Monthly Archives: April 2013

Beauty In My Parents Home

Here is a peak at a few beautiful details of my patents home

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New Potholders (in the dream stage)

Our potholder situation at home is not great. Except for the quilted pair I made three years ago, all of our potholders are too thin. You can feel the heat from the pan right through them, and that is no … Continue reading

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My Grandmother’s Bird Quilt

Hanging in my Mom and Dad’s house is a quilt that my Mom’s Mother made. She created this quilt when she was a young woman, I believe in high school. The quilt has one square for every state in the … Continue reading

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Squash and Beans

Just before I left I planted several varieties of beans and squash indoors. They are vigorous growers, especially just after the seed splits. I can see from my husband’s pictures of the greenhouse that they have sprouted already.

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Shelf Greenhouse

My husband got me a shelf greenhouse this spring. I have wanted one for years. This year the local store had them on sale. While I’ve been gone he set it up on the sunny side of our porch. Here … Continue reading

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Busy Visiting

Even though I have tried to make this trip very low key we have still been seeing a lot of people. Here we are at the end of our busiest day yet.

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Egg Gathering Apron

Years ago I made a prayer flag for our chickens. It was an inspirational flag for the ladies and it hung in their coop. A hand stitched square of fabric with a beautiful egg pattern on it. After hanging in … Continue reading

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a new generation

Feeling really lucky to be here in Michigan with my friends and their kids. A whole new generation has sprung up here. Kids, babies, and pregnant mamas abound. River Rain has played with the babies of two of my girl … Continue reading

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Well I made it to Michigan safely. Enjoying baby grandparent bonding. River got to experience snow this morning, as spring is slow in coming to Northern Michigan this year. The snow had melted by afternoon, but there are still large … Continue reading

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One reason mothers in law are wonderful

One major perk of having my mother in law stay with us is that she helps out so much in the kitchen. It is truly like a mini vacation for me to have her here. She keeps the dishes washed … Continue reading

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