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.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

May 2014

I have been delinquent in posting on my blog.  Decided to look through photographs from the past six months and post them in blocks by month.  So here is May 2014.  

Haley and friend at solar car challenge.

Jim bringing the sailboat around with his motorcycle.

Balloon lift off at Groveland Elementary in May.

Visiting my mom in Rochester for Mother's day.

Thursday, May 1, 2014


Lucas and Haley are playing string instruments in the school program.  Haley plays viola, Lucas violin.  Both are doing a wonderful job, and plan to continue again next year.  Here are a few pictures from this Spring's concerts, including the small ensemble that Haley was in.  

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring skiing at the Ghee

Chess research while on the road.

Long trip.  Several naps.

Sunrise behind us.

Snowing.  Can you see the mountain?

Mister silly

Kevin and Haley heading up

My bluebird day

Jim, Haley and Lucas on top of Blackfoot

Kevin and Haley near Sacajawea

Selfies on the mountain with my ski buddy

Silly pigtail girl

Grand Tetons

Wonderful spring skiing at Targhee this year.  A little of everything.  
Snow, fog and bluebird skiing.  Definitely a wonderful trip.  

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Racing at Buck Hill

Haley is part of the Blizzard Racing program this year.  She is excited to compete.  Can you see her smile?  Next year, more races?  Hope so. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Snow is the "norm" here in Minnesota!

Feeling for all my friends down south dealing with the winter wonderland that we are accustomed to.  Can't imagine what it is like for those unfamiliar with snow and ice.  As for those of us in the frozen north, we are having a heat wave!  Temps predicted in the 30's over the next week.  I can finally open my blinds and get some Vitamin D again.  

Icicles on our roof

My perennial garden is under there somewhere!

Haley's snowman unable to get out of the snow.

My current sewing room view of the lake and roof full of snow.

Table used for sewing when I want to be with the family, watch Olympics or a movie.

Saturday, February 8, 2014


From the start, I planned to do something different with Bonnie Hunter's mystery, Celtic Solstice. Initially changing the colors, especially the background, was my only intent.  Then I saw many different possibilities for the blocks.  Quilters around the world were flipping this part and that.  Making their quilt unique.  Someday mine will be done too.  Here is a "peak" at what will come.  Please check back in to see as it progresses.  Until then I will keep sewing!!

Final setting that I plan to use.  Just need to make more chevrons.

View of the top 2+ rows.

More blocks to come!!!

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