Thursday, August 17, 2017


When the granddaughters are here
we always have to sew up a quick project together.

They chose funny bunnies.
They were fast and easy.
Nine-year-olds don't have a lot of patience.

And now we are making chocolate chip cookies
to go with grandma's magic smoothies.

~b is for bunny

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

the circle of life

My breakfast cereal...
and this sunflower ...
have something in common.
Can you think what that is?
~b is for bee

Monday, August 14, 2017

The Wide Missouri

Our son brought his boat with him this weekend
and we enjoyed two days on the river.
You wouldn't dare be a landlubber in our family.
~b is for boat

Friday, August 11, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017


I am amazed to actually be working on projects a season ahead.
I will credit the long hot summer we had.
I am craving me some autumn!
I am a cold weather girl.
Outhouse update:
My resident carpenter pulled a muscle
 lifting one of these heavy sidewalls
and had to take a few days off.
But everything is okay and he is back at it.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

art quilting

I dropped my feed dog* to experiment with these
Inktense colored pencils on fabric.
It's pretty easy...
I'm excited to do more of it.
*no dogs were harmed during this experiment.
~b if for birdies

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


What's a girl to do when they can't find pj's to suit them?
You make your own!
And when you have the pj's you finally want
you make zucchini bread for a bedtime snack.
Life is good...
~b is for bedtime

Sunday, August 6, 2017


I quickly sewed up this jumper
 for a granddaughter that turned three this weekend.
It's a pretty basic pattern.

We picked up the pony in a purse
when we were out west to go with it.
Clothes for a three-year-old probably wouldn't cut it.

~b is for birthday

Friday, August 4, 2017

Friday Post Card

~b is for brains

Thursday, August 3, 2017


We are FINALLY having a cool and rainy day here in
almost always SUNNY South Dakota.
Honestly...too many sunny days get me down.
I need inclement days to get inspired!
This kind of day calls for a little trip up the highway...
NO not in this camper.
But wouldn't this old Airstream be fun to renovate?
We saw it along the way.
Our destination was
 for some discounted name brand fabrics.

I'm in a fall state of mind here.
Time to do some Halloween projects.
~b is for BOO

Wednesday, August 2, 2017


On the corner of 5th and East Street...
there's always construction going on.

~b is for building

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

pulled pork

Dakota Man's newest flour sack towel design.
He also did a few shirts with it.
We really like a good Boston pork butt
smoked on the Traeger.
I wonder if he could do a Boston baked beans towel?

Monday, July 31, 2017


You don't have to be a golfer (I'm not)
to enjoy this golf course.

I bummed a ride last week on Mr. b's golf cart as he golfed
 the Bully Pulpit golf course in Medora, North Dakota.
The course is rated as one of the top 100 courses in the USA.
It's a beautiful course with fantastic views of the badlands
It was on our bucket list of things to do
 but I'm afraid we aren't crossing it off.
We have to go back.
~b is for bucket list

Saturday, July 29, 2017


Happy 40th to our son-in-law today!
"The best is yet to come."

Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday post card

~b is for badlands

Thursday, July 27, 2017

the shed

Backing up to last Thursday evening and our arts and crafts sale...
My sister and I rented this storage shed to sell our wares out of.
What a good idea right?
Renting out these For Sale sheds for an evening.
My sister and I just wanted to pick up our shed
 and take it home...our wares intact.
It was a lot of work for one hot evening
but it is always fun to step back and admire all of our hard work.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday post card

Today we are off for a fun weekend.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

art sale

Headed out early today to set up for an art sale.
I hope people show up in droves!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


My sister signed us up for a short art show this Thursday night...
I hope I can get some pictures of our shed to show you later.
Today it has been all about zipper pouches for the show.
Gotta go...too much to do yet.
~b is for busy

Sunday, July 16, 2017


Guess who put the brakes on this weekend
for the first farm stand of the season?
~b is for beans

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Friday Post Card



I just never get tired of working
 with juvenile prints and making baby bibs.
~b is for bib