Monthly Archives: December 2022

Düsseldorf, Köln, and more Christmas Markets

Here’s a look at Dusseldorf where Claire and Graham have lived these last 3 months.  We spent a week here with them, walking all over town and eating lots of delicious German food.  It’s so fun to feel Christmas in … Continue reading

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Visiting Ad & Marjo Rietveld in Holland

One of the highlights of our first week was driving into the Nederlands to visit our dear friends, Ad & Marjo Rietveld and their daughter, Susan and her 2 girls.  John and Ad worked together for many years at WordPerfect.  … Continue reading

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Düsseldorf’s Christmas Markets

After arriving in Düsseldorf this afternoon, the first thing Claire and Graham wanted to show us was one of the Christmas Markets here.  We bundled up and set off on a walk to see what we could see.  Oh, what … Continue reading

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Our Christmas Trip Begins!

Last Christmas was our fist home after Africa.  All the kids and grandkids came and we loved celebrating all of our family traditions with all of our little family.  This year Adam and Heidi and their kids will stay in … Continue reading

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Quilt Group 2022 Christmas Brunch

We’ve often talked about our Christmas quilt gathering as our favorite event of the season.  We spend considerable time thinking about the perfect gifts to share with our friends and after a good meal, we exchange those gifts. This year … Continue reading

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Buddha Bowls

Last week was my turn to prepare lunch for my quilt group.  I tried a new idea I’d recently learned about called Buddha Bowls.  It was a huge hit.  If you have a large crowd to feed and if you … Continue reading

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Write Once, Read Forever

I an known to friends and family as “the girl who wrote things down.”  I started writing in a journal more than 60 years ago.  There are some gaps and some years I kept track of things on calendars when … Continue reading

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Rick Shorten, Local Orem Artist

This snowy evening I ventured out with my friends, Kennedy and Virginia, to visit an open house at Rick Shorten’s home.  Kennedy had shown me some of his work and I liked it.  We went to see what he’s been … Continue reading

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Prepping a Honeysuckle Quilt Block

When I prepare for a trip, I like to plan some applique to take along for the hours in flight and in airports waiting.  If I’ve got a book to listen to and some stitching for my hands, I’m happy … Continue reading

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O Come All You Unfaithful

This is my favorite Christmas discovery this year.  I have listened to this carol over and over and over again.  It’s perfect. O Come, All You Unfaithful Song by Sovereign Grace Music O come, all you unfaithful Come, weak and … Continue reading

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