Friday, December 2, 2016


These hands...
hit home runs...developed pictures during the Vietnam war...
held our babies and now his granddaughters...
they taught our kids how to dribble basketballs, ride bikes and drive cars...
they kept a roof over our heads and comforted us in trying times.

They held back tears in doctor's offices...
drove teenagers to college...
and buried love ones.
They hold a mountain of trust.
~b is for beacon

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


I can't believe it's the last day of November already...
We are going to drop off our handmade wares tomorrow
then I may get a start on my Christmas decorating this weekend.
Wood boxes by Dakota Man...
 filled by Dakota Maid
We both have lots of hours invested in these.
~b is for box

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


flannel frenzy...
I ventured out on a busy shopping day
 with a lot of other crazy shoppers
to take advantage of a flannel sale.

I met the nicest lady in the flannel aisle.
We compared projects and flannel pieces
and shared a few sewing tips.
When they called our numbers we parted ways the happier
to have met another crazy obsessed flannel seamstress.

 When I got home I regretted that we hadn't
 exchanged names or numbers.
These blankets are ready to be tied up and marked
and headed to the shop.
~b is for bonus

Monday, November 28, 2016


Christmas screen print from Dakota Man 

KRINGLE'S Reindeer Feed
Farmhouse style decorating
~b is for Blitzen

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Black Friday

Everyday has a beginning...
and an end.

~b is for balance

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

What's your favorite part about Thanksgiving?
~b is for blessings

Monday, November 21, 2016


At our house...

when there's snow on the ground...
there's soup in the pot!
~b is for broth