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There are three very special girls who live in New York. One is an Emily, so that makes her special right off. Sadly she is fighting a nasty disease called Aplastic Anemia. It does horrible things to your body and the doctors have to do all sorts of uncomfortable and icky tests to see how well the treatments are working. Emily is 11. Way, way too young to be fighting for her life like that. She also has two younger sisters. Laura is 8 and Sarah is 5, going on 6.

The group of quilty ladies on the Missouri Star Quilting Company forum decided to get together and make Emily a quilty hug so she knew how many of us were out here rooting for her. Well, some of us thought it would be nice to make quilts for her sisters too.

Sarah likes penguins and ballet, pinks and green. This is what her quilt ended up looking like.

I had 10 blocks from 5 other people on this one. I’ll have 9 for Laura’s. I completely forgot to take photos before I sent the top off to Ruby in Hawaii to be quilted. As you can see, she did a wonderful job. She found some super cute material to back it with. I think they are hula girls.

Now I am working on Laura’s fabric hug. It has taken me a lot longer to get this project done that I had planned. You know what they say about plans though!



The Little Miss and I spent last weekend enjoying the hospitality of Lucky Star Farm during their annual DHIA verification test. The does were beautiful and they all performed very well in the milk department, as usual.

The farm has a special guest this season. Maddy is out to visit her grandparents for summer break. This trip gave the girls an opportunity to have a playmate their own age for a few days.

I made flannel pants for the girls and embellished some t-shirts to go along with them. Normally, I would have made summer jammies in seersucker, but since we haven’t had more than one day that has hit 80 yet, flannel it is.

Maddy’s favorite things are kitties. Since Grandma Judi just decorated her bedroom in Hello Kitty, I though this would be appropriate with the bright pink, blue, and yellow flowers all over her pants.

I put a rolled edge on the sleeves and hem. That gives it the ruffled lettuce edge effect once you run it through the wash, which is where this cutie was left. I got all the way up there and realized I had left the shirts in the dryer. Smooth. Oh well. the girls had fun and I hope Maddy enjoys the top once the mail man delivers it to her!

My lovely husband made us a treat tonight.

He used some of the onions out of the garden. He did have some lime squeezing assistance from the Little Miss. I am sure that made it taste even better. That is about a gallon and a half of fresh salsa. Yum!

If my friends and family are lucky, there might be some left for Saturday and Sunday! They better hope we run out of tortilla chips….