Saturday, April 30, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Edgar over at "Blacksheep's bit of the web" is having a 4-year anniversary giveaway and I am sure it will be great.  Closes May 7.  You may find his site here:

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


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Wednesday, April 13, 2011


So where is this Mother Nature?  I need to have a word with her!!!  We get a warm day and then snow, a warm day and then snow.  This is April for goodness sakes!  In 1983 I was working in downtown Salt Lake when we had so much mountain runoff that the main street through Salt Lake City was sandbagged and a river was literally running down main street with a bridge built across it.  We were watching guard day and night in our little community to ensure that the flooding didn't overflow the banks and flood our homes. Great memories of neighborhood comraderie, but we really don't need a repeat!  This year we have far exceeded the amount of snow/moisture we had that year and are just praying that it will melt slowly or we could have more disasters.  Even so, I would just like to know if I can stick to one wardrobe eventually.  Boots and coats one day and no jackets the next.  I am so confused!


For a great couple of giveaways go to Crossstitch and Cupcakes.  She is celebrating her third blogiversary!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Okay, so I have to brag somewhere!  If you don't like braggarts then you may wish to stop reading here.......

Six months ago I could not even walk 1/4 mile without heavy breathing and taking a break.  TODAY.......TA TA DA DA!  I ran 2-1/2 miles with only a few seconds of walking to catch my breath at one point toward the end.  I was exhausted because we had to run a mile, do 21 clean and presses (a particular type of weight lifting from ground to overhead), run 1/2 mile, do 21 more clean and presses, and then run another mile.  I DID IT!!!!  I am so proud of myself and even though I am a little tired I FEEL AWESOME!  I AM SO ADDICTED TO MY WORKOUTS NOW!  Who would have ever thought little old me would get to this point?!

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Circular Quilt

Go to Quiltstory's blog to see this darling circular quilt made with the jelly roll.
She also did a tutorial on Moda's site for this quilt shown here. 

Little Grace Doll Quilt

Just ran across this blog this morning.  Jeanneke has given instructions on how to make it as well as where to get the templates.  For those doing hexxies this template works well with Grandmother's Flower Garden as well.  Great tutorial!

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Yesterday was such a beautiful and warm day.  Shopping in short sleeve shirts, working in the yard, etc., and then I woke up to snow!  WHERE DID THAT COME FROM!  I thought spring was here!  Never underestimate Mother Nature!  Seems like bad weather is always a tradition for General Conference weekend.

Enjoying a beautiful General Conference weekend listening to the Prophet and the Apostles.  What beautiful talks have been given.  One of my favorites so far was by Elder Johnson?  It was on trials...I will have to post a link to this one once it is on the internet.  We all need to be reminded at times of the purpose of trials and how to deal with them.


If you like biscornu's you must go to this site at the Floss Box.  She has lots and lots of biscornu patterns.  Look on the right side bar.  There are a number of packets you can buy, but each one is only $6.00 and includes 8 gorgeous biscornu's.  (Is there a plural version of that word?)  I have never made a biscornu, but I might try one of these.  Go to  You'll probably want to check out all of her cross stitch patterns.  They are ready for immediate download at great prices...i.e. only 75 cents for an ornament pattern.