Sunday, August 28, 2011


I found some great dog themed fabric to combine with 9" squares of denim from husband's old jeans to make a baby (puppy) blanket for Miss Molly. Strip-pieced the squares together and now hand embroidering her name, dob and dog motifs to the denim squares.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sick Puppy

Our little pup has been sick with a form of parvo, coronavirus, as well as a recent bout with intestinal parasites for the past couple of weeks. She's on the mend now after a couple visits to the vet and some TLC.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


I've always liked patches. I think it goes back to my Girl Scouts days of earning them. So, that's what I've collected over the years from the places that I travel to. I sew them to bags jackets and t-shirts and I found several on my last trip to Sturgis and the year before. I've accumulated so many that it took all afternoon to get them all sewn onto things.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Aunt Melanie

Molly got a visit from her Aunt Melanie today bearing baby gifts. A purple stuffed snake, some chew bones and biscuits. Thanks, Aunt Mel!

My mom (Gramma) watched Molly last week while we were away on vacation and we've been able to get back into our 8 week old puppy routine. It's true, it takes a village...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Live to Ride

Riding my motorcycle across Kansas I watch an amazing orange sun set in my rearview mirror. I've never noticed how the red blinking lights on the tall, white power windmills look like fireflies hovering above the prairie. A bright, white moon moves in and out of the clouds following a storm while gold colored lightning strikes across the sky in the distance. We all move in and out of traffic in unison following the two red tail lights ahead and I look beside me at a good friend living in the moment just as I am. The wind is cool on my face and although I've been in the saddle for over 15 hours, I feel like I can ride forever. This is what Live to Ride means to me.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Sturgis 2011

There's a reason this was my 13th time to attend the rally. Great times with friends (& neighbors!) and the most enjoyable riding starting with 800 miles just to get there. The Rapid City HD dealership came to our rescue again this time repairing my husband's bike a couple days into our trip. We shopped on Main Street, spent a couple nights in Deadwood and rode the scenic Needles Highway and Iron Mountain Road. Some things just never get old. In all, 1,955 miles of fun and adventure.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Beads from Santa Fe

On my last trip to Santa Fe I purchased these green glass beads and Hill Tribe silver beads to make a necklace. The green matches a belt buckle I got in Hill City, South Dakota last year on my trip to Sturgis. It's good to be able to tie items from my trips together.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Wednesday, August 03, 2011


It's been a week of adjusting to having a puppy in the house. Sheba has been amazingly patient and kind to the pup. I must confess that Molly sleeps in our bed with us and like clockwork wakes every two hours to be let outside. Besides the interrupted sleep, during the waking hours I don't get much done but to play with and adore the little new addition to our family.