Friday, July 1, 2016

Summer Soccer

Summer soccer actually begins in late Spring and ends by the beginning of July.  This year was bittersweet, as the USYSA made changes in age brackets.  With late birthdays, both grandkids that play soccer will be playing in a different bracket than most of their friends.  Happily, they enjoyed the year, and one team placed in two tournaments.  Both play goalie, like their dad did.  One does it most games, the other nearly half of the time.  This Fall will bring new teams and new challenges.  And yes, Fall soccer begins in August.  

Dribbling around the opponent
Goalie High Five!
Tournament win

High Five after win

Great goalie work

Second place in another tournament
Visiting one of the games

Goalie work while storms go around us
Great win
Great goalie

Friday, June 24, 2016

Minnesota Quilt Show 2016

This year's show was held in St. Cloud, only an hour north.  Great show with some amazing quilts.  Took a couple of classes in fabric dying, quilting and piecing landscape quilts.  I entered two quilts in the show.  My granddaughter entered one.  She received a new sewing machine in the children's drawing.  AND she helped us with takedown of that exhibit.  
2015 Row by Row

Receiving sewing machine

Denim Rails

Break time

Easy Street

Quilt takedown

Willing to help

Children's exhibit takedown group

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Shipshewana Spring 2016

This Spring I brought two "newbies" to the retreat in Indiana.  My friend Kris and my granddaughter Haley.  Both were very excited to go.  Haley missed a few days of school, but felt that this would be the only year she could go without having trouble with her schoolwork.  Glad she could come.  Kris had heard about the retreat for several years, and wanted to go.  Now she is planning to come again this fall.  We had a blast!
Our group at the retreat

Rebecca's hexie challenge

Yoders parking lot

Busy sewing denim

Top is done!!

Visiting the boat at Lolly's

Pretzels at Jojo's

One of many quilt shops

Variety of transportation

Busy farmers

Quick plan, many denim bags made before we left

Heading home

One of many wonderful sunsets

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Spring Break

Had a wonderful time with most of our family.  Papa, Haley and Kevin enjoyed teaching Gus to ski. Jerod and I joined in when we could.  Jen and Soren tried to adjust to a different location.  Lucas ran into a friend from a previous year, and skied until the lifts closed.  Hoping Carrie and family will eventually be able to join us some year soon.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Quilting with Friends

Every once in a while I invite some of my local quilting friends to come over for a day of fun.  Sewing, chatting, eating.  Always a great  time.  


Monday, January 25, 2016

One of my helpers

Working on my Allietare quilt, Bonnie Hunter's last mystery. Chose colors to go with my living room rug.  Laying out the blocks, Kinzie decided she needed to check it out.  

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Row by Row

In August while camping in Door County, Wisconsin, I completed my 2015 Row by Row quilt.  Every stitch done at the campsite, while enjoying the outdoors.  What fun to do.  Looking forward to next year's theme, Home Sweet Home.  Hopefully I can incorporate camping into the quilt.


Friday, October 2, 2015


Finally able to get back to my blog.  Didn't realize what I had used for email and login.  After searching and asking questions everywhere, I was able to figure out what to do.  Plan to update my blog in the next week with posts from the past year.  Nothing like waiting so long.  Hopefully this next year I will post on a more regular basis.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Minnesota Quilt show in June

This year Haley and I both entered quilts into the Minnesota Quilt Show.  They have a Children's division that Haley entered her quilt in.  She has worked on it for several years at the retreat we go to.  We had a great time seeing all the quilts in St. Cloud.  
Haley and her four patch quilt.

My king size Glad Creations' Celestial Puzzle quilt.
Fun time seeing all the quilts.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Money Creek and Barn Quilts

Every year Jim and I try to get to the local BMW motorcycle rally at Money Creek campground near Houston, Minnesota in June.  We now take our popup camper, and have a great time.  
What I loved was seeing all the barn quilts during our ride on Saturday.  
Campground setup.  Nice and close.

Twisty roads that Jim loves.

Campfire on Saturday night.