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.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Hay bales

Driving through the countryside yesterday
I saw harvesting going full steam ahead.
Huge machines sometimes 2 at a time 
harvesting the soybeans.
I spent the past 2 days at doctor appointments.
One was good the other not so.
I need to get my blood sugar under control.
At least the view on the way and back home
was pleasant.
FALL my favorite time of the year.

Saturday, September 23, 2017


A box full of loving.
I love cats.
I love birds.
They do not mix.
So I keep the birds

Friday, September 22, 2017


I have a friend hiking in Colorado.
I get to enjoy another state through her eyes.
I am so fortunate to have friends that travel
and share their photos.
Now that I am staying in place here is Indiana
I will enjoy their travels so much more.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fall at Cedar Ridge

Fall is my favorite time of the year.
What was planned as a 8 day vacation in Michigan
turned into 4 days. DH back cannot take long trips
anymore.  One day there, 2 days to recoup enough.
One uncomfortable day back home. 
New restrictions.
Stay in Indiana. Find fishing lakes here.
Now we know our limitations.
Indiana is a great place and we have everything
we need here to enjoy life.
Expensive lesson.
I am still on vacation I will not cook or do anything
Until Monday. After all I haven't had a vacation
  for 4 years. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Northwest by Northwest

Beautiful scenery.
Might make it into a quilt. 
These too also are contenders.
My grandson and his gal know 
where to go. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Summers end

Goldenrod, dry grasses and blue skies.
Summer is at its end.
Sleeping with windows open to let the
cool air in. Glorious time of the year.

Friday, September 8, 2017


Love this time of year. 
Cool nights and warm days
Funky sun shadows.
Blue skies.

Monday, September 4, 2017


We have 30 hens and get 2 dozens eggs a day.
Good thing we have friends and relatives.
After all we need to share 2 dozen eggs a day.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Saturday, September 2, 2017

12 years ago

Brent is a senior now at Purdue 
Hunter is a freshman at Purdue. 
Jenna is a Sophmore in college.

Bradly in the blue shirt is an emergency room nurse.
Brandon is a senior.