The Great Minnesota Get “Back” Together

Each year, I enjoy going the the Minnesota State Fair, viewing the artistry of the creative activities entries, as well as entering a couple quilts in the competition. In 2020, I was disappointed when the fair was cancelled. This year, I had originally thought that I would not be able to enter any quilts in the competition. Having a trip to Colorado scheduled during the drop off days for the creative activities, I was at first unsure how I would be able to enter. About a week prior to our trip, I learned that I could drop off entries at … Continue reading The Great Minnesota Get “Back” Together

Split Personality

My favorite way to relax is to work on one of my crafts.  And, yes, I have been doing that a lot. But, today was a day to do something very different.  With the temperature in the low 70s, low humidity and, most importantly No Bugs, it was a day to work outside.  I was able to crossed something off of my to-do list that has been on the list for a while (okay, so actually a couple years). A few years ago, we had three large oak trees taken down by a local arborist (Branch and Bough, if you … Continue reading Split Personality

Snow-capped Mountains

Happy New Year to each of you! Now that Christmas is over, I can share posts about some of the gifts I made this year. I really enjoy making gifts to give to friends and family.  There is a sense of accomplishment when I can make something unique to give away. Several of my sons enjoy skiing and snow boarding, so the mountains are a place they like to go in the winter. Hiking and taking photos is another draw of the mountains for them. So, for  each of my sons, I made a set of wooden bookends to look … Continue reading Snow-capped Mountains