Month: April 2017

Roses and Rising

On Good Friday, my son-in-law surprised me with a bouquet of white roses.  Over Easter they fully opened, in all God’s glory.  

The Birches

I think this quilt would be categorized as modern — big 9″ blocks, and very graphic birch trees.  I originally planned to use a boxy, straight line type of quilting pattern on it, but when I asked Mark’s opinion, he chose this one, with… Continue Reading “The Birches”

We are an Easter people

When my mother died several years ago, my sister-in-law Therese sent me a sympathy card with her handwritten message inside: “remember – we are an Easter people”.  Her words not only comforted me, but gave strength as well, to my faith in God, and… Continue Reading “We are an Easter people”


No, I’m not talking about those delectable (so bad they’re good) neon-yellow sugar covered marshmallow chicks that are stocked on Walmart’s shelves this time of year. Mark and I were in the Tractor Supply store today and came across a “tub-o-chicks”, complete with a… Continue Reading “Peeps!”

Flower Power

Well, the irises made it through the snow and look at them now!  

April Quilt of the Month

It’s April 1st, and NO JOKE – I have our quilt of the month completed and ready to show!  When Mark saw this one, he said – ummm…except for the green, I don’t get it…. OK, here’s the translation.  The green in this quilt… Continue Reading “April Quilt of the Month”