Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Monday, November 28, 2016

Quilt Barn Square 15

Time for the Barn Collective series over at Tom's.  
I'm linking up with him again today.
 This Barn Quilt is on the machine shed at the farm of
Joe and Mary Stanton located on Bittinger Road just north of Bittinger.
The Amish Dahlia block was sponsored by the Heritage Quilters,
a local quilters group.  It is in memory of Maxine LeGeer, who lived near by.
The barn was built in 1864 and the farm has been in the family for
seven generations.   The last 25 years it has been a dairy farm.
 This snowy barn picture I took the other day on my morning walk.
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This morning was a cloudy one and 32 degrees but no wind.

Had another walk all around town and the cemeteries
and the ball park loop.
Went a ways up Barn Sale too and down toward Happy Trails
before turning around and heading back home.

Kathy was in town walking again.  I didn't see her last week because
as I thought she was out of town for Thanksgiving.

Chuck from church was in town again doing work for someone in town
and he stopped to say hi.

Walked 6.6 miles
Found a penny
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While we were eating breakfast I got a text from our son, David.
He was a few hours away on his way to New Jersey
and said he'd be here for lunch.  ๐Ÿ˜Š

This morning I made the last batch of the Welsh Cookies for the
sale on Saturday.  Nice that there were an extra dozen for us to keep.

David arrived around 11:30 and we had a nice lunch and are enjoying
having him here with us.  We don't get to see him that often.
He plans on staying for a couple of days.  ๐Ÿ˜Š

It was a pretty warm day so we took advantage of it this afternoon
and put up some outside Christmas blue icicle lights.  
Not a lot just a couple of strings across the top of the porch.
At least that's a start!
A happy day to you.
happyone ๐ŸŽˆ

"You don't raise heroes, you raise sons.
And if you treat them like sons,
they'll turn out to be heroes,
even if it's just in your own eyes."
~ Walter M Schirra, Sr


  1. What a great quilt block, simple but bold. I like your barn in the snow, we got quite a bit more than you, but it's just about gone. Rain and mud now. Thanks for stopping by, your quilt series has been great. I hope that there are more to come.

  2. Lovely photo's you've shared here.

    So nice that David will be staying with you for a couple of days, time spent together is precious.

    Well done on making a start with the Christmas lights, I can't believe that in a few days time it will be 1st December!

    All the best Jan

  3. how wonderful for you that he was able to stop by. Sadly, our kids live too far away for that. Hope you have a happy time together.

  4. That is a nice quilt block and that barn is well taken care of.

  5. It's so special to see a quilt barn! And we put up a few Christmas lights today too! Hugs!

  6. I am so happy that your son came for a visit. I know how special it is when the kids come - we don't see some of ours very often either. Enjoy your time together. David sounds like a nice guy and a good son. :-)

  7. Hello, beautiful quilt barn. Pretty quilt pattern. It is great you have your son their for a couple of days. Have a great day!

  8. Wonderful barn quilt photo Karen. I like knowing some of the history of the barns you feature. Thanks for sharing this.
    So glad David is staying with you for a few days. Enjoy your time together!

  9. I love the quilt, what a lovely idea. Have fun with your son xx

  10. So sweet to have a visit from your son☺ The quilt barn is beautiful, and also that quote♥

  11. Beautiful red barn in the snow. Enjoy your time with your son. The poem says it all.

  12. Another great quilt barn find and it is in great shape for being so old! i love the red barns in the snow too!
    I'm so glad you are having your son David visit for a while. Enjoy!

  13. This is so inspiring. I truly want to make one for my Art Barn.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Connie :)

  14. That's a pretty quilt square, one I haven't seen previously. Glad you got to visit with David. The snow-dusted field makes for a pretty picture.

  15. This post just makes me grin. What can I say? I'm hopelessly sappy when it comes to mothers and sons.


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