Monthly Archives: August 2022

The Thimble Creek Quilters

About 40 years ago the Utah Valley Quilt Guild was created.  Many of these ladies helped to make that happen (I was living in Africa at the time.)  The guild continues to this day, blessing the lives of many quilters … Continue reading

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A Ward Ice Cream Social

This evening we had another fun ward activity–an Ice Cream Social.  We have 2 ice cream shop owners in our neighborhood–Leatherby’s and Handel’s.  Tonight Leatherby’s provided the toppings to put on Handel’s ice creams.  It was fun and delicious!   Rain … Continue reading

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My Hand Wore Out. Now it’s Fixed.

Last March, almost over night, my right hand started falling asleep all the time.  It woke me several times each night.  My fingers felt odd, like something was off, out of joint.  I wondered what was happening to my hand.  … Continue reading

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The Changing of the Dishwashing Guard

I have an aversion to change.  I don’t like it when things I love wear out.  Like our dishwasher, now almost 30 years old.  The truth is, it’s been wearing out for a long time now.  It hasn’t worked properly … Continue reading

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Meanwhile in Mali–The Women’s Garden and Days for Girls!

It’s been almost a year since we left Mali and our friends there.  We’re now very involved with the Ouelessebougou Alliance here on this side of the ocean, continuing to help in Mali as much as we can. This week … Continue reading

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The Garden is Out of Control

When we fixed up our garden boxes last spring, we added a big load of garden mulch with manure and topsoil.  I could hardly believe what we returned home to after all of our summer travels–the garden has gone crazy!  … Continue reading

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A Week in Heavenly Montana

Unpacked from the book club retreat and repacked to leave the next day to spend a week at Graham’s family cabin at Ashley Lake in Montana.  Aaron and Abbey drove the 10 hours with us and Claire and Graham flew … Continue reading

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Our Annual Book Club Retreat at Sundance

I returned from St. Louis and our travels, unpacked, repacked and then headed to Sundance to join my friends there (Thursday to Saturday) for our annual book club retreat.  What a gift it is to have such dear friends.  We … Continue reading

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Finishing a Masterpiece! My Whig Rose Quilt

Inch by inch, stitch by stitch, it’s all come together.  Today is the day I’ve finally finished my Whig Rose quilt top!  I finished the 9 blocks 10 years ago, then worked on the border, putting it away when we … Continue reading

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A Day with the Grandkids in St Louis!

What a treat to have our reunion fly in and out of St Louis where the grandkids are!  Last night we went out for Mexican food. And today we went with the kids to Ulysses S. Grant’s farm, which is … Continue reading

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