Lahonton Reservoir Area, Nevada


When I think of Nevada, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and landscapes of contrasting colors come to mind.  The Lahonton Area fits this description well.


This is Rod…he was kind enough to give my daughter, her family, and me a tour of the area.


Even though this is the first time I ever visited this part of Nevada, I was struck with its quiet, yet calming beauty.


A narley tree weathered with time.


Dried dirt that looks like a paper map, where the cracks in the ground look like the lines of rivers.


The mud bluff


Rod and Tilda


Tiny house living, a 100+ square foot home.


It was a beautiful day roaming around and taking in the soft rolling hills surrounding Lahonton Area.

Would I go back again?



On the Way to Reno, Nevada


Following the moving van:  This week, I helped my daughter and her family move to Reno, Nevada from Northern California.  We made it over the I-80 Donner Pass without too much snow on the road.


The blue sky and the snow sure made for a beautiful scenic drive!


I’m looking forward to many more trips to see my daughter and her people in Reno!


Hope you’re having a good day!

~Love to you, Molly



This is Kaya; she is part Border Collie and part Dachshund. Kaya is a low-rider; she has short legs and a long body.  She is one of the smartest dogs I’ve ever known.  When I was caring for my grand daughter who was born 6-8 weeks early…Kaya would wake me up in the middle of the night when she heard the baby wrestling and making noises signaling the time for the next feeding.


Two nights ago, I let Kaya out in the middle of the night in our semi-rural backyard for a bathroom break when she was promptly sprayed by a skunk.  At 3 am, I was showering her down washing her with hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, soap, and water.  The smell was deliriously awful. Kaya was so traumatized from having her nose and eyes blasted by a skunk, she didn’t want to eat the next day. After the loss of Soma…Kaya’s other pup friend who died in December, my mind tells me, “No more dogs!  Kaya will be fine,” but my heart tells me, “Maybe it would be nice for Kaya to have another playmate.”  This is what I’ve been thinking about lately.

I’ll let you know what happens.


5 Antique Quilt Tops


These are the 5 Antique Quilt Tops a friend found for me while she was exploring a few Antique Stores in Pennsylvania.


I can’t think of a better reason to meet for lunch with a friend then to catch up and to see all of these quilt tops in person!


I can’t wait to work on these tops and find a good home for each one of them!

It’s a good day!

I hope the pieces of life are coming together for you!


Snow Today


I’m loving the snow blanketing the yard in white and grey hues today.  A flock of geese can be seen flying in a loose “V” formation.


I love how each branch is highlighted with a dash of white snow.

Wishing you a great day!


Things to Buy for a Quilter


Three suggestions of items to buy for a quilter:  Little Clips are a great tool for using in place of pins, quilt patterns that look interesting, and fabric that you, the buyer, like!

I was given these clips and this pattern by relatives this Christmas, and I loved them, as well as the following patterns pictured below.


I’m fascinated with these patterns by Alison Glass.  Her website has more of her patterns, not to mention how stunningly unique and colorful her fabrics are!


I really like the whimsical look of this pattern, and I can’t wait to try it out!

There are so many talented people in our world!  I love seeing what others are gifted at doing and how they do it!


Trying Something New


I found this colored stripe quilt designed by Heather Jones from the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild for a Dual Duty Thread advertisement in a December 2012 McCall’s Quilting Magazine I found on my desk.


 I went through the fabric in my sewing cabin to make a smaller version of this quilt. This is what I’ve finished so far.  Starting with a 3 1/2″ x 10″ red block, I added 1 1/2″ strips of color.  I have three more colors to add.  I like how the colors flow together on this quilt.

Have a good week!


Mendicant Pup


Soma, the Basenji Pup

In the Fall, the little Basenji we were hosting was diagnosed with Fanconi Syndrome.  In this picture, she was so cold one day…I wrapped her in a wool scarf. Later, I bought her two different sweaters which she promptly chewed.   We worked with the veterinarians, at Creekside Veterinary Clinic,  to get to the bottom of what was plaguing our pup.  By late December, all of our nursing and medical and vitamin treatments weren’t helping her, and Soma was put down.

It’s been a strange experience caring for a sick pup…putting more and more energy into her while at the same time seeing her decline in front of our very eyes.

All to say, I loved her, and I’m going to miss this little creature’s presence.  I’d like to give a special thanks to Dr. Leanne Eggert and the team at Creekside Veterinary Clinic for all of their care.