|Some fun prints here. Grandma used everything, and wasted nothing.|
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
|Close-up of the machine quilting (sorry I do not remember the name of the quilter) on one of Victoria's Double Wedding Ring quilts.|
|Full view of the quilt.|
|Close-up view of another of Victoria's quilts - again, sorry I did not note the quilter's name. Stunning work! Victoria has a book coming out soon, with all of these quilts in it.|
|Out behind the quilt museum, a blacksmith was demonstrating his craft. Do you see how red-hot that iron got? His fire gets up to 3000 degrees! His work was fascinating - and a little terrifying!|
|Close-up of the quilting. I have gotten better as I go along!|
|Scott and I stopped for some refreshments at Silver Creek Brewing Company, with the creek running right through their entryway (below). They had a lovely patio out back where we just sat and enjoyed the beautiful fall day.|
Saturday, September 13, 2014
|What a little miracle! I ADORE this picture...this is my daughter, Emily, and her best friend's little daughter, Lena - one month old. The look on Emily's face says it all, doesn't it? Emily instantly fell in love with this sweet baby.|
|Emily sharing a laugh with Kristin. Lena was so good-natured about getting passed around from person to person.|
|The lovely Kristin and her sweet daughter. Emily and Kristin have been best friends since junior high school. Meeting Lena was one of Emily's reasons for coming home for the weekend.|
|One more close-up of Lena.|
|Such a pretty sleeper!|
Saturday, September 6, 2014
|It's official! Emily and Matt became engaged yesterday, and we all couldn't be happier! We already love Matt like a son, and are so happy and proud to welcome him into our family.|
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