pics on Facebook
will share here soon
when it's not too gloomy to take pics

Wishing you all a wonderful day!!

Sunday, March 18, 2018


I fell instantly in love with this cat
when I saw him on Pinterest

his name is Shiro

what is not to love

the smallest things...

can make your heart sing...

Happy Sunday!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Dyeing Wool

Karen Kahle's Vintage Colors

Saturday I dyed 6 yards of wool using the 
Vintage Colors dye booklet
both photos are of the same wool

in person the colors
are somewhere in between my photos 
closer to Karen's swatches...

 I might not feel like hooking
but the dyeing kept me busy all day
the colors are a success
pretty much all I could ask for

Friday, March 9, 2018


so very true for me

"fake it until you make it doesn't work with chronic depression"

some people just don't get it...
that's why I post to help educate others

on the bright side
I paid off my student loans today