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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday In Montana

Rain during the night and snowing when we got up, sunshine by day’s end.  Tonight the weather gurus are predicting 6-8 inches of snow—I can hardly wait!

Started up the longarm today and quilted some on a customer quilt.  Also started quilting a Christmas wall hanging I made about a year ago.  It was good to be using the longarm again!  I have a quilt retreat coming up the end of this month and a stack of projects I need to cut out for the retreat.  There is usually a lot going on at the retreats—people laughing and talking, coming and going—I prefer to doing my cutting at home where I can think without distraction—wouldn’t want to ruin perfectly good fabric now would we??

Nat came for lunch today and we enjoyed a great meal—filet mignon steaks, garlic mashed potatoes, fresh bread and fruit salad.  We all ate too much but it was so good!  Nat and Michael spent the greater part of the afternoon hashing out old history.

My friend and quilting buddy Shirley shares her old magazines with me—she subscribes to a lot of magazines.  I am slowly making my way through the stack she brought the other day.  Found this quote in the November, 2010 Country Living:  “Clutter is the poetry of our homes.  It is an intimate view that is not always perfect—a few dishes in the sink, books piled next to the bed.  Everything in its place may give a certain satisfaction, but a lived-in room exudes comfort and warmth.”  This quote was taken from a book by Mary Randolph Carter—A Perfectly Kept House Is The Sign of a Misspent Life.

Now, I really, really like the title of that book and the quote—I think it may become my mantra!  Clutter is a good thing, right?? 

We took Emmi for a walk this late afternoon and noticed the neighbor’s feeding their cowsIMG_6739

Have really been having a conversation with myself—I received an email from the ranch where Emmi was born.  They have had another litter of puppies from Emmi’s parents.  No, I do not need another dog but the thought has crossed my mind—better not go look at them, if they look anything like Emmi did as a baby, I’m sunk!7 weeks old first day home3


  1. Love that quote!!! It fits my home perfectly ☺ Awwww come on, that doggie is too cute and would be such a great companion for Emmi.

  2. "but a lived-in room exudes comfort and warmth"... that's what my rig looks like! :)

  3. I have conversations with myself all the's called blogging!..oh come on now..go and look at the puppies..what's one more!..Emmi would love a new sister or brother!!

  4. Love the quote. It would be hard for me to pass up another little Emmi. Of course like kids since Emmi is so good the other one would be mischievous. You know they would have to have opposite personalities. I don't think Mr. Clark could handle another Miss Emmi. I don't think the Clarks house could handle another Miss Emmi. Miss and Love Y'all
    Rollie & Gina

  5. Double your pleasure
    Double your fun
    Two dogs is always more funner than one:))
    I like the idea of 2 dogs because they both then have a companion. Always fun watching them playing together. We have 3 & that is a bit much & especially for RVing. We had the doggy guys before the RV so that's the way it is. Good thing we don't have a ranch I guess or we would probably have more critters........

  6. ohhhh... a doggy pack... She is just so cute.
    Appreciate the clutter quote.

    Stuff...bits & pieces of our lives.
    But I do sometimes wonder why I seem to have so much and why so hard to part with it.

  7. My home is full of poetry and I didn't even realize it. Great quote.

    And two are better than one - dogs that is. They keep each other company and just make life easier. Besides - how could you resist.

  8. A friend just sent me this one:

    Surround yourself with what you love:
    Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever..
    Your home is your refuge.

    (in our cases, we surround ourselves in BOTH the house AND the motorhome!)
    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard


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