Sunday, September 18, 2016


Taking a little break to enjoy the Autumn season.  That doesn't necessarily mean I'm going to become an outdoor fanatic all of a sudden.  I'll probably just enjoy Colorado's beauty from the comfort of our car!!
More than likely it means a trip to Denver to check out an antique show, do some antique mall hopping, and maybe a stop at a quilt store.
I also plan to spend some quality time in my sewing room working on a couple of quilt projects.  If I accomplish anything worthwhile, I'll post about it on my quilting blog:

See you later --- enjoy the season!

Monday, September 5, 2016


It's time again for my annual post on our wedding anniversary.  I can't believe how fast this date just keeps rolling around --- celebrating 58 years this time!!
How fortunate we are to have had very few trials and tribulations along the way, and to be in fairly good health now that we are older.  We thank God every day.

There was a lot of preparation for our wedding day, but I don't remember that Bob was involved in the planning.  In those days, a wedding and reception was organized by the bride and her mother.   

Most weddings back in our small hometown in 1958 were simple.  The ceremony was short: a song by a soloist about true love in Christ,  an exchange of vows, and a few short words about commitment.  And, then we were off.
 Our wedding was fairly large with 300 guests,  but refreshments were kept to a minimum -- cake, punch, nuts, and mints. 
 We had the reception at my parent's home.  Even though the house was large,  I was still grateful that the sun was shining that day for the overflow into my parent's beautiful yard. 
In planning, I remember Mother and I having a small disagreement about the plates.  
I was adamant about not wanting paper plates.  So, Mother gave in and hired kitchen help to wash all of her many Fostoria plates to keep them available during the reception.  Not an easy job for 300 guests.  I'm sure that when my back was turned, some guests got a paper plate. Yes, I was a spoiled, only child; but Mother knew how to get around me!!

As we all know, a beautiful wedding does not necessarily make a great marriage.  But, those reminders about love in Christ and commitment to each other have worked for us. 
Happy 58th Anniversary to us!!

Since there are no color photos of our wedding, here is a 
little color added to this otherwise black and white post:
I just finished a Fall table runner to use this Autumn.  The colors were inspired by my great-grandmother's punch bowl.

I'm joining the following:
Coastal Charm for Show and Share
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday