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5 posts from June 2014

a busy week

What an awesome week we had with the grandsons.  Mr kept them busy doing "manly" things.

Grand boys

I, on the other hand, did "womanly" things.  I thought I'd share with you the quilt I posted a few days ago, it's the quilt that I had finished at the last re-treat I had gone on, it's called a tossed nine patch or disappearing nine patch, I had made the top a year ago.

Tossed nine patch

I did make another bag/purse for myself, it's the Newport Bag.  I didn't like the length of the handle so I cut it and tied it in a knot.


We brought the boys halfway home, we met our daughter in Rochester Minnesota which is about halfway between us and then took off down the road to Beloit Wisconsin to drop off our other grandson.  We met our daughter there as our granddaughter was in Rockford Il at a softball tournament.  As we crossed the Mississippi in LaCrosse Wi we stopped at the rest area and took a walk down by the river to stretch our legs.


It was a long day and we took different way home, instead of driving on the highway we took the back roads.  We found this cute barn quilt and a nice place to have dinner.

Barn quilt

I do have to say that I don't have the energy that I used to, but I do have more patience.

It was fun spoiling them and then sending them back to their parents :))))

Isn't that what grandparents are supposed to do?


shop till you drop tote

Black and white bag

I've been doing a bit of sewing and I've got a thing for bags and totes right now.  I found this pattern on Craftsy.  The inside is lined with the fabric that I made the handles with.

We've had some rainy stormy weather the past couple of days and the Madison area got hit by the storm.  The grandsons have been having fun and Mr has been keeping them so busy that they are sleeping in late.

Well, it's back to the sewing room to finish up another bag/purse that is half done.


i'm still kicking



Hauling brush

Wow, the days have gotten away from me.  Here's what's been happening on the farm.

Went on a quilt retreat and finished up a quilt that has been on my pile of things to get done.

We visited the eagles a couple of weeks ago and the couple seem to only have one eaglet in the nest.

Mr had an evaporator pan from sugaring that he wasn't using so he traded work for it.  A young amish man worked for us helping out in the bush to clear out the brush that was taken down. He had his older sister come along to keep him company.  It was very exciting to see the joy on his face when the job came to an end and he got to take the evaporator home.

We have a couple of the grandsons here for the week and they are having a guys week with Mr.  He has a lot of things planned for them to do.

I'm not finding time to get on the computer lately, seems I have other things that are top priority at the moment.  I have gotten a few e-mails from readers checking on me and I am doing fine, just enjoying and loving life.

I hope you all are enjoying your summer!

Y'all take care!


boat propeller


This was taken in Door County June of 2013.  I'm still going through the photos from that trip. 


It was raining that day so we took a drive and when we stopped in the marina to look around we got to watch some families of Canada geese and we found the old boat/ship propeller.

Linking with Rubbish by Roan today.