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Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Storms in the night and storms this morning—and it looks as if it may storm again soon—it is that time of year I guess.

Many years ago I learned to sew—my Mom is an excellent seamstress having made wedding dresses, prom dresses and many bridesmaid dresses in her lifetime—so I got my talent honestly.  I made dresses, lined and tailored jackets, and pants.  When I began earning enough money as a nurse to afford to buy clothes, I stopped sewing except for the occasional project.  Last year about this same time I bought 12 yards of fabric on sale for $2/yard—very nice fabric that the previous owner used to make high dollar clothing for the rich and famous around our area.  One of my plans to use the fabric was to make a skirt., well, a year later, I have a skirt—a very simple, comfortable, easy skirt. 

Got the binding sewn on my little wall hanging quilt and then spent the rest of the day loading my Aunt Marg’s Japanese Yen quilt. 

I made some fabulous bread today—a loaf bread for sandwiches—thought I was going to have to hide it before Michael ate the whole thing in one sitting!  It was good!!

Michael has finished our garage!  I will post a photograph when he finishes moving all the cement mixing paraphernalia from in front of the garage—he is finishing the rock work down at our old house which he started last fall and should finish tomorrow. 

The photographs are just some scenes from our morning walk.

rainbow Sunshine on the mountains

West Boulder storm


  1. Great pictures!! We had to get rid of our 'bread making' machine because I was always eating too much of it too!!

  2. How about posting a picture of your skirt!! I used to sew mine and my girl's clothes too but they hated wearing them. I would not let them wear jeans to school. Poor kids. I sure changed ☺

  3. Janna, Got your blog from Donna aka Froggi - Since we are both quilters, she decided to hook us up! She mentioned that you even travel with your quilting machine in a trailer behind your rig. I was wondering how that worked and if you have had any problems with it. Do you possibly have any pictures.
    My SO (significant other) Dan wants despirately to full-time and that is one of my big hurdles -I have to have my stash and sewing with me. I love to travel, and we both have motorcycles. We purchased a 2003 Alfa See Ya 40 footer last year, so we are a few steps closer to the big move... Just wondered how you had things set up and what you would do differently. Your home looks gorgeous! What views! Someday I hope we can make it out West to take some pictures ourselves. Of course the REALLY BIG dream is Alaska. I have been there twice (my sister-in-law lives in Anchorage, but Dan has never seen it. There is so much more I want to see there than the 4 weeks I have been up there!
    Have a happy bonus day! That is what we use to call it in my working days... Have a great day, dots.................


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