Monday, July 18, 2022

Summer Fun

I've been putting the finishing touches on the pattern for this quilt and will finally have the templates for sale (that I've had made for over 2 years). The template is for 3 sizes of braids and the pattern includes 4 sizes of quilts, so there are lots of options!! Be on the lookout for it very soon!

We are also still recovering from an amazing July 4th weekend. This kids were all here with their partners and friends and the final cookout count came to 15! It is always so good to welcome their friends home and catch up with all of the fun things they have going on in their lives. Chris was the grill master with the most amazing ribs and chicken and salmon. I made too many sides and desserts but there wasn't much left after the adult kids were finished! I'm so thankful for family times and the love and joy and laughter shared around the table, playing card games, goofing off, watching movies and hiking Sawnee. I loved every minute of it!

Still beyond thankful that this man walked into my life 8 months ago and changed my ideas about so many things! He opened my heart to trust and joy and love in ways I had never expected or experienced. He brings 2 beautiful daughters and their partners and a precious grandbaby into my life for which I am immensely grateful. I cannot even count the ways that he makes my life better, but every month that passes makes me more aware of how lucky I am to be loved by him. 

I hope you are enjoying your summer and savoring the sweet moments shared with those you love most. 




  1. Lovely table runner.......
    We all need someone to love us......💙

  2. I am so happy that you have Chris and family in your life now. That’s how I feel with Bruce and his two daughters and their families (I have two sons and a daughter of my own, just like you). The heart easily expands to love the whole family, and the rewards are incalculable. You deserve all the best, and I’m thrilled that you’re living and loving to the fullest. xo

  3. Sounds like a fun holiday, and I'm so happy for you about Chris!

  4. Wonderful! You deserve to be happy!


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