September 6, 2017

September 6, 2017

Hazel Larson Today would have been my mom’s 98th birthday.  This picture was taken in front of the cottage at Okoboji, her favorite place in the whole world.  Most of you knew her as the popcorn maker at Open House and I have the perfect picture of her standing at the popcorn machine.  I have […]

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Labor Day 2017

September 4, 2017

That’s it – I’m done laboring with the canning.  42 pints of “pickles” should take care of my Christmas list, I think.  I put all the canning equipment away and cleaned my kitchen – oh, what a good feeling! Look at this clean stove area. I also finished my book this morning after I made […]

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Antiques in the Park

September 3, 2017

On the first Sunday of September Clear Lake hosts “Antiques in the Park” and I love it!  I haven’t attended in the past few years because one needs to go early and I’m always at church.  This years I asked for this Sunday off weeks ago. Church is held in the park from approx 9-11 […]

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Plants

August 30, 2017

In this picture you can see the hail damage to the orchid leaves as well as the flower stem cut in two.    There is also a new perfect leaf in the upper left and if you look closely you will see that another flower stem grew after the top was severed by the hail. […]

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Tuesday Update

August 29, 2017

We are glued to the TV watching the flooding in Houston – we have friends and family in the area that we keep in touch with and they’re all OK so far.  I wonder if Quilt Market will be held. Reed came over after school yesterday – here he is by the elephant ear plant […]

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A Little Fall Decorating

August 25, 2017

Fall is in the air so I devoted my day to changing out the summer quilts for fall quilts.  The next change I’ll make will be to Christmas and this year I’m going to try to do it on Thanksgiving Day.  After that the time gets away from me and pretty soon I begin to […]

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Connie’s Summer Quilt Show

August 23, 2017

I know you like to see what we’ve been working on so after the trunk show last Saturday, I took a picture of a group of small quilts made by Connie. These bigger quilts are at the lake house. Queen size Wildflower on the bed. Farmers Daughter made with Jen Kingwell fabric, Gardenvale. Mochi made […]

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A Quick Post

August 21, 2017

No eclipse in North Iowa – it’s raining steadily but I did watch on TV. Just FYI – the quilts I showed yesterday were on display at the Expo.  They were not our quilts nor were they part of the trunk show.  That’s why I said I wish I would have asked someone to take […]

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Quilt Expo

August 20, 2017

Connie and I presented a trunk show yesterday at Quilt Expo in Blue Earth, MN where they had over 250 quilts on display. We talked a little about how we began in 1981 and showed some of our first quilts and patterns.  Our friend, JoLynn Olson, was in the audience and we reminisced with her […]

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Arlo Visits the Farm

August 15, 2017

Arlo, a nine week old English black lab puppy came to visit with his owner, my friend Ginny.  He differs from an American Labrador in his shorter wider stature and square head.  I call him “wide load” and he is the cutest black lab puppy you’ll ever meet. I made him a quilt with his […]

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