What I’m Working On….The Engagement


Well….I have news….AWESOME NEWS!!

Our daughter Kalissa and her boyfriend Craig got engaged over the weekend!!


Can you see her ring in the photo??

They set a date already too, September 5th of next year….Labor Day weekend.  So by this time next year I need to have a quilt made.

After all the excitement settled I said, so I guess I’ll be needed to make another quilt.  She smiled and say yep.   Then she proceeded to tell me that she thought she’d like me to make either…a Perkiomen Daydreams quilt…

or she’d like a Hawaiian Sunset quilt.

I started one of these quilts.  It’s in my UFO pile.

It’s definitely do-able.  I’m not sure which colors she’d like.  We have enough time to get her to pin point colors….but come January first, I’m going to make her get some decisions made on exact patterns and colors.

We have three kids who have gotten married so far and they’ve all picked out the quilts they wanted me to make….there was Kayla and Spencer’s Maverick Star,

Look how little Ruby was then.

Buck and Jen’s Double Wedding Ring, and Kelli and Jason’s Double Wedding Ring.

Then Kelli and Jason’s Double Wedding Ring….

I am open to whatever they would like me to make….Don’t tell the kids but I kind of like the challenge of a harder quilt.

To see what others are working on, check out Patchwork Times.

House Update for Friday


Well there is good news to report!!  My sister Judy and her husband George decided to come up a day and help us on the house.


It was sure nice to have extra hands…as they say, many hands makes light work.  It was so true with the boards we have to clean.  Judy, Kelli and I scrapped boards most of the day and guess what???  ALL of the boards from the old farm house are scrapped!!

There is a down side though…the original boards we harvested from our house still need to be scrapped.  There isn’t nearly as many of them so it should go much more quickly.

While we scrapped boards, George put a second coat of mud on the sheet rock.  That was an awesome job to have moved along one step further.

The carpenters have been busy too.

They are putting the cap on the basement floor.  So far, it’s slow going. But the rafters and supplies that they needed have arrived so they’ll be staying.


The basement windows on the old part of the house are in place.

We have a busy weekend with kids coming home and events to attend.  We need to get a few things done at the house too….As much as I would love to have a “labor free” Labor Day weekend, it just can’t happen.

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