Thursday, December 31, 2015


From our family to yours, we wish you the happiest of new years!!

I can hardly wait to see what the new year will bring.  I hope we all have a healthy and productive 2016.

Thursday, December 24, 2015



As I sit here in the quiet of early morning on Chrismas Eve I'm feeling that all is well with our family and my soul.  The busyness of the past few months is done and now we can settle in and celebrate our Christmas. 

I make handmade gifts for friends and family every year and this began in June.  Everything I made is in the hands of the recipients.  The house is in order, the tree has been up for a few weeks, Christmas cards were sent and the marathon baking and cooking is done.  We even managed a little get-together in our home last weekend.  Dottie and Olive have enjoyed the Christmas preparations and extra treats.

The one thing left for me to do is to wish you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas and New Year.  If 2015 was difficult for you, I wish you a much better 2016 filled with joy and good health.

Warm Wishes, Barb & Jeff

Monday, December 14, 2015


It has been our pleasure to give our friends their Christmas quilts so they can use them during the holidays
Our neighbors and friends, Steve & Cindy, received the Curved Log Cabin that I started in late summer.  Cindy loves the fabric almost as much as I do.

Steve & Cindy have been our neighbors for a few years and they helped us so much during Jeff's recovery from hip replacement.  A quilt is a small gesture compared to their friendship and help. 

Another of our special friends is Kim.  She's one of our tenants and she is referred to as "Our Kim" because we love her and feel she's part of our family.  I made her a Morse Code quilt from a pretty jellyroll and she was totally surprised ~~~~

That's Our Kim on the left.  She's a new quilter and so far has made a queen Log Cabin for her bed and one for her Mom.  Kim pitches in helps us with anything we need....she's a great friend and wonderful person. 

I hope you are blessed to have great friends in your life.  If so, treasure them because they don't come around often.

Wishing you and your loved ones Christmas Blessings and a wonderful 2016!