Sunday, March 29, 2009

Civil War Quilt

Our County has their first Civil War reenactment coming up and our shop, Missouri Star Quilt Company decided to make a quilt to donate. So we got to work. Ron loves the Civil War and really wanted to be a part of this. It took awhile to settle on a pattern but we finally did and with a little modification we got started. Ron chose the fabric and colors. He is also responsible for the patterns for the union and confederate soldiers. Our good friend Amy hand appliqued the soldiers and I started piecing. It took some time but we are so pleased with the results. We need to quilt it and we will be ready to go. It goes on display in Kansas City in April. We will also be selling chances on this quilt. So watch the store blog for that info.
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Friday, March 27, 2009

Happy Day

Wow this is a great day!
1. I got out of the house and went to the doctor and he told me I could get my cast off in 2 weeks!
2. I got to go to Wal-Mart! Who would have ever thought that would be a high-light of my day, week, month!
3. When we went to walmart they had this huge clearance tent and I was able to get a thingy to down load my pictures to my laptop so I can blog from home again yeah!

We also had a wonderful treat this last week..Hillary and her Family got to come up for a few days. Alex gets the man of the week award for entertaining his children so that Hillary was able to sew uninterupted! I don't think Dad's should get awards for doing what Mom's do everyday, but, the part about sewing uninterupted is priceless. She was able to finish one quilt and design another! Awesome!

The sweetest part was Jack and Grandpa were able to get in a good conversation and boy did he have things to talk about! I think this picture is so darling!
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Thursday, March 26, 2009


I can not believe we are expecting snow this weekend.
I just saw my first daffodil,
and now it will look like this picture covered with up to a foot of snow!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Amanda

Is'nt this the yummiest rice crispy treat ever????!!!! This is made in a cupcake pan with regular and cocoa rice crispies. Amanda if you were here I would make you one of these!
Love you girl!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Amanda Don't look!

OK... OK...Here is a little peek look at the blanket I am making for Talon! You have to wait to see the rest..I promise it is so cute! Love you baby boy and get here soon!
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Happy Spring

Just so you guys don't think I am just laying around...Here are some of the things I have been doing. I am appliquing the Bunny Hill applique block of the month. It is so darling! I am also doing the Kansas City Star Block of the month. I have some other things I have been working on too but I can't show them as they are a surprize!
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Job Relief.....

Well...Dad made it thru another job cut. After working for 15 years he is now low man. They have only 5 men left on a 20 man crew. Also newspapers are closing all over the nation as everything is being computerized, It's a strange place for him to be at 55 but in this economy we are grateful he has a job. He still has to work nights and that is hard for him so keep him in your prayers, but he is still employed yeah!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009


OK so now I really feel humbled! We have this amazing man in our ward named Wayne Brickey. He is church famous, but to us he is Brother Brickey. Any way he writes an article for Mormon Times and the one I read today is about Joseph Smith and SOME of the things he endured. It is amazing how after reading something like that how small my broken leg feels in comparison. I am so grateful to Joseph Smith and for the restoration of the Gospel and for all he endured to make it so. Thank you Brother Brickey for calling me to repentance and here is a quote that Alan read me last night,

"We are tempted to live by convenience rather than by covenant."


Ok, So today I feel better. I have crazy sleep habits, as do several of my children. So at 2 in the morning I thought I would take a chance and see if Alan was awake and yeah!! he was. So I unloaded on him about everything I can't do. And everything I don't have control over, and he listened...I think...anyway I think that was what I needed because today I feel better! I have these great kids that allow me to rant and rave and still love me. They often repeat to me what i said to them in their youth (arrghh!) So again I am grateful. Thanks Kids!

just a little whine!

"Adversity is another way to measure
the greatness of individuals. I never had
a crisis that didn't make me stronger."
- Lou Holtz
So i saw this quote and I still haven't figured out the make me stronger part, so I will work on that this week. It is just so hard when you feel so powerless...oh well as l said, I am working on that this week.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

This That and The Other: CELEBRATION !

This That and The Other: CELEBRATION !

Fun Giveaway!!


Go right over here to This, That, and the Other... RIGHT NOW!

She's having an awesome giveaway that requires poem writing! Okay, it's not required but basically you can get 11 entries and it's fabulouso.... SEE!
It's just a few of her favorite things! How fun! I just love that table runner!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Good Thoughts....

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you
run into a wall, don't turn around and
give up. Figure out how to climb it,
go through it, or work around it."
- Michael Jordan

So all my grandchildren are having a hard time with me not being around and available to them...So I got a call from Katie....Grandma I have an Idea...I have this other grandma, Grandma mason and she has a wheel chair with a motor on it and a van where this thing comes out and she gets on it and rides in the car. Grandma you should get one of those!
I should I say that would be nice.
Then not to be stopped she called about 2 days later...
Grandma...I've been thinking...If grandpa puts a board on the stairs you could just roll down them. I say Yeah but that would be really fast...GRANDMA YOU ARE NOT LISTENING TO ME! GRANDPA COULD PUT A BOARD ON THE STAIRS AND YOU COULD ROLL DOWN...Yes I say...he could.
Thank you for missing me!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Hillary!

Happy Birthday to my darling Hillary! Every family should have a daughter as sweet as you! I keep promising I won't forget anyones birthday...but it doesn't seem to be working for me. Like Hillary said, at least I am not fixing her dinner, which has to do with shredded cabbage soaking in jalapeno juice. Hummm! Anyway, thank you for loving me anyway and I wish you the happiest birthday ever. I am so grateful you have a husband to make your dreams come true! I love you!
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