Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sunny Days

Sorry for being MIA.
I am almost finished with the studio remake.
I promise photos Thursday.
Exhausting work.
But rewarding.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


All my time is taken up with helping my husband
keep up the gardens.

This beautiful wire is mow tomato cages.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Studio remake

 What I have been doing for the last 10 days.
Sorting, pitching, moving, and selling.
New floor next week than putting it back together so I will have a new place to create.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017

Cluck Cluck

We have chickens on the farm again.
Eggs will be coming by August.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

June 2013

June 2013
We spent the month of June in Battle Lake, Minnesota
What memories we created.
Each week one of our children and their kids
came and spent a week with us. 
Fishing, boating and eating fish.
Battle Lake is shared by 4 generations.
My parents started taking us there when I was 10.
Our Uncles and cousins came too all the same time
in July.  Swimming , fishing and messing around. 
Bill and I went there with our kids.
John was 6 weeks old his first trip
Than Bill and Marv spent 20 years coming together.
Our grand daughter married Marv's grandson.
Last week our daughter and son in law took
Scott and Liz fishing and our great grand child Dan
fishing.  We like water and fishing  for over 63 years.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Flower are blooming

All the rain has brought lots of flowers 
That is today's job.
Owen and I will be putting in some annuals today.
color all summer. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Shifting styles

Another modern.
It seems like my style is shifting.
That is if I ever start creating again.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Apple blossoms.

In the field next to ours is a solitary apple tree.
It blooms without notice.
Fluffy pink blossoms.
Making apples for the deer.
Somehow I never remember it in the fall.
To check what kind of apples.
Maybe this year I will. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A summer vacation

I think Holly was 12 or 13 in this photo.
I decided to take her on a trip.
We went south and found this marvelous garden.

It is in Southern Indiana.
Just awesome.
This came to mind because Holly moved into her
own home yesterday.
Her and Owen have their own space now.
22 year old and a homeowner.
Thanks to her Dad and her hard work.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


This is my grandson Hunter.
He was 3 when this photo was taken.
I took him to a dig on the Kankakee river.
It was interesting and he enjoyed himself

We got to sift dirt looking for small pieces.
He did very well for a 3 year old.
This month he graduates and goes off to college.
I always enjoyed doing things with the grand kids.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Rainy Week

Its been a rainy week.
The smell of wet pine trees is yum.
I spent the week working on a dinosaur quilt
and pillows and a valence.
Our grand daughter a single mom is moving in
a house of her own this week.
It will be awesome.

Monday, May 1, 2017


If you have the time QSDS is the place to go.
Enjoy a week or even 2 of art.
Indulge yourself.
Some of the best instructor's to learn from .
Surround yourself with other artists and enjoy art.
A visit to the barn for Quilt Nationals
will further inspire you.
Go home and turn you talent loose.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

garden clean up

Good Morning.
My morning will be spent in the yard,
cleaning up for summer.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Summer projects

I plan on doing some pottery this summer.
Renewing my skill with the wheel.
I love doing tactile things with my hands.
I may not be good at it
but it is soothing.

Monday, April 24, 2017

A New Week

 My ponds have been inspirations for lots of art quilts.
I enjoy getting up each day and looking out to the
big pond to see who is around each day.
Some days it wood ducks. sometime its
Canadian geese.
There is always something going on.
Today I will finish cleaning my studio.
Then on to creating.