Take a look at our new sign. Happy New Year! We’ll reopen on Jan 2!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. My kidlets stayed still long enough to get a quick photo on Christmas Eve. I’m so incredibly blessed to have them in my life.  We got a new sign installed Christmas Eve! It was the present I’ve been waiting on for weeks and it looks great. It should […]

A Playdate with triplets- tigers and human plus a kanga and an ocelot!

I am still on a complete high! Last night I surprised my kidlets with an early Christmas gift. They had no idea where we were going as we headed to Southern Indiana last night. I told them it was a surprise and they guessed we were going to play laser tag. They also thought we […]

GooseyGirl’s Owl Tree

Here’s another owl from GooseyGirl. She’s really doing well with the machine embroidery.

Owls and UFOs Are Invading

School is out and my kidlets are finding ways to fill their days. Specifically, GooseyGirl has started making machine embroidery owls, started making a tote bag, and started a strip quilt.  Then, this afternoon she dragged out the tie dye supplies. I’m surrounded by birdies and UFOs. This may be quite a long summer. 🙂

My Kidlets Are Now Freshmen!

This morning my kidlets “graduated” from 8th grade and are now Freshmen! I’m so proud of them. All three got straight A’s, Presidential Academic Awards and high honors. They are WAY smarter than me and I couldn’t be more proud of their accomplishments.

More Ky State Fair Ribbons- GooseyGirl

The Ky State Fair closed on Sunday so I went to pick up all of our goodies on Monday. This year the kids really did well. I hope to finally get some time this coming year so I can enter something myself. It is hard to do that when I have to help the kidlets […]

GooseyGirl Got Pierced!

I promised my little GooseyGirl that when she was a teenager she could get her ears pierced. Well, she turned 13 in April so…..

Circus With The Kidlets

grannycircus

Recently we went to the circus and we typically go every year. I just love it! When the kidlets were small it seemed like every year we’d always have at least one sick kid during circus time. Thankfully this year they were all healthy. We got there a little late and the circus had already […]

Big Changes

I’ve been very, very busy. I’ve completely redesigned my site from the ground up, changed host providers, merged my blog site and my main domain into one site and I’m still tweaking things. More big feature enhancements are on the way.    

Adventures in Dollywood

All those weeks I didn’t post over the summer were full of plenty of adventures. One of them was our trip to Dollywood. I had never been to this theme park and while it is on the small side, it is FULL of fantastic coasters and lots of fun, smaller rides. It was super hot […]

The whole family got ribbons at the Ky State Fair!!

I am so excited!! The whole family got ribbons at the Ky State Fair this year in quilting!! GooseyGirl won first place, a blue ribbon, in the Junior Division, Quilt Block category! She also won first place in the Junior Quilt Division AND got the “Best Quilting Award” in the junior division. Her quilt got […]

I’m back and 7th grade has begun!

Well, that was the longest hiatus I’ve ever taken from blogging over the last 6 years. I really needed the break. We’ve been swamped and I’ve simply been trying to keep my head above water for the last month. We moved into our new home. The kitchen is almost finished with the remodel. We went […]

GooseyGirl’s Headboard

We are working on painting our new house and GooseyGirl wanted to paint her room lime green. After I pulled my eyebrows down off the ceiling, I told her we’d find a way to introduce that color in her room without it being the walls. Well, we found this headboard at the local furniture consignment […]

GooseyGirl got a ribbbon after all!

We were just notified that GooseGirl was awarded a teacher’s ribbon sponsored by Cathy Franks! Hooray!  She was so sad when she didn’t place and brother’s both got ribbons. Now she has one too!! Plus, it is lime green and that makes it soooooo much better! 🙂 Quilted Joy Blog Stop by QuiltedJoy.com for design […]

My sons win at MQX East- a national Quilting Competition!

APQS Millennium

This week is the always awesome MQX show in Providence, Rhode Island. You may remember that my kidlets decided to enter the show this year. Here is a post showing RocketMan working on his entry, BirdMan finishing his entry and GooseyGirl showing off her skills. Well…. Rocketman won 4th place with his “Playing with Fire” […]

GooseyGirl on my APQS Millennium!

GooseyGirl is quilting her entry for MQX. I took the Intelliquilter off for her which is why the dock above the machine looks empty. She is stressed (which you can tell by the hunching she is doing) but having fun. RocketMan is piecing his entry right now! Quilted Joy Blog Stop by QuiltedJoy.com for design […]

Birthday Wishes

I thought you all might get a laugh out of the birthday card I got from GooseyGirl a few months back. (I’d misplaced the card but found it yesterday). Did you look closely at where I stood on the “over the hill” meter?  I was really feeling good about where she’d placed me on the […]

Anna’s Garden Checkerboard and a Triplet Halloween

  Anna brought me this beautiful garden checkerboard quilt. She wanted it custom quilted and we picked out the motifs she liked for each square and border. Dont’ miss the miter she painstakingly crafted with the rose striped fabric on the outer border. I know that must have taken time to get right. It is […]

A Visit to the Land of Lincoln

The kidlets, my mom and I got the opportunity to spend some time in Springfield, IL. I was there to do some machine demos for American Professional Quilting Systems (APQS). While there, we toured Lincoln’s home, museum and tomb. It was fascinating. I really enjoyed seeing his home. The museum was tremendous. The kidlets favorite […]

GooseyGirl’s To-Do List

GooseyGirl is home sick today with a fever. A few days ago she had this To-Do list on her white board in her room. It gave me the giggles. I think it is a great reminder to keep your world as simple as possible to get the most joy out of life that you can. […]

KY State Fair Ribbons for the Whole Family!

Tonight we went to the KY State Fair to check on our entries! I even had a dream last night about the State Fair (what a geek, eh?) The first entry we checked was GooseyGirl’s pastel bird drawing. She drew an oriole. The drawing itself didn’t win a ribbon but it is in a very […]

Making a Photoshop Postcard

Here’s my latest JP lesson from her fabulous Photoshop Frame Ups class.  This photo is of my triplets at Great Wolf Lodge. If you haven’t been to the Lodge, I highly recommend it. (Sign up for the e-newsletter and you’ll get coupon codes). My kids absolutely adore this place! We’ve been about 5 times so […]