January 17, 2017


Dear Jane sarting

History has always been my fascination. We imbedded into our kids also.

This is Dear Jane...a quilt made by a woman in the Civil War period while her husband was an officer in the War from Vermont. Yes, she quilted by hand and she designed all the blocks....amazing...she must have had a very mathematical brain too.

  This is my heirloom for our oldest Son who desires to obtain a Phd in Civil War period and teach on the University level.
Our youngest son finished his Master's last May with a study and program on the Civil War application on the computer.
 Our daughter teaches 3rd grade and loves to plan field trips that involve history in her area of Ohio.

So, please don't miss the Inauguration this Friday.  An Historical peaceful change of power to the next Commander In Chief.
 What awesome forefathers this country had.  Only God could have orchestrated  this country!.....


God Bless You Richly!!

I hope to quilt again.......sooon!!!

Almost done with Jane lasr Summer!!

January 7, 2017

Quilting Set Apart

                                                            Quilting Set Apart in October
I dream about Quilting again

My condition worsened and I lacked the stamina to stand at my longarm or sit down to sew.
I must say I am improving now....medications help for sure and plenty of
PT exercises at home and my sessions.  I also was started on Insulin for
my Diabetes, as my pancreas shut down, so that is a big adjustment.  I have had a
couple low sugars that need treated with sweets to get it up and must say when
you are that low the sweets do taste awful!!  I admire my Granddaughter Maddie 
who was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes at the age of 6 and is now 18.  She is
amazing!!  Now, I totally know how she has felt in her life when she drops or climbs
to high.  I did loose too much weight in the last two months but now I am maintaining
a even weight.  Hard way to loose weight!! 

We enjoyed a sweet Anniversary and My Birthday on 27th....yes, we got married on my 20th birthday
2 days after Christmas!  Son and DIL sent us a gift card to a restaurant uptown that serves organic
food.  I can't go to restaurants yet so, the take home was wonderful!  My tolerance to stand and cook has increased, so I am cooking again now.....my hub is all about that!

Sweet blue stone set from Hub.....love it!


Our Granddaughter was born the day after Christmas 23 years ago, so she enjoyed getting balloons from family in
Hub Dreaming!

It is all about family, isn't it?....we had a quiet Christmas with calls and texts with family....sweet smaller Grandgals all excited about Santa and teens and college age happy too! 

Our kids sent us bouquets for our Anniversary Birthday. Andrew told us when he was 4  HappyMerryVersary!!.  He knew we had alot to celebrate and brought it all together in one precious word....so now that is how they greet us this time of year.  He is 20 now.  HOW did that happen!!?

Happy Birthday Kirsten

Check These Flowers Out at Farmgirl

Beautiful Bouquet from Maryland

Not much quilting going on right now.  Just healing and getting strength back in my legs so my knees do not collapse under me . Managing Pain too. What is going on? It is kind of a mystery to them but strength is definitely needed to restore the electric impulses being recognized by my hamstring and glute muscles.  Neuro Surgeon is happy with my progress and assures me no surgery and I will get all my leg strength back.   SO PLEASE all you that quilt or sew...PLEASE ride your bike at home, get up and stretch, take care of your body!!

Have a blest day!!
 Long Post but Thanks for stopping by!! Love that!!!   Karen