Tuesday, January 30, 2007

I can hear the wind howl right now outside.

This is lake effect and you can't get much closer than I am. I love looking at the trees plastered in snow and seeing how fluffy it is.

I wish I had my snow shoes here by the Michigan Lake Shore.

It is so beautiful it takes your breath away.

Take care,

Friday, January 19, 2007


Yep, we have snow, lots of it on the cars and the roads. About the time you think that you have the car clean it comes again. I am enjoying this beauty and thanking God for the blessings He has given us. I wonder how it will be to adjust to a low of 60.4 degrees F in India. No snow there.

I have the backing done on my current quilt, now I just need some one with a long arm quilting machine to help.

Good night,


Sunday, January 14, 2007


Well I am at the same place I go to when I am about to finish a quilt. I have the whole front done, will have some one quilt it and I am stuck with finishing the back. Now I want to start something else versus finishing what I have to do. I think I will make a rag quilt next for some friends from Detroit.


It should looking cute with baby flannel.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Great Book

Recently at the pediatricians office I found a great book for teaching little ones that even if we are not with them we are there in their hearts and minds. The title is the Kissing Hand. Take a look at it the next time you are at Borders or Barns and Noble. Quick store is that the mom kisses the baby raccoons hand and when the baby is lonely it can look at its hand and know mom loves it.


Amazons description:

Chester Raccoon doesn't want to go to school--he wants to stay home with his mother. She assures him that he'll love school--with its promise of new friends, new toys, and new books. Even better, she has a special secret that's been in the family for years--the Kissing Hand. This secret, she tells him, will make school seem as cozy as home. She takes her son's hand, spreads his tiny fingers into a fan and kisses his palm--smack dab in the middle: "Chester felt his mother's kiss rush from his hand, up his arm, and into his heart." Whenever he feels lonely at school, all he has to do is press his hand to his cheek to feel the warmth of his mother's kiss. Chester is so pleased with his Kissing Hand that he--in a genuinely touching moment--gives his mom a Kissing Hand, too, to comfort her when he is away. Audrey Penn's The Kissing Hand, published by the Child Welfare League of America, is just the right book for any child taking that fledgling plunge into preschool--or for any youngster who is temporarily separated from home or loved ones. The rough but endearing raccoon illustrations are as satisfying and soothing for anxious children as the simple story. (Ages 5 and older) --Karin Snelson

Friday, January 12, 2007

My Little One

As I sit here my husband is reading to Anna. She loves it so much and I am glad, she must take after me. I remember devouring books when I was in High School and at Michigan Tech. After having Anna it took over a year for me to read anything other than just short stories, readers digest or a Get Fuzzy book. Now I am being able to read adult books again and even do some bible studies. Right now I am in one called Moving on after Moving in. How to get into where you live and how to leave your past behind. More or less, get a life.

In half a hour if all goes well she will be sleeping snuggly in her bed with Mortimer, Pinky and Rocky. What a world I wish I lived in.


Today I got to go shopping for myself. Ryan gave me cash for Christmas and the mission to get some new clothing. Most of the time when I go shopping, I am looking for sale items for my daughter, she always needs socks or pants. Toys are great to shop for because you can play with most things before buying them. Then I looks for things my husband needs/wants/expects. Today I got to shop for me, how in the world do I do that?
I thought of what I would like and I got it :) That meant some good socks, some unmentionables and 2 sweaters and a blouse. Only the blouse survived the husband test. That just means some more shopping for another day.