July 20, 2015

We Have A Candidate

Our Grand Gals.....xxoo
We have a Candidate for President!!.....you have to enjoy and smile a bit
with this photo of our youngest Grandies as they went to Washington this

HOLD ON!!! Sweet Caroline is COMING!!
These photos say it all!!!.....Run Girls Run!!!.......We need you!!!!

So, now.....on to my Farming....I am at 78 acres and need 104!!......so gee whiz I had to order
my fabric from Etsy!!.
Pam Kitty

Lecien Old New 30's

Tanya Walen
So, there you are....fuzzy pics but Strawberry Blossoms Merchantile  won't mind....she has alot of sweet fabric on Etsy that I used on this Farmer's Sampler...I am using small small scraps of my previous purchase of fat quarters so!!!.....had to "water" my fields!!!
Now you have a hint of what my FW is all about.....like I said, to honor my Mom's love of pastels..and her growing up years during the time that Farmer's Wife Magazine was popular....it turned into the Farm Journal in 1939....and we also had that coming to our homes where ever we lived as my Gramps came to visit us and he enjoyed that publication from cover to cover and over and over too.....
SO!!.....there is hope.....we have 9 Grandkids to prove it!! 
Gotta get a few more acres plowed.....excited to see the furrows almost plowed up!!.......we will be ready to "plant" soon.....

July 17, 2015


Surprises are always fun!!
I got one today....a bunch of Iphones of our Grandkids on a special outing.
They are all very excited to be together and see our nation's monuments.
We were there in the Spring during Cherry Blossoms....they will be
walking all over the area too and having very special memories.  We just could
not swing another trip as we have had several along with our move here in the fall.
So, I think our family is pretty handsome!! beautiful!! gorgeous!!

One of my sister's died 6 years ago from a fast growing cancer.  Her oldest girl married last August
and just gave birth to their first child this past week.  A beautiful baby girl....the parents are elated I am sure and I know my niece is missing her Mom too....They gave the baby my sister's middle name Jo as her middle name also.....as it is her new Mom's middle name too....
Then we have 4 Joannes in our family and one Joanna through marriages....pretty sweet name, I would say.....
Rambling?.....well, painting all day and scrubbing vinyl in this HOT SE heat will get you going !!
My hub also gave me a surprise.  I had painted Barn Quilts in Indiana last year.  I LOVED doing them....so we brought a few with us and left a few on our cabin there also.  This one is my favorite Swoon Pattern....I was under the porch roof, scrubbing and then painting....he was up there just putting up my surprise..I had no idea.....I FINALLY spotted it as he asked me if I had seen the blue on the roof fascia....I went into the side yard and there it was!!!  he could not wait any longer for me to see it!! haha  Sweet Hub!!!
Enjoy the pictures....I will be quiet now......seriously!!!    Quilted Hugs!!


Our son the Born History Teacher

She Loves to go Antiquing

Our Sweet Youngest Peanuts!!

Andrew watching over the gang!

Sweet New Baby!! Happy New Mom
Blessings Y'All!!
Be safe.....Love your Neighbor As Yourself....

July 13, 2015

Cherry Street Quilt

Swirls and Pebbles......541 Cherry Street Quilt
Working on the Chain Gang  (lalala song)
....No, not really! but we are busy finishing the
Farm Sink.....you would love one!!
kitchen area....yep, bead board....love the look of it....subway tiles....marble on
the counters...it is all looking good....we are being as frugal as we can
and still letting it look nice.  My hub is a sweeeeet man....the next job is
putting the 43 boxes of flooring on....wooo hooo!!....
I told a friend it is a very good thing we started our big cabin in Indiana 12 years ago
when we were young at 53!!....now living south we have slowed down to the
heat too this summer...we are inside now....hoping the cooler 90 temps returns
Ceilings, Ceilings
so we can finish up our pretty side porch!!.....it will.....
Even the local SC folks we talk to say this is a VERY HOT spell even for SC!!.
So, in some ways that helped.
Enjoy my 541 Cherry Street Quilt, pattern is from Fig Tree....I named it
after the address where I grew up and my sweet hub came and dated me
through high school!!....Walking me home in 9th grade with his red bike to ride home
A mile away at the Farm....sweet memories stitched in this quilt for sure!!
Quilted Hugs.

Off the Longarm.....it was fun to do!!

My hub now loves Beadboard.....finishing it soon.....we hope 

God Bless you for stopping by! Praying you summer is Quilted and Safe.

July 8, 2015


Do you have a muffin?.....unfortunately I do!!....my tummy muffin!!
 .. it came..

Now, I think there is an answer......discovering more knowledge about
the danger of sugars....in our body and mind as we age.....yep, we all are!!
She says it better than I ever could.....
Our Friend,   Mdm Samm  has again come to our rescue and aide.Visit her blog about her new Muffin Mix....her article today is just "point on"!!

Please check it out.  I have baked them and ate them....very satisfying....and filling....please drink water with them as she suggests.  Thank you again Mdm Samm.

I also found a cute pattern for a muffin on Pinterest today.
Enjoy!! Enjoy your day.......look at the work enjoy.....to have Joy you have to be En it?.....
ok...I will quit.......and with the L in Quit it turns to Quilt....L is for Love!!

July 6, 2015

Today Is a Good Day to have a Good Day!!

Born on the 4th of July?.....our Country was....yep....now to continue to protect it......and be thankful every day for the freedoms that we all hold close to our hearts......my husband's father was born on the 4th of July....but he never knew him.....he died when Gary was 2 years old.....but the imprint of his Daddy was on his being, even by age 2....we didn't know him but so much of who Gary has become find roots in that Father.....as our Nation's Roots are forever inbedded by the Father's of our Nation....we are forever grateful.
We received a few cute pics from the family per Iphone this weekend...so we will share these Jewels with you and some older ones.....and a place me miss but are happy to be in the warm South East in the Wintertime.....we are blessed.....and we dwell in Thankful hearts.
God bless you this week as you quilt.....we are finishing our kitchen  (Hoooooorath!!).....and  I will be working on  my Farmer's Wife Quilt....up to 73 out of 111 to complete.....one "acre" at a time.....all in pastels in honor of my Mom's love of the "light colors", she called them.
Enjoy the Pictures.....will also share my Cherry Street Quilt (cheeries) that I have on my longarm soon too....using Angela Walter's swirls and pebbles.....can't get enough of them lately.
Watching the 4th Parade.....Cora still loves her dolly and Mill Pill ended up with ear infection but recovering now.....

Caroline in a 4th of July Parade...you Rock CC

Working on Fencing here.....wooohoooo

Do Miss Our Swing in Cabin

Loved my Hat Hallway with my Gramp's Cap He wore in the Garden

Our Sweet Cabin that Gary the Builder BUILT!! 

Love and Blessings to You All....we have a new life here in South Carolina....it is good....it is warm in the Winter....and we are gaining ground on New friends.....Family is dear to us......

Quilted Blessings!!!   Wink!!

July 3, 2015

Pituitary Tumor Journey

Working at Camp, waiting for June4th Pituitary Tumor Surgery......yes, he had a Kidney Transplant in November!!

2013 Happy times, taking a Buckeye to IU Game

Yes, That is the Jefferson Memorial and LONG may it stand!! Wonderful Cherry Blossoms this year!!

Aiken in April.....Azaleas

Daughter's Precious Girls....giggles....

Kevin's Gals

More Church Camp Fun!!

Day 2.. Pituitary & Tumor removed.....AMAZING RECOVERY...Son Steve, donor of Kidney, doing well now too!!

Happy Family in ICU

Happy Mom and Dad in ICU!.....all relieved

July 1, 2015

I'll Cry if I Want Too.....

Yep, Tears come in life......Job had tons of them.....he had so much pain,
then in the end he had so much joy.....

My baby sister has always wanted a Job's Tear Quilt.....now she has it to sleep under.

I pieced it during the Long Winter in Indiana....using up all my scraps from a Fig Tree Quilt and Camille's fabrics....it was a cold winter outside,  but plenty of warm desire built into
my Quilt Tops that winter inside.....and one was Job's.  I enjoyed making it from start to finish.

So, Enjoy my Photos.....I forgot and did not get it on my white fencing that
Hub is building to accent our farm outside.....wha....so see.....tears...

But we were joyful to bless her with it.....Enjoy it Lori!!!
Pebbles and each TEAR  with an arch curve

Coming off my "Suziebell"

Just Fun to Quilt

The BACK    wink

Waiting to be boxed and mailed to baby sister Lori Ann

Thanks for Stopping by!!!

Quilted Blessings!!!  yes we are still in Renovation in our Kitchen...WINK!!

Lots of Photos!! Equals Two Quilts

The Phrase Time Flys is the only way I can look at the last few months.

Our only Grandson Andrew Graduated from High School.....one Happy Camper!

So, I made him a Soccer Quilt and a Collage Quilt.....he had so many photos to use
That it was very hard to decide.....so this Granny made two quilts~!!....
So, that was the month of May....here are a few family pictures....it was just a fun time!

.....we stayed an extra day after graduation so the kids we took
to Maryland could go to the beach for a day before we had to get everyone back to SC.

So, our son took us the Antietam for the day.  He is a huge history buff; actually he will graduate in the Spring with his BS in History....and so we had a great day with him....his wife had to work...as she is also finishing her Master's in Mental Health in the Spring also.
So, enjoy the photos of our Grandson's Graduation....he will staying in MD for now and attending a Community College as he ponders his future direction.
Kate and Andrew's Prom

Gramps and Grams!! Love this Young Man!

With Mom and Dad

His Smile Says is All!!

College in the Tree Shadows

Soccer Is His Life

Modern Log Cabin on Back of Collage

3 Grad down.....One to go!!.....You Rock!!
Have a blest day!!!.....next post....catch up on Spring and
my Sister's Job Tear's Quilt........