Barn Quilt and Spinning Wheel

My niece is visiting from Kansas and helping me finish paint my barn quilt. It is really looking good!


We also went to visit the Old Church Gallery (art gallery and museum) in Floyd, Virginia. Elizabeth is standing by a spinning wheel used by a spinster in our family, Frances Keziah Allen McNeil. She had no children of her own and spun for her husband’s large family who all called her Aunt Fanny. History courtesy of Old Church Gallery and Clara Martin.


Someday, I would love to try my hand at spinning and knit a scarf from my hand-spun yarn.

Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op

My daughter-in-law gets awesome produce from an organization called Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op.


Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op distributes produce baskets, organic produce baskets, artisan bread (it is so tasty and reasonable) and sandwich bread every other week.


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Happy Birthday to the Most Awesome Daughter Ever!

Thirty years ago, we were blessed with a darling baby girl. She is always laughing from her inner-most being, more fun than a barrel full of monkeys and has brought much joy to our family. She is a hard worker, god-fearing woman who is passionate about life and loves to hike the Colorado Rockies. Our lives have been enriched to have her as our daughter. Happy Birthday, Faith. We love you! Mom and Dad.

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