Monday, December 2, 2019


Every year we spend Thanksgiving at my daughter, Mary's home. We had a wonderful time, Gretel, Tom and Molly came form Brooklyn. Martha came from Columbus and Jim came too.The food was out of this world.  The two little girls had a great time playing together.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Latest Projects

I finally finished the rug I was making for my doll house.  My friend Carole had found the pattern in an old magazine but it took me a couple of years to finish it.  It is counted cross stitch done on 16 count Aida cloth. It does look good though.

I also finished a quilt for Molly.  She really likes fish.  Molly introduced me to the word "ombre" which is what I used for this quilt.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Oregon Visitors

My son, Bill and his wife, Rejina, and son, Sammy, came to visit last month.  It was a real treat and we had a great time. We all went to the Halloween Festival at Greenfield Village.

  Hubby got a lot of soil for his proposed butterfly garden and Bill and Sammy helped mix and spread it. It is very hard having children who live so far away.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Autumn Activities

The butterfly season is over. Hubby sent many Monarchs off on there way to Mexico.

The swallowtails are now in chrysalises for the winter.

 Both Molly and Sofie enjoyed them.  We spent a day with Mary and Sofie at the MSU Extension farm, Tollgate, for their Pumpkin Fest. They have so many activities there.  Sofie made S'mores, shot a bow and arrow, went on a hayride, saw an owl and other farm animals and best of all went fishing.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Molly Came to Visit

My grand daughter, Molly, Came to visit last month for a week.  I had the best time ever. She was delightful.  We went to Greenfield Village and rode the Model T and the train. The picture of Molly was taken in the millinery shop.

We also went to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. I think Molly pulled every lever and pushed every button in the place. She especially liked the green screen television set up and the levitation mirrors. We also spent a lot of time in the water area.

She had a trip to Brenda's Butterflies in Westland, Michigan and also the observatory at the Cranbrook Museum.  There we looked through the telescope and saw Jupiter with its 4 moons and Saturn with its rings.  The rest of the time she played with Mindy and played on the hammock.

Maya, my next door neighbor came over a fixed Molly's hair before she went to a birthday party. It was a wonderful busy week.

Friday, September 13, 2019


I haven't blogged in a long time. I don't know if it has gone out of fashion or why no one is blogging any more. At least the people I used to keep in touch with.  I miss Pamela J and Kittalog.  I am still busy with quilting and have finished several quilts. I made a Storm at Sea  king sized quilt for Mary.  I hand quilted it and that was a task because batiks are not easy to quilt.

I also made a scrap quilt that I gave to Luella, my knitting and water aerobics friend. It is queen sized and I machine quilted it.

I made a Quilt of Valor quilt as well. I hand quilted it and donated it through the Cameo Quilters guild.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Working in the Garden

In between torrential rains we have been trying to work in the garden. There are plenty of weeds. On sunny days I try and do a basket a day. (Sunny days are rare.)

Hubby has planted some Dahlias. (We are cutting way back on the vegetables.)  He is also planting a new flower called a Crocosmia. My son-in-law, Seth, says they are spectacular.

The Clematis on the front of the house is terrific as usual.