Monthly Archives: March 2022

160 Women, 160 Sewing Machines, 1 Room

This week I and 160 other women showed up at the Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah for Amy McClellan’s Under the Garden Moon Retreat 2022.  I’ve been looking forward to this for a long long time! I didn’t miss quilting … Continue reading

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Our Ward International Pot Luck Feast

John and I serve as the Co-Chairs of the Activity Committee in our Stonewood 4th Ward.  That means we get to plan all the ward parties and activities.  Because of COVID restrictions, we’ve had to plan carefully and limit our … Continue reading

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Bridal Shower for Abbey Pinegar

Today we celebrated Aaron & Abbey’s upcoming marriage with a family bridal shower with members of Abbey’s family.  This was the first time I met most of them–her aunts and cousins–and they were delightful.  What an interestingly epic thing it … Continue reading

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Young Women’s Standards Night at the Cabin

This evening I was invited to speak to the young women in our ward.  They had a fun overnighter at our Sundance cabin planned, with lots of good food, workshops, activities, a Days for Girls service project, and my fireside … Continue reading

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My Soul is Fed by Needle and Thread

I am sad for any woman who doesn’t have a group of quilting friends.  Oh, how I love being with my quilt group every Wednesday!  We visit and stitch and counsel with each other about life, about our families, about … Continue reading

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A Sewing Sort of Week

It’s been a sewing sort of week.  I’ve been sewing and pressing these little half square triangles out of scraps and strips and leftovers from other projects.  I’m afraid my FTC (failure to count) problem has kicked in again.  I … Continue reading

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Celebrating Lorna Wood’s 90th Birthday

Today we had a really fun reunion with South African missionaries and friends to celebrate Lorna Wood’s 90th birthday.  She was our Mission Mom and we love her. South Africans, Andre and Judy (Bester) Brummer hosted our wonderful event.  We … Continue reading

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Wishing for a Brain Dump

Our home and yard are 28 years old now.  These garden boxes have held our family produce for a long time, summer after summer.  They are finally giving out,  filled with termite ants and decay from water and weather.  It … Continue reading

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Making Pillowcases for the Grandkids

When I got a message from Adam last week telling me that the kids Really would Love some more fun pillowcases, I went right to work.  How does a grandma say no to that?  If it involves fabric, I’m there!  … Continue reading

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French Language Study Continues

Today my Duolingo streak hit 500 days!   John says I’m competitive.  I suppose it’s true.  I can’t let the streak break, so I keep studying my French, every day.  I usually spend about 20-30 learning and reviewing and practicing pronunciation.  … Continue reading

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