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I live in Mid Missouri on a farm with my husband and daughter.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Magical Reflection

In September 2005, Sarah became the owner of a darling golden retriever puppy that she named Magic.
Magic passed away last Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, living to the ripe old age of 14 1/2.  This is pretty old for golden retrievers.  He had been with us so long, that we had to do some digging to remember just when we got him.  He was a rescue puppy and loved Sarah, but was afraid of strangers, especially men. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Long Winter

Did you ever read the Little House on the Prairie books?  I did.  Several times.  I read them to Sarah, and we even took a summer vacation to DeSmet, SD to see the location where several of the books took place.  I remember being so bored with the book, The Long Winter.  All they did was sit around the cook stove every day, eat the bread they made from Almanzo's wheat, and made straw logs to keep the fire going, all the while waiting for winter to end so that the trains could get through to bring food and fuel.  I was reminded of that after our 16" snow last weekend and seeing this on the Walmart shelves.........

No cheese, milk, butter, eggs, bread, etc..............for almost a week.  I sent the Hubs to the little grocery store in Slater (which was fully stocked, so don't know how Walmart could claim the weather was the reason for the food shortage) to get the groceries I needed.  

Monday, January 14, 2019

Happy New Year!

I can't believe that when I started this post, it was still the New Year!  Now it's halfway through the month.  We finally got a family Christmas photo on Dec. 29th at a wedding reception.  Shanon, the guy I work with at the Martin Center, and Allison were having their reception with a winter woodland theme.  They served chili and had a hot chocolate bar and wonderful decorations.

Here we are in color...........
with real "fake" snow!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Christmas Memories!

Somehow we made it through Christmas without a nice family photo in front of our tree this year!  So, I'll have to share a photo of our Christmas angel with the tree instead.

Oops!  Not so much of an angel is he!
Of course, Jason celebrated his 1 year anniversary with us on Christmas morning.  DD gave him a bubble machine because he had so much fun chasing the soap bubbles the girls did for him at college.  Unfortunately, the noise from the machine scared him.........reminds him of the vacuum.  

Friday, December 14, 2018

Waste Not, Want Not

I recently (finally!) got to visit my sister and family in Iowa and see both boys play basketball.  Jackson starts on the freshmen team and Carter is a junior and starts on varsity.  I was able to get a quick photo with them as they got home from school.
Of course, we are all standing on our tippy toes trying to be taller!  The varsity team won and I got to witness Carter's first varsity DUNK!  

Monday, November 12, 2018

Winter Weather

We experienced our first snow last Friday!  It was beautiful and very wet!

It was a good time to get lots of sewing done and some cleaning up in the sewing room!

I finished this pillow.  I had been working on the embroidery earlier in the fall and then used scraps from the plaid/reds from the Christmas quilt that I recently finished to complete the pillow.  Any finish is always nice even when it's a small one!

I also selected my fabrics for the new Bonnie Hunter Good Fortune mystery.  I am not doing the full size this year, only 1/4 to 1/3 of the blocks.  I also chose not to go scrappy.  I changed her oranges to the honeycomb yellow and then darkened her blues to more of a navy.  

Cici thought the honeycomb yellow was a good match for her!

I spent Saturday at the Open Sew at Sew Sweet Quilt Shop in Brunswick.  I worked on my block of the month and then these little tiny parts to the Secret Santa mystery quilt I started.  Some of these pieces finish at 3/4 of an inch!  I am now caught up on all the clues.  There is only one more Friday clue and then the big reveal/finish on Black Friday! -  Just in time to start the Bonnie Hunter Mystery!

With all the snow, Muffin has decided to work on achieving "house cat" status.
She has found Cici's sleeping basket on my fabric counter.

It's truly exhausting trying to achieve "house cat" status!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Travels of a T-Shirt

Well, the Greene County Rams finished their football season the last Friday night in October.  They ended the season 8-2, following last year's 1-8 season.  I wore this Greene County Rams t-shirt every Friday from Aug. 24 to the state playoffs on Oct. 26.
I know it's a track shirt, but it's the only Greene County shirt I have and it seemed to have a lot of good juice in it.  It's from my nephew's advancing to state track in 2 events last spring.  This shirt has been to D&T quilt shop sale - TWICE!, been to get a massage - TWICE!, been to get a mammogram, to the Ozark Quilt Show in Springfield, to help hang quilts at the Stitch by Stitch Quilt Show in Arrow Rock, to the Missouri Country Quilt shop to try out quilting machines, to the vet with a very sick Cici, and to a DAR meeting at the Historic Pennytown Church.  

And every Friday night I worked on this quilt...........named Friday Night Lights!  Actually the original pattern name was French Twist.
It was completed entirely while listening to my nephews' football games on the radio.  (well, I did the final pressing on Saturday morning after the last game).  I was a bit lost this past Friday, didn't know what to wear or what to do that evening!