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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Amish Quilt Auction in Bonduel

I attended a familiar quilt auction in Bonduel, Wisconsin today. Twice a year the Amish community puts on a quilt and craft auction for the benefit of their school. Several years ago I had a few of my quilts listed for auction at Bonduel and have been attending ever since. Actually, our very first By the Bay Soap show premiered at Bonduel!

Today, it was very cold and windy with small patches of snow still on the ground from the storm we had last night. The auction tent panels huffed in out out for most of the morning. The quilts that were up were so beautiful! I believe there were over 300 listed for auction. The detail and expertise in these quilts were beyond compare. Texas Star, Nine Patch and many, many appliqu├ęd quilts....

They were breathtaking!

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Farmgirl History Project ----Blog

I finally pinned down some time this afternoon and started a blog about collecting farmgirl histories for a book I want to write.

So far, the response has been promising and the stories are anything but typical.

Keep the questionnaires coming farmgirls...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Clary Sage with just a hint of Jasmine!

I was busy this morning make some handcrafted soap--Clary Sage with just a hint Jasmine. The house smells so good!

Later....Tea Tree!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I am awestruck at the beauty of a simple plum tree blossoming in early spring. Breathtaking!

And the scent! My son Elli says it smells like a giant grape jelly sandwich---typical 14-year old response!