My mother owned a fabric shop here in Des Moines, Iowa for 25 years. I worked by her side starting at the age of 14. I studied at Drake University.I am married to my highschool sweetheart. We have two wonderful grown sons, married to lovely women and 6 grandchildren. We love antiques, gardening and taking road trips to historical towns thoughout Iowa and surrounding states.
Special festivities this weekend ranging from parades, family gatherings and barbecues......
.....and fun displaying my patriotic quilts.
My friend "Marge" designed this adorable "Victory" quilt for Molly-- her American school girl doll.
Marge also designs other beautiful quilts and has won many awards and blue ribbons. She is a history buff on antique quilts and has a lovely collection. Visit her blog: American School Girls Quilt and enjoy her posts!
Ready for brunch on the 4th of July!
I have been quilting with 10 ladies from church every Wednesday morning. We are hand quilting this quilt--- all 50 states have been embroidered with dates, flower and bird symbols of their state. We have so much fun visiting as we quilt...one delightful lady is 93!!!!
This cartoon was in Sunday's paper --thought I would share with you. The Decorah Eagles have 3 chicks that have hatched. View these beautiful birds as they take care of their young in this live Decorah camalerts
Speaking of birds...this is my "Spring Chicken" designed by Meme's Quilts. This pattern is on page #8 on her web-site. I've had the pattern for awhile and needed a quick fun project ....hoping the weather here in Iowa would warm up. LOL!!!
Even though it's very cool...the grass is greening up and the Service Berry trees are blooming. Hopefully, next week will warm up so we can shop for flowers and plant them :)
I'm a member of The Des Moines Herb Study Group. Earth Day was last week. Zoe, one of our members, was in charge of setting up our wonderful Fairy Garden display at the Des Moines Botanical Garden-----. others members assisted her..
The world is very old. Each spring it grows young again and " Fairies" sing. Each herb has its own "Fairy" to take care of it!
Hope "Spring" is popping up for all of you. For now---- we here in Iowa have to make our own sunshine!