Saturday, October 29, 2011

Need Prayers!

We were awakened last night at was my hubby's brother Donnie, and his oldest girl, Samantha had been in a bad accident. What a terrible feeling. My hubby took off to meet up with his brother and take him to Omaha where they life-flighted Sam. She has a severe head injury and has been on a ventilator, but I think they're about ready to take it out. Hopefully she will be OK. The sad thing is there were 3 others who didn't make it. Please say a little prayer for all involved. We went through this with another niece almost 7 years never forget the pain and sorrow of loosing a loved one so suddenly. For more details of the accident go to Thank you for your prayers.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

New baby!

New baby grandson, Kruz Dean was born October 25th at 4:33 P.M. He weighed 8 pounds even and was 21 and 1/2 inches long, with lots of dark hair. Mommy and baby are doing fine. Big brother Kooper Dane is very proud and wants to hold him himself! I tried so hard to get a good picture and then I couldn't seem to be able to get it cropped right! Will try again later. We had Kooper the last two nights. Grandma and Grandpa are very proud also, but ready for a good nights sleep tonight! More later!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I decided to make this fun little quilt from some of my feed sack scraps. I had made one larger than this a few months ago and have a mini pattern for it. My mini patterns are just $2 and I hope to have them for sale in an Etsy shop before too long. If you can't wait for that, email or call me!

Update: after thinking it over, the block is called Missouri Daisy! I love this orange star! I believe it's a Missouri star. Anyone know for sure? I'm too lazy to get up and check right now...guess I could check here on the internet! I did look it up here on the net and didn't find it. Anyone know what the name is?

Sunday, October 9, 2011

I'm such a Lucky Girl!

I'm such a lucky girl! Well, middle aged, I guess, but who's counting! Yesterday morning I went to the quilt show in Winterset and the Covered Bridge Festival. They were both lots of fun and we saw all kinds of beautiful quilts and things. AND the weather was beautiful! Then I came home and started cleaning and cooking for my next ladies, tomorrow. I wanted some fresh apples, so we went just a couple miles over to this orchard. This is Johnny Appleseed (Steven Wainwright) and my grandson, Kooper. It's a great family outing and I hope to make it a yearly tradition. Call or email me for more details. The apples are delicious and I'll be serving some of them with homemade dip and lots of other fall goodies tomorrow! Hope to show pictures later. This picture is a mock set-up for my next trunk show in Topeka on Tuesday and Thursday, in Clarinda. I have lots of goodies to show. You can't really see too much of them, but in the background of this picture are some of my feedsacks. I have quite a collection of them, if anyone is interested in a trunk show on feedsacks or if you just want to come to a retreat and see them and all of my other "stuff"! I am such a lucky girl! Most of the time anyway!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fall fans

I met a fellow blogger at the AQS in Des Moines and she bought this 4 patch. Check out her blog here: She already has it sandwiched and ready to quilt. She really has a neat blog and presentation that she gives about Quilts and Textiles of the Civil War, so go take a look!

I still have a few of these blocks left if anyone is interested in something orange for fall and Halloween. $2.50 for each block.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

3 Fun Fall Weekend Getaways!

It's such a beautiful time of year to be out and about! This pumpkin farm is just about 3-4 miles from our place. We also have an apple orchard that close.

I love to have company AND I'm a harvest widow right now, so if any of these weekend getaways appeal to you, let me know. You could come stay here and I could take a van load to all the fun things if you like or drive yourself! Bed and breakfast rates would be $75 for the 1st 2 people and $15 per person after that. You could come back and sew after the events, if you like. Stay 1, 2 or 3 nights.
A few of my fall decorations.

This weekend, October 7 & 8 there's a quilt show and the Covered Bridge Festival in Winterset. I would love to go to both, but I really should stay home and get the house ready and start fixing food for my next group on Monday. You might be able to twist my arm though, I've been trying to get my cleaning done!

October 15th there is the annual Craft Carnival in Clarinda, Iowa, and as an added bonus, there is also a quilt show by the local guild. Should be a fun-filled day with about 4 or 5 buildings of crafts, and the quilt show is in a local church.

October 22nd there's a Triple Play Day at Exira, Elk Horn and Harlan quilt shops. This could be a mini-van shop hop that I've been wanting to take some of my ladies to...wouldn't that be fun?!!

If anyone is interested in any of these fun fall getaways, just let me know! If you have any questions about the events, give me a call at 712-523-3508 or email me at

Thanks to Kimber!

My pictures weren't the best from the AQS show in Des Moines, so if you want to see more pictures and just a wonderful story by a fellow blogger, click on this link... Kimber did a great job of describing my booth and business, etc. I guess that's why she's a professional writer! Thanks so much Kimber, for the fun review!

It was so much fun at the show meeting other bloggers, some I felt like I knew already and some new ones too. I met a neat gal from Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, who also does presentations on Quilts and Textiles of the Civil War. I will try to link to her later...this linking is new to me!

Monday, October 3, 2011


I was telling my dotter after the AQS show, that I hoped my business would start here are a couple picture of snowballs! The top picture is a 30's snowball quilt that is on one of the retreat beds upstairs and the picture below is at my Grandma's house. Looks like my Dad and Uncle Truman had just finished a snowman.

I have to get busy cleaning this week, I'm having luncheon guests next Monday, October 10 at noon, with a small trunk show and home tour following lunch. Then Monday evening I have a couple bed and breakfast guests arriving to stay a couple nights.

Tuesday evening, October 11, I will be giving a trunk show at the Topeka, Kansas Capital Quilt Guild and get to stay the night with my dotter Linds, in KC.

Thursday, October 13th at 6:30, I am doing another trunk show at the Garrison house in Clarinda, for the After 5 club. It is open to anyone who is interested, so please come join us if you want to see my trunk show.

The snowball is going pretty good right now and I hope to keep it going, so give me a call or email if you're interested in booking a retreat, a bed and breakfast stay or a trunk show!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Whirlwind week at the AQS show

This was my booth at the AQS show. I had just about every available inch covered!

Whew! I survived the week at the AQS show in Des Moines...I really intended on blogging some while I was there, but seemed like the evenings were busy too. My dotter Linds came and helped me, and my sister from the Detroit area also came for a couple days, so all in all it was a little crazy! Sold lots of "stuff"....I think people enjoyed looking thru my bargain baskets! With the retreats here in my house I needed to clean out a little more, so several things went to the show with me and went home with lots of other people. Thanks to everyone and enjoy!

I took a few pictures and now I'm wishing I would have gotten if anyone has any, please email them to me!

Thanks to all who stopped by the was great to see old friends and meet new! I should have had a sign-up sheet for new emails, so if anyone wants to get my seasonal newsletter with pictures, news and specials, just shoot me an email. Thanks again to everyone!