Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Miss Matched

One of the best things about getting older
is you stop stressing about most things.
Clothes, hair, makeup...
Nope, I just don't care anymore.
Today's trends bore me.
I made these ten bibs with that attitude in mind.
Backs and front are all mismatched.
I think they turned out about as fun as they can be.
Life is just too short to always match...

Monday, May 22, 2017

the good life

Weekend this, that and the other...
I could eat stir fry every week...
a good way to get your vegetables too.
It's bonfire time, finally.
I came across this pattern yesterday...
I have been looking high and low for it.
Life is good.

Thursday, May 18, 2017


I've been catching up on baby blankets this week. 

I've learned that self-binding blanket
 measurements must be precise.
(Wood toys courtesy of Dakota Man.)

~b is for brontosaurus

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


We have been lucky this year to actually experience
 a spring season in South Dakota.
A lot of years it goes from winter to summer.
My favorite flower doesn't do well in the heat.
I have been in states where pansies thrive like weeds.
I like old fashioned flowers...
and granny square afghans.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

I used a precious piece of postcard fabric for this bag.
Remember I hoard fabric pieces that I really like.
I love sending and receiving postcards.
"Dear Friend...Wish you were here."

Monday, May 15, 2017


I had a very nice Mother's Day.
Completely unplanned, my four siblings and mother
 converged on our front lawn to honor our mother.
This picture is mother and four of us.
Little sister came along a few years later...
also completely unplanned I'm sure.

Saturday, May 13, 2017


Happy Mother's Day...
These two have always made me proud to be a mother.