Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Where have I been????

I know, I know.....I have been MIA for way too long.  And wasn't I the one who promised to blog at least twice a month?  So much for good intentions.

So, on to explainations:

1.  I HAVE been sewing and quilting...ALOT!

One on my bee blocks I made!
Another Bee block and a siggy block to go with it!

2.  I HAVE been spending time with family and friends!
Jodi peaking out behind her Christmas quilt while
spending 10 days with me at the lake!
Carisa, Blair and Parker visiting us in Kansas!
My great friends, Ann and Emily, sewing at the lake!
Notice the view we have from the loft!

3.  I HAVE been cooking and baking and trying new recipes!

Graham Cracker sandwiches!
(Take two graham crackers and spread butter cream frosting
 between two crackers.  Smash together, eat and enjoy!)  Our
Mom used to make these for us as an after school treat!

Lemon Bars!  A great summer treat!!

4.  And I HAVE been at THE LAKE (where I have been sewing, quilting, spending time with family and friends, cooking and baking!)!!

The beautiful view from our deck!
Don't get me wrong....I love our home here in Kansas, but I LOVE our log home at the lake!  Life is just different at the lake.  We are just a lot more laid back when we are there.  The pace of life is slower and more relaxed.  Plus, I get pampered at the lake by my husband.  EVERY Sat. night, he grills steaks and does the dishes!  And he even empties the dishwasher the next morning!!  What girl could ask for more?

My sewing loft at the lake is just the best place to be.  When we built the log house, I made sure that the loft had a lot of outlets so that no matter how many people are sewing, everyone has an outlet for their machines and irons.
Looking at Jodi's sewing area!
Looking at my sewing area!
Whose is messiest???

This is how the loft looks while Jodi and I are sewing.  We make a mess, but we do get projects done!  Here are a few pictures of the projects that we did together in May.

Jodi's "Cake" quilt a long quilt!
My machine embroidered Christmas quilt!

The doll quilt I made for Parker!
So, the next time you hear from me, I will probably be at the lake.  I told my very understanding husband that, while he has to stay in Kansas and work, I plan to spend as much time at the lake this summer as possible.  I will do my best to blog while I am there, but I have learned to not promise too much.  I do plan to have a great time, spend lots and lots of time in the warm water, entertain more family and friends, cook and bake new and fun recipes, and of course, sew to my hearts delight!



  1. Oh, I could enjoy a lake view like that too...what a great place to sew! Thanks for taking time to share where you've been and what you've been up too with us! Can't wait to see more! Have fun with Jodi! =) Have a great summer!

  2. I don't think I would get much done just enjoying the view! All you have created is beautiful. I don't blame you for not wanting to take the time to blog. Enjoy yourself and your time at the lake!!

  3. That seems good, yes it does! I´ve found something I know very well... or, am I crazy....?


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