Saturday, July 23, 2016


A finish
Another Charm Box!
This time in pink.

And a couple of starts
My first two scrappy blocks
of Pearl Gray from
Christa Watson's Machine Quilting with Style.
These took over an hour but I'll get faster.
Can't strip piece the scrappy ones :)

I'm also cutting 2 1/2" strips of each fabric for another project.
Planning to work my way through
They start out easy but then get more challenging.
I'm gonna need some Rainbow Challenge friend's encouragement!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Colton and I took 100 Steps off our front porch to the right.
We usually go straight ahead or left for our walks.
We usually drive to the right
but we've never stopped at this very spot
at the end of my neighbor's driveway.
All of a sudden our subdivision
 looks like an old country crossroad with a rustic barn.
Love it!
Makes me want to stop some other places :) 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Backstory #1: After ten years of not dating anybody, raising my son and working, I started dating the most wonderful man 10 months ago yesterday.
Backstory #2: Some lights have burned out on our local Chinese restaurant's sign. Instead of China House, it reads China Ho. This tickles us, but not as much as...

As we entered China Ho's parking lot, I noticed there were absolutely no cars going through the drive-thru of the neighboring McDonald's. No cars parked on that side at all! We've had crazy weather lately so I wondered if their power was out. Not the case- lights were on. Just nobody on the right side of McDonald's.
I mentioned how eerie it looked. Kinda bothered me.
I asked, "Have you ever seen that? Nobody at McDonald's?"
He answered, "Yes, I have."

Fifteen minutes later, as we ate dinner, his answer struck me as funny. It seemed unbelievable to me. I started laughing, trying to keep quiet, which made it worse. It was like getting tickled in church trying not to draw attention, but you just can't stop. My friends Jody, Jolene and I would laugh uncontrollably about the dumbest stuff in Middle School. It was like that with tears.

I was able to pull myself together. As we walked to car, he explained that since he drives to work early in the morning that he had indeed seen McDonald's with no cars many a time. This time I believed him, but I'm laughing AGAIN as I write this.

When was your last uncontrollable laugh? 

Saturday, June 25, 2016


Another finish!
Found 72 different fabrics in just 2 1/2 of my scrap boxes. 
Tried to organize them in a rainbow.
Today we have an Autism Walk
and Colton's annual Lemonade Stand.
Please continue to pray for families in West Virginia.

Saturday, June 18, 2016


We're calling this the Summer of Constant Fun
We were in our local Memory Days Parade on the Special Olympics float.
Had a fun cookout with my parents, family and friends.
We went to Pawley's Island for our annual visit.
Ate too much, got waaaay too much sun and rest.
Finished a red and white quilt
using Charm Box- a free pattern.
Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Started this post last Saturday...
End of school has been hectic.
I'm a little addled
but at some point in the past two weeks I finished this:
Had trouble with blogger and Google
finishing on Wednesday...
The front is all stash, even the gray polka dot sashing.
Made another row of coins for the back.
Love it!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Checked back to May 10, 2015. We have 8 more days of school this year- fewer snow days make for a longer summer! Considering the Book a Day challenge for summer again. Here's what I'm reading...
During breakfast, I finished Philipians, such a joyful four chapters.
Our read-aloud at school is Ranger in Time Long Road to Freedom. Another tear-jerker even in the first three chapters.

Saturday, April 16, 2016


We happily spent Spring Break at home this year. Only used one tank of gasoline for the whole week! Made dinner at home, cleaned, went to see Zootopia (love!) and finished this little quilt:
It's my second No Bake Jolly Bar. Big blocks show lots of pretty fabric, even some hoarded Riley Blake Autism. It is April, you know. I thought maybe the binding would be too dark/bright, but it's just perfect.
Happy weekend! 

Friday, April 1, 2016


Today is a great day for sooo many reasons...
1. It's Friday.
2. It's the Friday before Spring break.
3. It's Perfect Picture Book Friday.
This is our new favorite story.
Four guys go hunting for a bird- with a plan.
The plan goes awry.
The little guy's plan works better.
We've read it aloud several times- quite dramatically.
We play it on the playground and in lunch line.
It's wonderfully funny with very few words.

4. I left my flip flops in the picture because it's also Career dress-up day. My dream job is to call Bingo on a Carnival Cruise.
5. A mommy is bringing pizza in this afternoon and we're having popcorn and a movie.
It's a great day!

Friday, March 18, 2016


Slice of Life

     A few years ago, I made 20 individual boxes of 16 Legos. Doesn't sound like much, but we use them to start the day when more than 4 people are absent. So far this morning, kiddos have made a Legosicle, a W and a thing that flies around.

2015 Slice Need to walk on the trail this afternoon!