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Wyoming/Nebraska, United States
I am a Grandma with a passion for beauty, joy and life. Finding yourself seems to be the answer to a joyous heart, peaceful soul and quilting does this for me. Putting the Lord first in life keeps me grounded.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Thanksgiving for us started out a bit different this year...we had decided to postpone Thanksgiving day with our family to help out with our church families....this was the first year we wanted to serve the community a meal.  My husband and I jumped in and served, cleaned up and enjoyed the blessing we have (thankful).  We then find out that my husband's sister's life was turned upside down in a few seconds.....Her husband, Bud, was outside on a 4 wheeler and had a horrific accident.  Nobody know exactly what happen as no one saw the accident, just the aftermath.  We rushed to Casper to be with my sister in-law and family in ICU.  Things are difficult, but the power of prayer is surrounding them in comfort.  He survived the surgery that released some of the pressure on the brain...there are many things, but right now they are working on the skull fractures/brain injury.  He has a lot going on and we are blessed to know that God is in control of the situation and pray for recovery.  As of yesterday the Doctor has started to take him out of the coma (during the day) and the brain pressure monitor has been take out and a feeding tube put in.  He responded yesterday by holding his wife's hand. 
I am trying to hit the high spots as to not get too wrapped up in details, but we are asking for all the prayer warriors out there to add Linda and Dwayne (Bud) to your prayers....This Christian family knows about miracles and knows God is good!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Most of us know that it is vital to any sewing/quilting studio that we have A LOT of  storage.  I had a plan in mind, but was not able to find any prefabbed cabinets that fit my needs.  I was ready to give in to "whatever" I could find, just to have enclosed storage for the new area.  I mentioned it to my brother in-law and he asked what I wanted and wha la....he came up with a plan and I was thrilled.  He and my sister worked on building my cabinets and then they drive all the way down here not only to deliver, but to install the wonderful additions.....
All the cabinets are in (a corner unit and 3 double door on each side)....it is amazing.  Now that I have done everything BACKWARDS...I may not get the walls textured or painted.  I have gotten cabinets up before texture and paint have been applied.....moved the machines in and "What was I thinking"?  I am thinking about using some chalkboard paint or dry erase paint or even some cork board on a few of the door fronts, so I am able to write things down when customers call....sometimes the brain forgets what it is doing.  What a wonderful invention!!!
 I also have 3 large lights installed, 1 over the sewing machines, 1 over the quilting machine and 1 over the cutting table....with a window on the north...I think there is plenty of light...I am loving the area, but still have lots of organizing to get done.  Most of that will probably wait until after the Holidays.  I am getting backlogged with quilts needing to be done by Christmas, so organizing will have to wait.  Have a great Thanksgiving with family, friends and the blessing you have been given!!