About Me

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New Jersey, United States
I am the wife of a wonderful husband and the mom of three super adult kids and their spouses. I also proudly have five adorable grandsons. I happily taught preschool for 25 years. When I'm not with my grandsons I spend much of my time indulging in my "Quilty Pleasures."

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Show & Tell Tuesday (A Recipe for Friendship)

A Recipe for Friendship

I made this quilt for my dearest friend, Karen.

Karen and I have been friends since high school.  

We were pretty much inseparable in school and beyond.

We were married three months apart in 1981.
Karen was my Maid-of-Honor and 
I was her Matron-of-Honor.
We planned our weddings together.

Although we were married in different churches, our receptions were at the same venue and we used the same photographer.  We even honeymooned in the same place - but not at the same time!!

Our lives have gone in many different directions over the past 45 years.  Karen has lived all over the world and I still live in the same town in which we went to high school.

But over all the years and all the miles I still consider Karen my best friend.

The variety of fabric in this quilt represents all the different ways our lives have gone and the threads represent how through it all we have stayed together.

I gifted this Recipe for Friendship quilt to Karen and she just received it yesterday.   

This is the picture of the quilt in her family room.

Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching!!!


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Awesome Adventures with Ryder, Logan & Jace November 2017

Awesome Adventures with Ryder, Logan & Jace November 2017

My three little munchkins!

Wait for me, Big Brother -

Practicing Fine-Motor skills...

Oops!  Use paper next time Logan.


Playing outside...even if it is freezing!

"I wish I was a little older!"

Spin, Jacey, Spin!

I got to visit Ryder's school during
 National Education Week

I couldn't love these little boys anymore!

We took Ryder & Logan to the local library for a Thanksgiving themed Sing-Along.

Our little monkey - Logan

Anybody home?

Playground time on a beautiful fall day...

Working on a VERY LARGE puzzle -


Ryder earned his soccer participation trophy this month.

Our little Jace turned 9 months old...

Little Logan enjoying hot cocoa on a cold day!

Thanks to our neighbor/friends, the Ludingtons, we had a lot of fun constructing a 
"Gingerbread Turkey."

Cold walks to the bus stop -

The BOYZ went to Massachusetts for Thanksgiving.  Although we missed them, they seemed to have a wonderful time.

Sweet Ryder loves to practice the piano.

And he loves to play with his baby brother.

If you're happy and you know it shout HOORAY!

Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching!!!