Wednesday, April 28, 2010


First, let me say, I should have taken my old camera. I do not know how to change the settings on my new one. Sorry for the quality. We went on a one day bus trip to Sauder Village in Archibold, Ohio. Heidi asked me to take pictures of the quilts in the quilt show there.
There were 400 quilts in this show. I took very few.
I actually found myself comparing them to Heidi's quilts and those of the ladies in her quilt group. Hummmmmmmmmmm.
The one on the left was all fairies and cute. The right, I liked the design.
I am not a quilter, so just know what I like, not really the patterns. I only know a few.
Of course, I like anything patriotic. Had to take this one.
This one was a blue ribbon winner and one of the first you saw when you walked in.
This one was really big. At least queen sized. I took pictures inside the museum too and will share them on my next post.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


My warrior is really coming along now. I have his feet and the rest of his pant leg and that seems like nothing now. I loved doing the blanket and now the leg seems bland, but has to be done. I cannot wait to start on the squaw. I feel like I am seeing light at the end of the tunnel now.
Today I am a little sad, remembering Fawn, my daughter who died. She would be 51 today and would be so proud of her beautiful daughters and grandchildren.

Fawn died in 1995, so we have missed her for way too long.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Two years ago, my cousin and I planted the tree you see blooming in the back. I am so proud of it. It is a Flowering Crabapple. We also planted a Flowering Bradford Pear in the back yard, but the blooms are almost gone from it.
The Lilac bush in the front was only a twig when I planted it at the same time. The Cherry tree was here when we bought the house, but George just cut it way back. We didn't think it would bloom this year. Now, if you knew me well, you would know I NEVER work in the yard. It is amazing these things grew. I would have to say thanks to Louise.
When I got home today, this package was waiting for me. It is a blog giveaway I won from Carolien, who lives in Holland. Her blog is listed on my friends list, in case you would like to visit her. She makes the best apple pie and just invited me to her house when I get to Holland to share her pie again. Yummy and I will be there.
This is the kit I won and it is just so nice. I have to take it out and look at it closer, but oh my, it is very nice.
Now, I feel sooooo bad that she went and bought all the thread to go with this kit. I know from Heidi that DMC thread is very expensive in Holland. I would have bought the thread and still felt very lucky. How can I thank you enough. I am just not sure yet, but I bet I will think of something when I next visit Holland. It is a wonderful gift and I do thank you very much Carolien.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


First, let me say I did not take these pictures. Eric and Becky were going to Amish Country yesterday, so Bill and I went along. It was a beautiful day. Today is cold and back to coats.
All of my family loves to get on the back roads to see what we can find. Yesterday, Eric found a little Amish store, like a General Store. It was neat after he convinced us to go in. This is a typical picture on a nice day there. I didn't take my camera, but Eric and Becky did.
This is a scene we did see. This is the way they plow their fields. No tractors for them. They use good old fashion horse power.
This picture is taken (again, not by me) in the Helping Hands Quilt Shop in Berlin. You can see ladies working when you go in to shop. They welcome you watching. People can bring quilts in to have hand quilted, but there is a long waiting list. They do sell quilts here too.
This quilt barn was featured in a book, one of the Daughter of Holmes County series. This one was the Quilters Daughter. The books were written by Wanda
Brunstetter. I hope I spelled that right, if not, sorry. I never get tired of visiting this area, and we are lucky to be so close to it.
The food just cannot be beat in my opinion. It is just plain good cooking. It has become commercial, but still a wonderful place.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


This is from one of the sites we visited, the Franklin Roosevelt memorial. this is Franklin and his dog. The cape was worn to cover the wheelchair.
These statues represent the bread line.
This is Elenore
This is the changing of the guard at Arlington. I had to hold the camera up over heads and hope I got a picture.
This was my favorite statue. Iwo Jima. It is really impressive and very large.
They had this picture hanging in the American building at the Smithsonian and
it brings back memories. In about my eighth grade, we wore dog tags over our very thick topped bobby socks. Why??? who knows, but we did.

Monday, April 5, 2010


I didn't take these pictures, but on Friday, we are going on a bus trip to Washington, DC. We used to live in Maryland, and visited the Capital many times, but I don't think you ever see it all.
It is Cherry Blossom time now, so I hope the weather is good and the blossoms are out in full. Hopefully, I will be able to get some pictures while I am there.
PS: Thanks Heidi for the new sides on my blog. LOL I can manage the picture on top, but not the background.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


After telling George about the pretty flowers at our local grocery store, he took the hint and bought some for me. I love the smell of hyacinths. They just opened today. I colored our eggs this morning and of course had to have some jelly beans. A dozen of the eggs will make their way to Bill, and Eric and Becky's.
Every year, these pop up beside our air conditioner. They are always first to appear.
A few entries ago I showed you these trying to get up out of the ground. Sorry about my head in there in shadow, didn't notice it until now. Oh well.
I hope all of you have a Happy Easter and I hope this weather last and spring is actually here. It is sunny and warm today. Yeah.