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?