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Happy New Year!


I know I’m a bit late. My world has been upside down and inside out for the last month. We have been spending every moment preparing for the arrival of two little guests. My two granddaughters left yesterday.

Yes, their parents were here too, also their aunt, so we have had a very crowded, noisy, fun house for sometime now. Today it has gone from 9 people down to 1. The house is so quiet this morning that I hardly know what to do.

I’m exhausted!

So today is the first day of getting back to normal for me. They say what you do on the first day of the year is what you will be doing all year long. Now, I don’t think I will be having tea parties, changing diapers and playing with babies all year so I am declaring today as my New Year day.

I decided to get some sewing in because that has been seriously put on the back burner. I worked on my “Lost Quilt”. That is what I am going to name it. It is really “Aunt Maggie’s Quilt“. Whenever I work on it I feel lost, I am determined to put this quilt behind me in 2013. I hope it doesn’t take all year, but I am prepared to let go of perfection and get this monkey put to bed.

Someone posted that even if you work on something for 5 minutes a day, you are that much closer to being done. It’s true!

I also have a wedding to go to. The young lady is a friend of my daughter’s. Her family and my family used to homeschool together. They went to youth group together, we had homeschool Olympics together, Pumpkin Festivals, and much more fun. This may seem ironic from someone who just spent a week playing with her two granddaughters, but it is hard to believe these little children are growing up.

I also have a mountain of laundry to wash and a fridge full of food and a whole lot of picking up to do. I also have my normal farm chores that have to be done.

So if my next year is filled with sewing, love and happiness, celebrations, as well as some cleaning and healthy work, (possibly some baby time too) I will be one happy camper.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Have a Quilty Day!



Aunt Maggie’s Quilt Progress + A Recipe

Well I am making a little progress on my Aunt Maggie’s Quilt. For those of you that don’t remember, this is an old UFO that has lots and lots of pieces.

Aunt Maggie's Quilt


This gives you an idea of the layout. I have many more colors so like colors will not be side by side like in the photo.

My days are filled with garden chores right now. I had an order for 45 lbs of rhubarb the other day. That is a lot of rhubarb.

Everywhere I go, quilt groups, church gatherings, social events, this time of year in Vermont rhubarb is on the menu.

I am going to include a delicious recipe that my very talented quilting friend Linda found online at Taste of Home.

Go Anywhere Rhubarb Squares


1 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar

1/3 cup cold butter


1 cup sugar

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups finely chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb


In a small bowl, combine flour and confectioner’s sugar: cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into a greased 11-in, x 7-in. baking dish. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.

For filling, in a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Stir in rhubarb; pour over warm crust.

Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Serve warm if desired. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 16 servings

Have a wonderful day and I hope you find some time for quilting,