Sunday, September 30, 2012


When people say " I read it on Pinterest" it is almost like it is from the Bible and we should take it for the truth. So when I read that if you smear your your eye lashes at night with Vaseline your lashes would be thicker and longer.  I thought, "What?"  So, since I use Vaseline on my lips anyway, and an eye cream at night, I thought what could it hurt?  Well, I am here to tell you after a few days my lashes don't look like the ones in this picture, but they are thicker and fuller.  So this time Pinterest wins.

Monday, September 17, 2012


I really like living in a neighborhood where I can see my neighbors house lights and see their children playing.  Especially in my current neighborhood, no one has fences, the children run from one place to another.  I like it, it seems like a park where everyone plays.(My son and brother hate it.) I like being close to town, and places where there are sidewalks to walk on.  But sometimes, I think a little house in the country on a small parcel of land with a path leading to the back like the one above would be nice....with a little garden shed out back....trees all around.....a place for a cat to roam.....places for my grandchildren to explore.  My friend Bonnie has a place like that,down a little country lane.  My other friend Lora has one too, her's off a side country road.  Perhaps I could find a place like that to retire.

Monday, September 10, 2012


My little grandson will be 4, so amazing where the time goes.  All of the grandchildren when turning 4 have gotten a twin sized quilt.  So far, 5 down, 2 to go and perhaps someday a few more. The pattern for this quilt is called, Those Crazy Kids by The Buggy Barn.  The blocks were really fast. I thought about how long before these little ones grow out of their "4 year old quilt" and decided that by the time my current little guy turns 4 my oldest one will be 12 and probably need a new quilt.....then maybe one for graduation and of course we will start on marriages....SO!  I have a lot of years ahead to make quilts.  Hurray!  I was afraid I would run out of people who need quilts.

The best part of making a quilt for someone else is that I think about them the entire time I work on it, not just my grandchildren, but for my kids or others too.  I am blessed to have a talent that I enjoy and hopefully it brings joy to others as well.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


You and I know this as a hexagon.
My grand daughter was at a pre-school screening.  The teacher showed her different shapes and asked what each one was.  (None were a hexagon.)  When she was shown a rectangle she squished up her brow and thought really hard, then suddenly burst out,

"It's a mex -a-gon."  
Oh the joys of youth!