• New Designs

    Halloweenies

    Considering I'm barely tolerant of the ankle-biting barker that I own, my mother asked me what would possess me to design a chart that had two ankle-biting barkers on it. I plead insanity. Which means that those of you out there who are completely, hopelessly in love with their little doxies will forgive me for calling the little darlings such…

  • Stitching

    An Inspiring Finish

    Recently someone was sweet enough to send me a picture of their finished A Patriot's Sampler, and it put me in quite a patriotic mood when I saw it! I suddenly wanted to decorate my whole house in the colors of the flag. 🙂 This is Patti's finished sampler, on which she used antique ticking and vintage ricrac: And this…

  • Family,  Friends,  Sports

    Warrior Dash!

    This past weekend, Mike and his buddy Jeff ran together in Omaha's Warrior Dash. The day was extremely windy and hot, leaving me to wonder how those who survived the Dust Bowl did it with their sanity intact. But nothing would deter these two – and 20,000 others – from embarking on this much-anticipated race. Here we go! Here they…

  • Stitching

    From Holland with Love

    Dutch Beauty has returned to me, and I am incredibly happy with her. When I crawled into bed last night, I sat for quite a while just looking up at it and marveling that such a young girl (by today's standards) would have stitched something so astounding. Was it expected of her to do so? Did she start out with…

  • Family

    Memorial Day Cookout

    Every time we pull out of my parents' driveway after enjoying one of their cookouts, Mike always says the same thing: "I always have the best time at your parents' house."  It really is so fun to get together with them, and I'm sad that for this one, the older girls had to miss out. (Sophie, on the other hand,…