Community Quilt SOS Update

I thought I would give you all an update on my SOS regarding Community quilts.  You might remember about two weeks ago I wrote and told you all that was overloaded with quilt tops.  I needed some help to find some new finishers.  You can read that HERE if you missed it.  I ended up completely overloaded with people offering to finish quilt tops.  I have never had such a big response.

I sent tops out to 22 people with them getting anywhere from 3-10 tops.  I had intended to try to keep a count of how many I had but I quickly lost count.

I got more requests for quilt tops….there were 36 other requests in my email.  There were 26 more responses in the comment section on the blog.  WOW.  What an overwhelming response.  I love it.

On Thursday last week, I decided it was time as I had a bunch of people emailing me again about why I hadn’t gotten to their email.  I finally had a day with no kids and space to spread things out and try to organize things a bit.  Here is what it looked like.


I had stacks of quilt tops everywhere throughout the kitchen and dining room.  It wasn’t an easy task.  Some people what quilts for hospice…some for kids…some for homeless…many people had a request.  That involved a lot of sorting.  Some people only wanted three.  If they didn’t specify how many they wanted… …

New Puppies!

If you’re new here, I foster dogs and puppies through HEART Animal Rescue.  You can find out more about them HERE.  We are a foster rescue group.  All of the dogs are fostered in a home while they are getting their vet work done and we’re finding a new home for them.  We work out of the tri-state area of Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

Last week I contacted the rescue coordinator and told her my house was so quiet without a pup or extra dog here.  She laughed and said there would probably be puppies coming in.  She wasn’t sure exactly how many or what breed.

It can be iffy when we hear there are puppies to pick up, especially if the dogs are coming from an Amish surrender.  Many don’t have phones so communication can be sketchy.  Also sometimes at pick-up, they will say, “Oh, take this one too” or “We thought there were three but we sold one before you got here”.  It’s always a mixed bag of possibilities when the dogs are picked up.

This time there were three.  They are mini Australian Shepherds.  There are two males…the tri-colored ones.



The merle is the one I’ll be fostering.  She’s a … …

A Happy Birthday at the Hankens

On Wednesday it was my daughter Kelli’s birthday.  Georgia, her daughter, was all convincing that a cake HAD to be made if it was her mommy’s birthday.  Kelli decided to “help” Georgia make a cake.

She turned to the Papa Moo book I made.  We make crazy cake here at our house and we always make it in a Bundt cake pan.


I printed out the recipe in the Papa Moo book I made for all of the grandkids.  You all can find the recipe HERE.

If you want to see the book I made for the grandkids, you can see it HERE.

Georgia was …

Blast from the Past: January 2013

I’m doing a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June 2009…WOW.  Over thirteen years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about things I was working on in January of 2013.

I’m warning you in advance, I was all over the place in January of 2013…grab a drink and read along.

We had a quilt featured on Moda Bake Shop.  It was called Neighbor Girl because I made and gifted it to out neighbor girl…at the time it was Regan, Kalissa’s best friend.  You can read more about it and find the free pattern HERE.

I had a finish on my… …

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