Saturday, September 03, 2016

Jacob Wetterling

 I posted about Jacob Wetterling in the past. The other post is linked below.

Today, there is news that at long last,  Jacob has been located and identified through his dental records.

My heart aches for his family.  Not knowing all these years where Jacob was, or what happened to him.

Now they have answers. And hopefully they will have closure.

I am glad we all know now.

Friday, May 13, 2016


My sweet mom died on April 24, 2016. I am so sad. Losing a dad is hard but losing a mom is a
million times harder.  

It's just the most awful thing I have ever been through. Going through her stuff feels like I am invading 

her privacy and snooping. It's a horrible feeling.
Mom had not been well for a while, and I brought her to the Dr. on a Wednesday for results of an echo

on her heart. The cardiologist sent her right to the hospital. The wonderful doctors got her fixed up in 

the hospital, but really, it was only a band aid.  She had congestive heart failure and kidney failure.  The doctor told me and one of my brothers that she likely would not make it til her birthday in July.  

She wasn't ready to die right then anyway. She was sent to rehab to gain strength and she died in rehab. 

I was fortunate enough to be with her when she drew her last breath, and all of my siblings and sister-

in laws and nieces and nephews were able to visit with her.

I am just so sad.......

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Word Cloud

Circle of shoes.........

These are the six pairs of handmade shoes I have. The top three were made for me and the bottom three are the pairs that I made!


These are my new purple shoes! I made them the first week of February. The class was supposed to be

held at Northhouse Folk School  but there were not enough students so it was cancelled. I traveled out

to New Hampshire to Cordwainer shoes to make these shoes.  I have taken two of the workshops at

Northhouse, and this was to be the third. I had such a good time at the shop. I was able to see all the

tools and equipment that are used in making shoes.  And I got to see the wall of leather. There were

just two students and it was very relaxing.

I wanted to make purple shoes and I did. I have a sweater to match these shoes perfectly.

Baby blankets.....

These are two blankets I made for my niece who is having a second baby girl any day!

The purple is made with Bernat Babys breath. It's a bulky yarn and it turned out beautifully.

The little purple blanket it made of fleece that I crocheted around the edge.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Blankets etc........

This is a scarf I made for my Great Niece Isabel. She is just two but she loves the blankets I crocheted

 for her. I made this with Red Heart yarn.

This Pink blanket is made for my friend Lisa, for a friend of her. I worked with Lisa at the VA for three

 years and taught her how to crochet. But she is busy so she asked me to make one for her. I made it

with Bernat baby yarn and it is so soft!!

Saturday, January 16, 2016


My  sweet Louie.

We lost him today. He hadn't been feeling well recently and was at the vet in early December. He took

antibiotics for three weeks and seemed to be feeling better.  A couple days ago I noticed he had

enlarged lymph nodes. 

Today he was struggling, not feeling well, vomiting and he had trouble breathing. Just out of it.

We brought him to the vet knowing it was likely the end of his time with us.

He was a loyal, loving companion.  He turned 13 years old in December.  He had a long and good life.

We will miss him!