Sunday, September 11, 2016

Northern Lights.

 The quilt Northern Lights is still a favorite
 September brings yellow flowers and lots of bees
and butterflies. Lately the mornings have been foggy.
The pond is mysterious and moody.
I love the fall.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Summers end

 Finally some cool weather.
This summer was hot.
I have been busy canning tomatoes.
55 quarts of juice, 10 quarts of stewed tomatoes.
9 pints of summer salsa and 6 pints of stewed tomatoes.
All seedless and salt free.

 Don't you love this sweetie she read 1000 books this summer.
I love her clothes so colorful.
Maybe she will be an artist when she grows up.
The show at the Indiana Museum of Art ends Sunday.
Next the morning quilt will travel to Artist Own
in Lafayette, Indiana for another month.
Next summer probably to the Quilt Museum.
Sorry it has been so far between post.
Taking seeds out of tomatoes is tedious.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Looking forward to cold weather.

 Another week has gone by.
Time flies so fast.
I am really getting tired of hot weather.
Looking forward to the fall and winter.
I get so much done in the studio in the winter.
 This is a flower quilt I made for my daughter.
I had fun with the flowers,
Combining pattern and color.
I am planning  one with fish swimming
in water. I will probably have to make 4 or more of
them for grandsons. They all like to fish.
I was supposed to be at a retreat this week end.
Got exposed to a nasty virus.
So far only fever and sore throat.
Good thing I stayed home instead of exposing
30 other people.
BUT I really wanted to go.

Friday, August 12, 2016


 Took a ride around the pond this afternoon before
going in the house. The green heron was sitting on the
wood duck box.  Next weekend I go on retreat with
Judy Tucker. We plan to have a great time,
30 quilt maniacs.  All on the same page.
 Finally my view of Lake Michigan.
I love the water and hope it cools off soon
so I can enjoy it again.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Frog Time

 The frogs are big this year.
Winter was so mild I think they wintered over.
SO they had a head start.
 In a couple of weeks the pond will go away.
we are doing  a pond less water feature.
The pond was too hard to clean up each spring.
I dyed some darks yesterday.
Now spending time doing the wash out.
They turned out nice and dark.
Got a new project in mind.
I love dirt roads into the woods.
My favorite thing when I was little.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


 I saw this quilt on the internet and fell in love.
I love beets
Especially pickled beets.
Just never though of making a beet quilt.

Monday, August 1, 2016


My friend Mary Ann Pals took this photo of a dove on her deck.
I love the colors  and the birdsong of this bird.
We had a quiet week end at home.
The best kind.
Except I drank a Pepsi.
After no caffeine for a few months.
I was awake all night.
It should be an interesting day.
I think you will find me by noon curled up like the dove.