I'm a Christian ranch wife of 26 years (and counting) and mother of two grown children (23 year old married daughter; 21 year old son) in southwestern Nebraska. I operated a medical transcription business from my home office for 20 years, but now that the kids are grown and gone, I'm back to being the hired hand. I'm a hand quilter and a very poor machine quilter. I would someday love to have a long-arm machine.
Music, working alongside my husband, most types of hand work, and reading are some of my favorite things to do. I'm a simple girl who is very content to just stay at home. I love the earthy smells of rain, my husband's aftershave, sweaty horses, line-dried sheets, and newborn babies.
As a traditional quilter who likes antique quilts, I love the stories quilts tell. I like the idea and the process of making quilts, heirloom or utility, to pass on to family, friends and kids as an expression of my love.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, hand quilting, embroidery, general sewing, other
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Of course you are more than welcome to use "Grandma Club"!!! It is such a pleasure watching Emma and seeing how much like her mother was!! She has red hair with a brown undertone while her mom was a strawberry blonde but just seeing her with the red hair takes me back to when my Caroline was a little one. They grow up so fast!!
Thanks for getting back to me! For a long time I had this feeling that if I wasn't professional concert material, or a quilt show winner, well then I shouldn't bother to try to improve. I finally realized that anything worth doing, like music or quilting or any number of things, deserves my best effort. So I try harder now, and, surprise, find that I enjoy it more. Wish it didn't take so long for me to learn important life lessons! After seeing your beautiful DWR quilt I know you learned that much earlier than me.
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Homegrown is back for a limited time!
We've brought back an old favorite. Originally featured in 2010, the focal print is back and coordinated beautifully with our Quilter's Candy basics. Decorate your kitchen with these fun designs, or make a garden-inspired quilt!