Saturday, December 30, 2017

The year is coming to a close

It  time for another year.
2018 will be here soon.
The cranes are whooping it up at the 
game preserve.
Its been a good year but 2018 will be better.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Christmas coming soon

Time to get cozy
Winter is here 
Christmas is in 3 days.
Are you ready?
Sharing images from the internet.
I love red foxes. 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

I love Owls

I love owls.
17 years ago when we moved in this house.
the owls would hoot at night.
Such a nice sound to fall to sleep to. 
Dan my great grand son loves owls too.
In fact he loves all birds.
Airplanes too.
After all they fly too. 
I found these awesome photos online.
Enjoy them as you prepare for the Holiday weekend.
May your time with family and friends be

Thursday, November 30, 2017

November at the Dunse

My friend Wendy was able to find a studio on
the Dunes. Her walks include many sites
of the dunes and Lake Michigan.
She is truly blessed.
Her photos inspire me.

Sunday, November 26, 2017


Love this winter bear I found on the net.
Finally back to my self.
I find I sweat so much when working that
I lose my nutrients.
Causing my exhaustion.
Need to learn to drink water
MORE water.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Looking forward to Thanksgiving.
All the good food and gathering with family.
My contribution is Mashed potatoes,
punkin roll and Brussel sprouts.

Saturday, November 18, 2017


Sorry I have not posted.
I am having a problem with
hits from Russia to my blog.
I have changed my password
every day lately.
What do I do to stop it.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Tea on a Saturday afternoon.

I went to my friend Doris's house Saturday
afternoon to pick up 3 silk shells she had dyed
for the Holiday Art Show this Friday and Saturday.
I need to sew up the sides for her.
Doris is going to be 96  this month.
She was busy painting watercolors.
I saw my Gate art quilt on her wall.
She made some tea and we visited.
Alert, active and interesting as usual.
On my way home I saw the cranes in the sky.
Good Day

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Art quilts from the past

2011 was a good year.
I fully went to fabric art.
Creating art with fabric as paint.
I wish I could find some time and energy to
create this year. 
I promise 2018 will be better,

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Coming soon : Winter

Soon winter will be upon us.
I will be happy .
My best work is done during the winter.
I go to the studio and emerge again in April.

Saturday, October 28, 2017


Did you notice we were gone.
We went to Shipshewanna  to attend 2 southern
gospel concerts.
Friday the ISSAC'S
Both were awesome.
We arrived home refreshed in the spirit.
Plus the car was filled with fabric, more fabric
and food.
Fresh suet for the birds, breads for the freezer,
A case of Yoder canned peaches.
Sausages from Yoder meats.
A winter worth of treats.
Did I say seeing lots of quilts.
Shipsee is the mecca for quilters. 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Finally a new quilt.

I finally got something new on the design board.
Imagine sunflowers on the stems.
That's how far my brain can think.
Lets see how far I progress.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Robins inspire art quilt


On their way south the Robins stopped in our
pond to take a drink.
Ate as many berries as they could find 
and headed south. 
I used the photos as patterns to make this quilt. 

Monday, October 16, 2017


My friend Claudia Pletting took this wonderful
photo of winter. We both love cold weather.
Today was the first really cool day.
40 degrees this morning.
Love it.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Praying Mantis

Yesterday we were putting the flower pots to 
bed for the winter. We found this bug while
we where tipping over the large pots.
I store the larger pots upside down to keep
them from freezing and splitting over the 
Last week I found a walking stick bug.
Love the connections with nature.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Quilts I like

Some of the quilts I have liked on face book lately.
The colors  of the circle one are so restful.
I could see doing this one. 
Like the wonky diamonds.
Will need to do this one. 
Again the colors grab my eye.
The brown fabrics  in the lower right 
are unexpected. Like the contrast.
Do you save photos of quilts and color
combinations that grab you eye?

Thursday, October 5, 2017


Marilyn Lees photo of this dandelion is awesome.
I follow her journey as she builds a cabin on
the way upper Minnesota border.
A strong women.
Her husband's sudden death had not stopped her.
She continues to build with help from friends.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Fall is here

The prettiest time of the year is here. 
It doesn't last long enough.
We really need lots of rain going into winter.
The pond is the lowest I have seen since 
we moved here. 
All the birds have left the farm except for the 
ones that stay all winter.
The winter birds haven't come back from 
up north yet though.
Relax and enjoy the month of October.