It did take me a little longer than I had hoped, but midway while machine quilting; I wondered if I should start over! So I stopped and left it alone for a couple of months. When I took it out to reevaluate, I decided to dive in and finish it. I’m so glad I did. … Continue reading Wall Hanging Done!
Wow! I can’t believe I have been away from blogging for so long. Last fall seemed to go by so fast and then the holidays and it is spring! Somewhere in between winter arrived and has now passed. Yay! No writing about the winter doldrums for me! So, I think I will just jump in … Continue reading starting where I left off
Living here in Eastern Washington, summers tend to turn to many beautiful shades of brown. Don’t get me wrong, I love the color brown, especially the gold tones, but this girl loves all colors, the brighter the better when it comes to flowers. Iris are so easy to grow and they take a back … Continue reading bringing color to my life
What better place to have a rock garden than in this dry country, don’t you think. I had the perfect place for it in my back yard. I wanted to disguise the dog kennels or at least make them a little less noticeable. I had an idea in my head and making it happen was … Continue reading rock garden in the drylands
A few sunsets have gone by since I have written on this blog. The sunny busy days of summer means leaving the computer by the wayside except for those business things that just have to be attended to. A few BIG things have transpired over the last two months, the best by far is when … Continue reading Sunset Harvest
Mark and I drove to the mountains the other day and I always bring my camera just in case. He is so nice to stop the truck and let me shoot some pictures. The timing was perfect, in the late afternoon and there was plenty of wildlife to see and of course flowers. Here are … Continue reading in the Blue Mountains
Its Memorial Day today and I have to admit that it is usually just another day on the farm. We don’t stray too far from home, most often we get some work done and occasionally we have guests for the weekend. Today, we have guests for lunch and we are going to bar-b-que burgers. It … Continue reading Memorial Day….a day to give thanks
I thought I would talk about my mom today, since it is Mother’s Day! This is my mom. She is a creator of many things useful and beautiful. She loves to cook, craft and sew. Cooking has been a huge part of her creative energy. She loves to try new recipes and also loves to … Continue reading My Mom…aka….Grandma Jam
Spring is finally here and I have tulips! I’m trying to get in some sewing before I get too busy outside. I have been working on a tablecloth for our picnic table. I wanted it to be summer like and fun. I looked in my Floral Inspirations quilt book by Debbie Mumm and … Continue reading Fabric Flowers and Watering Cans…. and computers too!
We planted a rapeseed field last summer and the field man for the crop stopped by the other day to take a look at the field, but this time he brought gifts! I love gifts and these were very unusual ones, four bags of lentils and a recipe book. It’s a good thing he brought the … Continue reading Chickpeas