Lily Quilt/#AtoZ

The April A to Z Blog Challenge is an annual blogging event in which participants blog every day (except Sundays) one post for each letter of the alphabet for the entire month. My theme for the year will be “Quilts and Ozark Slang.” So gitchur cuppa coffee or sodapop, grab a pilluh, and sit a spell.

So this is spring and I’m definitely ready for some cut flowers. A little early for day lilies in Missouri, so why not bring some inside with a quilt block?


In this book I’m using for the Challenge, there are a few floral quilt blocks. I chose this one probably because every sampler should have at least one floral choice, in my opinion. And also there is a particular little girl who spends her days with me named Lilly and I just thought it was the perfect choice for this year. She’s a sweetheart and this will let me always think of her smiles and laughter once she has headed off to kindergarten. (but not for a couple years at least)


For today’s Ozark slang I’m sharing a saying I’m 100% sure I heard my Great Grandmother mumbling . “Look at that Yahoo!” would have been her reaction to seeing someone drive down our country gravel road at a high rate of speed. Calling them a yahoo was a ladylike attempt at swearing in her case. She was not impressed at all and had no use for such nonsense.

There are many more wonderful blogs this year that I hope you can spend a couple minutes reading. All you have to do is click here and select something that interests you. To read about the A to Z Challenge and what we are all about, click here.


Ladies Wreath/#AtoZChallenge

During the month of April, I’m participating in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge for my 4th year in a row – 3 of which are on this blog. Each day, except Sundays, there will be a post for the letter of the day as well as keeping with my personal theme of Quilts and Quotes. Feel free to leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you! Also check out the other A to Z’ers in the comment section of the Official A to Z Blog Page.

The Ladies Wreath pattern is not too difficult and would make a good quilt block choice for a whole quilt. It would have plenty of movement with the way the triangles change direction. I chose it with my daughters in mind.


A lot of mothers want to raise their daughters to be ladies. One of the greatest examples of a lady in my life was my grandmother, Inez. Slow to anger and a very intelligent, gentle woman. I credit my love of learning to her. She was never too busy to stop and help with my homework questions. As having been a one-room school house teacher from Iowa, she was masterful at multi-tasking and never complaining about any of it. At least not within my earshot. I can only hope to be half as admirable as she was. I think she would have loved this shade of blue.


“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day, someone might do the same for you.”    Princess Diana

Join me again tomorrow for more of the April A to Z Blog Challenge 2017!