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Thursday, April 11, 2024

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday 2

Years ago I read somewhere that you

              need 3 things in life to be happy.

1. Someone to love

2. Something to do


3. Something to look forward to.

My #1

Closing prayer at the Memorial. 

"God, we believe that our loved ones 

are not lost to us, even in death.  

They are remembered in our activities, 

in our thoughts and in some decisions, we

consider what they would have said."

When I get too stressed out, I can still hear Pep

say, "Take a buspar, Jan and have a beer." 

(buspar is a mild anti anxiety pill my doctor prescribed).

I do and it always helps.  Remembering him always

helps.  He has left an indelible imprint in my heart and memory.  

As long as I live, he lives.  So grant me that promised peace

that goes beyond, even my understanding in days to come."

And on that note, I will go to my #2 which is always quilting.

On special today is a kit for the Bible Quilt.

We only have one so there may be some substitutions.

And since we only have one, we'll have to do a drawing for it.

 Make a comment below to enter the drawing and

on Monday we will number them and have Zoie blind pick a number.

If you want to buy a pattern for the quilt the pattern is on

special too.  If you win the drawing for the kit, we will refund

you the cost of the pattern.  

You can go to the store to buy a pattern by clicking here

Good luck - this is one of my favorite quilts and one I will always


Now, have the best weekend with the people and the 
quilts that you love, and I'll see you Monday with a winner.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday

This one will be short but I'll post another tomorrow.

Yesterday was the memorial service at

Research Hospital for Pep and a few others that

died there at about the same time. 

Since people were of different denominations

and religions,  they had music and readings from Islam,

Jewish/Christian and Buddhist sources. 

Zoie came and so did Nina/Maxwell and Valerie 

as well as Bob Smith (Smitty) and Neal Stack 

who both work with Pep for years.  

Pep and Smitty worked together first at Baptist

and then at Research for around 30 years and

Stack came shortly after.  They were armed security so 

every year they all had to qualify with the Kansas City 

police department.   The hospital had a trophy where 

they posted the top 3 winners and every year it was

Patek, Smith & Stack.  Everyone said they cheated

because they came to the farm to practice.

We all brought pictures of Pep 

Here's the picture Zoie brought.

Tristan gave it to her shortly after Pep died.
I won't go into it all but Pep and I mostly
raised Jake and Zoie and we're all pretty well 
wiped out by his death.

At the end of the Memorial, Research gave us all
a memory stone.

There was also a "Litany or Remembrance" read
by Rabbi Steigman but I'll save it until tomorrow.

Now, have the best day with the people and the 
quilts that you love, and I'll see you tomorrow and
maybe have a special.

Friday, April 5, 2024

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday

On Friday this week.

This has been quite a week

and I haven't been fond of it.

When I got up this morning I found

my beloved puppy Dobby had died during

the night.  Tammy and Willy came

shortly and Willy buried him in our pet

cemetery behind the barn.  I miss him

already and so does Elizabeth.

On a somewhat happier note, Willy 

got the baby chickens moved to their new

house and they are cozy and safe and sound.

Tammy will get here soon and help me

remember how to download the pictures so

I can show them to you.

Meanwhile our sale item this week is the

table stand kit for "April Please"

You can order your kit 
by clicking here.

The boys have decided that even though they've taken off
lots of time already they will go to both memorials for Pep.

Now, have the best week with the people and the 
quilts that you love, and I'll see you next week
which hopefully will be lots better.

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday

On Thursday again  :)

I'm getting good at this ...

Pep worked for Health Midwest for years 

First at Baptist Hospital where he was a

Security Supervisor and when it closed he

transferred to Research Hospital.  Altogether, 

between the 2 hospitals he worked there for around

35 years.  He was on the Midnight Shift where he could either

have a very quiet night or a very active and sometimes

violent night. Dealing with people on PCP can be interesting .

 For those of you who don't know Kansas

City, both hospitals are close to "the hood".  

When he fell and collapsed a lung, we called 911 and they

took him to the hospital in Cameron who said he needed to

go to a larger hospital as they weren't equipped to handle it so

we life flighted him to Research.  I think I have already

said that he was in intensive care for 2 weeks before he

went to join Jesus in heaven.

On April 9th at 3:00 pm, Research is having a 

"Celebration of Life" memorial for him.  I've notified the men

that worked with him and Zoie and I will go too.  The boys have already

taken so much time off that they will wait for the memorial we will

have here.  I'll tell you about that later.  For right now, I any of you 

want to come, just let Tammy know so I can inform Research as they're

providing munchies.

Someone once said - "In order to be happy you need 3 things -

1.  Someone to love

2. Something to do and

3. Something to look forward to"

I lost my #1, I do have my quilting and eventually I will

join him in heaven.  I did promise Zoie that it would be

quite awhile from now though.

For right now - we do have a kit on sale this week, one 

of my spring favorites.

It's Beeskeps and Violets 

and you can go to the store to get your copy 

by clicking here.

Now, have the best week with the people and the 
quilts that you love, and I'll see you next week.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday #2

On Thursday this week.
This is "Snowy Night"
the quilt that I've been working on.

See all of those scallops with circles in the center.

Last week I told you that I sat and stitched all of
the scallops while Pep was in intensive care.  
It gave me something to do and was 
soothing to me and to Pep.  When I got home
I couldn't find them.  I searched everywhere but 
 I finally gave up and started over. 
Today I sewed the borders on and tomorrow it
should go to the quilters.  That's fine with me 
because I love the quilt but I'm really tired of snow
and those scallops.

This is "Spring Break BOM and the pattern
is on special this week.
You can go to the store to get your pattern 
by clicking here.

Now, have the best week with the people and the 
quilts that you love, and I'll see you next week.



Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday

On Wednesday this week even....

When dad was in intensive care at Research for

2 weeks I went to the hospital every day to sit with

him and, of course, I took some stitching to do.  I

was working on Adleys Quilt at the time but the blocks

were all too large to work on there so instead I switched
to the border swags on Snowy Night.

There are 14 swags each on the top and bottom
borders and 10 swags on each side border.  I sat
and sewed the circles on each swag while Pep
dozed.  It was comforting to me and comforting to Pep
because it made things seem normal to both of us.
He was very used to me stitching while we watched tv.
We got his tablet from at home so he could watch
some of his shows instead of tv.

Anyway, when I got home finally I haven't been able
to find all of the swags. We searched everywhere and 
couldn't find them.  So I started in doing them 
again and today I finished.  I have the center of the
quilt done and tomorrow will do the borders.  Yay!!!

So tomorrow I will have a new top to send off to
the quilter and today I took a picture of my baby chickens.

To celebrate the new babies our special this week
is the kit for Little Lavender chicken birds.

Now, have the best week with the people and the 
quilts that you love, and I'll see you next week.


Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday

 And I Hope you enjoyed the last 2 days

of weather because it seems to have 

drastically changed.  I must say I definitely

prefer the 52 degree days instead of the 

16 degree days.  Nina was here on the last

52 degree day and said she wasn't looking

forward to the migraine that was coming

with the change in the barometric 

pressure.  I don't blame her.  I'm really glad 

that migraines aren't on my list of ailments 

On to a more pleasant subject.

We're having a Rufus BOGO this week.  

Those of you who have been with me for

awhile know that before Mufin I had an awesome

cat named Rufus.  He was white and grey and had

a very attractive personality as well as being 

an ever so cute kitty.

Our special this week is the kit for

Rufus in the Garden

and the pattern for

Rufus in the Pumpkin Patch.

Pep would have wanted the Rufus in the Pumpkin Patch
because both of his kittys are black.

I am very slowly adjusting to the fact that I won't get to
see him again until I die and go to heaven but at least I
know I will then.

Right now I'm working on my last "for now" winter quilt -
Snowy Night.  I'll try to remember to show it to you next week.

You can go to the store to get your kit by 
clicking here

Now, have the best week with the people and the 
quilts that you love, and I'll see you next week.