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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday

Its not quite summer but our Vintage book 

for the end of May and beginning of June

(which is tomorrow) is the 

Folk Art Favorites books one of which is

Each of the books was originally 15.00 so

                                                   we'll sell a bundle of all 3 this week for $22.50 

                                                   which is 1/2 price.  The other two are 

                                                  Home by the Fire and Winter Holidays.

                                                     You can go to the store to pick up the books

                                                     by clicking here

Back to summer (the season, not my granddaughter)

The baby Bantys are hatching

there are 7 little balls of fluff.

Their mother is the speckled hen,

Zoie named her Sherran)

and daddy is probably the black rooster.

I don't know why but if their parents hatch

them they can just eat regular chicken feed

right away.  But if you buy them from a hatchery

or store you have to get "chickstart" feed for them.  

Apparently we will soon have more running
around the yard.

We've had a really busy week because
its been a really busy month.  Both Kelly and Max
were born in May and Jake and Quinn both
graduated this month.  
Max made reservations at a restaurant in Kansas City,
Jake went to the restaurant and left his car and Zoie 
picked him up and brought him to our house so he 
could drive us to the restaurant since neither of us
had been there before and didn't know that part of town.
Jake had another engagement he needed to go to after
the dinner so he needed his car.
We had an awesome dinner.  Quinn got a scholarship
to Penn Valley, has joined the Peace Corps and
will go to Africa to teach English after 2 years of school,
 then come back to finish his degree.  He's one very excited kid
and we're very proud of him.
And of course we're also very proud of Dr. Findley.

And since summer officially starts in June 
our special for the week is the
"Summertime" kit for 20% off

I think that's all the babbling for one day.
Have the very best week with the people and 
quilts that you love and I'll see you next week.





Friday, May 26, 2023

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday

Which comes on Friday this week.

Our Vintage book for May is

 you can get the book and the special 

for the month by clicking here

We've had a busy month with 2 birthdays and

two graduations.

Kelly and Max were both born in May and

Kelly's son Jake just graduated from UMKC dental


And Max's son Quinn will graduate from high school
at the end of the month.  We're all having a 
dinner for them Sunday.  Quinn is the one on the right.
He wants to major in political science and Max
says that the way he argues with everything, he'll fit
right in.

Cullen is on the left on the crutches.  If I remember
correctly his leg got broken during a wrestling match.
Anyway, we're ever so proud of all of them.

Dentists seem to run in the family.  Our older son Brian 
is a dentist and his daughter Brooke who is in 7th grade
was admitted to UMKC's summer program for
aspiring dentists.  She had to have a 4.0 grade point and
recommendations from 2 teachers.  Wow Brooke - way to go.

Okay, that's enough bragging about grandchildren but
what grandmother can resist.

Since it Memorial Day we'll have 2 kits on sale for you.
20% off of each of them.

Where Liberty Dwells

and Old Glory.

Old Glory is a Tablestand so I'll show you both sides

Front and back.

Well, that's it for today ladies.

                                     Have the best week with the people and guilts that you love best.

In the best country on the world.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday

 Memorial Day is coming up soon

so I thought we'd have a

neat quilt for you to work on to

get ready for it.

This is "America for Me" and the kit

is on sale this week for 20% off.

It's one of my favorite quilts.  (My dad

was career Army and Pep's father was 

career Navy so we tend to be a bit patriotic

by nature.)

And this is Jake (one of my favorite grandsons,

now by the name of Dr. Jake Findley).

He graduated from UMKC Dental School last week.

It's been a very busy week.

This is Tigger who came to live with us last week.

He just showed up and made himself at home.  

Luckily there weren't any plants in that planter yet

because it's now his bed.  He looks like he could be

Sam's dad but I got Sam at Petsmart so I'm sure he's not.

He's not ferrel and loves being petted and of course being

fed.  The planter is on the potting bench on the deck and

its covered so he was ok when it rained.  I'm not sure what 

we'll do this winter but we'll figure that out then if he's

still around.

Another grandson Quinn is graduating from High School 

this week and I think we're having a dinner for him today so I'd

better get busy.  His Dad and Valerie are bring all the food but 

I need to straighten a bit.

Have the best week with the people and quilts that you love.

See you next week.


Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday

And Happy May!
Our vintage book for May is

and our special this week is 
the table stand kit for 
"April Please"

You can go to our store to get
either or both by clicking here.
I designed this little table stand in
February when I was longing for
April (hence the name) but life has
been so busy that I lost track of it.
I got it back from my awesome
quilter Becky today and am enjoying
binding it at the moment.  I'll have
a picture next week on the table
stand with a header.  I'm trying to
decide whether to have a "stars" header
or a garden gate header.  What do you think?

This is Kelly's lemon tree that she moved
from her room to out on the deck.
She really started it from some seeds
from a lemon.  It smells awesome.

And this is the view from my kitchen 
window.  I love it.
The bowl on my birdbath broke this spring -
- too many freezes and too much snow I guess.
Anyway, it broke.  I got the birdbath years ago
in Jamesport and really didn't have the energy
to drive back up there to get another bowl 
but I loved my birdbath.
Then I remembered that I had made a "pond"
or puddle in one of the raised beds in the
garden.  It was too heavy for me to carry.  It
doesn't look it but it's really pretty heavy so
I enlisted Jeff's help.  He sat it on the base,  
 we put my stone star in the middle and voila - 
I love my new birdbath.  Elizabeth came 
along to give her approval.  
We have a dishwasher  but I always have to wash
a few things in the sink and now I like the view
out the window again.
Now I just have to remember to take the bowl off
and store it when things freeze again.

That's it for this week ladies.
Hope you have the best week with the
people and quilts that you love.