Monthly Archives: September 2022

J’apprends le francais and I make quilts

Two fun things happened today: #1.  I hit 700 days of French study without breaking my streak, #2 I laid out then sewed the blocks together for 2 more quilts.  This pattern is called “Off the Rail” by Jaybird Quilts.  … Continue reading

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The Container has Arrived in Ouelessebougou!!

It’s a Miracle!!  The container has Finally arrived in Ouelessebougou!!  What a wild ride it’s been getting it there!  I sent 38 boxes and totes filled with Days for Girls materials and fabric for our Sewing Enterprise.  I also sent … Continue reading

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A Cinnamon Roll Kind of Day

Today I felt like making cinnamon rolls.  Fall is in the air and I am embracing the cooling weather and crispness outside.  Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love my own cinnamon rolls the best of all … Continue reading

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A Wedding and our Missionaries

We missed a lot of our missionary weddings while we were in Africa.  Some of our missionaries have been home 7 years now.  Our WYM family is growing with spouses and children.  It’s a joy to watch and to be … Continue reading

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Roger Federer Retires from Tennis

Today we watched Roger play in his last tournament.  It was a solemn day here, with all of our family members across the country turning in and cheering one last time for our favorite tennis champion.  We have followed him … Continue reading

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Re-arranging the Yard to Keep the Peace

We have a neighbor who does not want anything from our yard touching or falling into his yard, not a single leaf.  We’ve had to remove 5 or 6 trees, several bushes and a grape vine.  It’s been a sad … Continue reading

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Jennifer, the “Hopeful Homemaker” at UVQG

Yesterday I attended the Utah Valley Quilt Guild meeting (I ran down to the valley from our writing retreat, then returned). Our quest was Jennifer.  She keeps a blog called “the Hopeful Homemaker.” She’s LDS, mother of 8, stressed, trying … Continue reading

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Our First Annual Writing Retreat!

A year ago 2 of my dear friends, Julie Treadwell and Shelley DeVries and I hatched the idea of starting a Writing Group.  I’m the writing coach and they’re the eager learners.  We’ve been meeting almost every Thursday for the … Continue reading

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A Dinosaur Birthday Quilt for Clark!

Next week is Clark’s 6th birthday!  I’ve decided I need to make a few more kid-friendly quilts that can be dragged around — in the car, to soccer games, in the yard.  Clark loves dinosaurs, so I picked out these … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Point Garden of Quilts with Friends

Quilts In The Garden at Thanksgiving Point has turned into a yearly event, attracting people from all across the nation.  I was home 3 years ago for the first one.  Each year it gets bigger and better. This year, I … Continue reading

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