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Wednesday, June 16, 2010


We woke to stormy skies and thunder this morning.  It has rained off and on all day.Cloudy morningIn spite of the weather we got out and took a walk.

When we came home Saturday from the garage sale, we just parked the trailer and left everything in it including the treadmill.  When Michael’s Dad had heart surgery almost 3 years ago, the doctor told him he needed to walk some each day.  Nat is very, very cold natured and hates to be out in the wind—well, in Big Timber it is usually either cold or windy so he had us buy him a treadmill.  He didn’t use it much at the beginning and certainly hasn’t used it in a long time so he donated it to us.  The treadmill is big and heavy and was a chore to get the thing into the house but we persevered.  Now, if we will just use it!

Boo and Terry came over this morning to look at our garages—they are thinking of building one.  I had just taken a loaf of homemade bread out of the oven so we sat and visited while enjoying hot chocolate and the bread.

For a late lunch I made some of Gina’s taco soup, YUM!  Then I made a batch of Veragirl’s Heavenly Jam made with rhubarb and pineapple.  Vera—that stuff is addictive!  Rhubarb jam

Michael unloaded all his light fixtures and even installed two of them in his shop.  I tried to quilt a little this afternoon but I guess my mind just wasn’t into moving that machine around, I spent more time ripping than I did quilting so I have called it a day!  My SewBatik samples came today—wide quilt backs—luscious colors!  And another box came from E. E. Schenck filled with bolts of beautiful quilt backs.  Quilt backs are 108 inches wide and are less expensive for backing fabric than buying regular 44 inch wide quilting fabric.  It felt like Christmas around here.

That’s it for today.


  1. I'm glad you like the jam! Too bad your weather turned rainy, we are still in the sun but that is supposed to change. Good luck with that treadmill. I have had 2 exercise bikes and hardly used them and gave them away. If I ever mention any exercise equipment to Cliff I'm afraid he'll disown me ☺

  2. Ohhh are you gonna share the recipe on that jam?

    I am sure your days with the quilting are like my days at the loom. Sometimes you just can't get *into it* and you end up making more of a mess than creating something wonderful. It's best to take a break and come back another day.

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard


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