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.
Every year when I was in grade and high school we had a "May Day" event. We dressed in lovely pastel lavender, yellow, pink and blue dresses---with a sprig of flowers tucked in our hair and danced around the decorated may pole.
Before or after school we would go around our neighborhood with our colorful "May Baskets" we had made filled with popcorn, candy and a few flowers. We delivered them to our friends doorstep, rang the door bell and quickly hide behind a bush till they went inside...what a fun and wonderful memory!
I finished a quilt for our bed and a friend quilted it with her long arm machine....
Summer came and went! -----Now we are almost to the end of Fall! Is your Turkey thawing, yet?
We took our annual trip to Galina, Illinois for four days the weekend of October 25th. We based in Galina and toured the Galina Territory along with side trips to Minnesota and Wisconsin. The fall colors along the Mississippi River Road were spectacular! Guttenberg, Iowa was a blaze with fall colors!
The views from our deck were beautiful.
Few pictures of downtown Galina
We took this picture a few years ago, first snow!
When we returned home our Christmas Cactus was in full bloom.
I have been sewing aprons, quilts, creating Santa's, small quilt tops for wire table toppers and painting watercolor cards.
I was a vendor at the Edgewater Retirement Complex, last weekend.
Soon...in a week and a half, I will be a vendor in the Holiday Market on 39th Street!
I have missed blogging, and all of you! I will post more.
'Happy Thanksgiving' to you and your families!
This is a special time of the year -----so much to be thankful for!