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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We bought 2 kayaks and took them on Lake Winona for a maiden voyage.

John is making fun of me for texting and Facebooking while I was floating about so he got his phone out.

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So you don't forget

I have a very precious granddaughter! She is a thumb sucker. This week she laughed. She's very long --so is her dad. She sleeps very well--12 hours at night. Today she watched a cartoon and smiled at the screen and then talked to it. She's very advanced!

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#2 son is 23

Trevor John turned 23 on July 16th. He was born during a very hot summer. Before we had air......

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The first 3 days of August were spent in Duluth with my sisters. We stayed on Canal Park and this was the view in the back patio area of the hotel. We had 3 days of perfect weather.

We watched a huge Canadian freighter go thru the lift bridge. Also an excellent people watching area!

Toured the Glensheen mansion. John and I had gone there when Tessa was a few months old. She did not appreciate touring an old house so our attention was diverted and I didn't remember a lot of things--or perhaps that is an old lady thing????

Split Rock Lighthouse...that's all I can say.

Took a picnic lunch to a rock beach and spent nice hours sitting by the water. We were having a skipping stones contest--Becky won. The next day I couldn't figure out why I had a strange pain in my wrist....duh

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Mr. and Mrs.

In July my youngest son got married. It was a lovely wedding and that boy never stopped smiling from ear to ear the whole day and night. Now I need to get my hands on some decent pictures from someone else because I was busy taking it all in and not photographing much.

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My dad baptized me as a baby and John as an adult and he baptized all my children and now he has baptized his great granddaughter. What a heritage! He will be 94 this month.

4 generations. God has been so good and so faithful to theses generations and those before. Psalm 103:15-18 "As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord's love is with those who fear Him and His righteousness with their children's children--with those who keep His covenant and remember His precepts."

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