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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday

On Thursday this week.    

It never rains but it pours

And boy did it pour. 

In the middle of a heat wave our air conditioner went out.

Jake went to Lowes and bought small  airconditioner,

Jeremy and he vented it (mainly Jeremy according to Jake) and

installed it in the living room.

We brought down 2 large fans from the loft and it's actually

cool in the front of the house.  Kelly says it's cool even back in

her bedroom.

Meanwhile we found out that all of the sheet rock downstairs

was wet and moldy and needs to be torn out.

  Jeremy thinks most of the water is coming in downstairs 

at Pep's storage room and they need to get into it and stop

the leak, except that I don't have a key - Max has one and Jake

has one but I don't.  I did point out that it's my house.

Anyway I will have to finish this gripping drama when

I get back from the beauty parlor.

For now, I will just tell you that the item on sale this week is

the Eagles & Roses BOM.


You can go to the store to get your copy by clicking here.

Meantime, have the best week with the people and quilts that

you love and I'll see you either later today or next week. 


Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday

On Thursday this week.

Today I woke up dreaming that Pep was alive 

so the first few minutes were fine

but then the day fell apart when I realized

that it was just a dream.

I'll be ok soon though because Tammy will

get here and I should get my second book

on dealing with grief by Dr. Hauk in the mail soon.

I got the 1st one and have read it through two or

three times and it really helps.

And while I'm at it, I tell you about the item

on sale this week.

It's the kit for the All American Tablestand.




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

And since I seem to be having a bad day, if
that doesn't take you to the store you can
always call Tammy at 816-632-7632 and she'll 
send you one.

Meantime, have the best week with the people and quilts that

you love and I'll see you next week 

And I think it's still Wednesday :)

Jan




Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday

 


Me in the loft with a group of ladies

who came to visit.  

I don't remember who they are or when they came.

One of the things I have learned is that one of the first reactions

that people have after someone dies is shock.  One moment your

loved one is alive and the next -- gone.

Its June so I need to post a new Vintage Book.  

The book I have chosen is "Say It With Flowers" but

I can't remember how to get to a picture.  I think I'm lucky

I can remember how to do this much.  If you'll come back

next week Tammy will have been here to help me remember and 

I'll have a picture of the cover and maybe one of the quilts inside.

Meantime, have the best week with the people and quilts that

you love.

Jan


Thursday, May 30, 2024

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday

On Thursday this week. 

And my computer is moving at the speed of

molasses so I'm not sure how long this will be

but I really want to thank all of you who have

sent me sympathy after the loss of Pep.

After living with him for 55 years my life seems

incomplete without him.  That book on Grief is awesome

and is helping with the pain.  I miss him so much.  Max's wife

pointed out that I had lost half of me.  And I'll tell you that

I lost the half that can cook.  As a cook, I'm a pretty good 

quilter.  I went down and spent a few days with them.  We went out for 

breakfast on Max's birthday and had Eggs Benedict which Pep

used to make.

Back to quilting, our special this week is Country Blessings and

we have a kit or two left.  


You can go to the store to get your kit by clicking here.
I'm working on a new version of an older pattern now
using Deb Strains fabric line, "Red, White and Bloom" and
I might have it ready to show you next week.

Until then have the best week with the people and quilts
that you love.
Jan


Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday

This is a small picture of Pep that 
sits on the table by my chair in the 
living room during the day and on the
nightstand by my bed during the night.


It's just the right size to fit in the pocket 
of my bathrobe to travel between the rooms.


I know it's not really him but I find it comforting
and talk to it.  And when I'm really stressed out
I hear his words of advice, "Calm down, 
take a buspar Jan, and have a drink."  It
always helps.

Well, this morning when I got up I noticed the
picture wasn't on my nightstand so I got up 
and went to the living room.  It wasn't there
either.  I asked Kelly if she had seen it and she
said she thought it was on the table as usual 
but it wasn't.  The cats, especially Dueces,
have a habit of walking across that table and I
thought it might have gotten knocked off and then
under a chair or something.  To make a long
story short we spent about an hour and a half searching
everywhere we could think of in the living room
and the bedroom but no picture.
Finally I gave up and decided to take a bath and 
 get dressed for the day.  When I put on the shorts I
had worn the day before, there, in the left hand pocket
was my wonderful picture.  
Thank you God, I will sleep well tonight.

On special this week is Baskets & Bunnies for 15% off.



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

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday

It's April and pretty soon it will be May

which means the lawn needs to be cut.

Jeff isn't with us anymore for quite a few reasons,

the biggest of which was my chickens.

Since I only get 1 social security check now instead

of two, I couldn't afford to pay him by the month

so he decided not to shut up the chickens. 

He didn't shut up the bantys or my layers. A raccoon

got into both houses and now I'm back to very baby

chickens.


  Before he came to work for us we bought a red

riding lawnmower from Sears.  We only used it a

couple of times because he mowed the lawn but it

was sitting in a shed out behind the barn.  Two weeks

ago Tammy and her significant other decided to get it out

of the shed and get it in shape to start mowing.

It will be awhile.  It has no battery, no tires and the

blades are missing.  My son, Max called the Sheriff

and a deputy came out.  We also found out that instead

of taking care of the trash, he was just taking it over the

hill and dumping it which is against the law.

That's enough bad news for today.

My grandson Jake had a friend who has been working

for his father's home improvement company and Jeremy

came out and is awesome.  Besides helping with the new

babies, he mowed the front and side lawns with the

push mower Kelly brought with her when she moved in.

He also said that he lives in Cameron and to let him know

if we have a flat tire and he'll come out and fix it.

Thank you Jeremy and Thank you God.

Now for quilting new.

The special for this week is "The Collector Series BOM"

for 20% off.


Now, have the best weekend with the people and the 
quilts that you love, and I'll see you next week
without watching the news.  My son Max doesn't
watch the news because he says its depressing
and I think I have joined him :)

Friday, April 19, 2024

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday

On Friday this week.


                                      Sorry ladies, you may get tired of seeing this picture

but I never will.  I really miss him.

Now back to why I blogged.


We had a drawing for the last kit

of the Bible Quilt and Tammy notified

the winner but we haven't heard from her.

Judith T was the winner.  She needs to call

Tammy at 816-632-7632 and give us her information

so we can send it to her.  If, for some reason she doesn't 

get in touch with us by the end of this week, we'll

pick a different number.

Now for this week.

I have been watching those students, not only at

Columbia College, but across the nation.

demonstrate and do things like burn the flag.

And I am disgusted.

This is "America for Me."

We are out of kits for it but we can


give away the pattern.  

If you want a kit, the kit we have on special
this week is 
American Eagle.



Now, have the best weekend with the people and the 
quilts that you love, and I'll see you next week
without watching the news.  My son Max doesn't
watch the news because he says its depressing
and I may join him :)