Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I love quilts, anytime of the year to decorate with or to cover up with, especially when it is cold outside. You can crawl into bed on a cold winter's night and just feel the love someone put into making them or you can lay on the couch and cover up and take a Sunday afternoon nap when it's cold outside.

I have a LOT of quilts, the majority are made by my family members and are all handquilted. Here are just a few of them for you to see.

This quilt is one made by my aunt and mother. It has feather stitching and lots of hand decorations on it and it is a real heavy quilt.

This one was made by my grandmother and it is a one person quilt, so only her hands touched it when it was made.

This is another one made by my grandmother out of feedsacks that she got feed in for her chickens. Talk about recycling.

This one was made by my other grandmother when I was but a mere child. I have had this since I was 8 years old and that is a long time ago.

Here are some lap quilts and also one of the trunks that I use to store them in. I have a ladder full of quilts, a closet full of quilts and 3 trunks full of quilts, all handmade and mostly by family members. I also have a beautiful Amish quilt that is just gorgeous.

I hope you enjoyed viewing some of my prized possessions. Let me know if any of you collect quilts.

Have a blessed day.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Our Very Spoiled Miniature Schnauzer

Our little Schnauzer, Max, is 13 years old. Since we are empty nesters, he is great company. He thinks he is human. This past spring he came down with pancreatitis and is now a full blown diabetic. He has to have 2 shots a day, each shot is 13 units of insulin. Needless to say, he doesn't like it.

He is really a spunky little thing though. He likes to chase the birds, squirrels and oppossums in our yard. Yes, we do have oppossums, even though we live in town. There is a creek that runs by our house and the oppossums love to come out at night, but during the day they like to walk our site proof fence and that drives Max crazy.
Max is a rescue dog from the pound and I think he knows that we took him in and cared for him. He has been the best little companion. Whenever we have company, he barks like crazy so we make a pallet for him in the car and he lays in there, thinking he is going for a long ride. When the company is gone, he comes in and looks all around for them.
Enough about our little 4 legged companion. Be back later. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

New To Blogging

Hi Everyone

This is totally new to me so stay with me as I try this new endeavor in my life. I, like many of you, like decorating, changing things around in my home and in my yard and so many other things. I work full time so it is hard to me to be able to do a lot of the things I would like to do. I have had a lot of inspiration from reading blogs and forums for inspiration for my home. I love to be at home with my family.

My husband and I are empty nesters but have one spoiled miniature Schnauzer named Max. Our daughter and her husband live in another state and we see them about twice a year.

This is short, for my first post, but hopefully I will be able to share pictures and the happenings of our home and family.