Tuesday, April 28, 2020

More projects accomplished

Happy Tuesday to you! Today is a gorgeous day and hubby and I will be walking shortly, however I just had to share my latest completed project with you. This year our mini group divided into four groups to demonstate different runners for each season. This runner was Spring and it was so fun. I've had the center fabric for probably twenty years and have always loved it....it so represents spring to me.
I had another runner on the island with my mini singer and changed it out.  I added a bit of the center fabric and just love the look.  Later today I will continue on my May wallhanging; the positive about the stay at home is the amount of projects I'm getting done.  Now that the weather is warm, I'm sure I'll be outside gardening, but have loved crossing things off my list.
Blessings and health to you today!

Monday, April 27, 2020

Spring Yard Work

Happy Monday to you all. I hope you had a good weekend with weather that allowed you to be outside. This weekend hubby and I began to take apart one of our beds in the yard-it used to have Echinacea and Black Eyed Susans and my birdbath. However, over the last several years it has not looked as good as it did when we moved in and we decided it was time for a change. So out came some of the big landscape rocks and we will put in new soil and plant a Lacy Leaf Japanese Maple, with some flowers around it. Will you look at the size of those boulders though.
This big one was too heavy for hubby and I to maneuver out, so we'll wait until our grandsons can come over and get it out for us.
Yesterday we spend some time getting all the dirt off of them and once we get our furniture dolly back, we will move them around.  We also took Hunter for a walk and cut through the golf course and saw this bed-loved it.
With the maple we will have shade underneath, so Impatiens may be the perfect flower for the area.  We'll see when the tree is purchased and planted.  Actually, we will be buying three of the Lacy Leaf Maples~we have had them for years in Ca. and now have finally succeeded in keeping one alive here in Colorado.
May your day be filled with sunshine and blue skies, laughter and joy.

Thursday, April 16, 2020


Hello, I hope that you are enjoying nice weather in your neck of the woods; we are having typical weather for this time of the year-one day it's 70 degrees and the next it's snowing. This snow is wetter and deeper than usual and I'm thinking it will at least give the grass, bushes and trees some moisture. We've been watering already, but this will help. So on a snowy day, what are we to do but stay inside. Hello we have to stay inside, unless we are walking our neighborhood. I can tell you that I'm ready for spring warmth to last.

Hubby is going out now to shovel and I'll start some chores before I head downstairs to work on my table runner.  I hope you are all doing well.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Only in Colorado

Happy Monday to you!  I hope you had a delightful Passover or Easter. I think it was quite different for all of us who have certain traditions, namely gathering with family and grandchildren.  The new tradition our family started was we had a video call on Zoom with our daughters and their families as well as my brother and sil. It was new to  us old folks, but we all loved being able to see one another.
On Saturday we were having beautiful spring type weather 70 degrees, in fact we had it all last week~however yesterday and today we have snow.  Only in Colorado!  Somehow "Staying In" isn't so bad if you can get out and walk the neighborhood.  Hubby and I have been going on walks daily and it helps break up the tedious schedule of being inside. I'm not one to watch t.v. during the day before 4:30, unless I'm sick and I'm glad to say I've still been  downstairs working on quilting projects. I started a new project yesterday and spent a good portion of today cutting out fabric for the next part. Hubby and I have a routine of playing cards at lunch and if he's home that is what we'll be doing.  I decided to give my hands a break from the rotary cutter and decided I needed to check on all of you; hubby is watching golf on t.v. right now.
I pray that this finds you well!

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Easter Blessings

To Him who was slain for us, All praise and glory!
May you know His great love.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

One More Checked Off The List

So what's a gal to do when we are under the Stay Home policy in our state, well it's easy.  Hunter loves his daily walks(unless it's snowing) and I've been able to accomplish a lot of quilting projects.  Last week I sent a little wall hanging to a friend as an encouragement and then as you know I got in and made 10 face masks.  They went quickly and were fun to do, until I ran out of elastic.  Prior to starting the face masks, I had been working on this small table runner.  At my mini quilt group, we had exchanged Charm Packs at our Christmas party and the goal was to make them into something.  We won't be sharing them until next November, but since I've had time on my hands, I decided to start it last week. It is scrappy and not typical for a pattern I would choose, but I'm happy with it.  Now my question is-what's next.  I have four placemats I need to bind, so I'll do that. They are a spring like fabric, that reminds hubby and I of Hawaii and we love them.  After that I have another runner to make and I will be getting my next Patch Abilities kit in the mail to work on.  Hubby has been working very late at the golf course; everyone seems to be so excited to be outside.  Today I also downloaded several books from a Christian author I just recently discovered-so I imagine that will occupy me as well.
I hope your week has been good and that you are staying inside, out of harms way.
Blessings to you!

Monday, April 6, 2020


Hello to you this Monday morning! I had a productive weekend making some masks; it started out for just hubby and I, in addition to finding a pattern I thought a granddaughter could make. I then realized that my close friend and neighbor is high risk, so texted and asked if she would like one; she jumped on it so quickly. Unfortunately I only had a little rope elastic from one of my craft projects several years ago. So after I made hers and dropped it off at their door, she texted and said her hubby would pay me to make him one. No problem. You know that it is very easy then to say I will make another. So yesterday when walking, hubby and I happened to see our next door neighbor. I asked if she was getting to the grocery store and she expressed concern with not having a mask; we came home and I made four more-thus a total of 9. I went outside and hung it on our fence and she came out, so thankful that she has one to wear to shop. I also left one at our other next-door neighbor's front door for the gal. She hasn't been shopping, her family has been keeping their food supplied. She was so thankful! On Saturday hubby and I had to run to the store I get vitamins at and organic food, this is what I looked like going in.

I think by the time this is over, most of us will be used to wearing masks in public.  This weekend we had lovely weather and Hunter is loving his walks. Today I'm going to be working on the table runner that I put aside for making masks; I'm sure we'll either walk or maybe ride bikes.  I know it's spring because we have doves and robins that must be eating berries somewhere and they keep flying into our windows.  I hope you are able to get out and enjoy the weather and if you have to venture out to a store, that you are garbed up like I was here.
Blessings to you today.

Friday, April 3, 2020


Sharing this beautiful image...Jesus holding and healing a corona virus patient wrapped up in all the flags of the countries of the world.
Exactly what I believe the Good Lord is doing right now.
Remember the little song we sang as kids?
"He's got the whole world in His hands."