Countdown to Christmas Four

Hopefully, you have a lot of the bigger things done now.   This week I’m finally going to bake the cookies for the family. Having the kids or grandkids help to make and decorate them is always fun.   Make sure each of the kids has a part in the fun. At two they can […]

Countdown to Christmas Week Three

  How can you give back to the community? Do you send Christmas cards or a Christmas letter? My husband writes our Christmas letter. People tease me about not doing the letter with me being an author, but my husband has a real sense of humor and writes a really fun letter. You don’t have […]

Countdown to Christmas Week Two

How did last week go? Did you and the kids make or buy an Advent calendar? Send me a picture. I’d love to see it. Tell me about your winter picnic. This week let’s start looking at the clothes everyone is going to wear. Do you sew or buy new outfits? Before everything is all […]

Countdown To Christmas Week One

Countdown to Christmas Week One   Christmas is just around the corner. Take a deep breath. You can do this. It just takes a little planning. Also, be thankful that Thanksgiving was early this year. You have a little extra time to prepare. Advent calendar: We always put up an Advent calendar that I bought […]

Jann’s Basics Quilting

This is an excerpt from my new quilting book. I’m having so much fun putting it together. I’m going to need pictures and notes from quilters, telling how they got started quilting and how they are sharing this beautiful handcraft. These will be going in the book.   ***   Quilting was beginning to be […]