Saturday, June 15, 2013


I always wanted to paint my piano aqua like this.  I wish mine were this ornate.

Friday, May 24, 2013


This is an amazing site with wonderful ideas for recycling plastic bottles.  So fun, check it out here.

Friday, April 19, 2013


 My cute daughter's birthday is today.  Weird how fast 28 years goes by! This is the quilt I made her from Buggy Barn.
 You know how crazy those Buggy Barn quilts are....all the little pieces. 
It is flannel on the top with black and white Cuddle Soft on the back.  It will be fun for snuggling and watching TV!  I actually haven't sewn much, I have been spending time with my grandkids, it was nice to be sewing again!

Monday, April 8, 2013


Introducing Tradlee John William Howard  Born April 3, 2013.  He has LOTS of black hair.  We are happy he is here.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


I have a dear friend Donna whose husband Alain passed away unexpectedly two years ago.  Alain's motto was, "Service is what life is all about."  This past year Donna has spearheaded "Keep Calm and Serve On"  for friends and family who want to participate in serving others.  Every week Donna emails us a little service theme.  We all try to find ways to serve others and then email them back to Donna.  We do include service that is expended to us from others as well, since we are recipients of many acts of kindness ourselves.  Then bless Donna's heart, she types them all up and emails them out every week for all of the rest of us to read.  It has been 33 weeks now since we started and has a made a HUGE impact in my life to look for ways to think and serve others.  At the end of the emails each week is this little saying about the caterpillar. I have LOVED it since I first read it.  With Donna's permission, I am sharing it.
Thanks so much Donna for all your service to us! 

Monday, January 28, 2013


This is  the kind of place I want to have to go to in the winter.  Isn't this the perfect little cottage?  Oh if only my grandchildren lived close to a place like this!!!

Sunday, December 30, 2012


I love that we live in a beautiful Universe.  This is the Serenity Nebula. I wish we could all be a little more kind so our earth life could be a little more beautiful.  Thank goodness for good friends who make me look outward in ways to think and help others.  My friend Donna has given a challenge every week for 22 weeks to look outside ourselves.  It is a "Keep Calm and Serve On."  It has changed my life and hopefully I am looking for ways to help and serve others on a more regular basis.  We have to email her at the end of each week and report, then Donna posts them on an email to everyone who is interested in the challenge.  We read and cheer each other on. Thanks Donna for making my world a more beautiful place.