Friday, November 18, 2011

Baby quilt

There is a baby girl named Lily coming in December. I just so happened to find this sweet fabric online--perfect for a girlie quilt!

The back is girlie too.

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Friday, November 4, 2011


5 1/2 months old now and she's a keeper. We took her for a walk to the woods. I had her in the stroller, but John thot it'd be easier to carry her. On the way back, he was anxious to get back to the stroller.

And this makes me chuckle because this is how he carried around our 4 kids all the time if they weren't strapped to his chest in a carrier. A good daddy and now a good grandpa!

Mylah's first hotel stay when we were at the wedding. Never heard her all night---that girl can sleep!

How did we ever get along without this little joy before?

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Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Fahrendholz

On October 15 Tyler and Jami were married at the St. James Hotel in Red Wing. It was a beautiful place for a wedding and was a grand time!

My boy loves that girl! We are happy she is now officially in the family!

Brother and sister. It's one of those pictures I look at and think, "Wow, those are my kids and they seem to be adults. How did that happen?"

Jami changed into her fun dancing dress.


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Phil has a garden out here every year and shares his produce with us. This week he dug up potatoes and spent hours washing them and then lined them up on the porch to dry. They were separated according to kind and lined up according to size. OH MY!! I am a slob and would never work that hard for potatoes. He handed me the very smallest red potato---about the size of my little fingernail---and said it was for Mylah. The next day it started to rain and John chucked them all in boxes--the slob way. It was a shame to destroy such order.
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Sad Day

Today all the cattle except Blind Boy were loaded up and shipped out. I dislike it every time it happens. When they were babies, I fed them twice a day and got them thru bouts of scours. It leaves a quiet, desolate feeling about the farm and I've had to cry a few times. And poor Henry the horse is traumatized each time when his companions go rumbling out of the yard. He starts running around whinning mournfully. Now he has no one to boss and lead because Blind Boy is a loner who is whacky. Come spring perhaps we can get another batch.....

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Boy Quilt

A friend is having a baby boy around January 1st, so a quilt was in order. The back is rather dizzy-making for my eyes, but babies like all that stimulation. I hope he spends happy times cuddled in and laying under it.

Back. My assistant who holds the quilts seems to have been tipped to one side ;)

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

2 weeks......

In exactly 2 weeks Tyler will be married to the lovely Miss Jami! Today we had a shower for her.

She's a lovely person inside and out and we are happy she is part of our family--it seems she's always been a part of us.

Now the girls are off for the bachelorette party. Jami will be seen in LaCrosse tonite in this get-up.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

1 of 7 or 8

John's mom passed away last year and when cleaning out the closets and touching all her clothes, I thot I'd like to use them to make quilts for each of the 6 grandchildren and John's sister. Hopefully I'll have it in me to make one for us too. Jane was always stylishly dressed and bought new clothes to keep up with the fashions. The perfect way to use the clothing for so many quilts is the ticker tape quilt which uses small, different sized pieces sewn on 12 inch squares of white fabric.

I included some collar points (see the one above) and tags and button placards.

This is John's sister's quilt. She's coming for Tyler and Jami's wedding next month, so I'm saving postage. Now I'm working on her son's quilt so she can take that one too. They'll all have different backs.
It's been warming my heart to see and touch Jane's fabrics. I can see her wearing each thing and how she looked. I miss her!!

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Monday, September 19, 2011


My sweet daddy turned 94 on the 11th. He is a patient, kind, and wonderful man!
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4 Months

Our Sweet Thang is 4 months old already. She is a happy and content baby and it seems her face has been imprinted on my brain forever==a familiar thing that is hard to explain. She is a thumb sucker and holds a blanket that my mom made for Tessa when she was little. Love this little girl!

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Last Fair

The last fair in the area is the Vernon County Fair in Viroqua. I really like this fair! It has a different feeling than the ones around here--bigger, cleaner, and has lots of horses.

We didn't go to the state fair this year and the only thing that made me sad about that was the fact that I had been wanting to try a deep fried Snickers. Imagine my delight when I saw a stand selling just that! OH IT WAS GOOD! I found a recipe on the internet, but will refrain from even going there since I know it would become an addiction.

Love the big draft horses.

I stepped out of my comfort zone and rode the ferris wheel--heights make me a bit squeamish. I am trying to be more brave and doing things that make me uncomfortable. I can check that one off.

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32 Years!

On September 8th we celebrated 32 years of wedded bliss and other stuff. It was a beautiful day for paddling on the lake in Winona. Then we had Chinese take-out in the park. We dated for about 9 years before getting married so we have been doing the relationship thing for....a long time. It's nice to know someone that long, to have trust in each other, to love each other, to have children together, to share a history, and to enjoy each others company!

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Friday, September 2, 2011


We went camping for 3 day at Penninsula State Park in Door Co. with Becky and Tim. We had perfect weather and wanted just one more day when we left.

Becky cooked a lot. I've gotten lazy when camping and want easy. We ate out a few times.

My new bicycle. It was a pretty place to ride.

Isaac camped with us Friday night. Remember eating Playdough? EEEWWWWW!

We drove up to the tip of the penninsula and stopped at Sister Bay to watch the sunset. Smellin' the roses!

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