Friday, May 24, 2019

Friday post card

We do not want riches.
We want peace and love.
                      - Red Cloud, Oglala Lakota Sioux

Wednesday, May 22, 2019


Proof that we are in Paul Bunyon country...
because if you're like me you have to see it to believe it.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

on the road again

We have been on the road in our camper.
Yesterday we were in North Dakota...

today we are in Paul Bunyon country in Minnesota.

In a few days we will be in Wisconsin
 before heading into Michigan.

Life on the road is good.


Friday, May 10, 2019

Happy Mother's Day

I've been turning scraps into a quilt this week.
It's an easy log cabin pattern that is using up the smallest of my scraps.
I hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day!
“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.”
Calvin Trillin

Sweater, n. Garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.”
Ambrose Bierce
“My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.”
Buddy Hackett

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Love and Valor

I enjoy stories about the Civil War and this one caught my attention from a
quilt shop site where it is featured in a pattern book of Civil War quilts.
Quilts of Love and Valor:
Reproduction Quilts and an Authentic Civil War Love Story                    
Touched by the tender, real-life letters of Jacob and Emeline Ritner, a husband and wife separated by the Civil War, author Becky A. Wright shares quilt patterns based on captivating stories the couple shared. Tales of the battlefield, news from the home front, and love maintained through nearly four years of separation are captured in 11 antique-style designs, perfect for reproduction fabrics. Excerpts from Jacob and Emeline's letters--the only complete set of Civil War letters known to exist--shed light on the inspiration behind each quilt, giving you a sense of what life was like for everyday people during the Civil War.
I have a stack of reproduction fabrics
 that I will make table runners or a small quilt.
I have just started reading the book and I am enjoying it.
I ordered mine used $5.19, of course, from Amazon.

Monday, May 6, 2019


Another quilt as you go bag...
because when you're bored you dig out your scrap tote,
color coordinate a few colors,
and make a bag.
You know how I love a good scrap project.

Friday, May 3, 2019